Hey there! If you recently got a new Ford vehicle, you’re in for a treat. Ford’s SyncMyRide lets you control music, navigation, calls and more using voice commands or steering wheel buttons. No more fiddling with your phone while driving!
In this post, we’ll walk through how to:
- Set up a Ford owner account
- Connect your phone with SyncMyRide
- Use the key features like Ford+Alexa and SYNC AppLink
Let’s get started!
Creating Your Ford Owner Account
Before you can use SyncMyRide, you’ll need to quickly set up an account at Ford’s website.
Here are the steps:
- Enter your email address and click Request Email.
- Open the email from Ford and click Verify Email.
- Enter your name, password, and agree to the Terms & Conditions.
- Click Create Account.
And that’s it! Your Ford owner account is now ready to go.
Pairing Your Phone with SyncMyRide
SyncMyRide uses Bluetooth to connect with your smartphone. Here’s how to get your devices paired up:
- Park your vehicle
- Enable Bluetooth on your phone
- On your SYNC screen, tap the Phone icon
- Select Add a Phone and follow the prompts
For SYNC 4/4A
- On your phone, turn on Bluetooth
- On SYNC, go to Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth
- Select Add a Bluetooth Device
- Confirm the pairing code matches on both devices
- Your phone and SYNC are now connected!
For SYNC 3
- On SYNC, tap Phone > Add Device
- On your phone, scan for SYNC and select it
- Confirm the pairing code matches on both
- Tap Pair on your phone and Yes on SYNC
- You’ll see a “Pairing Successful” message
That’s all it takes to get started with hands-free driving! Now let’s look at some of SyncMyRide’s handy capabilities.
Using SyncMyRide’s Features
Here are some of the cool things you can do with a paired SyncMyRide system:
- SYNC AppLink – Use voice commands to control compatible mobile apps like Spotify. Just tap the voice command button and say something like “Play pop music on Spotify.”
- Ford+Alexa – Ask Alexa for traffic info, local points of interest, and more. You can say things like “Alexa, how’s traffic to work?” or “Alexa, find coffee shops nearby.”
- SYNC Connect – Remotely lock/unlock your doors, check fuel level, start engine, and track your vehicle’s location using the FordPass app.
- SYNC Wi-Fi Hotspot – Connect up to 10 devices to SYNC’s Wi-Fi hotspot for internet access on the go.
- Android Auto/Apple CarPlay – Access your phone’s maps, music, calls and texts on your vehicle’s touchscreen.
So in just a few simple steps, you can set up and start using Ford’s SyncMyRide system for a safer, more convenient driving experience. No more fumbling with devices – just tap and talk! Let us know if you have any other questions. Drive safe!