How to reverse pair your phone

To use any of the phone features for SYNC®—such as making a call or using SYNC Services—you must first connect, or "pair," your Bluetooth®-enabled phone. Some smartphones use a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) and cannot accept the six-digit PIN provided by SYNC. Reverse pairing allows you to pair a phone requiring a four-digit PIN.27,48,129

  • Before you start

    There are a few things you should do before starting step 1:

    • Make sure that your phone is compatible with SYNC by checking our compatibility chart 
    • Familiarize yourself with the controls in your vehicle 
    • Turn on your vehicle and phone
    • Your vehicle must be in Park and running, not in Accessory mode 
  • Enable your phone’s Bluetooth® feature and make your phone discoverable.

  • Press the Phone button to access the Phone Menu. Press OK.

  • Press the arrow buttons until Add a Device displays. Press OK.

  • SYNC prompts, "Press OK to begin pairing device." Press OK.

  • SYNC prompts, "Search for SYNC on your device and enter the PIN provided by SYNC." Press OK.

  • When SYNC displays the six-digit PIN, press the Seek arrow until Special PIN displays. Press OK.

  • The number 0000 displays.

  • When your phone displays a similar prompt to enter a PIN, type the same numbers, 0000, and press OK or enter.

    If your phone asks if you always want to accept this request, choose Yes.

  • Upon successful pairing, a message displays confirming the phone is connected. Your phone is now paired.

    You can make this your primary phone and download your phonebook.

  • Quick Tip

    Make your phone discoverable

    You'll usually find Bluetooth, the wireless technology that allows your device to connect to SYNC, on your mobile device through the Main menu> Settings> Wireless and Networks> Bluetooth.

    Once you access Bluetooth settings, choose discoverable or hands-free. Consult your device manual instructions for how to enable Bluetooth and make your device discoverable. You may also need to scan for devices on your mobile phone. 

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