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Old 04-24-2014, 01:00 AM   #1
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2012 nonMFT metadata

Hey, guys.

I just picked up my THIRD focus today. A 2012 SE with a manual trans

Anyway, to my disappointment, it seems like they still haven't added metadata over bluetooth audio to sync. Is there a way to add this or am I stuck? The $200 JVC stereo in my 03 svt had this. So, I'm a little annoyed that the mk3 sync doesn't. Especially considering I listen to Pandora exclusively in my car. I haven't played a cd or radio in years! LOL


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Old 04-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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What type of sync did you get (touchscreen or no)? The non touchscreen SYNC has applink were you can directly control Pandora. It shows the metadata and everything.
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Non touch. Sounds like I just need to learn how to use it.
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With Android and Blackberry, you only have to be connected to Bluetooth to launch applink, with Iphone, you have to be connected to Bluetooth and have the USB plugged in. You use the voice command applink, it should then tell you to launch the app on your device.
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Sync doesn't seem to recognize "applink" and doesn't list it in the optional commands. Maybe I need a software update?
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Hi StangGTT and boardliquid01,

AppLink wasn't added to the Focus until model year 2013; however, depending on your phone, you may be able to view the metadata if you plug it in via USB.

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Hi StangGTT and boardliquid01,

AppLink wasn't added to the Focus until model year 2013; however, depending on your phone, you may be able to view the metadata if you plug it in via USB.

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That's really lame. I still really like the car, but I'll add that to my list of things to "fix."

Can you tell me if it's a hardware or software issue? I think a hardware issue would be an easier problem to solve for me. If it's a software issue, Ford is slacking.

Could I possibly acquire the necessary parts for a 13-up focus nonMFT stereo and have a straight-forward swap, or did all the connections change for 2013 as well?
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Sorry, Rebecca is right. But according to this announcment from Ford, they are adding Applink to a bunch of vehicles that didn't come equipped with them.

http://www.cnet.com/news/ford-adding...-million-cars/
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Like boardliquide01 said, we are working on rolling AppLink out to our earlier GEN 1 SYNC systems. Keep an eye on www.Media.Ford.com for more information. :)

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Thanks. I'll keep an eye out. Tell 'em to hustle on that update, would ya? Lol
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