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Old 05-15-2014, 08:44 AM   #421
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MFT and Sync have been operating great ... up until today. It appears the Navigation is not getting a GPS signal. No matter where I go, the car thinks I am at my house. I have done two master resets, but that did not help. Does anyone have any ideas?
If you haven't done so already, I suggest a trip to your dealership so they can diagnose and correct this.

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Hey everyone, I just purchased a 2012 Ford Focuse SEL hatchback and absolutely love it. A huge upgrade from my 97 Toyota Camry! I'm just wondering if anyone has solved the riddle of getting SYNC to read text messages via the sync system? I have MyFord SYNC not MyFord Touch. From what I've read says it is compatible. I've tried the master reset and that has not seemed to work. Anyone have any luck?
Congrats on your new-to-you Focus, Irish614!

When you first pair your phone, do you get the popup to allow or deny MAP access?

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:52 AM   #422
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I was hoping it was a software issue Rebecca. I see it is probably a hardware problem. So once I have time I will go to the dealer.
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I'm liking my MFT system now after upgrading my phone, got a Samsung GS 5, and now I get notifications of incoming texts, FINALLY! I just wish there was a way to create custom responses to answer back with because the canned set is limited, or wish it had the ability to use voice recognition typing to respond back.
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I was hoping it was a software issue Rebecca. I see it is probably a hardware problem. So once I have time I will go to the dealer.
Let me know what they say, gtncpa.

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I'm liking my MFT system now after upgrading my phone, got a Samsung GS 5, and now I get notifications of incoming texts, FINALLY! I just wish there was a way to create custom responses to answer back with because the canned set is limited, or wish it had the ability to use voice recognition typing to respond back.
I'm glad you're liking your MFT now, dbsimms63! You can edit the canned responses by pressing EDIT when you have a text open (on MFT).

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Old 05-15-2014, 12:00 PM   #425
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Congrats on your new-to-you Focus, Irish614!

When you first pair your phone, do you get the popup to allow or deny MAP access?

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Hello Rebecca, Yes I do get a message to allow access for SYNC on my phone, which I allow. I have gone into the MAP settings and activated them through the car as well. I ask SYNC to read my messages and it prompts me that there are no messages. I've tested this by having my wife text while I am in the car. There are no notification sounds either.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:54 PM   #426
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I'm liking my MFT system now after upgrading my phone, got a Samsung GS 5, and now I get notifications of incoming texts, FINALLY! I just wish there was a way to create custom responses to answer back with because the canned set is limited, or wish it had the ability to use voice recognition typing to respond back.
Try this:

First Step... on your PC
Open Notepad in Windows... or any pure text editor NOT a word processor.
Create a list of 15 and ONLY 15 text messages.
No blank lines at beginning or end of the file.
Do NOT use word/line wrap and press Enter at the end of each message only.
I assume there is a funky length limit... like 140 characters, but none of mine busted it so not sure.
Save the file as text message.txt and then copy it to your USB drive. I use one for my music collection so I just put it on that one. Any USB thumb drive will work. BUT... remember the other Sync "bug"... it MUST be formatted at FAT32... exFAT and NTFS do NOT work in Sync.

Next... in the Car
Insert your USB drive and give it a minute to load/index.
Go to Phone, Messaging and either Send or Reply.
To set mine up, I just started to Send a message to anyone, cause you can just cancel out without sending once you've finished updating the list.
You will see an "Update" button at the bottom-right below the Send, Edit, etc.
Press the Update button.
A screen will pop up listing your USB drive. Click that and select your text message.txt file you just created.
A few status pop ups later... COOL... new messages!



Found this on another forum.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:34 PM   #427
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Just a quick question: Do I have to have a PAID subscription account to login via SYNC Destinations on my Android? For some reason it simply will not login, it says it's incorrect but logs in on a PC just fine.

EDIT: In case it makes any difference, I have the latest 4.1.2F version as my car was made in 3/2013. Thanks.
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I believe I figured out the issue, I activated hands free mode and it worked like a charm, I was able to have sync read back the text (once she could finally understand my command) lol
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:07 PM   #429
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Ok I just got a windows phone running 8.1...With my android phone sync never tried to read the text massages to me. However on the windows phone it does..problem is it tried to read the message but instead it tries to dial some unknown number.
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Language packs for Sync UI?

I have my ipod connected to my vehicle via USB. The only issue in having is that songs/artists/albums that use Japanese or Chinese characters do not show up. Are there any language packs, or updates that can be downloaded/installed to allow sync to display the information correctly? I understand that it won't be able to recognize my spoken Japanese, since it's configured in English, but I would still like to browse/select tracks using the sync menus. Currently, the system displays blanks/spaces where Japanese or Chinese characters should be. This makes it impossible for me to find some of my music.
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