SYNC & How-Tos

Explore Navigation by voice

If your SYNC® with MyFord Touch® vehicle is equipped with the optional SD Card Navigation system, you can use voice commands to set your destination and manage your Navigation options.27

Key points about Navigation voice commands

Destination names, such as "Home," "Work," and "Favorites," must first be set up in your vehicle's Navigation system. If SYNC has trouble understanding "Home," try saying "My Home."

Using the 8-inch touchscreen usually ends a voice session, but a dual control feature allows you to use the touchscreen during a voice session. On the touchscreen, the options outlined in blue can be spoken; options not outlined in blue should be touched.  Always "Set As Destination" on the touchscreen to activate a route after you've downloaded directions.

Valid Point of Interest (POI) categories appear on the touchscreen when you use the "Destination POI" command.  Acronyms such as POI should be said one letter at a time: "P-O-I." Numbers should be said one digit at a time: "1-4-4-0" instead of "Fourteen-forty." 


Voice Commands

Get directions to an address “Destination address” | pause | “<address>”

Ex.: “Destination address” | pause | “123 Main St., Anytown, New York”
Get directions to an intersection “Destination intersection” | pause | follow prompts
Get directions to a POI when you know the name “Destination POI” | pause | follow prompts | pause | "Name" | pause | "<name>"
Get directions to a POI when you don't know the name 
“Destination POI”  | pause | follow prompts | pause | "Category" | pause | "<category>"

Ex.: "Destination POI"  | pause | "Nearby"  | pause | "Category"  | pause | "Fuel station"
Get directions to  a POI when you know the category “Destination <POI category>” | pause | follow prompts

Ex.: "Destination fuel station"  | pause | follow prompts 
Get directions to nearest POI when you know the category “Destination nearest <POI category>” | pause | follow prompts

Ex.: "Destination nearest fuel station"  | pause | follow prompts 
Get directions to restaurants "I’m hungry"  | pause | follow prompts 
Get directions from current location to home/work "Destination <Home|Work>"
Get directions to one of your preset Favorites "Destination Favorites"  | pause | follow prompts 
Get directions to one of your named destinations "Destination <nametag>" 

Ex.: "Destination Jill's house." 
Hear the available named destinations "Destination play nametags" 
Get directions to a previously set destination "Destination previous destination"  | pause | follow prompts 
Show map on the touchscreen "Show map" 
Show a 3D rendering of the map "Show 3D" 
Show current vehicle heading at top of map "Show heading up" 
Show North at top of map "Show North up" 
Zoom in on the map  "Zoom in" 
Zoom out on the map "Zoom out" 
Zoom in as close as possible "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom in minimum" 
Zoom out as far as possible "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom out maximum" 
Zoom to street level "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom street" 
Zoom to city level "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom city"
Zoom to state level "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom state" 
Zoom to country level  "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom country" 
Zoom to specific level of elevation  "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom to <distance>"

Ex.: "Navigation" | pause | "Zoom to one mile" 
Show destination on the map "Show destination" 
Hear Navigation commands  "Navigation help"
Display Navigation commands  "Navigation list of commands" 
When a route is active, use the following commands:  
Show next waypoint in route on the map "Show next waypoint" 
Cancel next waypoint  "Cancel next waypoint" 
Show entire route on the map  "Show route" 
Change the route "Detour"
End Navigation "Cancel route" 
See the directions listed on the touchscreen next to the map "Show turn list" 
Hear the directions read to you turn by turn "Voice guidance on"
Stop audible directions "Voice guidance off" 
Adjust voice volume  "Navigation voice <softer/louder>"
Hear the upcoming turn instruction again "Repeat instruction"

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