Ford Sync makes the most of learning more from your smartphone and here are some tips on using iPhone with Ford Sync.
If you have problems accessing your iPhone music?
When you upgrade to another Apple iOS, one option is to "back up" and store your music in the cloud. This is a process that is called the iTunes Match term. Basically, you can see the song titles and information on the iPhone – but music is actually "parked" in the cloud. The problem is that the Ford Sync system can no longer access this music because it is part of the Apple-owned system. If you go to the iPhone Settings folder, scroll down to iTunes and App Store, and then turn off the iTunes Match button.
This allows Sync to access music files. Turn on the iTunes Match button to back up and store the music from time to time to make the files current.
Is the music playing of the speakers terminated?
When listening to music on the steering wheel while listening to music, say "Bluetooth Audio", you can listen to music through the vehicle's audio system. Music is flowing, but there is not enough bandwidth to give voice commands to "Bruno Mars Performer".
If you plug your iPhone into the USB port, press the Hang key and say "USB". The Sync system indexes iPhone music (or the USB Booster Board), and in a few minutes press the Hang key again, and when the Sync system is "USB, enter the command", then say "Play all". The Sync system starts playing the music. Then press the Voice button and say "Play Artist Miranda Lambert" and you will find and play your music (if any in your collection).
So, can I get music from Pandora?
If you have a Pandora account on your iPhone, press the Voice button and say "Bluetooth Audio". The system will respond to "Bluetooth Audio", then iPhone, then tap the Pandora icon (or other streaming music app), and as the app starts playing, its music will be silenced and streaming music will play.
Once you connect your iPhone to USB, your system must have a "USB" voice command to change the content you want to access.
Can I read textual text messages to me?
If you have iPhone 4 or 5 iPhone, go to your phone and hit the Home button (the big button at the bottom of the phone). Hold the Home button for a few seconds and you will hear a phone (and Sync). Say "Read text messages". IPhone Siri searches and reads you messages. If you want to send a message, press the Home button and say "Send a text message". Siri asks who you want to send and what you want to say. Just follow the instructions. You can actually press the Home button and ask Siri. When you have finished Siri, press and hold the phone icon on the steering wheel and end the call.
So how do I get voice-guided GPS instructions through the Sync system?
Suppose you want to use the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 app, like Google Maps, turn on the instructions. Press the Voice button on the steering wheel and say "Bluetooth Audio". Then enter the iPhone and activate the GPS application. It says "Sync System". Press and hold the phone icon on the steering wheel to release voice commands.
Continuous support for iPhone and Sync …
Turn off your iPhone at least once a week. Keep the iPhone for at least a few minutes. Then turn it on.
Go to the main screen of your phone. Then press the Home button twice. The screen slides up. An App Icons group is displayed. Press and hold one of the Applications until a red circle with a white minus symbol appears. Then tap the red zone and Applications will be turned off. Most people will find it every time they open an application that will stay in the background. This uses more power and drains the battery faster. By turning off the iPhone Music App, music will not start automatically every time you launch.
Otherwise, if you play Bluetooth or USB music, you can press one of the audio buttons on the vehicle to switch to AM / FM, CD, Aux or Sirius tracks. Or you can use the Media (or Source) buttons (if it's in your vehicle) to access the available media for any vehicle.