SYNC & How-Tos


Learn the controls for SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation

In order to use SYNC® with Voice-Activated Navigation, it’s important to know where your vehicle's controls are and how to interact with them.27

Please note, features may vary based on your vehicle’s configuration.

Controls for SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation

In order to use SYNC® with Voice-Activated Navigation, it’s important to know where your vehicle's controls are and how to interact with them.27

Please note, features may vary based on your vehicle’s configuration.


Steering wheel

Steering wheel

Voice Voice Voice

Depending on your vehicle's year and model, the Voice control is labeled with either the word or an icon.  Voice activates Voice Recognition, which lets you give a command or interrupt SYNC.

Media Media Media

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Media control is labeled with either a word or letter (Mode, Media, Menu, M) or an icon (music note). Media selects the media source (i.e. AM/FM radio, CD player, or other media device).

Seek Seek Seek

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Seek control is labeled with either a four-way arrow or a right and left double arrow. Seek moves through the menu choices.

Volume Volume Volume

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Volume control is labeled with either the word or an icon with plus (+) and minus (–) symbols. Volume controls audio volume.

Phone Phone Phone

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Phone control is labeled with either the word or an icon (may include a single or double arrow). Phone activates the phone menu, accepts incoming calls, or ends a call.

OK OK OK

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the OK control is labeled with either the word or an icon. OK confirms your selections.

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Home Home Home

Home displays options to save/view favorite pictures, view your current audio and climate control settings, as well as display the audio visualizer or hybrid fuel economy (if equipped). You can split the screen into two or three different sections, or you can choose to have a single view.

Phone Phone Phone

Phone allows you to access phone settings such as adding a Bluetooth®-enabled phone, select from various ring tones, turn message notification on/off, modify phone book entries, and auto download your phone book.

Media Media Media

Media displays options to select media sources (USB, BT stereo, or auxiliary input jack), and play preferences such as shuffle, repeat, and autoplay. You can also access the 10GB jukebox, Music Library, or a Bluetooth®-discoverable media player, which organizes and sorts your indexed media by metadata tags. SYNC supports the following metadata tags: artist, album, genre, and track.

Information Information Information

Information displays options to select features such as Where am I, HEV (hybrid screen information, if equipped), SiriusXM Travel Link (if activated), Calendar, System Information, and Help.

Sound Sound Sound

Sound displays options to adjust settings such as bass, treble, fade, balance, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Speed Compensated Volume (SCV), and the visualizer.

Destination Destination Destination

Destination displays options to “Quick” selections (available while the vehicle is in motion), such as your preset favorites, “Standard” resources to set a destination (such as street address, points of interest, etc.), and “Edit Route” to set preferences for your current navigation route.

Navigation Navigation Navigation
Navigation displays options to select navigation features such as map, route, and traffic preferences.
Climate Climate Climate

Climate displays options to adjust certain climate control features such as air flow direction or increase/decrease temperature.

Status bars Status bars Status bars

Your screen may also have:

Top Status Bar displays your current mode, the exterior temperature, and time. It also displays icons if you have enabled Bluetooth®, among other options.

Bottom Status Bar displays the Home icon, current temperature for the driver and passenger, fan speed, and air flow direction. It also displays the artist and title of the currently playing CD (if available), artist and title for Jukebox (if available), and satellite radio (if activated).

Radio controls

Radio controls

Power Power Power

Power turns SYNC on or off.

Volume Volume Volume

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Volume control is labeled with either the word, an icon with plus (+) and minus (–) symbols, or an icon with VOL in the middle. Volume controls audio volume.

Menu Menu Menu

Menu accesses the system menu.

Media Media Media

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Media control is labeled with either a word or letter (Mode, Media, M). Media selects the media source (i.e. AM/FM radio, CD player, or other media device).

Sound Sound Sound

Sound accesses the sound menu.

Aux Aux Aux

Aux moves through available auxiliary sources.

Phone Phone Phone

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Phone control is labeled with either the word or an icon. Phone activates the phone menu, accepts incoming calls, or ends a call.

Radio Radio Radio

Radio accesses the radio menu.

Map Map Map

Map accesses the map menu.

Dest Dest Dest

Dest accesses the destination menu.

Disp Disp Disp

Disp moves through display modes: On, Status Bar Only, and Off.

Information Information Information

Information accesses the information menu.

Climate Climate Climate

Climate accesses the climate menu.

Seek Seek Seek

Depending on your vehicle's year and model, the Seek control is labeled with either a four-way arrow or a right and left double arrow. Seek moves through the menu choices.

OK OK OK

OK confirms your menu selections.

Tune Tune Tune

Depending on your vehicle’s year and model, the Tune control is labeled with either a four-way arrow or an icon with TUNE in the middle. Tune manually tunes the radio frequency, the next/previous channel in satellite radio mode (if equipped), or next/previous track in CD mode. It also selects various settings in menu mode.

Media inputs

Media inputs

USB port USB port USB port

USB port provides input for USB supported media playing devices and flash drives containing SYNC software updates, or your own entertainment selections and photos. These ports also charge USB supported devices.
 

Auxiliary input jack Auxiliary input jack Auxiliary input jack

Auxiliary input jack provides input for older portable media devices that only have a headphone jack. You need to use a special aux-in cable and won’t be able to use voice commands and other hands-free features of SYNC.

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