How to get text messaging working on Ford Sync
04-02-2017 12:39 AM
- Looked everywhere, practically wore out Google, trying to find the secret for getting my Epic Touch to integrate text messaging with Ford Sync. Then recently, a hero posted the answer on Syncmyride.com. A few obscure settings are required that worked on my 2012 Mustang:
I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and had the same trouble with it not receiving text messages. Here's how to fix it. You must do this in this order for it to work. You must have your phone paired with SYNC before doing this.
1, In SYNC, got to SYSTEM SETTINGS, ADVANCED, MAP PROFILE. Set MAP PROFILE to ON
2. In the PHONE SETTINGS Menu in SYNC, go to MESSAGE NOTIFICATION. Set to ON
3. Once these are done. Exit the system.
4. Now have your phone in your hand and get someone to send you a text message. I simply used the phone and requested my data usage, which in turn gets the carrier to send you a text message. Keep watching the phone for the text message to arrive. You will see a prompt on your phone that says something like, SYNC is requesting text messages through Bluetooth. Make sure Always Allow is checked and hit OK on your phone.
5. You can now send and receive text messages.
Now my car will read text messages that come in when I'm in the car, and it will send replies via the Sync system without me having to take the phone out of my pocket. It's really great.
Hope this works for you!01-21-2012 11:04 AMLike 2
- hrmmmm -runs out to Mustang to try this- just tried these steps and its a no go for me, I guess maybe its a car to car Sync thing, but my Mustang had no MAP PROFILE after I went into the Advanced folder. I tried a few other things and it flat popped a notification stating that text messaging is unsupported what a buzz kill01-22-2012 03:05 PM
- hrmmmm -runs out to Mustang to try this- just tried these steps and its a no go for me, I guess maybe its a car to car Sync thing, but my Mustang had no MAP PROFILE after I went into the Advanced folder. I tried a few other things and it flat popped a notification stating that text messaging is unsupported what a buzz kill01-25-2012 08:15 AM
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- 01-27-2012 11:02 AM
- I have a galaxy nexus and ford f150 2009. I can get my phone to sync but have missing contacts. Ford sync tech support says download contacts from SIM card to memory (export file in settings). However, I still have the exact same missing contacts. I reset phone, deleted phonebooks etc. Ford sync tells me it's the phone since my BlackBerry Storm II had worked perfectly. Any ideas?01-28-2012 12:54 PM
- I have a galaxy nexus and ford f150 2009. I can get my phone to sync but have missing contacts. Ford sync tech support says download contacts from SIM card to memory (export file in settings). However, I still have the exact same missing contacts. I reset phone, deleted phonebooks etc. Ford sync tells me it's the phone since my BlackBerry Storm II had worked perfectly. Any ideas?
I'd wipe the phone from the car's memory and re-pair. Make sure to look for the prompt on your phone that will allow the car to download contacts.01-31-2012 01:44 PM
- Thanks a bunch for the info CUBFAN. With slight modification to your instruction, it worked as you described. I have a 2012 Ford F150 with SYNC. To say the least, to get text messaging working with my Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket is a challenge. Finally, I came across your post and tried modifying the Ford SYNC settings and it worked. My Ford Sync is running Generation 1 V 4.0.2 of the OS. And the Ford Sync Website states it supports the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket Messaging Access Profile (MAP) otherwise known as text messaging. But nowhere could I find the procedure you outlined. In my case using SYNC, I had to go to Phone Settings versus System Settings, then to Advanced, and then to MAP profile to set it to 'ON'. And then set the message notification to "On" under the phone settings. Thanks for your posting.07-06-2012 05:23 PM
- Wanted to thank you for the directions. Unfortunately they do not work for me and my Galaxy S3. My SYNC menu does not have the MAP options. Ford support technician tonight told me the only way to turn MAP off is if I had the touchscreen/NAV system, which I do not.
Text messages worked with my Droid X a few months ago until I put CM7 on it. Now I can't get it working with that, the GS3 or my wife's iPhone. All say text messages are unsupported.
If anyone who comes across this thread has used a GS3 with Sync, please share your experience. Thanks!07-10-2012 08:57 PM
- I have sync text messages working on my 2012 and 2013 mustangs with my ATT SGS3. They have base sync system (no touch screens). My phone was originally on the 2012. I deleted phonebook and "All Devices". Then set up my wife's SGS3. It wouldn't work after rebooting, etc. Then the next day it magically started working when I texted her. She could also use sync to respond.
I then set up my phone on the 2013. Even though they both have the
samesync firmware version **correction 2012 has 4.0.2, 2012 has 4.1.3***, it was a bear to get working. I could send text messages by using contacts but it wouldn't download or respond to incoming messages. I found a reference to the MAP settings and turned it off and then back on. I think MAP is found under Phone -> System Settings -> Advanced Settings in sync. Then I was able to set Notifications to on. I rebooted phone and connected BT. It now receives texts but when I respond, they send to my phone instead of the original sender. I'm trying to resolve that issue now and found this forum so I thought I would post my experiences so far.08-10-2012 08:24 PM
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