How to use your iPhone and Siri Eyes Free with SYNC

Happy owner driving a Ford.

SYNC® brings the power of Siri® Eyes Free and your iPhone® into your vehicle.48 Make or receive a call, reserve a table at your favorite restaurant, audibly send a “see you there” text and more.27

Note: This feature is available for 2017 model year SYNC-equipped vehicles or newer and the following:

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

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


Eyes-free interaction with your iPhone

SYNC integrates Siri Eyes Free with your vehicle, so that you can use Siri without looking at your iPhone.

Note: To use this feature, your iPhone must support Siri. Refer to your device’s documentation for more information.

To activate Siri, press and hold the Voice Command button on your steering wheel for approximately two seconds and when you hear the tone, talk to Siri as you normally would. For your safety, Siri will only respond with audio-based replies and will not display any visual results like web pages or maps on the SYNC. This allows you to use Siri while keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.

Before you start


Getting started with Siri Eyes Free

To use Siri Eyes Free, make sure your phone is compatible with SYNC and pair your phone with SYNC. Siri will only work with one paired phone at a time.

After your phone is paired, you can use Siri to perform a variety of tasks. For example:

  • Request basic information: Get the weather report, check the latest stock quotes and sports scores, find nearby points of interest, and more.
  • Set reminders and make appointments: Have Siri add appointments and reminders to your calendar so you can stay organized while you’re on the road.
  • Send and receive text messages and email: When prompted, Siri will compose text messages and emails for people in your contact list. You can also ask Siri to read recent text messages or emails you may have received during your trip.


Quick Tip: Use your voice to personalize text messages

With Siri Eyes Free, you can use your iPhone to send personalized replies to text messages. To use this feature, activate and tell Siri whom you want to text and what you want to say in your message. Siri will read your text back to you to confirm it and then send it when it’s ready. Siri Eyes Free is the only option for replying to text messages with voice and personalized messages on an iPhone.