How to Pair Your Smartphone With Ford SYNC

October 29th, 2014 by


SYNC 3 system in a 2018 Ford Fusion

The Ford SYNC infotainment system not only adds convenient control over a variety of features in your vehicle — it also allows for safe, easy use of your phone while driving, especially when you need assistance navigating to any of these Mexican restaurants in Plainfield. If you’ve been wondering how to pair your phone to Ford SYNC, River View Ford is here to help! Following these simple steps will help you add your phone to SYNC in no time. We also assist you with connecting to Ford SYNC mobile apps, so that you can easily explore Oswego and the surrounding area with your favorite navigation and entertainment apps!

How to Connect to Ford SYNC

  • Step 1: Turn on your smartphone, your Ford vehicle, and the Ford SYNC system.
  • Step 2: Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone through the “Settings” menu, and then the “Connections” menu. Make sure that your device is set to “Discoverable.”
  • Step 3: Press the Phone button to access the Phone Menu, then press Add.
  • Step 4: Scan for devices on your phone until SYNC is found.
  • Step 5: Select SYNC on your phone, which will give you a six-digit PIN.
  • Step 6: Your phone will prompt you to confirm that the six-digit PIN on your phone matches the six-digit PIN on your SYNC screen.
  • Step 7: After confirming, the SYNC display will indicate that the pairing was successful.
  • Step 8: Press the “Finish” button — and you’re done!

Sometimes drivers will come to us stating, “My phone won’t connect to Ford SYNC.” If the process above doesn’t work, you can reach out to our service center where one of our certified Ford technicians can help you troubleshoot the issue.

How to Add SYNC 3 Apps

Now that you know how to connect to Ford SYNC, let’s go over how to add apps. SYNC 3 offers SYNC AppLink which lets you use voice commands and steering wheel buttons to control apps on your smartphone or other devices. With Ford SYNC mobile apps, you can make reservations at one of the best restaurants in Oswego using OpenTable, arrange tickets in Plainfield using MovieTickets.com, and more.

Here’s how to make it happen:

  • Step 1: Make sure your phone is paired and connected to SYNC. iPhones must be connected via a USB cable
  • Step 2: Open your chosen app and have it running on your smartphone.
  • Step 3: Press the Apps icon on your SYNC Feature bar, and select the app you wish to use.
  • Step 4: You can now use AppLink to control the app using the SYNC touchscreen or voice commands.

Reach Out to River View Ford with Your Ford SYNC Questions

If you run into trouble getting Ford SYNC to connect, or if things don’t seem to be working correctly, contact River View Ford in Oswego, IL. If you have any questions about your warranty in the event that any part of your Ford isn’t functioning the way it should, we’ll be happy to assist you with that as well! You can also learn whether it’s possible to upgrade from Ford SYNC to Ford SYNC 3 inside your Ford Escape or Ford F-150!

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