Send new text message screen on SYNC

SYNC® will read incoming text messages to you while your vehicle is in motion. SYNC can translate commonly used abbreviations such as LOL. When your vehicle is stopped*, you can choose among 15 preset messages to reply to your messages.27

The automatic phonebook download process varies, depending on your vehicle model and year.

  • 2016 model year, SYNC-equipped Escape, Explorer, Edge, F-150, Focus, and Mustang.

  • 2015 model year, SYNC-equipped Edge, F-150, Focus, and Mustang.

First set of instructions

  1. A soft tone alerts you to an incoming text message and a notification displays on your radio screen.

  2. Press Listen to receive the message.

  3. Press or pull the Voice button and say, "Read text message."

  4. SYNC will read the message aloud.

  5. Stop your vehicle to reply to the text message with the radio controls.

    When the text message displays on the screen, press More to reply, then press Reply to sender.

  6. Press the Arrow buttons to scroll through a list of 15 preset-messages on the radio screen.

    I'll call you back in a few minutes.

    I just left, I'll be there soon.

    Can you give me a call?

    I'm on my way.

    I'm running a few minutes late.

    I'm ahead of schedule, so I'll be there early.

    I'm outside.

    I'll call you when I get there.

    OK

    Yes

    No

    Thanks

    Stuck in traffic.

    Call me later.

    LOL

  7. When the message you want to send appears on the screen, press Send.

  8. SYNC prompts you to confirm your selection. Press Yes to confirm.

  9. With Siri Eyes Free, you may be able to use your iPhone to send personalized replies to text messages. Learn how to use your iPhone and Siri Eyes Free with SYNC.

Second set of instructions

  1. A soft tone alerts you to an incoming text message and a notification displays on your radio screen.

  2. Press OK to receive the message. 

  3. Press or pull the Voice button and say, "Read text message."

  4. SYNC will read the message aloud.

  5. Stop your vehicle to reply to the text message with the radio controls.

    When the text message displays on the screen, press OK to reply.

  6. Press the Arrow buttons to scroll through a list of 15 preset-messages on the radio screen.

    I'll call you back in a few minutes.

    I just left, I'll be there soon.

    Can you give me a call?

    I'm on my way.

    I'm running a few minutes late.

    I'm ahead of schedule, so I'll be there early.

    I'm outside.

    I'll call you when I get there.

    OK

    Yes

    No

    Thanks

    Stuck in traffic.

    Call me later.

    LOL

  7. When the message you want to send appears on the screen, press OK.

  8. SYNC prompts you to confirm your selection. Press OK to confirm

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