Sync Workshop: Setting up your iPhone 5 with Ford Sync

Worried about your iPhone 5 working with Ford’s Sync system? Don’t be, there’s just a few things you have to do to make sure it all works well.

By Vincent Hennigan
Ford Sync Specialist

There’s some frustration on the street with Ford Sync users since the release of the iPhone 5 — fear not, just take a moment to review a few things before you get started.

First of all, if you had a previously paired phone on your vehicle and you’ve got a new iPhone 5, then the first thing to do is to “re-pair” your system. Go to theĀ  “Phone Menu” on your Ford vehicle’s dashboard.

With a Sync system with the blue LED readout on the center console, just push the “Phone” icon on your steering wheel. The words “Phone Menu” will appear and in a few seconds it will change to “Phone Redial.” then turn the right-side tuning knob until you see the words “Sync Settings” then push the OK button in the center of the tuning knob (or on your steering wheel. Go to the Phone Menu and go to Bluetooth Devices and delete the old phone from your list of BT Devices. Then select Add Devices, and push OK to begin “Pairing a Phone.” A 6-digit PIN number will be displayed.

If you have a touch screen navigation system, push the Phone hard button to the side of the touch screen, then go to the Settings button, it will take you to the screen for adding or deleting Bluetooth devices. Select the button with your old phone’s name. Touch it, and then push the button on the right that says “Delete Phone.” Then you can touch the button that says “Add Device.” Push OK to begin “Pairing a Phone.” A 6-digit PIN number will be displayed. Continue reading