Updating sync

A new software update is available for vehicles with the SYNC system. Details and benefits are listed directly below, with instructions on how to install it in your vehicle following. I can’t tell you the number of times that a flash drive was brought to me, and when I plugged it into the computer, the files were installed on the drive and not unzipped. Here is how to install your software update using the menu features on your vehicle.

How to install: Unlike previous updates, this one does not include an automatic install feature. Do keep in mind that not all vehicles are set up exactly the same, location of buttons and menu items may vary slightly.

The Ford Sync 3 system available in most newer Ford vehicles is truly a technological wonder.

It offers an incredible world of new features not seen before in the brand’s cars, trucks and SUVs.

Please carefully choose between Sync Home or Sync Business.

When you use Sync with Web UI, there'll be no "Check now button".

You will delete all data off of any connected device. Press “OK.” Once you have Pressed “OK, “ the following screen should be showing on your display.

If you forgot to plug in your flash drive, now is your chance!

If you ever intend to press MASTER RESET, be certain you have nothing plugged into your USB and that your Bluetooth is turned off on your phone, if you do. The feature you are looking for is Install on SYNC.Note, not all Sync versions are pushed to autoupdate.The surest way to get the latest version is to check our site, download and install the latest version.If you press the “OK” button now, it will begin the installation.If, by chance, the “OK button does not activate the installation, press the button below the screen that is directly related to the Yes “button” on the screen.What you need: A Flash drive to download the update onto. You are looking for the MENU button, your Up-Down, Left-Right, buttons, and your OK button. An install may take up to 30 minutes, and you must keep your engine running while the software is updating (if you are running in accessory mode, the power will shut down after 20 minutes: you would have to start over). It will bring up a menu similar to this on most 2013 models, or newer.It does not matter if it is a new or old Flash Drive, but it must be formatted to FAT32, and be empty except for the software download. It would be a good idea to pull your vehicle out of the garage to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. The text is related to the photos directly below each set of instructions. Navigate using the Left-Right and Up-Down Buttons and your “OK” button.Else, you can go to Help Center NAS page and download the package directly from here.If the latest packages are not published there, it means that they have not been released yet. That is why sometime you find old Sync version there.To download the update for a NAS, go to our site and select the NAS.

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