How to Pair Your Phone with SYNC 3

Ford Sync 3

What is SYNC 3?

These days, it's common knowledge that driving while using your smartphone probably isn't the best idea. On the other hand, it's difficult to blame the driver for doing so — the era demands constant connectivity for everything from friends and family to coworkers and employers. It's just one of those things that needs to be embraced, but how do we go about it while keeping everybody safe on the road?

Fortunately, the minds at Ford came up with a solution known as SYNC. This is an operating system that emphasizes integration and seamless communication between your iPhone or Android phone or tablet, and its offerings go beyond simple calls and texts. The newest version of this software is SYNC 3, and it brings support for third-party apps. This means that your center console display is effectively the smartphone itself, allowing you to navigate the likes of Spotify, weather apps, Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Sirius and more.

This is the revolution that we deserved earlier on in the decade. One of the greatest complications that drivers had with their center consoles was the lack of that convenience element. Different models of smartphone didn't always play nice with the knock-off operating systems that manufacturers used in their vehicles. Well, Ford is here to put an end to that and bring a new level of safety to multimedia access from behind the wheel.

How to Link Your Handset with SYNC 3

Whether you own a Ford already or are looking into one for the days ahead, we'd like to show you how easy it is to get your phone or tablet connected to SYNC 3 and experience the convenience of this software feature. If you've ever connected your phone or tablet to another Bluetooth® device such as wireless headphones, then you already have an idea of how simple this can be.

  • Enable Bluetooth® on your handset and turn on the car.
  • After the dash console finishes booting, tap on the Phone tab at the bottom of the display.
  • Tap System Settings.
  • Find Add Bluetooth® Device and tap it.
  • Here, you'll want to make sure that your handset is visible to other Bluetooth® devices. In the Bluetooth® settings menu on your phone or tablet, you should either see a checkbox for it on the Paired Devices screen or a fly-out menu that lets you enable it.
  • Once your device is visible to SYNC 3, the two devices will recognize each other and attempt to connect. There may be additional prompts and instructions to follow in order to finalize the process, so watch both screens.
  • After you've successfully paired up, you'll never need to make your handset visible again. Instead, you'll just need to make sure that Bluetooth® is turned on when you enter your car. SYNC 3 should automatically hook up and begin receiving information from your device.

Don't Hesitate to Stop By

If you're having any trouble or want to inquire into the features and functionality of SYNC 3, feel free to stop in and ask away. We'll be happy to showcase SYNC 3 and help you capitalize on all of its great features to make your drive a safer and more enjoyable experience.

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