LINCOLN MKZ 2008 SYNC Supplement Manual
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Get ready for an intelligent conversation with your car.
The last time you stepped out without your cell phone or digital media player, did you feel out of
sync with the world? We don’t blame you. Our personal devices have become indispensable
extensions of our lives.
Ford ingenuity now brings you a better, more sensible way to remain connected to your world
while behind the wheel. Introducing SYNC - Powered by Microsoft®. SYNC offers voice activated
calling and voice activated music selection while allowing you to maintain your focus on the road.
• Send and receive hands-free calls
• Play your digital music through voice activated commands
• Use voice recognition to access your cell phone’s contact list
• Transfer an active phone conversation to a hands-free environment
• Play music stored on your digital media player
• Use your device while charging through the USB port
• Listen to music streaming from your Bluetooth® enabled phone
• Advanced voice recognition system fluent in English, French and Spanish
Exclusively available on Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicles.
Congratulations on the purchase of your new vehicle
equipped with SYNC.
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Connecting your digital media player
1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition and radio are ON.
2. Plug the device into the USB port. Refer to your Owner’s Guide for exact location.
Note: If your digital media player has an ON/OFF switch, ensure that the device is ON.
Note: If your digital media player contains many media files, INDEXING may appear in the radio
display. When the indexing process is complete, you may access the media content in your
digital media player using voice commands.
4. When prompted, say “USB”.
5. Play music by saying any of the following commands, “Play All”, “Play Artist ”,
“Play Album ”, “ Play Genre ”, “Play Playlist ” or “Play track ”.
Note: At any time, you may press VOICE or
and say “Help” for more options.
A new way to rock while you roll
SYNC can shift your digital music into overdrive with voice-activated access to songs on your digital
• Voice activated music: Browse your music collection by genre, album, artist and song title using
simple voice commands.
• USB device charging: Long trip? You may run out of gas but you’ll never run out of music.
That’s because if your digital media player supports, SYNC will automatically charge your
digital media player when plugged into the USB port.
For more information, visit www.SyncMyRide.com
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What you need to get started
To use SYNC’s many features, you must have the following:
• Cellular phone with Bluetooth wireless technology (with the phone’s user guide).
• Compatible digital media player with USB cable.
Note: SYNC is capable of hosting nearly any digital media player including: iPod®, Zune™,
“Plays from device” players, and most USB drives. Supported audio formats include MP3,
WMA, WAV, AAC and PCM.
• For more information on all SYNC features and compatible devices, check out
Pairing your phone for the first time
The first thing you must do to use the phone features of SYNC is to ‘pair’ your Bluetooth enabled
cellular phone with SYNC. This allows your phone to communicate with the hands-free system.
To pair your phone for the first time:
1. Ensure that the vehicle ignition and radio are on and that your vehicle is in Park (P).
to enter the PHONE MENU. SYNC will attempt to connect and the radio display
will indicate that no phone is paired.
3. Press OK. ADD DEVICES will appear in the radio display.
/ repeatedly if ADD DEVICES does not first appear in the radio display.
4. Press OK to confirm your selection and enter the ADD DEVICES MENU.
5. When FIND SYNC appears in the radio display, press OK. Follow the instructions in your
cellular phone’s user guide to put your phone into Bluetooth discovery mode. A six digit PIN
will appear in the radio display.
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6. When prompted on your phone’s display, enter the six digit PIN provided by SYNC.
7. The radio display will read CONNECTED when the pairing process is successful.
Congratulations! Your phone is now successfully paired to SYNC. Depending on your phone’s
capability, you may be prompted on your phone’s display or radio display with additional
options, as some features are dependent on your phone’s capability. For further information,
refer to your phone’s user guide and visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
Note: You can, at any time, press and hold
to exit phone mode and listen to other audio
sources. You can also press VOICE or
and say “Help” for more options.
Stay connected - while living life in the fast lane
The voice -activated, hands-free calling system means you never have to put life on hold again.
The system supports you with:
• Voice activated, hands-free calling: To initiate a call, press or VOICE, then say “Phone.” When
prompted, say “Call” or say “Dial” and, when prompted, the desired number.
SYNC will automatically connect with the names in your mobile phone’s contact list. To answer
incoming calls, simply press
. To end a call, press and hold .
• Uninterrupted connections while entering your vehicle: In the middle of a phone call while
entering your car? No need to hang up. If your phone has been previously paired, SYNC
instantly connect to your Bluetooth phone and automatically transfer the call to a hands-free
environment. (The system can also transfer the call back to your phone as you exit your vehicle.)
• Audible text messages: If your connected cell phone supports text messaging downloads via
Bluetooth wireless technology, you can use SYNC’s text messaging feature. If you receive a
text message while driving, press OK and SYNC
will read it to you out loud. The system is smart
enough to translate commonly used text messaging expressions such as “LOL” and “ :) ”. You can
even reply with a list of predefined responses.
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What is SYNC? 4
Safety information 5
Phone dependent features 5
SYNC voice recognition feature 6
Voice recognition system overview
Using voice commands with SYNC 8
SYNC system controls
Quick reference chart 10
SYNC phone features
Voice commands in phone mode 12
Making a call 14
Ending a call 14
Exiting phone mode 14
Answering an incoming call 14
Incoming new text message 15
Using the quick dial feature 16
Active call menu options 16
Using privacy mode 17
Putting a call on/off hold 17
Joining two calls (multiparty/conference call) 17
Accessing call history/phone book during active call 18
How SYNC interacts with your Bluetooth device 19
Phone redial 19
Call history 20
Accessing your phone book 20
Text messaging 21
Sending new text messages 22
Downloading unread text messages 23
Deleting all text messages 24
Phone settings 24
Phone status 25
Setting a ring tone 25
Message notification 26
Modifying your phone book 26
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Automatically download your phone book 27
System settings 28
Adding a phone 29
Connecting a phone 30
Setting a phone as primary 31
Turning Bluetooth on/off 31
Deleting a phone 32
Deleting all phones 32
Turning prompts on/off 32
Changing the SYNC language setting 33
Returning to factory defaults 34
Performing a master reset 34
Installing new vehicle applications 35
SYNC media features
Voice commands in media mode 36
Connecting a digital media player to SYNC 38
What’s playing? 38
Using your media menu 38
Selecting different media sources 39
Using your USB port 40
Streaming music from your phone 41
Using the Auxiliary input jack (Line in) 41
Using the media settings 42
Accessing vehicle applications 43
Accessing system settings 43
Adding a Bluetooth media device which is in discovery mode 44
Adding a Bluetooth media device which is in discoverable mode 45
Connecting a Bluetooth media device 45
Delete a device 46
Using SYNC’s play menu 50
Using the play all feature 51
Selecting and playing specific artists 52
Selecting and playing specific albums 53
Selecting different genres 54
Accessing your playlists 55
Playing a specific track 56
Exploring the USB device 56
Playing similar music 57
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End user license agreement
All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical
including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval
system or translation in whole or part is not permitted without written
authorization from Ford Motor Company. Ford may change the contents without
notice and without incurring obligation.
Copyright © 2007 Ford Motor Company
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WHAT IS SYNC?
Thank you for purchasing SYNC!
SYNC is a hands-free communications and entertainment system that
literally ‘syncs up’ with all other multimedia systems in your vehicle.
SYNC delivers convenience with voice activated calling and hands-free
conversations, digital media player command and control as well as easy
to use voice commands. The world outside your vehicle cabin may be
chaotic, but inside, with SYNC, it’s always a smooth ride. All you have to
do is sync it and stow it. We’ll take care of the rest.
Welcome to the new world of ingenuity and passion - technology that is
both fun and functional. Welcome to SYNC.
For more information, please visit www.SyncMyRide.com.
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