Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Status display

Multi Media Interface
Fig. 16 Center display: frequently used symbols in the status bar

The symbols in the status bar show you information at a glance, such as ifa mobile device is connected or if there is a data connection. The most common symbols are listed in the table.

  1. There is a data connection. The bar indicates the signal strength of the data connection.

    Data is being transmitted now.

  2. There is a data connection. The bar indicates the signal strength of the data connection.

    No data is being transmitted now.

  3. A mobile device is connected. The bar indicates the signal strength of the cell phone connection.
  4. There is no data connection.
  5. An error occurred with the mobile device connection to the MMI.
  6. A user is selected. If a question mark appears in the symbol , the guest user is active.
  7. A Bluetooth device is connected.
  8. Bluetooth is switched on, but no Bluetooth device is connected.
  9. Audio playback was interrupted.
  10. The audio source is muted.
  11. Privacy settings are enabled. The additional symbol indicates which privacy settings are currently activated.
  12. The Integrated Toll Module is switched on.

    The numbers 1 - 3+ indicate how many passengers are selected in the MMI.

Notification center

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Fig. 17 Center display: notification center

Notifications can be displayed in the center display.

After a specified time, they will be hidden and a corresponding symbol will appear in the status bar 6, fig. 15. In the notification center, you can view these notifications 3 > fig. 17, apply quick settings 2, and operate functions 1.

Using the notification center

  • To open the notification center, pull the status bar downward, or
  • Press the button on the status bar.
  • To turn quick settings on or off, press the respective symbol (1).
  • To apply quick settings, press the respective symbol (2).
  • To obtain additional information about a notification, press it.
  • To delete a notification, pull it toward the right edge of the screen.
  • If there are more than four notifications in the notification center, the older notifications will be hidden. To display the older notifications, drag your finger upward on the screen.

Setting which content is displayed

You can set whether some notifications should be displayed.

  • To set the displayed content, press , or
  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: SETTINGS > Notifications.
  • Select and confirm which notifications should be displayed.

Operating functions

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following functions can be operated in area (1):

Press: switches the center display on or off (this can also be done using the button in the center console)

Press and hold: switches the screen clearing mode on or off (can also be done using the button in the center console)

Opens the garage door opener function

Applying quick settings

Depending on vehicle equipment, the following quick settings may be available in area (2):

Apply sound settings

Manage connected devices

Manage users

Set displayed content in the notification center

Set date and time

Text input

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Fig. 18 Center display: text input


In the input fields of various menus, you can enter letters, numbers and characters, for example to find an address in navigation*.

The text that is currently entered is displayed in the center display (1). Depending on the context, word suggestions may be given based on the characters that have been entered (2) and results may be shown (3).

Opening text input

  • Tap inside the input field (1).

Switching input languages

Requirement: multiple input languages must be defined in the MMI.

  • To switch between the defined input languages, press the button (7).

Switching the input methods

  • To switch between handwriting input or the onscreen keyboard, press the button (8).

Entering text

  • Applies to: the on-screen keyboard: To enter text, press the buttons on the keyboard. Depending on the usage context, you may also be able to swipe over the letters1).
  • Applies to: handwriting input: To enter text, simply write in the input area using one finger (6). You can write the separate characters next to each other or one on top of the other without having to move your finger over after writing a character. When you end the entry, the writing is interpreted by the system.
  • Applies to: the on-screen keyboard with an input language that uses accented characters: To enter accented characters, press and hold a character that has accented versions available and select the desired accented character.
  • Applies to: handwriting input: To enter a space, drag a line from left to right in the input section (6).
  • To select a location in the text input, press on the desired location in the input field. You can control the location more accurately using the slider on the screen(5)1).
  • To delete individual characters, press (4), or Applies to: handwriting input: Drag a line from right to left in the input section (6).
  • To delete multiple characters, press and hold (4).
  • To delete all characters at a specific location, press and hold (4) and drag up to the desired location1), When released, the highlighted characters are deleted.

Accepting suggested words or selecting entries from the results list

  • To accept a suggested word (2) or select an entry from the results list (3), press on it.
  • To display more content in the results list, drag your finger upward or downward on the screen.
  • To enlarge the results list, press the (9) button or pull it inward.

Setting the input language or keyboard layout

  • Select on the home screen: SETTINGS > Language & keyboard > Keyboard.
  • To define additional input languages, press the button.
  • To change the keyboard layout for an input language, press >. For example, you can select between QWERTZ and QWERTY.

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