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I like to talk a bit about my experience with the MyLink system.
The screen in the middle of the dashboard is the MyLink screen. It is the display of the entertainment system. Know that the Trax does not come with CD player!
This has been surpassed with a USB connector in the top storage space on the passenger side. You can connect any kind of music player through the USB connection or just load your music on a plain USB stick. The main screen will display the track information just as a regular music player (like iPod) would do.
The central screen also is the display for the backup camera view which is activated when shifting in reverse. The camera view will override anything that is currently displaying.
Blue tooth: the Mylink system can connect to probably all mobile phone systems. I have an Iphone and a Samsung connecting through it without any issues. Its purpose: mobile communicating using the MyLink screen and the car's audio.
Just enable blue tooth on your mobile device. The MyLink system will scan the area (or forced rescan if no device found) and if your device is found connect to it. You can have your contacts list and your history displayed. YOu can operate your mobile phone through the MyLink system and talk and listen to the person on the other end without holding your phone.
Apps: there are some aps you can download to your mobile device which then also can be managed using the MyLink screen. Two default apps pre recognized by the MyLink are: BringGo and TuneIn radio. I have not used the BringGo system basically because our town is not big enough to make it useful for me. Tunein gives you internet radio through your mobile device.
Radio: yes, it has normal radio functionality with all features a modern radio system has.
Sirius satelite radio: Two month (or three) free trial available, then they will contact you if you want to buy membership. Satelite radio sucks here in Yellowknife because I have non-stop interference. Maybe because all our communication in Yellowknife is using Satelite. I did not buy membership.
OnStar: six month free onstar, then they will contact you if you want membership. I like the OnStar app on my iPhone. It can contact your car (where ever it might be) and get the latest status of mileage, fuel, any warning etc. Onstar exists of several packages of which you can choose.

All with all a nice feature of the Trax.
 

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hows the voice recognition controls? I've played with SYNC and its absolutely MADDENING!
I never used the voice recognition. According to the manual it works with your mobile phone so you have literally hands-free phone operation.
 

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I never used the voice recognition. According to the manual it works with your mobile phone so you have literally hands-free phone operation.
That's how i believe most systems work. For me the biggest issue is getting my phone to connect via bluetooth to them at times
 

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That's how i believe most systems work. For me the biggest issue is getting my phone to connect via bluetooth to them at times
Are you able to connect your phone to other devices easier? I'm wondering if its the car or the phone that is the problem with getting the connection.
 

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Are you able to connect your phone to other devices easier? I'm wondering if its the car or the phone that is the problem with getting the connection.
I don't have a trax but that was my experience when I was in canada and visited a dealership that had one, sales guy left me alone with the trax. plus it was from experience with other vehicles.
 

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I like to talk a bit about my experience with the MyLink system.
The screen in the middle of the dashboard is the MyLink screen. It is the display of the entertainment system. Know that the Trax does not come with CD player!
This has been surpassed with a USB connector in the top storage space on the passenger side. You can connect any kind of music player through the USB connection or just load your music on a plain USB stick. The main screen will display the track information just as a regular music player (like iPod) would do.
The central screen also is the display for the backup camera view which is activated when shifting in reverse. The camera view will override anything that is currently displaying.
Blue tooth: the Mylink system can connect to probably all mobile phone systems. I have an Iphone and a Samsung connecting through it without any issues. Its purpose: mobile communicating using the MyLink screen and the car's audio.
Just enable blue tooth on your mobile device. The MyLink system will scan the area (or forced rescan if no device found) and if your device is found connect to it. You can have your contacts list and your history displayed. YOu can operate your mobile phone through the MyLink system and talk and listen to the person on the other end without holding your phone.
Apps: there are some aps you can download to your mobile device which then also can be managed using the MyLink screen. Two default apps pre recognized by the MyLink are: BringGo and TuneIn radio. I have not used the BringGo system basically because our town is not big enough to make it useful for me. Tunein gives you internet radio through your mobile device.
Radio: yes, it has normal radio functionality with all features a modern radio system has.
Sirius satelite radio: Two month (or three) free trial available, then they will contact you if you want to buy membership. Satelite radio sucks here in Yellowknife because I have non-stop interference. Maybe because all our communication in Yellowknife is using Satelite. I did not buy membership.
OnStar: six month free onstar, then they will contact you if you want membership. I like the OnStar app on my iPhone. It can contact your car (where ever it might be) and get the latest status of mileage, fuel, any warning etc. Onstar exists of several packages of which you can choose.

All with all a nice feature of the Trax.
My USB Thumb Drive doesn't connect through MyLink. Should I burn my music on a different USB Stick?
 

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Few things

As far as the usb sticks not working I believe I read on here some where that you have to format the usb drive as fat32 but do a search and you will find it

As far as the Mylink system. I like it overall. The bluetooth is great connects every time no problems at all. Love the backup camera. I have one real complaint and this is Bringgo. With my Samsung Note 2 it worked great and wirelessly in fact. Now I have an Iphone 6 and it only works if my Iphone is plugged into USB which is a bit of pain and it doesn't work all the time. The app sucks on my iphone itself for one it isn't free like it is on Android. And of course you use your data plan so I wish they had given us the ability to ad different applications into My Link.
 

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Being a paid app should be even more of a reason for them to look into it and fix it, or else make it free so then at least it's not as bad as paying for a faulty 'product'
 

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Unable to use bluetooth correctly in 2015 Trax

I am totally unable to get my LG G2 phone by Verizon to upload my contacts or to place phone calls using my voice to my link. It tells me that my Bluetooth is connected but when I try to make a call when I am in my 2015 Trax is just shows up a dial pad so I can place my call. This is crazy as I just traded my 2014 Chev Equinox and it worked fine. Can anybody help me with this? Is there a special software or something that I need to have?
 

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I have now issues connecting my iPhone or my wife's Note3. I take issues with the lack of CD player and the app functionality. I thought the navigation would be far better than it is. I downloaded the app to use and even tried the turn by turn with the onstar but both leave me unimpressed. I would rather the phone connectivity utilize the Google maps or iPhone map program. Even Waze app would be better than what is the default in GM's My Link. Will GM let more user apps be able to be loaded with the new wireless systems?
 

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I am totally unable to get my LG G2 phone by Verizon to upload my contacts or to place phone calls using my voice to my link. It tells me that my Bluetooth is connected but when I try to make a call when I am in my 2015 Trax is just shows up a dial pad so I can place my call. This is crazy as I just traded my 2014 Chev Equinox and it worked fine. Can anybody help me with this? Is there a special software or something that I need to have?
I'm having the same problems. Did you ever get this resolved?
 

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I have now issues connecting my iPhone or my wife's Note3. I take issues with the lack of CD player and the app functionality. I thought the navigation would be far better than it is. I downloaded the app to use and even tried the turn by turn with the onstar but both leave me unimpressed. I would rather the phone connectivity utilize the Google maps or iPhone map program. Even Waze app would be better than what is the default in GM's My Link. Will GM let more user apps be able to be loaded with the new wireless systems?
I would love to be able to use Google Maps!
 
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