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How to use AppLink on SYNC 3

At least your Apps will be easy to open. Use your voice to open and control apps with AppLink and SYNC 3.

AppLink on SYNC 3

With AppLink, you can control compatible smartphone apps using SYNC 3 voice commands

Here’s how

First: Make sure the ignition’s switched on…

... the car in is neutral, and the handbrake’s on


  1. Make sure Bluetooth® is on
  2. Your smartphone is paired and connected
  3. Any apps you want to access are downloaded onto the device



You can connect your phone via Bluetooth®

However, some devices will require a USB connection

Select the app you want on the touchscreen

You’ll be asked if you want to enable mobile apps and accept the data usage. Charges may apply

Press ‘Yes’ and your app will open

You can also select an app by pressing ‘Voice Control’ and saying the name of the app. For example, “Ford Pass”.

Once connected, use voice commands to control the app’s features. 

To stop your app, just press ‘Voice Control’ again and say, “Close Ford Pass”.



If SYNC 3 doesn’t recognise an app, try closing and restarting the application

With most phones, apps should appear once restarted.

For Android, press ‘Connect Mobile Apps’, or use the voice command ‘Find applications’.

Not sure how to use AppLink? Press ‘Voice Control’ and say, ‘Mobile applications help’.



Check our online app catalogue on your local Ford website Download AppLink enabled apps via our mobile app catalogue

That’s how to use SYNC 3 with AppLink.


Any questions?

Search Owner’s Manual or contact your local Ford Dealer, they’ll be happy to help.