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  1. 1 point
    I have a 2008 Ford Fusion SEL with voice activated navigation version of SYNC. The SyncMyRide.com site says I'm up-to-date with the last (and only) update on October 2007. Could that be right? That seems like the first version install and I thought I've read of a few more updates. I'm only looking for a possible update because when my (Microsoft Win8.1) phone is connected, the contacts don't show, and with music, it doesn't show any info, just blank text areas. Maybe I need to reset?
  2. 1 point
    This is a huge improvement over the original AA app. If you have an Android phone and Android Auto loaded you'll have to go to the app's 'Settings' and toggle the first item. In your Sync3 system turn on Android Auto. Plug your phone into the center console USB port and you'll be good to go! Note, the 'new' display only shows up on the vehicle screen. All AA compatible apps you have on your phone will show up as icons on the main screen. When an app is running it appears on a bar across the bottom of the screen.
  3. 1 point

    Refs Sync3 & Waze Navigation Sound

    Well you guys were right i know have volume going up when navigation speaks why it did not work before i have no idea i had tried many times just did not work for some reason it has just stated to work thanks to everyones reply
  4. 1 point
    It probably doesn't know what to do with the new version Try removing AA, then reinstall it
  5. 1 point

    Battery Saver

    Good reason to always carry something like this. Basically it's a 21st century set of battery cables. I've used mine multiple times (always on other people's cars so far) with absolutely no issues. Connect the cables to the + battery terminal and a handy ground (the lug on the Edge's firewall is perfect) and start er up. I pull mine out and top off the charge every six months.
  6. 1 point

    Unofficial Update - v3.0.19119

    Yea, I know... but I don't always know where I'm headed.... I like to wander... 8) Apparently 19205 is out there...
  7. 1 point

    Unofficial Update - v3.0.19119

    I saw that, but I'm AA so it won't work for now
  8. 1 point
    This is exactly what I have found when trying to use my wife's iPhone 8 Plus. If I remove the phone from the Sync 3 list of paired devices and start from scratch each time I usually (and only usually) get Waze to show up on the screen. I have been trying to understand what I was doing wrong as it was way too much trouble to go through that process every single time I restarted the RV to continue on a trip. This only works for me with my older (and no longer SIM-ed) Samsung S7 Edge. My new Samsung S10 Plus will not work at all and to even get it close to working I have to go through a process similar to what I used with my wife's iPhone - remove the device as a known bluetooth contact, open the Apps link under Android setup on the phone, clear the memory on both Android Auto and Waze, reboot the phone and then go through the pairing and usb connection. I then get the Android Auto screen, but often I also get a "phone not responding" message so it is all for naught. My S7, however, works without issue with Android Auto and I have begun to wonder if there might be some usb issue. The S7 is a usb-2 connection via a micro usb cable and the S10 is a usb-3 connection via a usb-c cable. This is all on a Ford Transit 350 HD chassis which has a small RV built on it. The Transit is a 2018 model, but was produced late in 2017 (December) and that is why I wonder about the usb connection. I have tried my new phone on Ford cars, both 2018 and 2019, and it works properly with those Sync 3 systems. I only have trouble with the Sync 3 system in my RV. I have thought it might be some OS setting on the phone, but then I don't see why it works on the cars but not on the Transit chassis. I am going to try this the next trip we take, which may be tomorrow if the weather is OK. I had thought that if this worked I might try getting a used iPad mini (with SIM card) to use with the Sync 3 system) but the iPads do not have CarPlay installed on them and Apple tells me I can not add it, so I guess that option is also out. Perhaps some older Android tablet has has a SIM card and hence is gps enabled. According to Ford I am up to date, but I only have 18093 and 19149 is not available in the US (to the best of my knowledge). I have seen links to the later version on some of the forums, but I am reluctant to install a version of the software that is not currently available in the US. It most certainly did help. Thank you very much. I still have this issue with the newer phones but the idea of using CarPlay to run Waze is a big help.
  9. 1 point
    @mvan231 So you are saying that the FAQ and instructions on the Ford web page that says that you have to disable CarPlay to run Waze are wrong? If so, then I am not terribly surprised as their instructions for updating the Sync 3 system were completely wrong.
  10. 1 point

    Sync 3 version number on2018 vehicles

    As seen on another forum of whom I trust, he said that the file(s) with AM or AR are the only ones we should use (if it is not for NA but for EU)
  11. 1 point
    Excuse my ignorance, but what AR file? None of the files in the un-zipped SyncMyRide folder have AR in the name. My understanding is that I was supposed to download the update, unzip it (I work on a Mac and the instructions told me to use Stuffit for that part), and then copy 2 files (autoinstall.lst and DONTINDX.MSA) and one folder (SyncMyRide) to the root of a memory stick formatted as ExFAT. Then to use that as the update mechanism for Sync 3. I did that, I got the updating message and then, about 15 minutes later, I got the complete message. But there is no AR file anywhere on the usb stick. There are AB, TCB, THA, AAB, AM, CD and CB tar files. The update gave me version 18093.
  12. 1 point

    Sync 3 version number on2018 vehicles

    Being in Australia, where we use the EU build, I took the plunge and installed everything that came with build 19149, and it works great... took about 15 mins from start to finish. Always use a modern USB drive for best copy speed - old slower drives that have been rattling in a desk drawer for a few years will make any update take a long time... and when it's copying the files of the USB you don't get any messages - so there is no clue it is doing anything unless your USB has an activity flight flashing away during the copy. Only after the copy has completed do you get a message "system update in progress" - but many users pull the USB out during the copy not knowing that anything is even happening. I was on build 18093 previously. Gracenote didn't change in version as a fyi... it's still v1.1.1.1127(EU-0010) Sync3 appears to be snappier in response, but who knows if it really is. After running obvious tests with voice commands and navigation I also tested Android Auto - which also seems snappier - but is it really? I haven't tested CarPlay - but will install on wifes vehicle tonight and will see if she stops complaining about the incorrect Waze speed. Non-EU users will probably break voice commands/navigation if they install all the files together (since that is what I broke at my end when I installed a NA version 2 years ago) - but I wanted to share my success in Australia in cast it helps. Everything at your own risk of course! Good luck!
  13. 1 point
    To MICHAEL DAVID can you post the link to the working NAV/NA SYNC 3 update? also, non-NAV/NA version thanks
  14. 1 point

    Sync 3 version number on2018 vehicles

    "That link does not take me to a download. Instead I get this..." that is because you didn't remove the space after http: , so the URL you entered wasn't valid. The poster did tell you to remove the space within their message; but it would be easy to gloss over and then make this mistake. Try again with the space removed!
  15. 1 point

    Unofficial Update - v3.0.19119

    I have been using 19119 for about a month... but have Android Auto... so I don't know what was fixed for you... and I don't use Waze much...
  16. 1 point
    ben senise

    Remove AM-FM From Sources?

    i also have a '16 and that problem bugs me as well. i have found that if i manually turn off the unit by pressing the power button on the volume dial before shutting off the engine, it keeps its setting.
  17. 1 point

    Sync 3 annoying popups

    I think it's your Nav that is asking about keeping eyes on road? Can't get rid of that... I never see it as I don't have Nav, so that is why I'm guessing that...
  18. 1 point

    QWERTY keyboard?

    Yes, when you have the keyboard on screen, press the globe icon in the bottom left corner next to the space bar - where you can toggle between "ABC" and "English QWERTY". I think I remember older SYNC3 software versions remembering your choice, but the current version keeps resetting back to "ABC" which is just silly... ah well.
  19. 1 point
    You ask a good question but too be honest I do not think you will gain much, if anything, with the 18093 build. Ford does not detail what changes are made in each version. My advice is to wait until Ford does another Sync3 update beyond 18903 and your unit should update normally. That said, there is talk that Ford is not planning updates for the 2015 to 2018 models due to changes in the APIM module. If that's true there will be a lot of people upset.
  20. 1 point

    Sync 3 3.3 Is Out & About

    So, i went by my local Ford Stealer today and checked out the Sync 3 that was in a 2019 Ford Fusion. WOW !!! :-o I really like the newish look with it. Not only does it look good but you have a map update in it for 2017 version maps. I checked around online and nothing is available to the public for it as of yet. But lets all keep an eye out and when someone sees it out and available to download, let us know here on this thread. Also check pirate bay. Maybe someone was able to get an update on it.
  21. 1 point

    Sync 3 Update- Still says ver. 2.0

    And, Blue, that's as far as we go with our '17s. Ignore all this talk about Version 3.3. It's only for '19s.
  22. 1 point

    Does Sync 3 Update Via WiFi Work?

    Unless I have some basic misunderstanding of how things work, a modem simply provides an internet connection gateway...whether it's in a car or house....right? If our vehicles have WiFi capability, they ALREADY have the ability to go online (assuming they can be connected to WiFi), don't they? So why should we be tempted to upgrade our cars for a newer model containing a modem (with its additional monthly fee!) to provide functionality we should already have? Doesn't make sense! No...I think the issue here is based on poor Sync programming (most likely culprit, given the struggles Ford seems to have had over the years with their Sync (or should we call it Stink?) system. Even if the problem was something amiss on the backend (Ford's update servers), decent programming would alert us to a problem at Ford. Instead, we get a "static" progress bar that never changes, providing no user insight into what might be wrong (or right...for all I know, something's actually happening). LOL...I'm still amazed that, after all these years, Ford seems to be using summer interns to write the code for one of the most customer-facing features in their cars and trucks.
  23. 1 point
    Quelle surprise... They just don't give a $hit
  24. 1 point

    Updates Maps

    its been 20 months since I got my car and still no update for sync3 navs sync 3 nav 1-14 is outdated to before 2013: true story, there is a new highway built in my area back in 2013, I thought a 2016 ford would have it by default..NOPE
  25. 1 point

    USB Album Track Order

    I usually play my USB MP3s in shuffle mode so the actual order doesn't matter.