Ford Sync Problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DSPfisher, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I Have a 2009 Ford F150. I can't get the iPhone 5 to work with the Sync when connected via the Lightning cable.

    Anyone else have this issue or figured out a way to make it work?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Not at all, I plugged into my 2012 Fusion Hybid, it recognized the phone, offered to download new apps related to sync and I was done. Have you tried the cable with your computer? There are several threads here at MR about bad cables.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    tried it with my rental yesterday. didn't work.

    But than again ford sync and my touch is a piece of ******
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    My 4S was a non starter, my 5 however works fine...
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2011 Focus, and Sync works great with Bluetooth and USB.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    I too have a 2009 F150 but haven't gotten mt IP5 yet thanks to Best Buy. I'll try it and report back once I do.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Does text-to-talk or contacts images work? Got a IP4 on a 2011 explorer and text-to-talk never worked.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I cannot get the new MAP profile features to work with my 2012 F-150. Sucks.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    iOS6 adds the support for text message alert and reading in your 2011 explorer.
     
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    I haven't plugged into the USB yet.. just Bluetooth (calls, music) and it works great.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    Delete your phone from sync.

    Add it back to sync.

    Go so settings for the phone and turn on the text feature. I believe it defaults to off.
     
  12. whsbuss, Sep 22, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

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    Text

    I had to delete and re-add my iPhone and now it says Messaging works. However when I got an iMessage from my wife's iPad it never alerted. Inbox on FordSync said its empty. So does it require a text from a known phone # or will iMessage from another iPhone work? Ford 2011 Explorer.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    2010 Ford F150 platinum and everything is working just fine. Still no text messaging though.
     
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    This is what happens when you get M$ software +  Apple hardware + Sony hardware which I think FORD for uses them for Head Units and mix them all together.
     
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  17. macrumors 68020

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    Good luck.

    Ford Sync works about as good as Apple Maps. both suck
     
  18. macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the clarification. I'm on MFT and it surely does not work. Even stranger, I did a send text from the MFT and it said it was sent. But it was not in reality. Reading that thread from the Sync community, its clear ford has some work to do on the MFT.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    Isn't that Ford software written by Microsoft? Just sayin'... :)
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, That's true. Sad fact is that even though several of us on the forum have software \ hardware test experience and have offered to beta test with our own cars, the silence has been as they say deafening. There is a MFT update for our cars now (3.22), but I'm afraid to install it-seems to be causing some other problems. or not. Time will tell.
     
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  22. whsbuss, Sep 22, 2012
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    What MFT version? What yr/make Ford? iPhone 4, 4s or 5?
     
  23. macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I saw that update but I'm afraid to install it as well. I know the temp back on the big screen is nice, but I don't want to break what's working now on 3.0.2
     
  24. macrumors member

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    +1 on my 2011 F-150.
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2011 Focus, with version 1 SYNC. Latest firmware (3.2.2) added Bluetooth MAP support. Took a little bit of fidgeting, but I got texts to come through. I had a 4S and now a 5.
     

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