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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by moparharn, Nov 10, 2009.
Must not be as needed as some think.....I personally see no use for it. YMMV :icon_ banana:
I need some help I was able to sync the droid to my F150 and I can make and recieve calls but how were you able to get it to play music having a hard trying to get mine to.
I had the same problem in my son's Focus. I will try your solution when I'm next in his car, someguy. Thanks.
Wow...I thought Sync only worked with Zune and iPod. That's great!
I've been thinking hard about a Ford Fiesta next year.
The Microsoft Sync (not Ford Sync as some call it) supports playing music from any storage device. It could be iPhone, Zune, thumb drive or a 1.5 terabyte external hard drive. Anything storage device that you can connect to your PC can connect to Sync. When it's first connected the Sync device will read the MP3 tags and catalog the files for voice retreval. If there are playlists also stored on the device it will copy those also.
The reading of text messages is device dependant. There are NO Verizon phones that will play text messages through Microsoft Sync so I suspect it's a Verizon issue, not a device issue. You can find a list of all phones that will play text messages on the SyncMyRide.com website.
Ford offers desktop app to download phone address books to SYNC — Autoblog
To play audio from your Droid on your Sync system you need to have them paired. Once they are you can go into the menu system on Sync to select the source "bluetooth audio". An easier way is to push the "media" button on your steering wheel. When Sync says "say a command", you say "bluetooth audio". You can now play mp3's from your droid on your car stereo. I have been listening to Pandora internet radio in my car and it sounds pretty darn good. Another reason to love my Droid!
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I had the same problem and finally got faster on putting the code in also, working good now.
Verizon's software on the phone does not support bluetooth transfer of the phonebook, as a Verizon tech told me. I had no problems when I was with AT&T, as I had purchased an unlocked (read no AT&T and no Verizon software) Motorola Krazr phone. It supported bluetooth phonebook transfer, read text messages and allowed me to reply (when going slower than 5mph or stopped); voice dialing and all the features. The Droid is what I have now, since it's on Verizon's network, which gets better reception at my office desk. I'm dissappointed I can't do text messages via Sync, but got used to that after suffering with Samsung Glyde. I just want to get my contacts/phonebook to transfer from the Droid to Sync. I haven't tried doing so while USB was connected. Thought it should work via Bluetooth but so far I get the message "Download failed" immediately after telling it to download (the autodownload does nothing).
Have you tried this: http://www.verizonwireless.com/backupassistant
Oops, Droid not yet supported. I wonder why?
Backup Assistant does not work with the Motorola Droid. That's not the point, I have the contacts on the phone, I need them to get to the car's phonebook. Otherwise, you can't use the functionality of hands-free dialing "call Home" or "call Mom". And you won't see on the radio who is calling you. I can still control all of it from the phone, but it's much more distracting.
Sync works fine on the droid. The droid does support 6 digit pins but it times out quick so you have to enter it fast. I have used mine on several cars since I use my phone to test sync out if a customer comes in with a sync concern