Kamroud
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Location: Toronto, Canada

Sync Version 3

Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:06 am

I just downloaded and upgraded to Sync Version 3 (from 2.3). Does anybody know what are the changes/upgrades comparing to version 2.3? Thanks

spirilis
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Location: Maryland

Re: Sync Version 3

Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:35 am

I am excited to do this! I heard the Android Auto interface is supposed to be more stable. Time to get this downloaded...
2017 Ford Focus Electric (Magnetic)
2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE (Kona Blue)

scottt
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Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:00 am

Re: Sync Version 3

Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:28 am

Would have thought this was a cruel April Fools joke, however it's showing on the Ford Owner site.

Ok, who are all the brave people that are going to do this and tell us how it broke their cars? :D
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

spirilis
Posts: 154
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:53 am
Location: Maryland

Re: Sync Version 3

Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:39 am

Haven't tried the Android Auto stuff yet but, main difference I've noticed is they're using a larger font for the audio display (artist/title lines).
2017 Ford Focus Electric (Magnetic)
2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE (Kona Blue)

cecil-t
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Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:16 pm
Location: PA

Re: Sync Version 3

Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:36 am

Just did the update this morning. Successfully running Sync 3.

After updating did a "check for updates" via WiFi, and now it's downloading another file "JR3T-14G423-CA_103602.tar.gz"

Tried a few times, it's unsuccessful. Seems there's an update to the update though. Maybe it will pick it up overnight by itself sometime.
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2017 Ford Focus Electric
2014 Zero S (motorcycle)

scottt
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Re: Sync Version 3

Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:11 am

Car was at the dealer for a few things, so I had them do the update. No issues so far.
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

shniestEV
Posts: 69
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:14 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: Sync Version 3

Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:58 pm

Downloaded this from owner.ford.com and installed this last week via USB. Always ran into trouble so going forward I always recommend doing a master system reset before proceeding with the upgrade. It doesn't seem to wipe out my radio station settings and such but it does remove your devices and will need to be setup again.
I recommend turning the car on... doing master reset in settings... Turn off car and exit closing door. Wait a minute and enter car again and power on. Go into settings and disable bluetooth and wifi. Then proceed with update. Goes relatively smoothly this way.

After update repeat the exit and entering car piece and start fresh and you should eventually get a update successful after the restart. Re-pair your devices. When i check under system update via wifi it says im up to date and checking owner.ford.com it also recognized my vehicle is now 3.0.

As for the changelog i haven't found one... i do notice some cosmetic changes and i'm told there is additional applink functionality including Waze. But nothing that I do day to day yet that i noticed!
2016 Magnetic FFE - Canada

Akua
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Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:19 pm

Re: Sync Version 3

Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:30 am

I wonder if waze is a good app to use. Says something about showing the traffic. Might help me on my work commute in the city...

shniestEV
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Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:14 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: Sync Version 3

Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:14 pm

I was going to test this out but its either one or the other... meaning using carplay/android auto or the ford app link. Since i use carplay i would have to disable it to try out waze in app link... since apple maps does traffic fine for my needs I didn't go much further.
2016 Magnetic FFE - Canada

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