How to Easily Pair an Android Phone to Ford SYNC [Video]

 

Android pairing photo

 

Last week we showed you how to pair your iPhone to Ford’s SYNC system. This week we’ll be showing you how to pair your Android device to SYNC. We will cover every user interface that Ford currently has and guide you through each step with ease. Before you find what interface your vehicle has understand this; on vehicles with the SYNC and MyFord you may encounter a message that says “Connecting” when you press the “Phone” Button. This doesn’t mean that it’s now trying to connect to your phone. This message is displayed when the vehicle already has a previous phone paired to it. If you are encountering this proceed to the The “Connecting…” Message instructions. If you’re not experiencing this message find your vehicles interface below and follow the instructions listed.

The “Connecting…” Message

The vehicle is sending out a signal trying to search for that particular phone. You can cancel this search by pressing the “OK” button located on the steering wheel or the center console. Once it’s cancelled you will be brought to a screen that says “Connect Bluetooth Devices”. This is where any paired devices will be located. Since your phone isn’t paired yet, we can navigate away from this menu option by using the Arrow buttons (MyFord) or the Seek/Tune Knob (SYNC).

If you want to delete the previously paired phone(s) you can navigate to “Delete Devices” to select a particular phone to delete or “Delete All Devices” to delete all phones that are paired. You’ll want to then navigate to the menu option that says “Add Bluetooth Devices” to pair up a new phone to your vehicle. From there simply press the “OK” button and “Find SYNC” will appear on the screen. Press “OK” one more time and you’ll see the 6-digit PIN. Once the PIN is shown on the screen you can proceed the Pairing Up Your Android Phone instructions below.

SYNC

 

Pairing phone to sync pic

  1. Vehicles equipped with this user interface will have to press the “Phone” Button either located on the steering wheel or on the center stack.
  2. Once you press “Phone” you’ll notice it says “Phone” up in the top left of the screen. This is indicating that you are now in the Phone Menu. You can use the Seek or Tune buttons to navigate the menu till you see “System Settings”.
  3. Once there you’ll press the button that says “OK”, this can be found either on the steering wheel or the center stack.
  4. The vehicle will then display “Bluetooth Devices”, you’ll want to press “OK” again.
  5. Once done you’ll then see “Add Bluetooth Devices”, you’ll press “OK” and get “Find SYNC” displayed. Press “OK” once more and a 6-digit pin will be displayed.

It’s at this point where you’ll now refer to Pairing Up Your Android Phone at the bottom of this article for the next instructions.

SYNC with Navigation

 

Pairing Android SYNC Nav pic

This system is one of the easiest to set up. Simply select the “Phone” button to get to the Phone Menu. Once there select “Setting” and then “Add” to bring up the 6-digit PIN you’ll need to enter into your phone. Once the 6-digit PIN is shown on the screen you can proceed to the Pairing Up Your Phone instructions below.

MyFord

 

MyFord Radio pic

  1. MyFord is very similar to the SYNC interface above when it comes to the menu layouts. To access the Phone Menu simply press the Phone Button located on the center stack. 
  2. From here you use the Arrow Keys to navigate through the menu and find where it says “System Settings” and press “OK”.
  3. From here you want to press “OK” when you have “Bluetooth Devices” listed on the screen.
  4. Once here you’ll want to locate “Add Bluetooth Devices” and press “OK” which will display “Find SYNC”.
  5. Press “OK” one more time and you’ll have your 6-digit PIN on the screen.    

You can now proceed to the Pairing Up Your Android Phone instructions toward the bottom of this article.

MyFord Touch

 

MyFord Touch screen pic

  1. You’ll want to get into your Phone Menu by pressing the top left corner of the screen. 
  2. From here you’ll want to press the “Settings” button toward the bottom of the screen. 
  3. Then proceed to press the button that says “Bluetooth Devices”.
  4. If there are any previously paired devices set up on the vehicle they can be found here. You can delete any phone that may be listed by simply clicking on the phone and pressing the “Delete” option located on the right side of the screen. If there are no devices you want to delete you can simply select “Add Device” which is located at the top of the list on the right side of the screen.
  5. This will then bring up your 6-digit PIN that you’ll enter into your phone.

Proceed to the Pairing Up Your Android Phone instructions below to finish the pairing process.

Pairing Up Your Android Phone

Now that you have the 6-digit PIN displayed on your vehicles screen you can pair up your phone by following the steps below.

  1. Locate your Settings and click it.
  2. Locate and select “Wireless and Networks”.
  3. Select “Bluetooth Settings” and turn on your Bluetooth.
  4. Click “Scan for devices” to search for SYNC. Once you see SYNC select it, and enter in the PIN displayed and click “Ok”. Some Android devices time out rather quickly so you’ll need to enter the PIN in before it does.

How to Pair Your Android Phone [Video]

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