AppLink

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How to access mobile applications using SYNC AppLink

With SYNC® AppLink™ you can control some of your favorite mobile applications through SYNC. To use SYNC AppLink, you must first download a SYNC-compatible mobile app on your phone, and then pair and connect your phone to SYNC.

To read more about SYNC AppLink and to find out what applications are available, see SYNC AppLink Overview.27

Please note: SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software.

How to control mobile applications with Ford SYNC AppLink

SYNC® AppLinkTM lets you control compatible smartphone applications with your voice. Access many features using the same commands you normally would on your phone.27,63

Please note: SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software.

How do I use SYNC® AppLink® with my iPhone?

Many of us want to be connected everywhere, all the time. SYNC AppLink allows you to use your compatible iPhone® mobile apps while keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. 27,48,63

Here’s how to use SYNC AppLink* with your iPhone* or other iOS device. 25

*SYNC AppLink works with iOS devices, such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, iOS 6.0 and later. Apple® users must connect their device via USB and have compatible app running in background. 

Does my vehicle have SYNC® AppLink®?

SYNC AppLink uses voice-activated technology to build a hands-free bridge between you and your mobile phone applications. Once your device is connected to SYNC, AppLink allows you to have a similar experience in your vehicle that you enjoy on your Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, and some iOS devices. 27,43,48,63

SYNC AppLink is available on select vehicles—which are listed below. Simply click on the year of your vehicle and the models with AppLink as a feature are listed with green checkmarks.

Note: SYNC AppLink is not available on vehicles equipped with MyFord Touch®. 

How do I use SYNC® AppLink® with my Android smartphone?

Many of us want to be connected everywhere, all the time. SYNC AppLink allows you to use your compatible Android™ smartphone mobile apps while keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. 27,43,63

SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch®. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software. Compatible apps must be installed and running on compatible devices.

Here’s how to use SYNC AppLink with your Android* device.43

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

Why doesn’t SYNC AppLink recognize my apps?

Using your mobile apps while keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel is a great convenience. We know how aggravating it can be if you can’t access them.  

Here are a few troubleshooting tips to ensure that SYNC® AppLink™ can access your compatible mobile apps. 27,43,48,63

Note: 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. Not all smartphones support SYNC AppLink, and not all applications are available for all phone platforms.

Note: SYNC AppLink is available on select vehicles. SYNC AppLink is not available on vehicles equipped with MyFord Touch®.

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