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Old 10-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #11
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Start simple, say something like " I'm hungry " to see what it does.

Also, it really wants things in a specific format, so make sure you're following that. At first make sure you have it set for default so she prompts you for the next step, then you can start with "Destination", then she'll ask follow-up multiple choice questions for next steps.

It is a learned system so over time it will pick up on your specific voice patterns so then both you and SYNC will be more compatible.
I don't think Elizabeth has the "full-blown" MFT voice set. Simple Sync will only let you say "archaic" commands like "USB" or "Line In" or "Phone". Elizabeth, if you don't have an Ipod or a Cell Phone connected, those are the only commands that technically will work until you get them in.

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I tried to set up the sync traffic update between home and work and back. It wanted to know who my phone service was with. When I selected T-Mobile I was told the that wasn't a supported provider, and that was the end of it.

Tried again and selected Sprint and it worked just fine. When I got the traffic notices it said I could get 10 a month. That is not any help and I ended the notices.

I have MFT, if that makes any difference

Has anybody else used this feature? What were your results?
I can't comment on the service anomaly you had (I have Verizon), but I have used traffic... and MAN it's damn accurate. Its caught crashes on interstates well before I've gotten to them, and ahead of Google Nav sometimes.

Example: One morning I was heading to visit a friend in Atlanta from Columbus, OH, and so I saw on my Google Maps (I don't have MFT Nav) a huge red bar on I-75 (for slow traffic) in the middle of nowhere and I was like, what the heck is that?

I called Traffic Directions and Information, and asked about "Traffic" then "Atlanta, GA". It reported to me the amount of incidents between my location and Atlanta, and that included a crash EXACTLY right after the red bar, and some construction zones in the greater atlanta area. Then I asked for "more details" and it gave me the speed of traffic in the crash area, between what exits the crash was located, and the amount of lanes estimated to be blocked (it said all).

Initially, I was skeptical, but as I got closer to where the system said the delay began, I started seeing the brakelights (which fortunately didn't block my exit). With this info, I was able to zoom off route and take an alternate route, saving me a good amount of time. You'll find out that some of this information is similar to what's relayed on the Variable Message Boards on the expressways (those big LED signs that usually say "Buckle up!" if nothing's happening), but if none of those are around, Traffic is a lifesaver.

It's saved me multiple times from traffic headaches already.

I don't have a limited amount of Traffic sessions, but I know I have a limited amount of operator sessions.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:29 PM   #12
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Anyone having sync issues after updating to iPhone iOS5?

My iPhone 4 was syncing perfectly before (both the music and control of pausing and skipping tracks via in-car audio control buttons), until today after I updated my phone to iOS5, I still have the ability to sync music but lost the ability to control the songs with the control buttons inside the car, now I have to press on the iPhone itself in order to play/skip to the tracks I wanted... Anyone able to shed some light?
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:39 PM   #13
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What fuse to pull?

Hey All,

The other day, the sync button on the steering wheel stopped functioning. When I press it, it mutes the radio but nothing else happens. No "voice" and doesn't respond to commands.

I'm thinking I need to pull the fuse, but I don't know which one. I drive the TI. Can someone help me?
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #14
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Hey All,

The other day, the sync button on the steering wheel stopped functioning. When I press it, it mutes the radio but nothing else happens. No "voice" and doesn't respond to commands.

I'm thinking I need to pull the fuse, but I don't know which one. I drive the TI. Can someone help me?
I've gotten that once or twice on my SEL in the last couple days. I just switched to some other function (radio, USB, Phone) and it seemed to go away so far.
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Thanks lifocus. I'll give that a try. Since you pulled the fuses, has it happened again? I do have an appointment with my dealer for ziebart, so I'll have them check the sync button too. The funny thing is that I spoke to two men in the service department, and when I mentioned the problem with sync, I could hear the apprehension in their voices. They must be seeing quite a lot of this.
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This is very odd.... I haven't had a chance to pull the fuses yet, but today I realized that if I turn off the radio the sync button functions as it should. It's when the the radio is on (using the on/off button to the left of the CD slot) that sync doesn't work -- totally mute, no voice, no response to commands. Very weird
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I used my SYNC on the way home to remind me to stop by the bank.. It worked quite well. I haven't really used the directions much but it seemed to lookup and download the bank with no problems.
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I also have the iPhone application for on the fly inputs.

which app do you use?

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which app do you use?

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He probably uses Sync Destinations:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sync-...410940835?mt=8
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He probably uses Sync Destinations:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sync-...410940835?mt=8
yep, that's it. BTW, I tried to reset my clock by voice command today.. and it didn't work.. wtf Ford. At least it made my GF laugh.
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