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Connecting my Pixel 4a to Ford Sync

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TBrown9541, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. TBrown9541

    TBrown9541 Lurker
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    I just purchased a Google Pixel 4a and am trying to connect to my 2015 Ford Edge. I'm prompted by the Ford Sync to open sync on my phone, but I don't find it anywhere. The Youtube videos I've lookd at indicate it is in the Bluetooth section of settings but I don't see it.
    Any help would be appreciated.

     


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    Post #3 by lunatic59, Feb 7, 2021 (10 points)

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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Ford Sync?

    Wasn't that some Microsoft thing running on Windows CE, intended to work with Windows Phone devices? If it works with Android or not, no idea. Maybe contact your Ford dealer for help?
     
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  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I think the video you watched was talking about Bluetooth. You have to pair your phone to your car and then it should show up in the Bluetooth section of your phone as "Ford Sync". There's not a special app, as far as I know.

    Usually the procedure is to put your car into pairing mode. On every car I've ever paired a phone with there's an "add phone" or "Pair device" option in settings. If you have a touchscreen in the car it's usually a little easier to find, otherwise you'd have to do it with voice commands. Once the car is in pairing mode, open Bluetooth in settings on your phone and it should scan for devices to pair with. Ford sync should be listed. Once you tap on that, you might be asked for a security code. It should either have been already set when you entered pairing mode or it will be displayed on the phone.

    This might help.

    https://owner.ford.com/support/how-...ow-to-connect-or-pair-my-phone-with-sync.html
     
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Could be the vehicle is running outdated firmware
     
  6. TBrown9541

    TBrown9541 Lurker
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    Thank you, that did the trick - my phone wouldn't recognize the Sync system until I put the car in pairing mode. Thanks so much!
     

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