2016 Ford Models Now Offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Anyone with a 2016 Ford model equipped with the SYNC 3 infotainment system is about to get really excited. See, Ford announced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software support is now available on all 2016 Ford models equipped with the SYNC 3 infotainment system. So, if you have the SYNC 3 system equipped in your 2016 Ford, you simpley need to update it to the new SYNC 3 version 2.2 by downloading it with a USB drive by following the instructions at owner.ford.com, downloading it through a Wi-Fi connection or by visiting a dealership like ours here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA.
“Our SYNC 3 software platform was designed to be easy to update so we can get our customers the latest and greatest features, functionally and security enhancements. With over-the-air updates, we can deliver new features to customers in the background while they continue using their vehicles.” – Don Butler, Executive Director, Ford Connected Vehicle and Services
[ READ MORE: Connectivity Upgrades Available for Older Ford Models ]
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Explained
Simply put, Apple CarPlay turns your 2016 Ford model’s infotainment system into an iPhone. This means you can get directions, make calls, play music and send or receive text messages right from your SYNC 3 system. It also means you have Siri Eyes Free, which allows you to do all of this using only your voice. Additionally, Apple CarPlay supports select iPhone apps including Phone, Messages, Maps and Music. Android Auto is compatible with Android OS devices equipped with Android OS 5.0 or higher. Similar to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto works by connecting your phone to your SYNC 3 infotainment system, allowing you to utilize such apps as Google Maps and Google Now, along with listening to music, making phone calls and sending or receiving text messages.
To get more information on how you can turn your 2016 Ford model into an entertainment sanctuary with this SYNC 3 update, or to find out more about our new Ford models, please reach out to our friendly Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.