Mastering the Ford Sync system takes a little practice but in time a driver will learn to effectively use this hands-free system!
The whole idea of the Sync system (initially created in a partnership between Ford and Microsoft) is to help drivers get more out of driving while staying focused on the task at hand – safe driving! Please focus on good driving whenever you are operating a vehicle on the road. Keep driver distractions to a minimum.
The best thing to do when exploring this system is to have your vehicle parked in your driveway. Once you have mastered some techniques, then you can try them while driving.
Have your cellphone(s) and media player(s) or USB devices with you and turn on your vehicle. To get the most out of your Sync Services system, make sure you have established your account at Syncmyride.com. Often times, your salesperson will have set up this account for you even before you took delivery of the vehicle.
Your Sync system, which allows hands-free making and receiving of phone calls, accessing and playing Bluetooth, media player or USB music, along with apps such as Vehicle Health Report or 911 Assist, is standard equipment on most Ford vehicles built since mid-2010. If you are having trouble, please contact your Ford sales representative or one of the dealership Service Advisors.
There are a variety of topics listed here. Just click on any of the following video links to get a short look at some of the features you may need to know on your Sync system.
Please note, currently only a few phones have this text-to-voice capability with the Sync system. Apple iPhones are not set up to receive text messages through Sync. However, the iPhone 4S and newer phones with the Siri function can be used to allow Sync to read and send text messages.
The above video is for adding a phone or other Bluetooth device to your system.
The above link allows you to correct problems with a previously paired phone.
Thanks to the folks at Ford for putting together such a good source of quick reference videos. For more information, please refer to your Sync Reference Guide which came with your vehicle Owner’s Manual. You may also visit Ford’s Sync My Ride website.
By Vincent Hennigan, Ford Sync Specialist
The author is a Ford Master Certified Salesperson, Sales Manager, Internet Salesperson, Customer Relations Manager and Sync Specialist. He has been writing articles for Ford Tech Lane since 2011. He has worked with hundreds of Ford customers at a Tulsa, OK Ford dealer. He helps them better understand and use their Sync, Sony touch-screen navigation and MyFord Touch systems.