What is Ford SYNC®?

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Ford SYNC® voice-activated technology integrates your smart device with your Ford vehicle. The latest generation allows you to customize communication, navigation, and entertainment features via your Ford SYNC® My Ride account. What is Ford SYNC® My Ride, and how do you use it to access your Ford SYNC® connectivity features? Read the guide below from Holiday Ford to find out!

Standard Ford SYNC® Features

Recent model year Ford vehicles come equipped with a selection of standard Ford SYNC® features, including:

  • Audio Access: Browse and enjoy your music, podcasts, audio books, and other audio files while you drive in Fond Du Lac.
  • Convenient voice-activated technology means you won’t need to take your eyes off the road ahead.
  • Ford SYNC® AppLink®: Use voice commands or programmable steering wheel buttons to open your favorite smart device apps. Compatible apps include Pandora®, Spotify, and more.
  • Hands-Free Connectivity: Use Bluetooth® to pair your smartphone with your Ford vehicle to make calls and access your contacts hands-free.
  • 911 Assist®: If your phone is connected to Ford SYNC®, 911 Assist® makes emergency calls for you in the event of a collision, even if you aren’t able to place the call yourself.

Ford SYNC® 3 Features

If you’re buying a new Ford vehicle, you’ll get the benefits of the latest version of SYNC®. What is Ford SYNC® 3, and what advanced features does it add to the standard package? Here’s a quick look at some SYNC® 3 highlights:

  • Ford+Alexa: Extend Alexa capabilities from your home to your car with Ford+Alexa! That means you’ll be able to access upwards of 30,000 available Alexa skills, do your Amazon Prime shopping, and control your Amazon Smart Home devices from anywhere in the Appleton area.
  • FordPass Connect™ Wi-Fi Hotspot: Add 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability to connect up to 10 smart devices.
  • Available SiriusXM® and Travel Link®: Add this feature for turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic and weather updates, and more.
Voice Activated Connectivity on Ford Escape

Ford SYNC® Updates

Update your Ford SYNC® software with a larger infotainment screen and the latest features. Ask our service center about upgrades like:

  • Connected voice commands that reflect natural spoken language
  • Connected navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates
  • Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto smartphone app integration
  • Digital owner’s manual with interactive how-to videos on your touchscreen

Discover Ford SYNC® Features at Holiday Ford!

Wherever you roam in Fond Du Lac, SYNC® helps you keep in touch. Need help with brake repair or setting up your Ford SYNC® My Ride account? The knowledgeable team at Holiday Ford is happy to provide our expertise. Connect with us today! Also be sure to read up on how to connect to Ford SYNC® in detail when you want to learn more or learn more about how to disconnect Ford MyKey.