How to Pair Your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Ford SYNC

Samsung Galaxy S3 pic

Whether you’re an Apple user or Android you can’t discount the growing popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S3. So we here at Lebanon Ford decided to cater to the users of the S3, myself included, and created a specific guide on how to ensure your phone is paired to your Ford vehicle. Here are a couple of key things to remember when setting up your phone: The S3 requires confirmation to download your phone book and allow MAP (Message Access Profile). MAP will allow the transfer of SMS messages through Bluetooth. Yes, you read that correctly. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is compatible with Ford SYNC’s text messaging. The phonebook and MAP are two separate prompts that will show up on your phone after you go through the final steps on the vehicle such as making the phone as “Favorite” or “Primary” and selecting “Yes” when asked to “Download Phonebook?”. When you see the prompts on the phone make sure to check the box that says “Don’t Ask Again” before selecting “OK”. This will ensure that you don’t have to confirm the request every time you enter your vehicle. Below you will find each version of Ford SYNC, simply find the one that is located in your vehicle and follow the steps that apply.

SYNC

 

SYNC button pic

Car

  1. Bring up the Phone Menu by pressing the “Phone” button.
  2. Use the Tune knob to scroll through the menu to locate “System Settings” and press “OK”.
  3. Press “OK” to get into “Bluetooth Devices”.
  4. Press “OK” on “Add Bluetooth Devices”.
  5. Press “OK” on Find SYNC, you will see a 6-digit PIN that you will have to enter in to your phone.

Phone

  1. Locate and select your Settings.
  2. Select “Bluetooth” and make sure it’s turned “On”.
  3. Click “Scan” to search for SYNC. Once you see SYNC select it, and enter in the PIN displayed and click “Ok”.
  4. After you go through the prompts on the vehicle make sure to check you phone to accept the transfer of your contacts and to allow MAP. If you don’t see them directly on your phones screen, slide down the notification bar at the top and they’ll be found their.

SYNC with Navigation

 

SYNC Navigation pic

Car

  1. Click the “Phone” button.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Select Add, you will see a 6-digit PIN that you will have to enter in you phone.

Phone

  1. Locate and select your Settings.
  2. Select “Bluetooth” and make sure it’s turned “On”.
  3. Click “Scan” to search for SYNC. Once you see SYNC select it, and enter in the PIN displayed and click “Ok”.
  4. After you go through the prompts on the vehicle make sure to check you phone to accept the transfer of your contacts and to allow MAP. If you don’t see them directly on your phones screen, slide down the notification bar at the top and they’ll be found their.

MyFord

 

MyFord button pic

Car

  1. Get to the Phone Menu by pressing the “Phone” button.
  2. Use the Tune knob to scroll through the menu to locate “System Settings” and press OK.
  3. Press OK to get into “Bluetooth Devices”.
  4. Press OK on “Add Bluetooth Devices”.
  5. Press OK on Find SYNC, you will see a 6-digit PIN that you will have to enter in to your phone.

Phone

  1. Locate and select your Settings.
  2. Select “Bluetooth” and make sure it’s turned “On”.
  3. Click “Scan” to search for SYNC. Once you see SYNC select it, and enter in the PIN displayed and click “Ok”.
  4. After you go through the prompts on the vehicle make sure to check you phone to accept the transfer of your contacts and to allow MAP. If you don’t see them directly on your phones screen, slide down the notification bar at the top and they’ll be found their.

MyFord Touch

 

MyFord touch display pic

Car

  1. Select the “Phone” tab in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Select “Bluetooth Devices”.
  4. Select Add Device, you will see a 6-Digit PIN on the screen that you will have to enter in your phone.

Phone

  1. Locate and select your Settings.
  2. Select “Bluetooth” and make sure it’s turned “On”.
  3. Click “Scan” to search for SYNC. Once you see SYNC select it, and enter in the PIN displayed and click “Ok”.
  4. After you go through the prompts on the vehicle make sure to check you phone to accept the transfer of your contacts and to allow MAP. If you don’t see them directly on your phones screen, slide down the notification bar at the top and they’ll be found their.

Contact Us

If you have any questions on how to pair your Samsung Galaxy S3 to Ford SYNC and MyFord Touch than get in contact with us at 855-567-0440 or you can email us at mytechteam@lebanon-ford.com. Help us continue to offer great articles and support by reviewing us at DealerRater.com. Thank You.

About myTech Team

Alex Cryder is myTech Team's lead representative. myTech Team™ is an exclusive Lebanon Ford service that believes every Ford owner should feel confident with in-vehicle technology. Contact myTech Team toll-free (855) 567-0440 OR mytechteam@lebanon-ford.com. *Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM; Saturday CLOSED; Sunday CLOSED. *times listed are eastern standard time.