How to Connect to Ford SYNC®

Ford Sync Screen 

A major perk of driving a new Ford model around Waterloo is the available technology features, specifically the Ford SYNC® infotainment system. Wondering how to connect to Ford SYNC®? Doing so is simple from your Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone and your Ford's infotainment screen. Of course, the connection process is different depending on the model year of your vehicle. Find out how to connect to Ford SYNC® with this step-by-step guide from Auffenberg Ford Belleville so that you can send texts, discover new music, and more.

Connecting to Ford SYNC® on a Newer Model

Mascoutah-area drivers will find that it's quick and easy to connect to your Ford SYNC®, especially on 2017 or newer models, as well as selected SYNC®-equipped 2016 and 2015 models. These select models include:

  • 2016 Models
    • Escape
    • Edge
    • F-150
    • Focus
    • Mustang
  • 2015 Models
    • Edge
    • F-150
    • Focus
    • Mustang

Once you've identified your Ford model, turn on your phone, start your vehicle, and turn on the radio/SYNC® system. Then, follow these steps to "SYNC® my ride:"

  1. Turn on your phone's Bluetooth® system.
  2. From your SYNC® screen, press the "Phone" button, followed by "Add."
  3. In the Bluetooth® menu on your phone, search for pairings and select SYNC®.
  4. Make sure the six-digit PIN number on your phone matches the one that appears on the screen.
  5. A message will display on the SYNC® screen that says, "Phone is connected."
  6. Go through the various menu options, such as connecting your phonebook to the system, to decide which you would like to opt in for or ignore.
  7. Your phone may prompt you to allow SYNC® to access your phone. If so, press "Yes."
  8. If the process is completed correctly, the SYNC® system will display your phone menu.

Once you follow these steps, you will be prepared to hit the Columbia streets with your SYNC® system connected and ready to go!

Connecting to Ford SYNC® on an Older Model

 

Do you drive a used Ford vehicle that has the SYNC® system installed? If so, follow these steps, as it is a different process than mentioned above:

  1. Turn on your phone's Bluetooth® system.
  2. From your SYNC® screen, press the "Phone" button, followed by "Add a device."
  3. A prompt will appear on the screen saying that SYNC® is prepared to pair devices, at which point you should press "OK."
  4. You will then need to search for SYNC® on your phone. Press "OK" on the screen and locate SYNC® on your phone menu.
  5. Next, enter the six-digit PIN number that appears on your SYNC® screen and enter it into your phone.
  6. Browse the various SYNC® system options with your phone, such as pairing your phonebook.
  7. Your phone may prompt you to allow SYNC® to access your phone. If so, press "Yes."
  8. Exit the pairing process by hitting the back arrow to select "Exit," and then press "Cancel" to completely escape the phone menu.
 
   
 Ford Escape Touchscreen      
 

Connect to Ford SYNC® with Auffenberg Ford Belleville

The process on how to connect to Ford SYNC® is easy, especially when you follow this guide from Auffenberg Ford Belleville. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch, or connect with our Service Center for more instructions.

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