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Small Update for those waiting on the 2016 Sync3 Update

Recently my Sync3 system went haywire. I took it down to the dealer and they replaced the APIM, which as I understand it is basically the Sync3 module. When I got it back I had Sync3 2.0 installed. 1.0 is what came with my van. And interestingly there was a new section under settings "Android Auto" I toggled it on and borrowed a buddy's Android phone.

Sure enough as soon as I plugged it in it started the Android Auto Setup.

But a major bummer for those of us with Apple devices, whatever that "hardware update" is that has been noted must not be part of the APIM as my iPhone will still not connect for CarPlay. So I guess there really is something totally separate that has to be installed.

But its interesting to know at least that Ford is shipping new APIMs that support Sync3 2.0 with the ability to do Android Auto.
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Someone on the F150 forum recently said they were told by a dealer that the hardware update for Apple phones will cost around $180! Phooey...

Of course someone else went to their dealer and the dealer didn't know a thing about it...!

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I have car play on my 2017 and I'm not really using it. Not sure why I need it. Maybe I will find out some remarkable thing I can do with it in the future. The Siri button does most of what I want to do anyway.

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Sawyer: you have Apple CarPlay running on your 2017 Transit? Could you take a pic? What version is your Sync 3 software? Thx!!
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I have car play on my 2017 and I'm not really using it. Not sure why I need it.
The main thing I was hoping to do with it is run Google Maps on the in-dash screen for trip routing. Unfortunately I also recently read that Apple doesn't allow that! They have it configured so ONLY Apple's Maps app can display navigation on the screen. Argh! Stupid pointless restrictions!

More and more I'm thinking I should have just done like someone else and mount a good-size Android tablet in the dash...! (This is also the latest in a series of issues that is really tempting me to move to an Android phone next time I replace mine.)

To be fair, Apple Maps will do the one feature I most wanted on the screen - satellite view - so would probably be okay. It's sometimes nice to get a bird's eye view of the area I'm driving through when looking for something. Just not sure I'm quite willing to pony up *another* $180 after the ridiculous price of the Sync 3 system to begin with... (And I'm definitely not going to the dealer to have it installed, if it isn't user-installable that's right out!)

Grumble grumble gripe... Think I'm turning into a grumpy old man...

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I have car play on my 2017 and I'm not really using it. Not sure why I need it. Maybe I will find out some remarkable thing I can do with it in the future. The Siri button does most of what I want to do anyway.


Mine is version 2.0 and satellite view doesn't work on the sync screen.



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Mine is version 2.0 and satellite view doesn't work on the sync screen.
Well poo... Guess I'm losing my interest then! Wonder if it'd work on Android Auto...? I have a Nexus 7 tablet I'm not using at the moment but I'd have to tether it through my phone.

Hm, not sure that'd work either... I guess I'd have to use a hardwired connection to the tablet so it can have a bluetooth connection to the phone? Or use wifi hot spot - I usually just BT tether but don't think I can connect the Nexus to two BT devices at once...? Haven't tried!

Edit: Doh! Of course I've "tried". It's perfectly normal to have multiple BT devices connected at once, they just can't be the same profile.

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...Apple doesn't allow that!...
Are you sure it's not just rank incompetence on Apple's part? Remember, they still can't figure out how bluetooth and multitasking work.
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Mine is version 2.0 and satellite view doesn't work on the sync screen.



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Would you mind taking a picture of your About Screen in the settings panel?
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