What you need: A Flash drive to download the update onto. It does not matter if it is a new or old Flash Drive, but it must be formatted to FAT32, and be empty except for the software download. Please visit www.SyncMyRide.com to find your update (or www.Owner.Ford.com, or www.Support.Ford.com). Like most software updates, most of it is probably 'under the hood' and often fixes things that you may, or may not, be seeing. This seems to be the first time I've seen them try to push out the Maps update (far more data than the OS) which seems to be at least part of the cause of the issues. Maybe this is a 'test' of their Over The Air (OTA.
- WIth your VIN, quickly download the newest update for your SYNC ® version on a USB drive, or learn how to install using a WiFi connection. We'll walk you through the steps to install your Ford ® SYNC ® update in your vehicle.
- It’s quite simple: On a PC, connect your flash drive. Click Start File Explorer This PC. Right click your flash drive and then select Format. In the File System list box, choose exFAT, type in a Volume Label of your choice, and then click Start. Click OK in the format warning and wait until the process is complete.
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First of all, you must download the free software from the aforementioned website and save it on your computer. Transfer it on a USB flash drive and then connect it to your vehicle. Upload the file via the USB port and proceed to the installation - notice that the vehicle must be running and the users will receive two messages: one of them after about 60 seconds and the other one 5 to 10 minutes later. One the installation is completed, unplug the USB stick, plug it in the USB port of the computer and visit the website again. Log in into the SYNC account and activate the application.
However, please notice that the upgrade is only available for 2010 Ford Mustang, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ, and Mercury Milan and Milan Hybrid vehicles equipped with Ford SYNC.
'SYNC with Traffic, Directions and Information is a 'killer app' that demonstrates the plug-and-play capability of the Ford Service Delivery Network. We can continue to give customers continuous access to the best-of-breed services without having to touch the vehicle or inconvenience the owner - and we can do it economically, helping us fulfill our vision of making connectivity affordable for millions,' Doug VanDagens, Director/Ford Connected Service Solutions, stated.
'Working with our partners, we are replicating the electronics industry's speed to market with groundbreaking technologies, while creating a truly rich driving environment where there is no compromise - where everything you expect will be at your fingertips or voice command, integrated into your drive with minimal distraction,' Jim Buczkowski, Director/Ford Electronics Systems Engineering, added.
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