SYNC & How-Tos


SYNC AppLink overview

SYNC® AppLink™ connects you to some of your favorite smartphone applications through voice commands. Stream Internet radio, listen to tweets, and more without fumbling through phone menus.27,63

SYNC Applink

Mobile applications within reach of your voice

Available on select vehicles, SYNC AppLink uses voice-activated technology to build a hands-free bridge between you and your smartphone applications.27

SYNC AppLink-compatible mobile applications are available for Android™, and iPhone® smartphone platforms, and new applications are being added regularly. Applications can be purchased and downloaded through Google Play and the iTunes® App Store.43

Not all smartphones support SYNC AppLink, and not all applications are available for all phone platforms. See the section related to your phone platform for availability and important settings to make your phone compatible with SYNC AppLink.

If your vehicle is not yet equipped with SYNC AppLink, it may be available to you as a software update.




Which vehicles have AppLink?

2015
  • C-MAX Hybrid & C-MAX Energi

  • E-Series

  • Edge

  • Escape

  • Expedition

  • Explorer

  • Fiesta

  • Flex

  • Focus

  • Fusion

  • F-Series

  • F-Series Super Duty

  • Mustang

  • Taurus

  • Transit

  • Transit Connect 

2014
  • C-MAX Hybrid & C-MAX Energi

  • E-Series

  • Edge

  • Escape

  • Expedition

  • Explorer

  • Fiesta

  • Flex

  • Focus

  • Fusion

  • F-Series

  • F-Series Super Duty

  • Mustang

  • Taurus

  • Transit

  • Transit Connect 

2013
  • C-MAX Hybrid & C-MAX Energi

  • E-Series

  • Edge

  • Escape & Escape Hybrid

  • Expedition

  • Explorer

  • Fiesta (North America)

  • Flex

  • Focus

  • F-Series

  • F-Series Super Duty

  • Fusion

  • Mustang

  • Taurus

  • Transit Connect

2012
  • E-Series

  • Edge

  • Escape & Escape Hybrid

  • Expedition

  • Explorer

  • Fiesta (North America)

  • Flex

  • Focus

  • F-Series

  • F-Series Super Duty

  • Fusion

  • Mustang

  • Taurus

  • Transit Connect

2011
  • E-Series

  • Edge

  • Escape & Escape Hybrid

  • Expedition

  • Explorer

  • Fiesta (North America)

  • Flex

  • Focus

  • F-Series

  • F-Series Super Duty

  • Fusion

  • Mustang

  • Taurus

SYNC APPLINK AND PHONE COMPATIBILITY

Android

SYNC AppLink works with most devices with Android OS 2.1 or later.

For a complete list of compatible Android applications, please visit the AppLink Catalog.

 

iPhone

AppLink works with iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.1 or later, with iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2 or later, and with iPhone 5 with iOS 4.3 or later. 

For a complete list of compatible iPhone applications, please visit the AppLink Catalog.

Before using AppLink, do the following:

  • Connect the iPhone to the USB port with the manufacturer-provided cable
  • Manually start the application on the iPhone so that it is running in the foreground 
  • Lock the iPhone by pressing the lock button on top of the device


Note to 2011 Fiesta owners:
After installing a new application on your mobile phone, close all applications and restart your phone. Once your device reboots and you’ve paired it, check to see if SYNC can find the new application. If not, try restarting your vehicle. iPhone users may notice that SYNC can take up to 70 seconds to discover a new application on their device.


USING SYNC APPLINK

Once you have downloaded a compatible mobile application, you're ready to use SYNC AppLink. To learn the voice commands and manual controls, browse the SYNC AppLink Catalog to view instructions for your mobile application.


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