Step By Step Guide to Honda Navigation

The Honda display audio system is a handy tool that helps keep your eyes and attention focused on the road, while still providing directions and audio entertainment. When you need navigation to find your destination, you can simply plug in the address, and the system can guide you to the desired location. The system also pairs with your smartphone, so you can listen to your favorite music and podcasts on the go.


For many people who are new to Honda's navigation system, there are likely to be some questions about how to use it. Luckily, the technology is easy to use, so you can figure out how to operate the system quickly. We'll guide you through the step-by-step process of Honda navigation as well as cover additional features of the display audio system, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

How Do You Use the Honda Navigation System?

Whether you have the current model year CR-V or the Passport, new Honda models use the same navigation system. However, if you've just bought your Honda, you may be wondering how the system works. Using the Honda navigation is simple. You'll have the option of manually entering a destination onto the touchscreen or using voice commands to set the address.  

Manually Enter a Destination Into the System

To manually enter an address into your Honda navigation system, you can use the touchscreen to input the destination. To do this, simply follow these steps:

  • Press the "navigation" icon on the screen.
  • Next, press "where to" on the screen.
  • Enter the address into the search bar.
  • Select "done" and "go" to begin navigation. 

Use Voice Commands to Pick A Destination

To help drivers keep their focus on the road, Honda navigation can also be used through voice commands. This option is convenient and easy for drivers who need to keep their attention on traffic. To use voice commands to set a destination:

  • Press the "talk" button on your steering wheel.
  • You'll then need to say "navigation" and "find address" clearly.
  • You should then say the desired address.
  • On the touchscreen, there will be a list of addresses with numbers associated with them. Say the number that corresponds to the correct address you would like to set as the destination.
  • To start navigation, say "go."

Finding Local Businesses

Through the Honda navigation system, you'll also be able to find and select nearby businesses as your destination. So, if you're traveling or find yourself in an unfamiliar area, you can use this search and navigation feature to find a gas station, restaurant, or another type of business. To use this feature, you'll need to follow these steps:

  • Select the "navigation" icon on the main menu of your screen.
  • Press the "categories" icon.
  • Pick the category you want, like restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, etc.
  • You should then select a subcategory and desired destination. 

How Do You Use Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto?

The display audio screen of your Honda offers more than just navigation features. You'll also be able to control the audio, make phone calls, and get texts from the menu on this screen. To perform all of these features, you'll need to pair your smartphone's Bluetooth with the system. Before you start the connectivity process, you should check to ensure that your smartphone is compatible with the system.

Connecting to Apple CarPlay

If you want to sync your iPhone, you'll need to follow a few simple steps to complete the pairing process. Before you start the steps, you should go to your settings and turn on Siri. Many new models support a wireless connection, so you'll be able to complete this process via Bluetooth. Simply go to Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars then select your car.

Connecting to Android Auto

Connecting to Android Auto will be similar to Apple CarPlay. If your vehicle doesn't support a wireless connection, you can connect your smartphone via a USB cable to complete the connection. 

Pairing Your Smartphone With the Display Audio Bluetooth

You'll also be able to pair your smartphone with the display audio Bluetooth. Follow these steps to connect your phone to the infotainment system seamlessly.

  • Turn your engine on and keep your vehicle in park.
  • On the settings of your smartphone, turn on Bluetooth.
  • Turning your attention to the display audio screen, select the "phone" option on the menu.
  • You'll then select "connect phone" on the audio display screen.
  • Select "connect new device" on the audio display screen.
  • You'll then select the name of your smartphone once it appears on the audio display screen. 

Once you've done these steps, your smartphone will now be synced with your Honda's display audio. When you reenter your vehicle, your smartphone should automatically connect to the system from now on. If your smartphone doesn't connect to the system, check your phone to make sure that your Bluetooth is enabled. 


The Honda navigation system is a handy feature that allows drivers to keep their focus on the road while receiving directions, controlling the audio, and much more. Though it may seem challenging to set up, once you follow the steps, your smartphone will be synced to your vehicle. So, in the future, your smartphone will automatically connect to your Honda, saving you time. Most new Honda models are equipped with navigation, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. However, if you're looking for the latest cutting-edge technology, you should consider one of the higher trims of a particular model, as they often have wireless options. For car shoppers interested in the latest Honda infotainment technology, check out our inventory of the most recent models.