2020 Defender



Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before operating the phone features. See PHONE SAFETY.


The message feature is not compatible with all phones. For further information, please refer to the Land Rover website at: www.landrover.com.


The availability and functionality of MESSAGES depends on the specification of the vehicle and the market in which the vehicle is being used.


The touchscreen only displays messages to the selected paired device.


The touchscreen does not display the MESSAGES soft key if the user declines access via the mobile phone to download messages.

To access text messages via the touchscreen a phone must be paired with the vehicle. For further information on pairing a phone, refer to the relevant section of the Owner's Handbook. See PAIRING AND CONNECTING USING THE PHONE.

When receiving an incoming text message, the touchscreen displays a pop-up notification.

A pop-up notification displays the following options:

Call icon: Touch to call the sender of the text message.

Read Out soft key: Touch for the text message to be read out as an audio message.

To access the MESSAGES list on the touchscreen:

  1. From the phone screen, select MESSAGES. See PHONE SYSTEM OVERVIEW.

  2. Use the scroll bar to browse the list.

  3. Identify the required text message from the displayed list and select.

  4. The selected message allows for the following options:


    Read Out.

    Reply: Provides a list of templates that the user can reply with, e.g., I will call you back or I will be there soon. Select the required reply. Alternatively, the user can edit and create a message template to reply with.


The Reply option is only available when the vehicle is stationary.

The user can access received messages and send replies via voice commands. For further information, refer to the relevant section of the Owner's Handbook. See USING VOICE CONTROL.

To display the message settings:

  1. Select the settings icon from the phone screen. See PHONE SYSTEM OVERVIEW.

  2. Select Phone.

  3. Select Messaging.

The following options are available:

  • New Message Alert: Touch toggle on or off.

  • Message Tones: Touch toggle on or off.

  • Edit message templates.

  • Reject call with Message. Select the required entry from list displayed.