Ford Rolls Out Siri Eyes-Free Update to MyFord Touch-Equipped Vehicles
A new software update which adds Apple Siri Eyes-Free capability is now available for more than 5 million SYNC-equipped Ford vehicles dating back to the 2011 model year. The SYNC platform was designed to be flexible and updatable, and this latest update provides buyers with another great feature they can use to keep their eyes on the road.
Ford owners can visit http://owner.ford.com/ to download the update for their vehicle equipped with the MyFord Touch, second generation SYNC system. The website provides a simple how-to guide of the update process, which involves downloading the update to a USB drive, starting your vehicle and inserting the drive into the vehicle’s USB port to start the installation process.
Siri Eyes-Free can be activated with a long press of the voice recognition button on the steering wheel, much like you would activate Siri on an iPhone by holding down the home button.
Drivers can use their voice to ask Siri a variety of requests, including making phone calls to contacts in their address book, looking up phone numbers to restaurants, setting reminders or alarms, asking about the weather, playing music, sending and receiving text messages and getting directions with Apple Maps.
Newer Ford vehicles equipped with the latest SYNC 3 system have Siri Eyes-Free already included and the feature can be used without any updates. When new features are added by Ford, SYNC 3 equipped vehicles have the added benefit of being able to receive updates over a Wi-Fi network, making it easier than ever to get the latest updates to SYNC in your Ford vehicle.
If you have any questions about the latest update to SYNC, Siri Eyes-Free or other features of your Ford vehicle, visit us today at Five Star Ford of Plano and check out our online inventory for photos, prices, features and more for all of our Ford cars, trucks and SUVs in stock.