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10-13-2014 02:28 AM
Billium28 Is or was there going to be a major update for the 2012 Focus by the end of the year? I remember back in Jan or so they announced a major update for us by the end of the year. It is so hard to search for this specific update so i am asking on here. Thanks.
09-23-2014 07:37 PM
focus14se
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I don't think there is anything at this time. I *think* Siri works exactly the same way (I may be wrong).

Right now I think the only option is to call Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 (in beta still?). I could be wrong though and there might be other options.

You can but it's not "elegant". I'm sure you can do the same with an Android as you can with an iPhone. I just hit the voice button on the steering wheel, and say "Hey Siri....", the sync system says wrong command (or something) and then you will hear Siri take over. I do this for navigation via my iPhone without touching the car. I did this by accident one day, and now do this to talk with Siri. But honestly holding down the home button on the phone is just as easy.
09-23-2014 06:39 PM
yellowcord
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I know I can do that through my phone, but how about through Sync using the voice activation?
I don't think there is anything at this time. I *think* Siri works exactly the same way (I may be wrong).

Right now I think the only option is to call Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 (in beta still?). I could be wrong though and there might be other options.
09-23-2014 12:34 AM
danbfree I know I can do that through my phone, but how about through Sync using the voice activation?
09-23-2014 12:21 AM
yellowcord
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Now THAT's a nice feature, can those of us with Android (latest Kit Kat) do that?
You can see something about how to turn it on here

After that, you just say "OK Google, text Dan I'm bringing the sausages" or "OK Google, destination butcher".
09-22-2014 12:12 PM
Woggy64 Well, I know when I first got my Focus, the iPhone only was good for calls, no texts while in the car. And the Apple store genius bar folks said that would be the case.

Same in the Benz too - the iPhone only does calls, no reading of texts or replying to them.

But the bigger news is I found someone who was in the same situation, and he resolved it by deleting the phone in both cars....then doing a factory reset on the phone.

automatic reading of texts and able to reply back is now back working in both cars for me.

The reset of the phone did however render a few apps to become dead...no longer supported on 8.1.
09-20-2014 12:19 PM
danbfree
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??? My iPhone works great! And now with iOS8, after I tell Sync to read me my text message, and I say "Hey Siri, reply to ... and can send texts this way. Perfect!
Now THAT's a nice feature, can those of us with Android (latest Kit Kat) do that?
09-19-2014 10:46 PM
focus14se
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Originally Posted by Woggy64 View Post

Nobody say iPhone - because that never worked (and never would, according to the folks at Apple).

Back to Android?
??? My iPhone works great! And now with iOS8, after I tell Sync to read me my text message, and I say "Hey Siri, reply to ... and can send texts this way. Perfect!
09-19-2014 04:51 PM
Woggy64 And while looking at the compatibility list on the Sync page - I find it strange that Sync has no Nokia Windows phones that support the SMS Text Messaging feature.

Really? One would think that a company that Microsoft was in bed with and later purchase, would make devices that worked on a system that has a Microsoft badge on it on the console.

I know, my N920 worked fine for the text feature with Windows 8.0 in both the Ford and the Benz, and now after the 8.1 upgrade neither work.

Nobody say iPhone - because that never worked (and never would, according to the folks at Apple).

Back to Android?
09-15-2014 01:17 PM
Woggy64
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Hi Woggy64,

I checked our compatibility chart for SYNC and MyFord Touch, and I show that this phone is not compatible with the texting feature. Since you stated it worked before you updated it, please try deleting your phone from SYNC and SYNC from your phone, then re-pair them. Here are the instructions:

SYNC (Tip #3) - http://support.ford.com/sync-technol...eshooting-sync

MyFord Touch (Tip #3) - http://support.ford.com/sync-technol...c-myford-touch

Rebecca
Well, this is all Windows 8.1 related. I was in our other car, and it no longer works in that car as well.

But the Nokia Lumia N920 worked well in the Focus (and the Mercedes) - until Windows 8.1 upgrade. So, Microsoft strikes again
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