Part 1: How to connect iPhone to Ford Sync

You have the option to connect your iPhone to Ford Sync via bluetooth. You can use your iPhone features if you connect or pair your Bluetooth for syncing. The pairing feature allows bluetooth devices to communicate securely with each other. This way you can make a call, receive a text message or you can use Sync Services.

1. Connect your iPhone to Ford Sync via bluetooth


  • Step 1: On your iPhone you can find Bluetooth, the wireless technology that allows your device to connect to SYNC, on the Main menu under Settings. Open the Settings tab and you can see under "Wireless and Networks", the "Bluetooth" feature.
  • Step 2: After you have accessed Bluetooth settings, you need to tap on discoverable or hands-free. You may also need to scan for sync on your device.

In your car on the steering wheel, the Phone control is labeled with either the word or an icon with a single or double arrow. You should know that the Phone feature from your car activates the phone menu, accepts incoming calls, or ends a call.

On the Center Console, Phone feature pairs your Bluetooth with your enabled iPhone, downloads your mobile phonebook to Sync and adjusts settings for Bluetooth.

2. Connect your iPhone to Ford Sync with USB

In your car, on the Media Inputs you will find the USB port. You should know that USB port provides input for USB supported media playing devices and flash drives containing Sync software updates, or your own entertainment selections and photos. Also, these ports charge your battery for your USB supported devices like your iPhone.

  • Step 1: Plug in your iPhone Get the USB cable that your Iphone has and connect it with Usb port from your car, on the Media Inputs. You will see the connection icon on your iPhone`s display.
  • Step 2: Open your iPhone You can make a verification by opening your iPhone and see if the Usb connection icon is displayed. Also, you can make any action suported by your iPhone, like making a call, or download your phone book.

Part 2: How to sync iPhone with Ford Sync

If you have an iPhone 6+, you should know that your idevice supports most basic Sync features. Thus it is able to connect to Sync and make, and receive hands-free calls. Also you can enjoy multiple features like use Automatic Phone book Download, Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Caller ID, Call History Download, Join Calls, Transfer to Privacy. You should know that Sync is available for making and receiving calls by using only one paired phone at a time.

  • Step 1: Turn on your devices and your car. You must to turn on your iPhone, your Car and Radio/SYNC from your car.
  • Step 2: Enable your iPhone`s bluetooth feature. Next step is to enable your iPhone’s Bluetooth feature and make your phone discoverable.
  • Step 2: Use the Phone button. Press the Phone button in order to access the Phone Menu and then press "OK". Choose to add a Device displays and press "OK".
  • Step 2: Use the Sync feature. When Sync prompts "Press OK to begin pairing device", you need just to press "OK".

You will receive a notification with "Search for SYNC on your device and enter the PIN provided by SYNC". Press "OK" and a six-digit number displays on the screen for 3 minutes, during which time Sync actively seeks for the same number from your phone. Next action that you need to do it is to type the number displayed by Sync on your iPhone.

You will receive a message displays confirming the phone is connected after a successful pairing.

Part 3: iPhone won't connect to Ford Sync? Fix it!

Here are the possible Ford Sync iPhone problems and solutions, which will help you solve common issues when you connect iPhone to Ford Sync.

Problem 1: Text messages issue through Sync

Solution 1: You may receive an error if you wish to send a contact address. You can receive text and send text in car through the BT connection. With Apple's Siri 1, just press of button and all should be fine.

Problem 2: Slow operation of your iPhone when sync

Solution 2: You need to maintain an excellent system performance in order to use it at maximum capacity and at a higher level. All you need to do it is to adjust Phone Pairing and Auto Phone Book Download Settings. If you have observed a slow operation and / or audio issues, performing a clean phone pair and turning off Automatic Phonebook Download can help.

Problem 3: Issue with voice recognition

Solution 3: Your Phonebook might need to be edited in order to improve the Voice Recognition. Your system’s voice recognition works better when your Phonebook contacts have a first and last name listed.

Problem 4: Bluetooth connection issue

Solution 4: Several tips can help you if your iPhone cannot connect properly: turn it off, open and close the driver’s door, wait until the software it is turned off completely and watch for the clusters to be on power off mode, wait about half of minute before proceeding and turn it on again.

Problem 5: iPhone connection issue

Solution 5: One method that might helps you is to open your iPhone and turn on the Bluetooth "Off", and then "On". Just find your iPhone's Bluetooth menu and tap Off, and next step it is to tap On.

Also you can manually connect the Ford Sync with your iPhone. Just touch Phone, choose Settings and select Bluetooth Devices. There you can find "Your iPhone". All you need to do it is to select "your iPhone" and tap "Connect". If you still get errors or the connection time takes longer than 1 minute, use the Sync feature to make a manually connection. Just find your iPhone's Bluetooth menu and tap "Sync" to connect it.

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