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    Default Re: How to get text messaging working on Ford Sync

    I'm having same problem. Used steps above and am now able to receive texts but when I reply they come to my own phone instead of whoever texted me.
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    Thanks MyFusion for the info. I just bought a new C-Max Energi and couldn't get it to alert me to a text message. I had the same problem with the Focus I had before it and I could not remember how I got it to work. So far it is working fine with your instructions. Too bad they don't address this kind of thing in the book.
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    I have a live walkman and do not getting my new fiesta read the text messages, can someone help?
  4. #54  

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    Do you have Myfordtouch in your vehicle? Some of the phones do not support the reading of text messages. Is you phone a smartphone or a newer phone? Need more information.
  5. #55  

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    I'm from Brazil, the New Fiesta sold here has not touch, just the ford sync system
    I have a smart phone sony ericsson live walkman with android 4.0.4
    in theory, from what I read, the phone has this function ... but the ford sync system says "" the currently selected phone does not support text messaging via bluetooth ""
  6. #56  

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    Your car must have the ford touch system. My husband has a f150 with the synch system and he can only pair his phone so he can answer a call over blue tooth. No text messages can be viewed or answered via the car.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using AC Forums mobile app
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    I have the same problem, I can listen to the text messages and on the screen they say they are from me so I have no way of knowing who they are from, other than the content. When I reply, it just goes back to my phone not the senders phone. If I select send text message and select a contact from my phone book via sync it will send it to them correctly. Have you had any luck with a fix?
  8. #58  

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryinredding View Post
    Your car must have the ford touch system. My husband has a f150 with the synch system and he can only pair his phone so he can answer a call over blue tooth. No text messages can be viewed or answered via the car.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using AC Forums mobile app
    I'm having the same issue and the weird thing is when I first got my 2013 Focus ST and paired my Note 2 it sent through text messages. Then I updated sync to version 3.6 and bam, text messages stopped working. What gives ford?
  9. #59  

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryinredding View Post
    Your car must have the ford touch system. ... No text messages can be viewed or answered via the car.
    That is incorrect. The Sync system, if you have the right version and the right phones, will receive and read text messages. Supposedly you can send them as well, but I have not tried that yet. I can receive them and have the Sync lady read them back no problem.

    I was at the dealership last night and received another Sync update that is supposed to correct the texting thing to show the actual person whom the text is from when it comes in, not myself and the dates are supposed to be fixed. I haven't tried it out yet. This update also fixes USB media indexing problems if anyone is having those.
  10. #60  

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    It worked!!! Thanks a million (Verizon - Motorola Droid Bionic)
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    Can someone please help.... I have the samsung S4 and it connects perfectly to my car downloads my phonebook, but when I get a text message it comes up 'unknown' ... does anyone know how I can get it to recognise my contacts?
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    What vehicle and what version of sync do you have?
  13. #63  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droidbeilling View Post
    I have the same problem, I can listen to the text messages and on the screen they say they are from me so I have no way of knowing who they are from, other than the content. When I reply, it just goes back to my phone not the senders phone. If I select send text message and select a contact from my phone book via sync it will send it to them correctly. Have you had any luck with a fix?
    Exactly my problem as well. 2012 Ford F-150 Sync version Gen1 - v4.1.4.T which according to Ford is the latest for my vehicle.

    Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
  14. #64  

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    You are not alone. I also have this self same problem. Voice calling and receiving works fine and texts come through but they are unknown so I have to start a new text to reply. Mine is a Galaxy S3 with Ford Synch in a Focus ST. Be delighted if anyone has a solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenRR View Post
    2012 Ford F-150 Sync version Gen1 - v4.1.4.T which according to Ford is the latest for my vehicle.
    There are later versions, however they are only installable by the dealer. Go to your dealership and tell them about your problem and have them check and install the latest update. I have a 2012 Fusion with Sync Gen1 - 4.2.1.4. This corrects the text problems. All texts come through and say who they are coming from. It also corrects some issues with indexing flash drives supposedly, but it did not really fix them all. I still have indexing problems.
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    My Samsung 3 worked fine to text message and receive them until this past Saturday when Sync did an automatic update in my car and now it doesn't work. Very frustrating as it was a cool function.
  17. #67  

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    Don't be discouraged. I get that same message sometimes too. I just reboot the phone and it works again for a very long time. Must use bluetooth only without the USB connected. My only problem now, is after the new software update for the S5, I don't get the song and artist listings in Pandora. Just keep getting UNKNOWN ARTIST.
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    It worked on my 2012 Escape! Horrible menu system though - that's sync for you.
    Been trying to get it to work for 3 years but then can't get my mp3 stick to play properly two times in a row either.
    Thanks...
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    I have Sync in my 2011 Milan Hybrid. I used to have an old Windows 7 phone and when a text came it, the car would ask me if I wanted to listen to it, and then after it was done, it would ask if I wanted to respond to it. I could then dictate a response and send it, all via voice. Great feature. I just recently got a HTC One M9 which sort of lets me listen to a text (when it wants to), but only has preset responses (which are on the nav screen so you can't really select them when you drive). The Ford Sync people have no clue why this is ("different phones have different specifications - Sync is a neutral system"), although I think it's because I had a Windows phone dsigned by MS, which also designed Sync. Does anybody know if there is an app or fix that would allow voice-to-text response over Sync for an Android phone, or am I stuck with a watered-down text ability?
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