SYNC & How-Tos


Learn the controls for SYNC

In order to use SYNC®, 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.

Ford SYNC controls

In order to use SYNC®, 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.

Center console

Center console

Center display Center display Center display

The basic SYNC system has a center display that shows information such as caller ID, song titles, a digital clock, and temperature. 

LCD display LCD display LCD display

Vehicles equipped with SYNC with MyFord® have a 4.2-inch color LCD display in the center console.

Phone Phone Phone

Phone pairs your Bluetooth® -enabled phone, downloads your mobile phonebook to SYNC, and adjusts settings for Bluetooth and 911 Assist. From here, you can also activate and run a Vehicle Health Report (VHR), if equipped.48

Media Media Media

Media scrolls through artists, albums, genres, playlists, and tracks of your connected media source, such as your iPod or phone.

Radio controls

Radio controls

Power Power Power

Power turns the radio system 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 moves through various menu categories such as Media, Clock, Phone, and satellite radio (if equipped).

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).

Auxiliary Auxiliary Auxiliary

Auxiliary (AUX) moves through available auxiliary sources.

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.

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.

Sirius Sirius Sirius

Sirius accesses SiriusXM Satellite Radio (if equipped).34

Direct Direct Direct

Direct directly tunes to a radio station (i.e., 99.5) or a Sirius channel number (i.e. 59).
 

Text Text Text

Text displays the artist and song title, and scrolls through the Artist (AR), Song (SO), Channel (CH), and Category (CA), plus additional phone contact information.

Instrument cluster

Instrument cluster

Typical features Typical features Typical features

Your instrument cluster can include features you may already be familiar with, such as a tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, and engine coolant temperature gauge, as well as an Intelligent AWD gauge and the currently selected gear (in SelectShift mode), if equipped. Exact features may vary based on your vehicle’s configuration.
 

Multifunction display Multifunction display Multifunction display

If you have a vehicle equipped with SYNC with MyFord, you may also have a multifunction display in your instrument cluster. The multifunction display configures various settings and shows the status of vehicle functions. Exact features may vary based on your vehicle’s configuration.

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 your 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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