Ford Sync compatible phones
Administrator World Garage
It is difficult to surprise us with another smartphone with a large screen, dual camera, water resistance or a powerful processor. We stopped responding to voice assistants like Google Now and Siri. Habitual business: asked a question to the virtual assistant and received the answer. But talking car-it's something new.
Ford announced the launch of the updated Ford SYNC 3 system and AppLink function in Russia. Now almost any Ford car in just a few taps can be turned into a "smart".
AppLink allows you not only to find out the weather and lay routes, but also to read messages from social networks and respond to them. Facebook and Instagram have now become part of the salon.
The updated Ford SYNC 3: what is it and why?The first generation of information and entertainment systems in their cars Ford began to install in 2007. Such hardware and software allows the owner to make phone calls and interact with the multimedia system of the car through an intuitive interface.
Hands-free calls, synchronization with the phone book, display and playback of incoming SMS, voice commands, music control and climate control-all this is received by the owner of the Ford car, which provides the Ford SYNC system.
In late October, Ford in Russia introduced a new generation of Ford SYNC 3. Ford SYNC 3 has got a number of innovations, including:
- Navigation system with gesture control;
- Auto-correction when entering a route;
- Classification of music library;
- Advanced voice recognition system;
- Select a playback source;
- Ability to connect multiple smartphones to the system.
AppLink that reads your thoughtsThe AppLink function is essentially an intermediate between your voice and a specific application. When installing compatible SOFTWARE (such as the Meople app.Connector) Ford SYNC and AppLink allow you to interact with the social network through voice. Moreover, you can voice unread messages, send answers and always stay online without being distracted from driving.
Android Auto and CarPlay-no problemFord SYNC is fully compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay car systems and supports all services provided by the head unit of a particular model.
In turn, the AppLink function works with almost all devices based on Android and iOS operating systems. To check the compatibility of a particular model of smartphone Ford has developed a special verification page.
What I can do
The main requirement for the operation of such voice control — support Ford SYNC function from the applications. Officially, support for three partner applications has been launched in Russia.
- Meople.Connector [Download from App Store]. This application is an integrator of social networks, which allows you to read aloud messages from users of social networks Facebook, Instagram and microblogging service Twitter. The driver just say the word and Meet people. Connector will do it on their own.
- AcuWeather [Download from App Store]. Weather aggregator from all over the world. Going to the next city, now you do not need to break away from the road to find out the weather — ask this question AcuWeather.
- Glympse [Download from App Store]. Application that instantly answers the question of family and friends: "Where are you going? When will you?" With Glympse, you can send an up-to-date location to any contact in your address book. It is possible to set the distance during which your movement on the map will be displayed in real time.
Find out what applications are compatible with Ford voice control, you can use a simple voice command. Connect your iPhone or Android smartphone to Ford SYNC and say "mobile app List." Applications that are supported will be immediately displayed on the screen.
How to connectTo connect Ford SYNC and activate AppLink enough to have a compatible Android or iOS smartphone. Android devices support wireless connection. For owners of the iPhone need a Lightning cable.
Downloading interesting applications with support for Ford SYNC can be done in the App Store and Google Play.
On what models Ford works
The manufacturer Ford made sure that every car that today comes off the Assembly line and goes to the Russian showrooms, received support for voice control AppLink.To date, the Ford SYNC function in Ford cars is used by more than 15 million drivers around the world. The ease of connection and the possibility of comfortable driving are now complemented by social integration. Do not be distracted by social networks and phone calls, Ford will do it for you.