I borrowed my Dad’s car for an overnight trip and paired my phone to the Bluetooth so I could enjoy some tunes while driving. Now I need to delete it ASAP. It’s a Mitsubishi Outlander. Help!
There are a lot of good reasons to pair your phone with the entertainment system of a car when you’re borrowing or renting it, or even a passenger on a long road trip, but it is smart to unpair and delete it when you’re done. One big reason is that every time you turn on the car, it downloads a new copy of your entire phone contacts data and telephony info, which means that there’s a record of every phone call you’ve made and everyone you have in your contacts in the car’s computer.
Sometimes you might also get into a situation where you just need to remove evidence that you were in the vehicle too, which might or might not be your situation with you borrowing your dad’s car. I have a cousin who borrowed one of our cars, many years ago, and decided to do a road trip without asking permission. Back then it was a question of having the gas tank approx as full as when you got the car, but now getting rid of your phone’s connection is important too. So let’s have a look!
MITSUBISHI INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM BASICS
The Mitsubishi system is pretty easy to work with and the popular Outlander also features a number of useful buttons both on screen and below the screen:
If you’re in CarPlay or similar, you can use the “MENU” button on the very bottom, but this is the home screen of the Mitsubishi system (it’s in a 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander, if you’re curious). To proceed, simply tap on “Connections” from the on-screen row of buttons.
HOW TO FORGET/DELETE YOUR PHONE
The Connections screen makes it easy to proceed, as you can see:
My phone is currently connected and available for CarPlay, telephone, and music (the icons shown). To proceed, however, it’s the “i” information button that’s important. I’ll tap on it…
Mitsubishi really does make it easy: Tap on “Delete” to, well, delete the phone. You’ll need to confirm that’s the action you want to take:
A tap on “Yes” and you’re done!
To confirm, you’ll now see on the Connections list that your own phone has vanished:
Just about the easiest of all infotainment systems I’ve ever written about. Now, clean up the seats and make sure that gas tank has about the same amount of fuel it did when you got into it!
Pro Tip: I’ve been writing about basic computing, including automotive systems, for many years. Please check out both my auto tech help and computer basics tutorials to see what other helpful articles I’ve written!