Cadillac Escalade: Connecting a USB Storage Device or iPod® - CD/DVD Player - Audio Players - Infotainment System - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Connecting a USB Storage Device or iPod®

The USB Port, located on the instrument panel or in the center console, can be used to control an iPod or a USB storage device.

To avoid connection problems, extension cords are not recommended. Use only the cable that came with the device.

To connect a USB storage device, connect the device to the USB port located on the instrument panel or in the center console.

To connect an iPod, connect one end of the USB cable that came with the iPod to the iPod’s dock connector and connect the other end to the USB port. If the vehicle is on and the USB connection works, “OK to disconnect” and a GM logo may appear on the iPod and iPod appears on the radio's display. The iPod music appears on the radio’s display and begins playing.

The iPod charges while it is connected to the vehicle if the vehicle is in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position. When the vehicle is turned off, the iPod automatically powers off and will not charge or draw power from the vehicle's battery.

USB Supported File and Folder Structure

The guidelines that must be met while using USB supported files and folders are:

  • Up to 700 folders.
  • Up to 8 folders in depth.
  • Up to 65,535 files.
  • Folder and file names up to 64 bytes.
  • Files with an .mp3 or .wma file extension.
  • AAC files stored on an iPod.
  • FAT16
  • FAT32
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