Learn the controls for SYNC

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Steering wheel Center console Radio controls Instrument cluster Media inputs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Radio controls

Power

Power turns the radio system on or off.

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

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 (AUX) moves through available auxiliary sources.

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 confirms your menu selections.

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

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 accesses SiriusXM Satellite Radio (if equipped).34

Direct

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

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

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

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

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 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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