SYNC® is a Bluetooth-powered navigation and infotainment system that allows you to use voice and touch commands to make calls, play music, get driving directions, connect with your mobile device, and find other useful information. Let’s talk more about the different versions of SYNC®, their features, how to use them, and how to set it up.

How to identify your SYNC® Version

Ford SYNC - EdmontonThere are four versions of SYNC® available, depending on your vehicle’s model and year. As with all kinds of technology innovation, SYNC® has evolved since its introduction. There are key features to help you identify which SYNC® version you have:

SYNC® and SYNC® with MyFord:

  • Hands-free calling
  • Voice control of your media player
  • SYNC® AppLink™ (if available)
  • 4.2-inch color cluster display or horizontal two-line display

SYNC® with Voice-Activated Navigation
Includes the same features as the basic system (except for SYNC® AppLink), plus the following:

  • Voice-Activated Navigation
  • Color navigation screen
  • HD Radio™48

SYNC® with MyFord Touch
Includes all the features as the basic system (except for SYNC® AppLink), plus the following:

  • 6.5- 8-inch color touchscreen
  • Media hub with two USB ports, SD card reader, and input jacks
  • Five-way controls on the steering wheel

SYNC® 3
Includes all the features as the basic system, plus the following:

  • 6.5- or 8-inch color touchscreen with easy-to-read text and icons
  • Capacitive touch technology requires just a light tap or swiping and pinching for some features with available navigation system
  • Touchscreen responds with impressive speed
  • Enhanced voice recognition
  • Five-way controls on the steering wheel

How to set up your SYNC®

To make the most use out of SYNC®, you’ll need:

  • A Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone
  • A media player that connects through USB

Start by connecting your Bluetooth phone to SYNC® through a process called pairing. Once paired, your phone connects with SYNC® each time you enter your vehicle, and calls are automatically transferred between your phone and your vehicle without hanging up. After pairing your phone, use SYNC® voice commands to make calls, play music, and much more. Be sure to use a phone that’s compatible with the SYNC® features you want, keep your phone’s firmware up to date, and learn as much as you can about your phone’s capabilities.