How iPhone’s Siri Completes Microsoft Sync

Siri and Microsoft Sync

Nearly everyone is excited about the new iPhone 4S, and even more importantly Siri. Siri is Apple’s new voice recognition system that allows you to navigate your phone using your voice. Unlike other voice recognition systems, Siri recognizes anything you say in any phrase rather than having to use predetermined voice commands that are individually programmed in to the system.  Where previous iPhone owners were unable to have text message support through their SYNC system, current iPhone 4S owners will now be able to use the feature via Siri, who is able to create, read, and send not only text messages, but also emails and tweets.

Now, there is no way to access Siri from the steering wheel and it doesn’t look like Ford is planning to integrate Siri into the design of their vehicles. So, you will have to access Siri the same way you do outside of the car. To access Siri all you have to do is press and hold the home button on your iPhone. From there Siri will communicate with SYNC the same way your phone does when making a call. This means any music you are currently playing will fade out and be paused and Siri will be heard through your car’s speakers. You use the microphone in your vehicle to communicate with Siri as you normally would using the system. When you’re done talking to Siri, you can close the program by holding the end call button on your vehicle’s steering wheel or by pressing the home button on you iPhone.

With Microsoft SYNC and Siri at your vocal commands, you will feel like you’ve stepped into the future.

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  • Felipe Diep

    Hi, I have a 2012 mustang and an iPhone 4s. I am unable to use the sync mobile apps like Pandora. I am able to stream Music via bluetooth but unable to have Sync find my Pandora app in my iPhone 4s. Have you seen this problem before? or do you have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?

    Thanks

    • Jeff Cryder

      Felipe, Thanks for your comment. I’ll have our lead myTech Team representative contact you tomorrow via your Gmail email address. We’ll get it straightened out for you :)  

    • Gary Dalton

      I have the same issue. I have a 2013 Focus. It worked great with android but it has never worked on my iphone.Please share the solution with me. Thank you.

  • Roselinda

    I cannot get it to work

    i can get it to read text messages, but when i try to send one, it dosent do anything, the box stays blank

    yesterday when i tried to send one it called the person

    • Jeff Cryder

      Rosalinda,

      Thanks for your comment. I’ll have our Alex, our lead myTech Team rep contact you via email tomorrow. He’ll get it resolved for you.

  • J Travis Loyd

    Should Sync play voicemail that my corporate email sends me via email?  Will sync allow me to play music over bluetooth?  When I use Siri to dial a number, there is a delay…the phone dials out, sync displays my own number while siri thinks about it, then has to hang up that connection to dial again. Is this correct?

    • Alex Cryder

      You can access your voicemail through SYNC, as far as accessing an email it cannot. If you have to open the email in order to read the voicemail then it you cannot access it with voice commands through your car. If you can dial your voicemail like you would normally do to access the voicemails you get through your email then it will work. 

      SYNC will allow you to play music through bluetooth but a USB cord is recommended for best performance. 

      When it comes to using Siri to dial a number and have that call play through SYNC it sounds right that it will have to hang up. When you use Siri through SYNC the system recognizes it as a call so you are able to use the microphone in the vehicle to communicate with “her” without having to hold the phone up to your face. If you’re calling someone from Siri while she is connected to your vehicle the system will first have to end the current call in order to call the person your selecting. I did test using our iPhone 4S we have and it ended the call and then called the person we told Siri to dial.

  • http://twitter.com/iplante Sharon LePage Plante

    Have a 2010 Ford Escape  anytime i try to dictate a text, Siri screws up what I am saying so it is not even close

  • questionsitall

    What you did there with the iphone4s is really cool. But, you were not driving. This ford owner would like to be able to text without having to push and hold a button on the phone while driving. The phone is not always in sight. The phone may be in my pocket book. What happens now? I am able to call, but what about sending or receiving a text?