Droid 2 and Ford Sync

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  1. bulldogc

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    Anyone using Sync manage to find a way to get the droid to broadcast things like map directions and pandora ect through the USB connection instead of bluetooth audio inorder to get stuff long song titles and what not onto the Sync pannel?
     
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    Droid and Ford Sync

    My observation is that Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in are all isolated modes and only one may be active at a time.

    Basically USB mode treats the Droid like an external hard drive. Searching by tag data is possible, and basic playback control are implemented. I seldom use this mode.

    Bluetooth mode redirects anything that would normally play through the headphones, and provides limited playback control including phone call pause and recover. I use this mode extensively.

    Aux / Line In mode is strictly a pre-amp input into the stereo. I have used this a few times.


    Bluetooth modes is somewhate amusing in that I cant always predict whether it will auto-start my audiobook or play a song from via one of my music players. I thought it had something to do with the headphone connect settings within the apps, but as I said , I still have occasional surprises.

    I really like Ford Sync in my 2010 F-150 ... even if it does say Microsoft on the dash tag <grin>

    Happy day

    Lee
     
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    Yea its a great system. Would be nice if i could txt with it using voice to txt tho. And be able to like dislike and skip stuff in pandora with the wheel controlls or voice and see whats playin on the screen.
     
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    Not sure but I think if you say to Sync "Bluetooth Audio", it will open up whatever was the last thing that was playing on your phone.


    Has anyone figured out a workaround for turn-by-turn voice navigation to work with Sync? Doesn't work--can't hear any navigational directions. Imagine my surprise when I removed my D2G from the car dock and suddenly my phone started giving me audio navigation aids! I've heard if you turn off the bluetooth feature on your phone you will be able to hear the turn-by-turn instructions via the phone's speaker. But that defeats having a hands-free phone call feature. (I also have a 2010 Ford F150).
     
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    yea if you use bluetooth audo function of sync it does the turn by turn nav and what not. Newer sync models seems to have more functionality avaliable as well as someone else just mentoned. sadly i got in on the ground floor so ill have to wait till i upgrade it seems:(

    OMG i know thatr thing about it autoplaying music is annoying as fuk, i took all my mp3s off the phone cause of that. even if i ever played music at all since the last reboot soon as i hang up the phone i get the music to start playing...
     
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    Can you elaborate? Are you saying it is possible to have turn-by-turn nav play over your vehicle's stereo system via bluetooth?
     
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    Yes. With a ford sync for sure anyway. I suspect with any bluetooth system. From what i can tell the phone will use a paired bluetooth device to transmit the sound normally going to the phone speaker if its on. With sync if you select bluetooth audio for the speaker input then you can get any sound going out of the phone speaker to goto the bluetooth speaker instead. There is some configuration options in the audio settings menu but my phone did this by default
     
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    My Droid 2 Global was working fine with my new Explorer with Sync for a month. All of the sudden, the Sync in the car cannot connect to the phone. It is paired fine, but just won't connect. Before, as soon as I got in the car with the phone it would connect in just a second or two. I tried redoing the pairing, taking battery out and in, etc. Getting frustrated! Anybody experience this and have any suggestions? Thank you!
     
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    Having the same issues with my Edge. Droid 2 was working fine, now Sync stopped receiving texts and I can't even get calls.
     
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    I received a tip from someone on the Ford Explorer Facebook page. He suggested doing a 'clean pairing', which meant that I had to reset the Sync back to factory specifications. In the Sync menus it is called Master Reset. I did that, and then the phone paired and connected perfectly again.
     
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    Tried that several times. Deleted sync from my phone, pulled droid battery, deleted phone on sync and master reset. I tried normal pairing and reverse pairing. I can make calls out, which is very staticy, but cannot receive. An obvious connection issue that I can't figure out.
     
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    Check to make sure your sync software in car is up to date. Need a usb drive to do so. Look in your owners manual for directions on how to do. Probably isn't your phone...

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    How could it work fine last week but now won't accept calls?
     
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    Have you switch roms or a factory reset on your phone?? If so, you need to delete phone from sync and repair the phone...

    And you know how electronics are, it could be up to date tonight, but out of date when you wake up in the morning...lol

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