SYNC system overview

SYNC® with MyFord Touch® allows you to use voice or simple touchscreen commands to make calls, play music, adjust climate, and get useful information about your vehicle.27

How SYNC with MyFord Touch keeps you connected

SYNC with MyFord Touch uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to pass information between your vehicle and your phone. You can use voice commands and other simple controls—such as steering wheel buttons—to make and receive calls or listen to text messages. Whatever your phone can do, SYNC lets you do so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.48

Like a universal remote control, SYNC controls other systems besides your phone. SYNC connects you to:

  • Entertainment, including AM/FM radio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, or music and video on USB, SD Card, and AV devices
  • Navigation assistance (if equipped), including maps
  • Information such as turn-by-turn directions, weather, traffic, news, sports scores, and more through SYNC Services or SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Climate controls
  • Settings34,129

SYNC is customized in each vehicle, so the design is different, but the basics are the same. In vehicles with MyFord Touch, the 8-inch touchscreen in the center console lets you view information and adjust Phone, Entertainment, Navigation (if equipped), and Climate settings.

Getting the most out of SYNC with MyFord Touch

To get the most out of SYNC with MyFord Touch, you’ll need:

  • A Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone (check our list of compatible phones)
  • A media player that connects through USB

Even without these, you can use SYNC to control in-vehicle systems, such as Climate and AM/FM Radio, although you won’t be able to make hands-free calls or use many features and services.

Start by connecting your Bluetooth phone to SYNC through a process called "pairing." Once your phone is paired, it connects with SYNC each time you enter your vehicle, and calls may be transferred between your phone and your vehicle without hanging up.

After pairing your phone, use SYNC voice commands to make calls, play music, and much more.

SYNC and your phone work closely together. It’s important to use a phone that is compatible with the SYNC features you want, keep your phone’s firmware up to date, and learn as much as you can about your phone’s capabilities.

The MyFord Touch User Guide

To learn more, you can also view the MyFord Touch User Guide. You'll find an overview of the system's features and settings, a quick-start guide, support resources, and more.