GMC Terrain: Controls / Wireless Charging

If equipped, the vehicle has a wireless charging pocket outside the armrest of the center console. The system operates at 145 kHz and wirelessly charges one Qi compatible smartphone. The power output of the system is capable of charging at a rate up to 3 amp (19.5W), as requested by the compatible smartphone. See Radio Frequency Statement.


Wireless charging can affect the operation of an implanted pacemaker or other medical devices. If you have one, it is recommended to consult with your doctor before using the wireless charging system.

The vehicle must be on, in ACC/ ACCESSORY, or in Retained Accessory Power (RAP). The wireless charging feature may not correctly indicate charging when the vehicle is in RAP. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP).

The operating temperature is −20 °C (−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F) for the smartphone.


Remove all objects from the charging pad before charging your compatible smartphone. Objects, such as coins, keys, rings, paper clips, or cards, between the smartphone and charging pad will become very hot. On the rare occasion that the charging system does not detect an object, and the object gets wedged between the smartphone and charger, remove the smartphone and allow the object to cool before removing it from the charging pad, to prevent burns.

GMC Terrain. Wireless Charging

To charge a compatible smartphone:

  1. Remove all objects from the charging pocket. The system may not charge if there are any objects between the smartphone and charging pocket.
  2. With the smartphone screen facing the rear of the vehicle, slowly insert the smartphone into the charging pocket until GMC Terrain. Wireless Charging displays on the GMC Terrain. Wireless Charging on the infotainment display. This indicates that the smartphone is properly positioned and charging.

    To maximize the charge rate, ensure the smartphone is fully seated and centered in the holder with nothing under it. A thick smartphone case may prevent the wireless charger from working, or may reduce the charging performance. See your dealer for additional information.

If GMC Terrain. Wireless Charging does not appear on the infotainment display:

  1. Remove the smartphone from the pocket and wait three seconds.
  2. Turn the smartphone 180 degrees and insert it back into the pocket with the screen facing the rear of the vehicle.

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    Vehicle Personalization

    The following are all possible vehicle personalization features. Depending on the vehicle, some may not be available.

    For System, Apps, and Personal features and functions, see “Settings” in the infotainment manual.

    To access the vehicle personalization menu:

    Touch the Settings icon on the Home Page of the infotainment display. Touch Vehicle to display a list of available options. Touch to select the desired feature setting. Touch GMC Terrain. Vehicle Personalization or R to turn a feature off or on. Touch GMC Terrain. Vehicle Personalization to go to the top level of the Settings menu.

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