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Old 11-08-2016, 06:44 AM   #1
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Sync 4.6

I hope I'm not violating a rule about crossposting, but I put this in a thread I found via search in the Car Audio, etc. forum. I'm just not sure anyone will see it there:

Sync 4.6 was finally available for me (2013 hatchback w/ non-touchscreen MyFord). I downloaded and installed yesterday.

The process is as janky as ever. Even downloading the update is a trial, since the website mixes http:// https://, which newer browers hate. I wasn't able to coax Chrome into loading the full page, but Firefox worked for me. But even in Firefox, I couldn't load the correct directions (I got directions for MyFordTouch). Oddly enough, Chrome on my phone was able to load the correct (but still confusing) directions.

Those directions, of course, still tell you that "Installation Complete" doesn't mean that the installation is complete, so you need to guess when it's safe to turn off your car and yank the thumb drive out of the USB port.

After all that, they still haven't managed to fix whatever causes SYNC to unexpectedly freeze and drop its Bluetooth connection. So instead of fixing the root problem, they have added a "SYNC reboot" option to the menus, so that you don't need to do a full reset (or disconnect the battery) just so that you can connect your phone to SYNC.

Here's the full rundown of what they say is in the update:

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Ford Motor Company is committed to enhancing and improving upon the SYNC® driving experience, and we periodically release software updates so you have the latest version of SYNC® to keep you up-to-date and in-the-know.

The latest release of SYNC® (V4.6) software delivers a more robust driving experience for vehicles equipped with SYNC® and SYNC® with MyFord®.27 The latest version also includes new features:

Streamlined help commands save time. SYNC® offers the corresponding help prompts only to the area that you¿re using.

Enhanced phonebook search allows you to browse and scroll through your contacts, alphabetically.

SYNC® AppLink™ now available in Canada and Mexico. Now, AppLink™ can be controlled in English, French (Canadian) and Spanish (Mexican).63

SYNC® reboot allows you to quickly restart the SYNC® system to facilitate communication between your Bluetooth® - enabled device and SYNC®, without repairing your device or performing a master reset.


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Old 11-08-2016, 07:34 AM   #2
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Downloaded it yesterday but haven't installed it yet. How was it after the completed installation?
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Downloaded it yesterday but haven't installed it yet. How was it after the completed installation?
Haven't noticed any difference, but it has only been about 36 hours. Since they haven't promised improved stability, I'm not expecting it. Too bad, because ver. 4.1.2 that was originally installed never crashed on me.
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got a link to the download?

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Got to Ford sync website... we have different version on sync in Focus.

If I give you my sync 4.6 garanteed 100% it will not flash on your version.

Hardware must match! They are many sync hardware revision around.
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I've given up installing updates, I hate the process. I dislike how you have to start my car to install and you can't drive it while installing it. You would think Ford could come up with a better way to install updates
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i would, but no sync website for canada... could try etis though, i guess..

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i would, but no sync website for canada... could try etis though, i guess..

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Huh? I'm Canadian too... I went through Ford website no problemo!

EDIT: I have registered for an account here... -> https://owner.ford.com/tools/account/sync-my-ride.html

They ask you for your VIN and it will tell you where to download the correct version according to your APIM revision.
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oh, weird... when i tried it with my first car, it told me its not available in canada... mind, that was many years ago...

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yea... just tried it again, no luck... apparently though, i have the basic warranty for another 7 months, so, SCORE!

oh, and is does say that my apim is part of a warranty extension as well... so, theres that...

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