How To Connect to Ford SYNC® 3

Ford SYNC Display

If you’ve just bought or leased a new Ford model in the Peoria, you most likely have access to the Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system. Ford SYNC® 3 offers drivers a suite of innovative communication and entertainment features, such as hands-free phone calls, in-vehicle WiFi, and integration with the FordPass app. If you’re wondering how to set up Ford SYNC® in your new vehicle, you’ve come to the right place! Mike Murphy Ford has all the details for how to connect to Ford SYNC® 3 in the guide below.

Sync My Ride with Ford SYNC® 3

Ready to “Sync my ride?” The Ford SYNC® 3 setup is designed to be easy and intuitive; as long as you follow the steps below, you’ll be ready to go in no time! The first thing you want to do is start your car and turn on your smartphone. Then:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth® on your phone and ensure that your phone is discoverable.
  2. On your vehicle’s SYNC® 3 interface, press the “Add Device” button.
  3. Scan for devices on your smartphone until SYNC® shows up.
  4. Confirm that the PIN on your phone matches the PIN on the screen. Otherwise, enter the PIN displayed into your phone.
  5. SYNC® will indicate that the pairing is successful.
  6. SYNC® will then display 911 Assist status; you can decide whether to turn this feature on or off, as it makes automatic calls to emergency personnel in the event of a crash. At this point, you can also opt-in or opt-out of automatic contact downloads.
  7. Press the “Finish” button. You’re good to go!

Ford SYNC® 3 Basics

Ford SYNC® 3 offers a wide variety of helpful features designed to make your East Peoria rides safe, smooth, and convenient. Here’s how you can easily navigate the components of your infotainment system:

  • Touchscreen: The touchscreen is the centerpiece of the SYNC® 3 system, making it easy to interact with its features by swiping, tapping, and pinching the screen. 
  • Status Bar: The status bar displays icons and messages for you to easily access, such as a home button, climate control status, time, outdoor temperature, text messages, Wi-Fi connectivity, and more.
  • Navigation: The navigation system shows a map of your current location, if your Ford comes with this available feature. 
    • Audio and Entertainment: There are several ways you can keep yourself entertained on your rides, including Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, radio, and more!
    • Feature Bar: The icons that make up the Feature bar include audio, climate, phone, nav, apps, and settings.
  • Voice Commands: If you don’t want to use the touchscreen or you’re focused on the road, you can utilize voice commands to navigate the SYNC® 3 interface!

Get Connected at Mike Murphy Ford!

If you have any questions about the Ford SYNC® 3 system, feel free to contact our office anytime! You can also contact us or stop by our dealership in the Pekin area if you’re looking for a new or pre-owned Ford, and one of our expert team members will help you out. And don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials if you’re looking to save on your next ride!

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