Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Options and settings


Context-dependent functions and settings may be available depending on vehicle equipment, the selected source, the connected mobile device, and the connection type.

Requirement: the playback view must be displayed 1 fig. 141.

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The track currently playing is quickly analyzed for features such as artist, genre, mood, and beat, and a smart playlist with similar tracks will be shown.

Aspect ratio

Audi recommends the Auto setting for the picture format. If you press on an aspect ratio, you will see a preview of the setting on the screen.

Press OK to apply the selected aspect ratio.

The following table gives an overview of the aspect ratios. The possible aspect ratios depend on the source or video file being played.

    The MMI detects the picture format of the source and displays the image in the optimal ratio.

   The image is fixed in the corresponding ratio. Select one of these options if the image is distorted or a section of the image is cut off or blurry when Auto is selected.

   The image is enlarged to fill the entire display.

The image is displayed in the ratio of the source format. Select this option if the image is distorted or a section of the image is cut off or blurry when Auto is selected.


Accessing settings

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: MEDIA > .

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following settings may be available:

Online additional data

Requirement: the MMI must be connected to the Internet. A data plan must be available.

When the function is switched on, additional in - formation (such as album cover, artist, track) will be loaded depending on the availability.

Supported media and file formats


Depending on the vehicle equipment, media files with the following properties may be supported by the connection for USB storage devices:




  • The media sources do not support the Windows Media Audio 9 Voice format.
  • For compressing MP3 files, Audi recommends a bit rate of at least 160 kbit/s. The display showing the remaining play time may differ for audio files with variable bit rate.
  • Special characters (such as those in ID3 tag information) may display differently or may not always display, depending on the system language.
  • The manufacturer of the storage device can provide information about its "USB Device Subclass".
  • Some MTP player functions are not supported, such as rating music tracks and video playback.


The information that follows lists some troubleshooting options. They depend on the equipment.



     Smartphone interface

    Setup Applies to: vehicles with smartphone interface You can connect your smartphone to the MMI with a cable or wirelessly using the smartphone interface. Certain content on your smartphone is adapted

     Additional settings

     System settings

    Introduction General settings are described in this chapter. You can find specific settings in the chapters about those settings. The available settings depend on the vehicle equipment. Date and time


     General information

    There may be different media sources and connections available depending on the vehicle equipment. For example, you can play media files using a connected USB drive or connect your mobile devices to the USB ports with charging function and operate them through the MMI. Media and format restrictions

     Dimming the mirrors

    Manual dimming rearview mirror Pull the lever on the bottom of the mirror back. Automatic dimming rearview mirror The interior and exterior mirrors dim automatically when light shines on them, for example from headlights on a vehicle behind you. WARNING Applies to: vehicles with automatic di

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