Sync Workshop: Upgrades and updates

Check to see if the "Bluetooth" logo is displaying on your dashboard to verify that your phone is connected to the Ford Sync System.

As the Ford Sync system enters into its fifth year of existence, many people are asking about Sync or MyFord Touch upgrades and updates. This workshop focuses on “keeping things current.”

Ford Motor Company has been building automobiles for almost 110 years and now it’s in the computer and software business. In working with Microsoft, Ford has developed a software-driven in-dash telematics system. Since the 1970s onboard vehicle sensors have expanded everywhere in a vehicle. With the advent of electronic fuel injection years ago, computers started taking over the engine functions. Computers in the dashboard are now handling phone calls, Bluetooth streaming and USB-driven music and, with a few phones, text-to-voice messaging.

And, of course, sometimes there are problems or “things start acting up.” So let’s go over some of the things you need to be aware of.

If a Sync system is acting up, the first thing to do is to check to see if the vehicle identifies the Bluetooth connection. Continue reading