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How to Use the Subaru STARLINK App

Couple driving in a Subaru using Starlink


New Subaru vehicles like the Subaru Forester and the Subaru Outback are feature-packed with the technologies Norwalk drivers demand. Let’s face it, smartphones have become an ever-present part of our daily lives. Subaru recognizes that many people use their smartphones on-the-road to make calls and much more. This can present a challenge, though, as distracted driving is never good. The solution? Subaru STARLINK smartphone integration via the Subaru STARLINK app! Want to see how you can drive more safely and confidently around Westport with STARLINK? Learn how to use the Subaru STARLINK App with your iPhone or Android Smartphone with us at Garavel Subaru.

How to Use the Subaru STARLINK App and Bluetooth with iPhone

It’s easy to integrate your iPhone smartphone with your Subaru infotainment system to send or receive calls and messages and listen to music. Just follow these steps:

  • Make sure your vehicle is parked and in a safe spot with the parking brake on.
  • Shut off your engine if you like, and put it into accessories mode, or keep it running.
  • When the STARLINK logo appears, agree to the caution notice.
  • Pair your phone to the vehicle by hitting “home” and adding your phone when it comes up. It’s now connected to STARLINK Multimedia.
  • To utilize the STARLINK App and its news, iHeartRadio, weather, Stitcher, music, or calendar features, download the Subaru STARLINK app from the App Store. You may need to connect to your Google account if accessing it for the first time.
  • Once your phone is connected to STARLINK Multimedia via Bluetooth, you’re not able to access the features you want through your Subaru’s infotainment touchscreen!

How to Use the Subaru STARLINK App and Bluetooth with Android

You can seamlessly connect your smartphone with your Subaru infotainment system by taking the following steps:

  • Make sure your vehicle is parked and in a safe spot with the parking brake on.
  • Shut off your engine if you like, and put it into accessories mode, or keep it running.
  • When the STARLINK logo appears, agree to the caution notice.
  • Pair your phone to the vehicle by hitting “home” and adding your phone when it comes up. It’s now connected to STARLINK Multimedia.
  • To utilize the STARLINK App and its news, iHeartRadio, weather, Stitcher, music, or calendar features, download the Subaru STARLINK app from the Google Play Store. You may need to connect to your Google account if accessing it for the first time.
  • Once your phone is connected to STARLINK Multimedia via Bluetooth, you’re not able to access the features you want through your Subaru’s infotainment touchscreen!

Other Ways to Connect a Smartphone in Your Subaru

If you’re looking to connect your smartphone to your Subaru’s infotainment system without using the STARLINK App, you can do that in one of several ways.

  • Connect Your Android via Android Auto: Android Auto smartphone integration allows you to use many of the same applications and features as the STARLINK App. To connect via this handy integration tool for the first time, make sure to authorize your connection. Then, connect your phone via an Android-approved USB cable!
  • Connect Your iPhone via Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay smartphone integration allows you to use many of the same applications and features as the STARLINK App. To connect via this integration utility upon the first use, make sure to authorize your connection. Then, connect your phone via an Apple-approved USB cable!
  • Connect Your Phone USB OR AUX: If you have an older phone that’s unsupported by CarPlay or Android Auto or if you prefer to utilize Subaru’s multimedia interface over these smartphone integration interface programs, you can easily connect your phone via a USB OR AUX cable, if such ports exist in your Subaru. See Garavel Subaru for additional information.
Driver plugging in phone with Subaru Starlink

Other Notable Subaru Technologies

Subaru is constantly innovating, equipping your favorite new Subaru models like the Crosstrek, Ascent, and Impreza with the latest in-vehicle technologies and safety features. From Subaru STARLINK to Subaru Eyesight to Subaru DriverFocus, and more, find out about new Subaru technologies with Garavel Subaru.

Learn More About Using the Subaru STARLINK App with Garavel Subaru

Want to learn how to make the most of the Subaru STARLINK App in your particular vehicle? At Garavel Subaru, we’re here to help the Norwalk community with various efforts. That includes helping you learn all about Subaru STARLINK. Contact us online or give us a call at 203-642-0620. We can also answer any additional questions you may have about our selection of Subaru AWD sedans and SUVs.

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