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In Topic: Ford Sync Updates

25 July 2014 - 03:52 PM


I've put these images up before in another thread, but I believe these are the relevant ones for the SYNC and radio software. As you can see there's a big difference between yours and mine. This was an April 2014 build, Titanium

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And AppLink works fine. It's crap, but it works.

Willy, worryingly that statement you posted says "SYNC can't display info" not "your version of SYNC". If they mean SYNC generally then they're obviously a) lying or b ) incompetent

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In Topic: Auto Headlights Faulty Already?

16 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

Thing is, re the part about "being seen by others" the LED DRLs are damn bright on these things so I can't figure out why the headlights would make that much difference to visibility. In fact I find the DRLs are easier to see in the light levels that I had in the photo in my first post.

And it can't be so that all lights are on so I can be seen from the rear. Everyone travels that close these days, if they can't see me at that distance it's Specsavers they need not my tail lights :) :)

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In Topic: Music Via Bluetooth From Iphone -No Track Info

28 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

Which is weird since if I select an update option in my menu it looks for an update on USB and inevitably reports "no update found"

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In Topic: Music Via Bluetooth From Iphone -No Track Info

27 June 2014 - 02:36 PM

Sadly major businesses are generally pretty useless about the 'details'. Some of the high street banks are paying Microsoft a special support fee for Windows XP because they never bothered to upgrade the cash machine software. :blink:  

Not related to the thread topic but I walked into the garage I usually get a coffee from the other day and the machine was down. Seems the Costa Express machines use Windows Vista, going off the boot screen. May be they SHOULD have stayed with XP!!

I'm just dumbfounded it's taking them so long to either 1) allow us to self install USB updates or 2) be up front and say they have no intention of supporting anything less than SYNC 2.0 when that launches with the Focus. At least people would know where they stand

In Topic: Forget Sync Applink

27 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

Hi GrumpTrucker
I'm also seeing the 'no apps installed' message when I went into the SYNC options on my late November built 2013 Fiesta and I was quite upbeat when I read your reply saying that you needed to connect your iPhone to the system using the USB cable.
So, this morning I did exactly that and then went into the SYNC menu options and still found the 'no apps installed' message.  :angry:
When you connected your iPhone using the cable, what exactly happened and had anything changed in the SYNC options?
As stated in my earlier reply's, I've spoken to Ford CR and have also had a written response saying that I have Applink 1.0 installed and that there was an 'Applink 1.1' update but this could not be applied to my system because my hardware was not compatible.
Also the newer Applink 2.0 is only being installed on April build models onward.

You need to have an AppLink supported app actively running and in the foreground. For example Spotify or TuneIn Radio and then press the lock button on your phone. Then if you go into the Sync Settings -> Mobile Applications -> Find New Apps option it should find the app.

Supported apps are (based on the Ford US site):

TuneIn Radio
Amazon Music Player
Aha Radio

And a couple of others that I'm not sure are available in UK

If I'm being 100% honest I'm a bit underwhelmed by it, which is disappointing. Cables are so old hat these days. Although the AppLink connection does give more info via Spotify than a Bluetooth connection does.

Have a look here and scroll down to the section Sync AppLink and Phone Compatibility


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