01-05-2013, 08:09 PM #26
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I posted similar in 8x forum... My HTC 8x works great in my 2011 F150 with Sync but in 2013 Taurus with MFT says the phone doesn't support BT text. I use BT text a lot so this is a big fail for me, but I'm expecting an update will come along and resolve the issue. Nice how MFT specifically says the phone doesn't support the feature but I can hop in my other vehicle and use the feature that it claims is unsupported. Lol.
- 01-07-2013, 01:58 PM #28
Just joined to say I'm having terrible audio quality issues between my 2010 Fusion (w/o Nav) and my new HTC WP8x. It's going back b/c no one can hear me. I switched back to my GSIII and people can't even tell I'm in a car. I had read bad reviews of the WP 8X audio quality but was sad to see it extends to the Bluetooth system.
I also had the phone put the call in privacy when I call my father.
I did enjoy having it read text messages again. Very nice feature I lost with the GSIII.
- 01-08-2013, 10:55 AM #29
As someone who's had to argue with the dealer to get him to fix sync issues, I am ready to do battle. I have 2011 F-150 and a 2013 Explorer with My touch. iPhone works fine. My HTC touch pro 2 was sporadic. Just ordered the 822, and Now we shall see. I would be very surprised if the 822 does not actually support the full Sync features. The Sync website compatibility list has not been updated in years so I just one just wings it with a $40,000 vehicle. Hey. It's only money.
- 01-08-2013, 06:21 PM #33
Please Make sure your Sync is up to date! There have been three or four updates within the last year or so! You can download the update to a USB thumb drive or order a free update USB storage drive!
MyFord Touch | Get the latest SYNC software updates | Ford.com
My son has a 2012 Titanium Focus with Sync and has a Lumia 920 as far as I know he said the last update fixed a lot of issues he had! He ordered the USB stick once but now just downloads the updates...
01-08-2013, 09:24 PM #35
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Only 2 things that have changed with my HTC 8x and Sync are text messages don't come across the car's speakers anymore and privacy mode. When I make a call through SYNC, it goes in to privacy mode at times. When I make the call directly from the phone, no issues.Phone: Nokia Lumia Icon, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 928, HTC Windows Phone 8x
Media Player: Zune HD 32 x 2, Zune 120, Zune 80
Tablet: Microsoft Surface 2 64Gb, Microsoft Surface RT 64Gb, IPad Air
01-17-2013, 08:35 PM #36
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2008 Focus with Sync (updated) still sporadic with my 822. This morning my daughter called me on my way to work and after approx. 3 minutes the sound went off and phone and sync locked up! I couldn't hang up and none of the 822 buttons worked at all! I had to shut off car when I got to work and also pull the battery on the phone to reset. Everytime I call out it seems to go to private mode too. Ford, Microsoft or Nokia need to investigate these problems ASAP!!!
02-01-2013, 12:35 AM #37
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I just updated to Sync Gen 2 v3.5 on my 2012 ford focus mytouch; from v3.02 (I Think). I also have a Nokia 920 that is up to date.
Before and after the update I could not initiate a text with Sync. It reports as this feature being un-available. Before I could respond to text messages, I will check this tomorrow.
Before and after the update calling seems to work perfectly.
Before the update I could stream music from the internet to Sync reliably(per a data connections reliability). Also before the update, I could not reliably stream any music stored on the phone, my music library or the Nokia app that stored the music offline; this behavior showed itself by randomly disconnecting the music portion of the phone from sync, seemingly more when I tried to skip tracks or the next track naturally came up.
After the update I have tried to play music from the nokia app streaming from the internet and locally from my music library and there are audible pauses every couple seconds with both sources, however, now I have been able to mash the next button without the phone disconnecting. So overall this update is worse because now I can not listen to any music via the phone.
On the note of any music via the phone; before the update I could connect via USB and the phone would index and play some music. This experience was not enjoyable because it would not search through the phone for the songs I wanted reliably at all. Also the index process took 10 minutes and seemed to want to do this each time I would connect or start my car.
After the update: the phone does not seem to get recognized at all as connected via USB. I will update if this changes in the next few days.
NOTE: while I was sitting reading a book in my car as Sync updated the Nokia 920 froze and I had to hold all of the buttons down to reset it (I had just turned Bluetooth off). If this means my phone fubared itself then I may try a complete reset this weekend and this fact comments on the observations above...that the Nokia 920 breaks itself...or something.
02-01-2013, 01:24 AM #38
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I also have the same issue with USB post update. Before the update, it would REALLY REALLY SLOWLY index the phone, but only if I plugged the phone in unlocked. Now it doesn't seem to do anything other than really slowly charge.
- 02-03-2013, 02:34 PM #39
I have the 822, and I cannot play music to my V.3.5.1 Ford MyTouch, It skips and jumps. Works fine in my older non touch version in my pickup, and it works great with an iPhone. Dunno who to blame, I think it's part of the bluetooth problems before the portico update. Which verizon does not have yet.
There might be an update to Sync. I like this part:
Please Read: This software contains all previous enhancements. The installation of this update will take up to 60 minutes to complete. DO NOT turn off your vehicle. You must wait until you see a message, "Installation complete". When "Installation Complete" displays on the center screen, touch "OK". While the update is loading, SYNC® will not recognize your mobile phone or media device. Be sure your vehicle engine is running (not in accessory mode) throughout the entire installation process. Although your vehicle must be in park when you initiate the installation process, once the download process has begun, you may drive your vehicle.
RUN THE CAR FOR AN HOUR? Are they NUTS?
- 02-07-2013, 08:58 AM #40
Updates for my loyal followers, (Do I have any?) There is no update for Sync, I have the newest version. I spoke to the sync people. They have no data on Nokia 822 phones. So they started with mine. And so far it's not looking good. I had noticed the other day that only half or less of my phonebook downloaded to my phone. I tried a reverse pairing procedure they suggested, I was informed that this a more secure way of pairing. Since doing that, I have all my phonebook. (Yay) but BT streaming locks up the phone solid (Boo).
02-07-2013, 09:15 AM #41
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02-10-2013, 10:40 PM #44
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It has been a week since my above post. I not have a completely up to date Nokia 920 and my 2012 ford focus with SYNC has been updated completely.
I am MUCH HAPPIER!
Bluetooth does not randomly disconnect and the intermittent skipping sound is gone (note: have to turn off automatic phone book updating in SYNC).
Haven't had the need to try USB again since Bluetooth works now.
Still cant initiate a test, can still respond with one.
Nokia 920 hasn't froze since.
Note: if bluetooth is not selected as the input option for the car when the car is started and the phone gets synced then the music portion does not connect and music may play out of my phone(if I play it by using my phones interface). When I select the bluetooth input option on my car the phone syncs and works fine.
- 02-10-2013, 11:40 PM #45
I've got a 920 with a 2013 ford explorer MFT/sync...
Seems to work ok although it will often freeze the phone when I turn the explorer off...the phone is still actually on but the screen is black and the buttons don't work...I have to do a soft rest to reboot it...if I turn the screen of the 920 on before turning off the vehicle, it doesn't freeze.
Definitely a bug...could be a handshake issue with sync as Ford has a terrible track record with this software...the latest update they actually sent new map data and it was a big update for sync/MFT...I believe they got MS to help them as the original company that worked on sync/MFT has parted ways with Ford
Anyway, would like to avoid this issue happening but it seems to be easy to resolve.
- 03-11-2013, 11:20 AM #47
It seems that it's pretty reliable that if you use BT, Nokia and Sync, you'll have lockups time to time. Even with Portico (Though it seems better) If you'd like to have fun, do what I am doing and spend your days and nights talking to, Verizon, Ford, Nokia, Sync, Microsoft, and then search the forums.. Everyone blames the other company.
03-13-2013, 02:54 PM #49
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From my understanding working with Ford and the API it is the same reason you can't see names for songs from cd's you load onto the hard drive in the Jukebox. I went to a local store and bought a refurbished Zune as you can use the same library for the Zune that you use for Itunes. It works great. In most cases you can put a lot more music on the zune connect it directly and your phone can still connect through Bluetooth and you can still select it as a music source. It is not a real friendly API to the Itunes setup. When I used my IPod in the vehicle it would reindex on every start of the car. The Zune will pick up exactly where I left off. MS is always stubborn when it comes to cross platforms like these.
03-13-2013, 03:01 PM #50
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Yep drove me nuts. Its a setting on the Sync system under the devices settings. Anytime I started my MKS and the phone connected it would do it. I also made sure that I set the music player to use a Zune that is in the vehicle since I never plug my phone in the car. With over 4000 songs on the Zune and full voice interaction didn't need my phone for music or the battery drain. With the Zune hooked up and not having my phone listed as preferred music device I have never had the problem.