To ensure your Ford SYNC technology remains at up-to-date and capable of performing the latest functionality, it’s important that you download and install the regular software updates available. The easiest way to do so is to download these files onto a portable USB drive and following the steps detailed below.
Step 1: Download the latest updates onto your USB drive and transport to your vehicle.
Step 2: Start your vehicle and switch on the radio. The full process should take approximately 30 minutes, so ensuring you’re in a well-ventilated area with your engine running is of the utmost importance.
Step 3: Plug your USB drive into the USB port and press the Media control.
Step 4: On the navigation screen, select User Device, followed by Settings and Install.
At this point, Ford SYNC should present you with the prompt to Begin Installation. Once you have selected Yes, it’s vital that you neither remove the USB device nor turn off your vehicle. After a short time, you will be notified Installation Complete; however, this is only one stage of the entire installation procedure, during which your smartphone or media device will not be recognised.
After a few more minutes – ranging from five to ten – SYNC will again present the message Installation Complete, only this time it will be followed by the system rebooting. You should not attempt to pair your device with SYNC during this process, which will take a few minutes to complete.
SYNC will once more display the message Installation Complete¸ and on this occasion you should ensure you select OK on the navigation screen, followed by MENU. It will now be safe for you to remove your USB drive.
The final stage of installing Ford SYNC updates comes with the pairing of your smartphone and/or media device with the system. This will then enable you to enjoy all the latest features of Ford SYNC technology, as well as those which you have become accustomed to, such as media streaming and handsfree voice calls.
You may also choose to return to your computer with your USB drive to record the successful installation of these updates direct to Ford