If you have recently leased or financed a new Ford model to drive around Collinsville, then chances are you have access to Ford SYNC® 3. This infotainment system provides access to music, information, entertainment, and more. Unsure how to connect to Ford SYNC® 3? Consult this guide from Auffenberg Ford O'Fallon to connect your Bluetooth®-enabled phone to Ford SYNC® 3.

Sync My Ride: Connecting to Ford SYNC® 3

Ready to "Sync my ride?" Follow these steps on how to connect to Ford SYNC® 3, and you'll be making hands-free phone calls, accessing navigation, and more in no time.

  1. Ensure that Bluetooth® is activated and that your phone is deemed discoverable.
  2. Press "Add Device" on your SYNC® 3 touchscreen interface.
  3. Look for SYNC® on your smartphone.
  4. Confirm that the PINs on the screen and on your phone match. If they do not, enter the PIN displayed on the screen into your phone.
  5. The SYNC® system will indicate that pairing is successful.
  6. When prompted, decide whether to turn the 911 Assist feature on or off (automatic calls to emergency personnel in the event of a crash). You can opt in or opt out of automatic contact downloads, as well.
  7. Press the "Finish" button.
Man driving Ford Explorer with Ford Sync3

Your phone is now connected to Ford SYNC® 3 and you can take advantage of all of its functionalities as you drive around Granite City.

Ford SYNC® 3 Features

Now that you know how to connect to Ford SYNC® 3, it's important to find out everything it has to offer. A few highlights include:

  • FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi: This subscription provides an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot powered by AT&T, allowing up to 10 devices to connect to the Internet at once within 50 feet of the vehicle.
  • SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®: Navigation via Ford SYNC® 3 is easy with this feature, as it promises easy destination entry, adaptive search results, traffic information, and more.
  • SYNC® AppLink®: Access some of your favorite mobile apps with the sound of your voice or by browsing the touchscreen interface.
  • Ford+Alexa: With SYNC® AppLink® installed, you can download the Ford+Alexa app and access more than 30,000 Amazon Alexa skills, as well as Amazon Prime shopping and smart home device control.

Get Connected at Auffenberg Ford O'Fallon

With an understanding of how to connect to Ford SYNC® 3, you're prepared to hit the Fairview Heights roads! Have any further questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch with the team at Auffenberg Ford O'Fallon for guidance! We can tell you whether it's possible to upgrade your system and assist with Ford SYNC® information sessions.