How To Connect to Ford SYNC® 3

Ford SYNC 3 

A major highlight of driving a new Ford model around Buffalo is access to connectivity features, most importantly the Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system. And connecting to SYNC® 3 is simple, as all you need is your Bluetooth®-enabled phone and infotainment screen in your Ford. Follow this guide that focuses on how to connect to Ford SYNC® 3 courtesy of Basil Ford in order to take advantage of all this infotainment system has to offer!

Connecting to Ford SYNC® 3

Ready to "Sync my ride?" To connect to your Ford SYNC® 3 system to be able to make calls, make sure that you're in your vehicle with your smartphone in hand. Make sure that your phone is turned on and that your car is started. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Enable Bluetooth® on your phone, ensuring that your phone is discoverable.
  2. On your vehicle's SYNC® 3 touchscreen interface, press "Add Device."
  3. Scan for devices on your smartphone until SYNC® is available.
  4. Confirm that the PIN on your phone matches the PIN on the screen. Otherwise, enter the PIN displayed into your phone.
  5. SYNC® will indicate that pairing is successful.
  6. SYNC® then displays 911 Assist status, and you can decide whether to turn the feature on or off (automatic calls to emergency personnel in the event of a crash). You can also opt in or opt out of automatic contact downloads.
  7. Press the "Finish" button.

You are now connected and ready to enjoy Ford SYNC® 3 to the fullest!

woman uses Ford SYNC 3 in suv

Ford SYNC® 3 Basics

Now that your phone is connected to the Ford SYNC® 3 system, you have the opportunity to explore its offerings to elevate your drives around Lancaster to the next level. Here are the main components to be aware of:

  • Touchscreen: The SYNC® 3 touchscreen is your resource for exploring and interacting with all that the system has available. Swipe, tap, and pinch to navigate through the various screens.
  • Status Bar: This portion of your screen displays icons and messages, such as a home button, climate control status, time, outdoor temperature, text messages, Wi-Fi connectivity, and more.
  • Navigation: If your Ford model is equipped with the navigation system, then your touchscreen will show a map of your current location.
  • Audio and Entertainment: With audio turned on, you can see the source of the audio (Bluetooth®, radio, CD, etc.).
  • Feature Bar: Tap on the various icons that make up the Feature bar, such as audio, climate, phone, nav, apps, and settings.
  • Voice Commands: In addition to manually navigating through the SYNC® 3 interface, you can also utilize voice commands.

Get Connected at Basil Ford!

Now that you have a sense of how to connect to Ford SYNC® 3 and basic navigational functions, set out on the Depew roads to make the most of the system! Have any questions? Don't hesitate to contact Basil Ford or stop by our dealership near Amherst.