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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ First steps

First steps  
safety instructions  
Note and from page 233.  
— Some Feature Areas may include links to third party  
websites. Volkswagen AG is not the owner of the third-  
party websites accessible through the links, and assumes  
no responsibility for the contents thereof.  
Introduction to the topic  
The infotainment functions and settings depend on the  
country and equipment.  
— Some function areas may include external information  
from third party providers.  
Before first use  
Before using it for the first time, please note the following  
points in order to take full advantage of the functions and  
settings offered: — Observe basic safety warnings ÿ p.  
Volkswagen AG accepts no liability that such information  
is correct, current and complete, or that it does not infringe  
the rights of third parties.  
— Radio stations and the owners of data carriers and audio  
sources are responsible for the information they transmit.  
— Factory reset the infotain  
I lied.  
— Take into account that in parking lots, tunnels, tall  
buildings, mountains or due to the operation of other  
electrical devices, such as chargers, the reception of the  
radio signal may also be interfered.  
— Search and store your favorite radio stations on the  
preset keys so you can tune them quickly ÿ p. 248.  
— Use only suitable audio sources and data carriers ÿ p.  
— Foils or adhesives with metallic layers  
on the antenna and on the window panes can interfere  
with radio reception.  
— Pair a mobile phone device so that you can make calls  
via the phone interface ÿ p. 259.  
— Use current maps for navigation ÿ p. 254.  
The infotainment central computer is interfaced with the  
control units mounted in the vehicle. Therefore, there is a  
— Register with Volkswagen We Connect to execute the  
corresponding services ÿ p. 217.  
serious risk of accident and injury if the central computer  
is repaired or disassembled and installed incorrectly.  
Current documentation attached  
For the use of infotainment and its components, take into  
· Never replace the central computer with  
account, together with this instruction manual, the following  
another used recycled or from a vehicle at the end of  
its useful life.  
— Supplements in the on-board documentation of your  
Have repair or disassembly and mount  
Transfer the central computer to specialized workshops  
— Instruction Manual for the mobile phone device or audio  
only. Volkswagen recommends going to a Volkswagen  
dealer for this.  
— Instructions for handling data carriers  
and external players.  
— Infotainment ins accessory manuals  
The factory-fitted radio with integrated software is  
interfaced with the control units mounted in the vehicle.  
subsequently felled or additionally used.  
Therefore, there is a serious risk of accident and injury if  
the radio is repaired or disassembled and installed  
— Description of the services when the Volkswagen We  
Connect services are running.  
— Digital instruction manual in the infotainment (if available).  
· Never replace the radio with a used radio that is recycled  
or from a vehicle at the end of its useful life.  
· Only have the radio repaired or removed and installed  
by specialized workshops.  
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First steps  
zados. Volkswagen recommends going to a Volkswagen  
In an emergency, if a mobile phone device is connected to  
the vehicle's phone interface, it contains an “unlocked” SIM  
dealer for this.  
card with enough balance to make calls and has sufficient  
network coverage.  
If the driver is distracted it can lead to an accident and injury.  
Reading the information on the screen and operating the  
infotainment can divert your attention from the traffic and  
cause an accident.  
Please read and observe the operating instructions of the  
respective manufacturer when using mobile wireless devices,  
data carriers, external devices, audio and multimedia sources  
Always drive paying attention to traffic  
and responsibly.  
Connecting, inserting or removing an audio source or  
data carrier while driving can distract your attention from  
traffic and cause an accident.  
Lay the connecting cables of audio sources and external  
devices so that they do not interfere with the conductor.  
When changing or connecting an audio or multi source  
average sudden volume changes may occur.  
Adjust the volume so that acoustic signals from outside (eg  
emergency vehicle sirens) can be clearly heard at all times.  
· Lower the volume before changing or connecting an audio or  
multimedia source.  
· Hearing may be damaged if the volume is set too high,  
even for a short time.  
If mobile phone devices and radio communication devices  
are used without connection to an external antenna, the  
maximum levels of electromagnetic radiation inside the vehicle  
may be exceeded, thus endangering the health of the driver and  
that of his companions. companions. The same happens if the  
outdoor antenna is not installed correctly.  
The following circumstances may cause an emergency call,  
telephone call or data transmissions to fail or be interrupted:  
· When you are in areas without or with coverage  
insufficient ture of mobile telephony or GPS.  
· A minimum distance of  
Also in tunnels, areas between very tall buildings, garages,  
20 centimeters between the antennas of the mobile telephony  
underpasses, mountains and valleys.  
device and an active health implant, such as a pacemaker,  
since mobile telephony devices can alter their operation.  
· When in areas with sufficient mobile phone or GPS coverage,  
the telecommunications provider's phone network has  
interference or is not available.  
· The powered mobile phone device should not be carried  
very close to or directly on top of an active medical implant,  
· When the vehicle components necessary to make  
eg in a breast pocket.  
emergency calls, telephone calls and to transmit data are  
damaged, do not work or do not have sufficient electrical  
· Turn off the mobile phone device in  
immediately if you suspect that it is causing interference  
with an active medical implant or other medical device.  
· When the battery of the mobile phone device is discharged  
or its charge level is insufficient.  
Mobile phone devices, external devices and accessories that  
are not fixed or not fixed correctly may be thrown  
In some countries and some telephone networks it is only  
possible to make a call for help or  
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· Traffic signs, signaling systems, traffic regulations  
and local circumstances take precedence over  
driving recommendations and instructions from  
the navigation system.  
through the passenger compartment and cause injury in the  
event of a sudden manoeuvre, sudden braking or an accident.  
· Secure mobile phone devices, external devices  
and their accessories outside of airbag  
deployment areas or store them safely.  
· Adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility,  
weather, road and traffic conditions.  
· Certain circumstances can considerably  
lengthen both the duration of the trip and the  
journey to the place of destination initially  
planned, or even temporarily prevent navigation  
to it, for example, if a road is closed to traffic.  
The center armrest could limit the freedom of  
movement of the driver's arms, which could lead to  
accidents and serious injuries.  
· Always keep the storage compartment in the  
central armrest closed when driving.  
If the light conditions are not good and the screen  
is damaged or dirty, the indications and information  
displayed on the screen may not be readable or  
may not be read correctly.  
In places where special regulations apply or the use  
of mobile telephony devices is prohibited, the device  
in question must always remain disconnected. The  
radiation emitted by the mobile phone device when it  
is turned on can cause interference to sensitive  
technical and medical equipment, and may even  
cause it to malfunction or break down.  
· The indications and information displayed on the  
screen must never lead to taking any risk that  
compromises safety. The display cannot replace  
the driver's attention.  
If the playback volume is excessive or distorted the  
speakers may be damaged.  
Radio stations can broadcast warnings of disasters  
or dangers. The following conditions prevent such  
notices from being received or issued:  
Indications of use  
· When you are in areas with no or insufficient  
radio signal reception. Also in tunnels, areas  
Note and from page 233.  
between very tall buildings, garages,  
underpasses, mountains and valleys.  
— The infotainment requires a few seconds for the  
complete system startup and during this time it  
does not react to inputs. During the start of the  
· When in areas with sufficient reception of the radio  
signal the frequency bands of the  
system, only the image of the reversing camera  
system can be displayed.  
radio station have interference or are not  
— The display of all displays and execution of  
functions only takes place after the start of the  
infotainment system has been completed. The  
system startup time depends on the number of  
infotainment functions and may take longer than  
normal in the case of very high or very low  
· When the speakers and vehicle components  
necessary for radio reception are damaged, do  
not work, or do not have sufficient electrical  
· When infotainment is off.  
— When using infotainment and related accessories,  
e.g. For example, headphones or headphones,  
please observe the country-specific regulations  
and legal provisions.  
Switch off mobile phone devices in places where  
there is a risk of explosion!  
— Some infotainment functions require an active We  
Connect user account and an Internet connection  
to the vehicle. The broadcast  
The driving recommendations and traffic signs  
displayed by the navigation system may differ from  
the actual situation.  
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First steps  
of data must not be limited to execute the functions.  
SD card, external audio sources and data carriers have  
been removed.  
— To use infotainment, all you have to do is gently press a  
key or lightly touch the screen.  
— For correct operation of infotainment  
HOME screen  
it is important that it is switched on and that, if applicable,  
the vehicle's time and date are set correctly.  
Note and from page 233.  
— If a function button is missing on the screen, it is not an  
equipment defect, but corresponds to the country-  
specific equipment.  
On the control and display unit you can configure the layout  
of the tiles, the views and the representation on the start  
screen or use the factory format templates.  
— Some infotainment functions can only be selected  
when the vehicle is stationary. In some countries, the  
selector lever must also be in the park position P or in  
neutral N. This is not a malfunction, but rather due to  
compliance with legal regulations.  
If a tile is missing, it is not an error, but corresponds to your  
team's country-specific equipment.  
The following menus can be tiled on the home screen:  
Main menus on the home screen  
ambient lighting  
— In some countries there may be restrictions on the use  
of devices with Blue tooth® technology . For more  
information on this, see  
you to the local authorities.  
App Connect ÿ p. 225  
Applications and services  
independent heating  
— If you disconnect the 12-volt battery, switch the ignition  
on before turning the infotain back on  
I lied.  
— If the settings are changed, the indications on the  
screen may change and the infotainment may behave,  
in certain cases, differently from what is described in  
this instruction manual.  
power manager  
Driver assistance ÿ p. 162  
— Only have repairs and modifications to the infotainment  
system carried out by a specialist workshop. Volkswagen  
recommends going to a Volkswagen wagen dealer for  
Help: Here you will find more information on the  
functions and operation of the infotainment.  
— Using a mobile phone device inside the vehicle may  
cause noise in the speakers.  
Air conditioning ÿ p. 123  
Sound ÿ p. 244  
— In some countries, infotainment is automatically turned  
off when the engine is off and the vehicle's 12 volt battery  
charge level is low.  
Media Control  
Media ÿ p. 251  
— On some vehicles with parking aid, the volume of the  
audio source is automatically reduced when reverse gear  
Navigation ÿ p. 254  
Users, User administration ÿ p. 217  
Radio ÿ p. 248  
is engaged. The volume reduction can be adjusted.  
— Information about included software and license conditions  
can be found in Copyright Settings .  
Settings ÿ p. 244  
— When selling or lending the vehicle, make sure that all  
saved data, files and settings have been deleted and, if  
necessary, that the  
Telephone ÿ p. 259  
— Comfort function settings.  
— Park and Steer settings.  
Technical data  
Note and from page 233.  
Radio with integrated hardware (6.5")1)  
Sound system  
The factory-fitted radio in the vehicle with integrated  
hardware includes country-specific components and software  
for connectivity and for executing vehicle, comfort and  
infotainment functions.  
Note and from page 233.  
Basic equipment:  
The infotainment supplied from the factory is equipped  
as follows:  
The corresponding information is shown on the radio screen  
and partly in the instrument cluster and in the head-up display.  
— Two to four speakers in different locations and with  
different power levels (watts).  
— Capacitive color screen:  
— Amplifier internal power: maximum 4 x 20  
— 6.5-inch version, TFT, WVGA: 800 x 480  
— Setting options:  
— Touch operation via the device screen, rotary  
— Equalizer, treble, mid and bass.  
pushbutton, menu button and buttons on the  
multifunction steering wheel.  
— Volume distribution front, rear and left and right  
(Balance and Fader).  
Central computer with control and display unit (9.2"  
optional sound system  
and 8")2)  
The factory-fitted central computer in the vehicle includes  
The infotainment can be expanded with an optional sound  
system as follows:  
country-specific components and software for connectivity  
and for executing the vehicle, comfort and infotain functions  
— Up to 16 speakers in different locations and with  
different power levels (watts).  
I lied.  
— External amplifier (Ethernet), which processes the audio  
signals sent by the central computer.  
— Driving the speaker channels through  
of final stages class AB/D.  
The corresponding information is shown on the display of  
the control and display unit and partly in the instrument  
cluster and in the head-up display.  
— Processing of the audio signal in an internal digital signal  
processor (DSP).  
— Capacitive color screen:  
— 9.2-inch version, TFT, WVGA: 1280 x 640 pixels.  
— Independent subwoofer.  
— Setting options:  
— 8.0-inch version, TFT, WVGA: 800 x 480  
— Equalizer, treble, mid and bass.  
— Volume distribution front, rear and left and right  
(Balance and Fader).  
— Management of the team with:  
— Tactile areas. Touch control.  
— Sound optimization depending on the seat (Sound  
— Keys on the multifunction steering wheel.  
— Approach sensors (recognition of the driver and  
passenger side, gesture control).  
— Subwoofer volume.  
— Surround sound settings.  
Vehicle and comfort functions  
— Settings for driver assistance systems.  
— Heating and air conditioning settings.  
— Settings for lighting and visibility functions.  
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1) Name of the teams: Composition and Composition Color 2) Name of the  
teams: Discover Pro, Discover Media, Ready2Discover and Composition Media.  
First steps  
Ex works, the infotainment is equipped with a Bluetooth®  
interface in version 4.2.  
The following Bluetooth® profiles may be available:  
Note and from page 233.  
Wi-Fi (9.2" and 8" only)  
—HFP 1.7 (Hands Free Profile)  
— Wi-Fi conforming to IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.  
— Transfer in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.  
— Telephone and hands-free.  
— A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile).  
— Music playback.  
— Three Wi-Fi modes at the same time:  
—Tethering (2.4GHz).  
— AVRCP 1.6 (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)  
— 2.4 GHz access point.  
— Viewing and managing the playback of  
— Connection of up to 8 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously  
— Cover Arts Transfer (album covers  
— Wi-Fi Internet connection:  
— Tethering through the client's phone,  
—PBAP 1.2 (Phone Book Access Profile)  
— Access point for clients (clients) in the ve  
— Access to the telephone book and call lists.  
— Apple CarPlay over Wi-Fi.  
—MAP 1.3 (Message Access Profile)  
— Simplified pairing process by  
WPS, NFC or QR code.  
— Access to SMS text messages and emails  
—SSP 1.2 (Serial Port Profile).  
Bluetooth® profiles  
— Serial data transfer via Bluetooth®.  
A maximum of three Blue tooth® devices can be  
connected at the same time.  
General picture and controls (9.2 inches)  
Note and from page 233.  
Fig. 165 Overview: Control and display unit in the 9.2-inch version (9.2").  
3 Touch zone (to turn on and off)  
It is used to turn the infotainment on and off manually.  
1 MENU button .  
2 HOME button .  
3 Touch area (to turn the infotain on or off  
— Tap on the touch zone.  
4 touch zones (to raise and lower the sound volume).  
4 touch zones (to increase and decrease the sound  
5 Main menu function buttons (tiles).  
— Press on the touch zones to adjust the volume  
6 Status bar.  
7 Dropdown menu.  
5 Main menu function buttons (tiles)  
8 Display (touch screen).  
9 Views (current view is highlighted).  
10 Gesture control connected.  
Using the function buttons opens the main menus. The  
position of the function buttons can be set ÿ p. 244.  
— Press to open a main menu, for example, for the  
phone interface.  
You will find further information and tips on using  
infotainment on ÿ p. 243, Manage the infotainment.  
7 Dropdown menu  
Further function buttons for functions and notifications  
1 and 2 HOME and MENU buttons  
are found in the drop down menu. The  
They are used to open the home page and settings.  
— Press the HOME button to open the home page.  
— Press the MENU button to open the settings.  
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