Getting the Most From iPhone and Ford Sync

Getting essentially the most out of your Ford Sync system typically means studying extra about your smartphone and listed here are some recommendations on utilizing your iPhone with the Ford Sync system.

Are you having bother accessing your iPhone music?

When you have upgraded to a more moderen Apple iOS, then one of many choices is to “again up” and retailer your music on the Cloud. This makes use of a course of known as iTunes Match. Primarily you see the tune titles and data in your iPhone – however the music is definitely “parked” within the Cloud. The issue is that the Ford Sync system not can entry this music because it has change into a part of the Apple proprietary system. When you go to your iPhone's Settings folder … scroll right down to the iTunes & App Shops bar, then flip off the iTunes Match button.

This enables your Sync system to entry music recordsdata. Flip the iTunes Match button again on to again up and retailer your music sometimes to maintain your recordsdata present.

Has your streaming iPhone music stopped taking part in?

When you pushed the Voice button on the steering wheel to entry music by saying “Bluetooth Audio” then you possibly can stream music via your automobile sound system. It streams music, however you don't have sufficient bandwidth to offer voice instructions to “Play Artist Bruno Mars.”

When you plug your iPhone into the USB port, then you definitely'll should push the Voice button and say “USB.” The Sync system will index the music in your iPhone (or USB leap drive) and after a couple of minutes, push the Voice button once more and when the Sync system says “USB, state your command” then say “Play All.” The Sync system will start taking part in your music. You possibly can then push the Voice button and say “Play Artist Miranda Lambert” and it’ll discover and play her music (in case you have that in your assortment).

So can I play music from Pandora?

When you have a Pandora account in your iPhone, then you possibly can push the Voice button and say “Bluetooth Audio.” The system will reply “Bluetooth Audio” after which go to your iPhone and faucet the Pandora icon (or different streaming music App) after which as that App begins to play, your music will mute and the streaming music will play.

As soon as once more, when you plug your iPhone into USB, then you need to give your system a voice command of “USB” for the system to alter the content material it’s accessing.

Can I get voice-to-text textual content messages learn to me?

When you have an iPhone 4s or an iPhone 5, go to your telephone and push the House button (the big button on the decrease heart of your telephone). Maintain the House button for just a few seconds and you’ll hear a tome in your telephone (and the Sync system). Say, “Learn Textual content Messages.” Your iPhone's Siri will search for messages and browse them to you. If you wish to ship a message, push the House button and say “Ship Textual content Message.” Your Siri will ask who you wish to ship to and what you wish to say. Simply comply with directions. In actual fact, you possibly can push the House button and ask Siri any query. If you end up completed with Siri, simply push and maintain the telephone icon in your steering wheel and “dangle up” on the decision.

So how can I get voice-activated GPS directions via the Sync system?

Let's say you wish to use your iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 App, resembling Google Maps, to get turn-by-turn directions. Push the Voice button on the steering wheel and say “Bluetooth Audio.” Then go to your iPhone and activate your GPS App. It’ll “communicate” the directions over the Sync system. Push and maintain the telephone icon on the steering wheel to hold up the voice directions.

On-going assist in your iPhone and Sync …

Full energy down your iPhone at the least as soon as every week. Hold the iPhone off for at the least a couple of minutes. Then energy it again up.

Go to your telephone's foremost display screen. Then push the House button twice. The display screen will slide up. You will notice a gaggle of App icons. Push and maintain your finger on one of many Apps till a crimson circle with a white minus image seems. Then faucet the crimson circle and the Apps will probably be turned off. Most individuals will discover that each time they open an App that it stays on “within the background.” This makes use of extra energy and drains your battery extra shortly. By turning off your iPhone Music App you gained't have the music beginning to play robotically each time you begin up your automobile.

By the best way, in case you are taking part in Bluetooth or USB music then you possibly can push one of many Audio buttons in your automobile to alter to AM / FM, CD, Aux or Sirius as a music supply. Or, you need to use the Media (or Supply) buttons (in case you have them in your automobile) to entry any of the Media obtainable to your automobile.