How to Transfer Phone Contacts to Your Ford® Vehicle SYNC®* System

Upon successfully pairing your Bluetooth® enabled phone to SYNC 3, you can choose to automatically download your contacts. While each SYNC version is different, setting up your phonebook is always simple.

How to set up a SYNC 3 phone book.

  1. After pairing your phone, slide the Auto-Download contact button On, and your contacts will begin to download.

  2. A confirmation screen will appear.

  3. The Auto-Download contacts feature will update your phone book whenever you connect your previously paired phone to SYNC. If you’ve recently added a contact or edited one, changes will be made once the phone is reconnected.

How to set up SYNC 3 phone book preferences.

  1. Press the Settings icon in the Feature bar at the bottom of the home screen. 

  2. Press the Phone icon for the Phone Settings menu.

How to manage SYNC 3 phone book contacts.

In the Phone Settings menu, press Manage Contacts. If your phone is compatible with this feature, the Manage Contacts menu allows you to set preferences for:

  • Sort By: Choose how you’d like your list to appear, by either contacts’ first or last names.
  • Redownload Phone Book: You can manually redownload your phone book while your vehicle is parked and your Bluetooth enabled phone is connected to SYNC 3.

  • Delete Phone Book: If you want to delete all your contacts stored in your vehicle, choose this option. This feature does not delete contacts from your phone.

How to set up SYNC with MyFord Touch® phone book.

  1. Connect your phone to SYNC and touch the Phone corner of the 8-inch touchscreen.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Manage Phone Book Options.

  4. Touch Phone Book Download.

  5. When the download is finished, Phone Book Download Complete displays.

You can download 2,000 entries. If your phone is compatible with the SYNC photo ID feature, your contact photos should also be transferred.

How to set up your SYNC phone book.

With your vehicle’s SYNC system turned ON, turn on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to make it discoverable. Then:

  1. Touch the Phone tab to access the Phone Menu.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Advanced.

  4. Touch Modify Phone Book.

  5. Touch Download Phone Book.

  6. Download Phone Book displays. Touch Yes.

  7. When the download is finished, Download Complete displays.

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