Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Shortcuts

By creating shortcuts, you have quick access to various items, such as radio stations, frequently used contacts, or vehicle settings.

Adding shortcuts

A button in the upper display indicates, for example, if a selected radio station can be added to the shortcuts. Depending on the context, you may also be able to add items from a list to the shortcuts.

  • Press or press and hold an item in a list.
  • Press Save as a shortcut. The selected item will be added to the shortcuts on the lower display and displayed as a tile. A favorite is also stored.

Using shortcuts

  • Press the (8), fig. 13 button in the function bar on the lower screen. The saved shortcuts will be displayed or hidden.
  • To access the stored function, press the respective tile.

Moving or deleting shortcuts

  • Press and hold a shortcut on the lower display.
  • To adjust the order of the shortcuts, drag a shortcut to the desired location.
  • To delete a shortcut, press . If the shortcut is deleted, the favorite will also be deleted.

Text input

Fig. 16 Upper/lower display: text input
Fig. 16 Upper/lower 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: 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: To enter text, press the buttons on the keyboard. Depending on the usage context, you may also be able to swipe over the letters 1).
  • 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 in the display (5).
  • 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 location . 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.

Setting the input language or keyboard layout

  • Applies to MMI: 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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