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  • djchrishart Level 1 Level 1

    Looks like you have the exact phone that I have.  This might be a long shot, but in looking at other paired devices that I have, I don't see that option on them.  So is it the Pairing device that tells the iPhone what Bluetooth features are available?  Honestly not sure.  Another long shot, but could it be the version of your Sync software?  I just bought a 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium and it has the latest Sync software.

  • JPU77 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for the feed back DJ. I believe you might have Sync with My Touch. Unfortunately, I just have the basic Sync so perhaps that is the reason I don't have the options that you have. I will check for an update to Sync and go from there.

  • AdamRushUK Level 1 Level 1

    If it helps, I recently found a way to initiate Siri using Ford Sync without touching the iPhone: ing-iphone/


    I'd be interested to hear if it works for other people too.

  • RRMorris Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you! That did it for me, I can now get notifications of text messages and have the option to listen to the texts as well. Now if someone could find a way to get pictures added to the contacts...

  • boxrgirl Level 1 Level 1

    Is this feature still not available?

  • anuarjorge Level 1 Level 1

    It actually worked for my Ford SYNC! Thanks!    

  • anuarjorge Level 1 Level 1

    I found a Solution, Actvate MAP on your ford SYNC, then delete the phone for the bluetooth devices. Done that activate notifications on the bluetooth SYNc on your iphone,  then just add it again at that should do.

  • fldharmabum Level 1 Level 1

    hi. can you tell me what iphone version you have that you were able to get this working with? i can't seem to get it working with my 3gs. i was told that it only works with iphone 5 but i can't confirm this. i see conflicting information online about this matter.


    your feedback would be much appreciated.



  • Mattelfesso Level 1 Level 1

    I agree that text messaging connectivity would be nice.  But less face it, the MyFord Touch/Nav interface is very awkward.  What I would much rather have is Siri and the iPhone interface showing up directly on the car's monitor.  In other words, the iPhone drives the car's monitor, not the otherway around. 


    This will soon be possible on other automakers cars using iOS 7, using the iOS in the Car interface. Let's hope that Ford is not so wedded to microsoft, that they will someday allow this on our Fords as well.

  • mgcsooner Level 1 Level 1

    I believe this link from CNET reviews explains pretty thoroughly whose issue this really is.  Ford pretty much thought they'd step out and define the market and blotched this one, the us .....



    Only hope is either for Ford to change it which I doubt they'll go back and want to retro patch all that fsoftware already out there, they don't hardly any after sales updates, otherwise possibly Apple reconsidering whether they'll adopt MAP.


  • skorpien Level 3 Level 3

    I hate to resurrect a thread from the dead, but I was hoping to find out if anybody has been able to get SMS working with their iPhone 5S (iOS 7.0.4) and Gen1 SYNC (3.2.2). Mine used to work with my previous phone (Samsung Galaxy SIII) but since I've upgraded I have not been able to get it to work.


    I suspect the answer will be a "no" but I was hoping to get a definitive answer as my searching has only yielded vague, conflicting reports.


    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • pln4esc Level 1 Level 1

    You'll need to upgrade to gen2 software on sync for the phone to connect properly.  It's a receive and no send for SMS.

  • skorpien Level 3 Level 3

    Thank you for the suggestion, but Gen1 devices cannot upgrade to Gen2. It's a hardware distinction. Gen1 devices likewise cannot upgrade to Gen2 firmware. Currently the latest Gen1 firmware is 3.2.2 and the latest Gen2 firmware is 3.6.2


    When I sign into my Ford SYNC account, it tells me that my unit has the most current firmware at version 3.2.2 and does not give me an option to upgrade to 3.6.2

  • mp801 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem, couldn't get "Show Notifications" to show up in my iphone bluetooth settings. I FIGURED IT OUT!!! There is a setting I found in SYNC to turn on "MAP profile" or something like that. Turn that on and then go to "Texts" in SYNC and turn on Notifications. Then go to your iphone bluetooth settings and "Show Notifications" should now be an option! Turn it on and you should be good to go! NOTE: You only get a notification on SYNC that you received a text when your iphone is in lock screen. SYNC will read you the texts. But still won't let you reply through SYNC.

  • Stonewalljay Level 1 Level 1

    Wow, so Apple has seen all these posts and over a year later has not fixed this?  It would be nice if the Ford Sync worked with the iPhone, bluetooth texting not supported?  come on....i may have to get a different phone.