How To Set Up Uconnect in RAM Vehicles

November 23rd, 2021 by

If you have purchased a late-model RAM pickup truck in Carmel, New York, you probably have access to the Uconnect infotainment system. This infotainment system offers a wide array of functions and features that contribute to an easier, more enjoyable, and safer driving experience. To take advantage of this advanced technology, you need to know how to set it up properly. Check out this helpful guide to setting up Uconnect in a RAM vehicle.

What Is the Uconnect Infotainment System?

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The Uconnect infotainment system is a connected vehicle platform found in certain Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, and Jeep Models. It serves as a command center for controlling most of the functions available in your vehicle from adjusting the temperature settings to using smartphone apps. It has an intuitive interface and simple menu structure that make it easy to use, as well as a responsive touch-screen display that delivers crisp and clear graphics. Some of the standard and available features that come with the Uconnect system include:

  • High-resolution touch-screen display.
  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration.
  • Siri Eyes Free.
  • SiriusXM satellite radio.
  • SiriusXM traffic and weather updates.
  • Turn-by-turn navigation.
  • Music streaming.
  • Mobile Wi-Fi.
  • Uconnect Access App remote vehicle connectivity.

How to Set Up Uconnect in a RAM Vehicle

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To activate the Uconnect system in your RAM truck, it may require you to register your Uconnect phone first. This step is probably necessary if your Uconnect phone is unavailable, you’re having difficulty setting up Uconnect, or pairing your smartphone. Follow the simple steps below to register Uconnect for your RAM vehicle:

  • Press the “Assist” button on the rearview mirror.
  • Tap the “Uconnect Care” icon on the touch-screen display.
  • Let the Uconnect Care agent know you want to register your Uconnect, and they’ll handle the rest.

How to Connect Your Smartphone to Uconnect

After you’ve registered your Uconnect phone, you can pair your smartphone with the Uconnect system in your RAM truck. By doing so, you’ll be able to stream music, access your favorite smartphone apps, and make phone calls from the touch screen. Take these steps to connect your phone to Uconnect:

  • Press the “Uconnect” button on the steering wheel or touch-screen display.
  • When the prompt appears, select “setup” and then “phone pairing.”
  • Choose “pair a phone” when the prompt asks you what you want to do.
  • Enter the default PIN number, which is either 0000 or the number listed in your owner’s manual.
  • Re-enter the PIN number to confirm it.
  • Choose a name for your phone.
  • Set your phone as the primary phone.
  • Go to the Bluetooth menu on your phone and make sure it’s enabled.
  • Allow your phone to look for a new device.
  • Select “Uconnect.”
  • Enter the four-digit PIN number displayed for your Uconnect system.

Troubleshooting Tips for Fixing Common Uconnect Problems

Similar to other in-vehicle infotainment systems, the Uconnect system may occasionally experience certain problems that can prevent it from operating smoothly. Below are the solutions to some of the common issues that Uconnect users face:

What Should I Do When My Uconnect System Freezes Up?

One of the most common problems with Uconnect is the system may freeze occasionally. When this happens, you’ll get a black screen that doesn’t respond to any input, making it impossible for you to control the climate control, audio system, navigation, or other important functions. A common way to fix this problem is by resetting the system. Follow these steps to reset your Uconnect system:

  • Press and hold down the buttons on the volume and tuner knobs simultaneously.
  • Keep holding for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • The infotainment screen should flash “RAM” and then go dark again.
  • Moments later, the vehicle brand name will reappear and the system will start again.
  • After that, the screen will return to the main menu.

Note that these resetting instructions are for Uconnect 8.4. Depending on the model year of your RAM truck, you may have a different version of Uconnect. In this case, refer to the instructions in your owner’s manual. Aside from fixing system freeze-ups, resetting your Uconnect can also be an effective way to troubleshoot other problems, such as slow loading, phone connectivity issues, and navigation glitches.

Why Can’t I Pair My Smartphone With Uconnect?

The phone component of your Uconnect system enables you to enjoy hands-free, voice-activated calling and access information and entertainment on your phone. For the Uconnect phone to operate, you need to have a phone with Bluetooth compatibility.

However, even if your phone is Bluetooth-enabled, you may have trouble connecting it with the Uconnect system in your RAM vehicle. One reason for this is that your phone isn’t compatible with Uconnect. The best way to find out if your phone is compatible is to get in touch with a Uconnect Care agent.

Also, check your phone to make sure it has the right Bluetooth version. Uconnect only works with Hands-Free Profile Bluetooth version 0.96 or higher. The way to check your Bluetooth version may vary from one phone to another. Generally, you have to tap the “settings” icon on the main menu and then select “system info” or “phone info.” It should display the Bluetooth version of your phone.

Why Can’t I Use Voice Commands To Control My Uconnect Navigation System?

Under normal circumstances, you should be able to control your Uconnect navigation system using voice commands. You may encounter a problem if the map on the infotainment screen isn’t in the correct state and country.

To fix this issue, press the “voice command” button on your steering wheel and select “change country.” Then, choose the right country and state. Alternatively, you can go to “find address” on the navigation menu and enter the correct state and country.

If you own a RAM truck in the Carmel area, you can seek assistance from the friendly staff at Meadowland of Carmel if you’re having trouble with your Uconnect system. We’ll be happy to help you get the most out of this amazing infotainment system. Contact us via phone, email, or our contact form.

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