How to Pair Your Phone with SYNC 3

Ford Sync 3

Revolutionizing the Drive with SYNC 3

For those who have always asked how we can integrate smartphone functionality into a car dashboard without endangering drivers on the road, Ford came up with the solution that we've all waited for: SYNC 3. This revolutionary piece of software is designed with seamless integration in mind. Bluetooth® connectivity now extends beyond simple phone calls and music controls with this perfect marriage of smartphone and automobile.

SYNC 3 is the latest iteration of the SYNC dashboard operating system that unifies your smartphone's many complex functions into the car system, allowing you to install third-party apps such as AccuWeather, iHeartRadio, Sirius and even YouTube for playback through the dash screen and cabin speakers. With the standard-issue read-aloud feature that helps the driver safely answer phone calls and text messages, Ford vehicles bring a new answer to an old problem.

The software works with most models of Android and iPhone devices, although newer versions are more likely to play nicely with it. The connection utilizes your phone's Bluetooth® radio, and once connected, all compatible functionality that has the necessary permissions will be allowed to transmit to the dashboard. This not only allows you to play back audio and video content but also control them alongside climate management and the standard array of car dashboard features.

Connecting a Smartphone to SYNC 3

Getting your phone on board with Ford's integration system is a cinch! It's no different than hooking it up to any other Bluetooth® device. In the following steps, we'll outline what you need to do to get your phone totally linked up with your SYNC 3 system for a safer and more convenient multimedia driving experience. Although the exact layout of SYNC 3 may vary slightly by the Ford model that you drive, they all follow the same fundamental instructions.

  1. Turn on your Ford vehicle and wait for the dashboard console to finish booting.
  3. At this point, you'll want to tap the Phone tab in the bottom-left of the screen, then find System Settings, then Add Bluetooth® Device.
  5. When you select this, the car will launch into scanning mode to find your phone. Make sure that your phone's Bluetooth® has been turned on with the discovery mode enabled, which will be located in the Bluetooth® settings menu. You can quickly access this on your device by holding down the Bluetooth® icon from your quick toggles menu on the notification shade.When SYNC 3 has located your device, it will be shown on the dashboard console. Select it, and if your phone asks you about the connection, confirm it so the two halves can link together.
  7. When SYNC 3 has located your device, it will be shown on the dashboard console. Select it, and if your phone asks you about the connection, confirm it so the two halves can link together.

That's all there is to it! Your phone will automatically link up with your Ford dashboard whenever the Bluetooth® is engaged while the car is running. In the event that you need to switch the connected device or manually reconnect your handset, you can simply repeat these steps to find the Bluetooth® menu in SYNC 3 and select your device again.

Come Give It a Shot!

We don't want to keep you in the dark about SYNC 3, and we surely wouldn't want you to just read about it without having a look for yourself. Come by our dealership to try it out for yourself along with the array of other features available in the newest Fords. Alternatively, you can call in and inquire for additional information about SYNC 3. We're always happy to help!

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