Bluetooth with Ford SYNC - Issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Josh125, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    I have a bit of an issue that I can't seem to resolve. I have my 4s paired with the SYNC in my truck which also allows me to play music over Bluetooth. This all works fine, however every time I start the truck and it pairs the iPhone starts streaming music. I can't find any options to set to only stream when I want to, not every time.

    Any help?
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2005
    I have the same problem with Sync... Always starts the music playing the second it pairs with the car. It's pretty annoying
  3. macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011

    My iPhone 4 would as soon as it turned on and I loved it, but I cannot get my 4S to do the same, it always defaults to line in, and I have manually tell it to use bluetooth audio.

    I would love to know how to get it to auto-play again.

    2009 Explorer here
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    It doesn't change my inputs, just starts streaming even though the input remains on sat.

    Jody, I've gone through every screen I think I can looking for a setting with no luck. If I can remember my password to Ford's SYNC forum I'll post this there as well.

    Since there are different iterations of SYNC i will follow schiz's lead and post my model -- 2010 F150.
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm not sure if your f150 is the same but this is how it works on my 2011 Taurus. Basically if you leave the aux set to Bluetooth audio every time you start the car music will start streaming. Switch the aux to line in before you shut your car off and the next time you start your car it shouldn't start streaming. I know it's a pain but that's pretty much the way it works. The car remembers the last setting you were using.

    Also about a month or two ago there was a software update available for sync on my Taurus which solved most of my disconnecting issues. Check for updates to your software.

    Hope this helps
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Excellent information, I will give it a shot this morning.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    No dice, the iPhone still starts streaming when I turn the truck on even if I turned it off with something else selected such as the jukebox. I will see if there is a SYNC update available I guess. It doesnt actually play from the speakers but it's sucking precious battery life.
  8. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    That's so weird. Sorry I couldn't help. Hopefully there is a software update that fixes it. Good luck.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2012

    Has anyone found a solution to this issue? Was there a Sync update that resolved things and didn't create new problems? Or a settings option that was overlooked?

    I'm talking about the Sync autostreaming via bluetooth, even though the input is still on something else (i.e Sat, CD, etc)?

    I guess I'll take a shot and mention a few other things that have been irking me:

    1. On the Sync Call History screen, why does it only show tel.#'s? On my old phone (Razr V3) it would show the names associated with those numbers in call history.

    2. On my old phone, bluetooth would remain off on the phone until I got in the car and started it, then the bluetooth would turn on and connect. With the iphone, bluetooth seems to always be "on".

    iphone 4S
    2009 Ford Fusion
  10. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    MP3 Id Tag


    Does anybody know how to see the music name, artist and so on when you connect to the Ford Sync system using bluetooth of an iPhone4 or 4s?

    I can stream the music using bluetooth but no information is available.

    Is any upgrade or something similar to be done?


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