**How to Reset the Uconnect GPS System in Jeep Grand Cherokee and Other Vehicles**

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In this article, we will walk you through the process of resetting the Uconnect GPS system in your Jeep Grand Cherokee or other vehicles equipped with the Uconnect system. Whether you’re experiencing glitches or you simply want to restore the system’s default settings, a soft reset can often solve the problem. Follow the steps below to reset your Uconnect system.

Step 1: Accessory Mode and Soft Reset

To begin, ensure that your vehicle is in accessory mode. Once you’re in accessory mode, locate the Uconnect system and follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the power button (usually located near the Uconnect screen) with your fingers for about five to ten seconds.
  2. After holding the power button, the Uconnect system will go blank and then quickly restart. This indicates that the soft reset has been successfully performed.

A soft reset is recommended when you encounter any glitches or malfunctions with the Uconnect system. It can help resolve issues such as unresponsive functions or a completely black screen. If you have experienced any of these problems, please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Step 2: Soft Reset for Newer Vehicles

For newer vehicles, there is an additional method to perform a soft reset. If your Jeep Grand Cherokee or other compatible vehicle was manufactured between 2016 and the current year (2021), follow these steps:

  1. Change the vehicle’s mode from accessory to run.
  2. Locate the top area of the Uconnect system and press and hold it for 15 seconds.
  3. After holding the top area, the Uconnect system will go through a soft reset, restoring some of the settings back to factory defaults.

Please note that this method is not applicable to vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2016. However, if you have a Dodge, Chrysler, or any other vehicle with the same Uconnect system, you can still follow these steps to perform a soft reset.


Resetting the Uconnect GPS system in your Jeep Grand Cherokee or other vehicles can help resolve various issues and restore the system’s functionality. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can perform a soft reset effortlessly. Remember that a soft reset is different from a hard reset, which involves disconnecting the vehicle’s battery. It is always recommended to first try a soft reset before resorting to a hard reset.

If you have any further questions or if you need assistance with the Uconnect system, please leave a comment below. Our team will be happy to help you. Drive with peace of mind and enjoy the seamless performance of your Uconnect GPS system.