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

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

Here’s how to get started:

  • Pair your phone with SYNC.
  • Download and install or update the latest version of your SYNC-compatible mobile apps on your Android smartphone.

  1. Once you’ve connected your phone to SYNC, press the Voice button and say, “Mobile apps.”
    • SYNC will respond, “Mobile apps, please say a command.”
  2. Say the name of the App you wish to use.
    • Or say, “List mobile apps” to hear the names of available apps.
  3. Once you’ve accessed the app, you can use the steering wheel controls and voice commands to control it.
  4. You can also change apps by voice command.

Note for 2010-2012 Ford owners who have updated their SYNC system to include AppLink

After installing a new application on your mobile phone, close all apps and restart your phone. Once your device reboots and you’ve paired it, check to see if SYNC can find the new app. If not, try restarting your vehicle.