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    Question 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    So, the only real problem with Sync in this lekka bakkie, is that i'ts just not that good. I'm a bit of a IT geek, and, though I knew I'd be getting only Sync I, i still wanted to see/find out if we can push the BlueTooth to the max.

    I use a Samsung S5 in my daily commute - music's fine, yet to try SMS (but who uses it still? --in 2016) .

    However, my interest lies with the Voice-commands. I was told it doesn't work. I simply can't (DON'T) want to accept that.

    So, before I go and code something or intruduce another BT device, I tought I'd ask first : Anyone had any success with their Voice command on Sync I via Andriod device?

    (I know it had Sync problems, where sync just dropped and you had to hard reset (power off/fuse out) the radio/sync, however, that has since been fixed by Ford via new software release - with mediocre success I might add)

    **Make no mistake, I still like my bakkie!

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    Have sync 2 in 2016 2.2 XL 4X4. Sync 2 came out in first couple of batches released. Works great with Samsung S 7 edge Bluetooth, and voice commands. No issues. My wife's eco sport titanium has sync 1 and it is terrible. She is always complaining. Strange that in today's day and age the centre console HUD always feels like an afterthought, or that you have to pay for the high SPEC model to get better functionality or better HUD. In my opinion, with the prices are what they ARE for vehicles, the HUDs need to be much better, from interface design and layout to screen resolution, quality of glass and integrated functionality. Goodluck with yours.
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    Sync2, although marginally better than syncģ, is ####. You can see it was a project with no direction, handed to 5 devs, with no project manager, and told to make it work by lunch time Friday next week.

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    My wife has Sync 1 in her Fiesta and it works for certain commands but with the typical SA accent and names of persons you might want to call it has its problems. I donít think it matters which phone you use as long as your phonebook is in sync with your system. I could also not get my S7 to play music via BT but I must admit that I didn't try very hard.

    The Sync 2 in my 2016 Wildtrak is a totally different story and even with my Afrikaans accent I can set the radio stations, temperature, etc. and even call PIETER JOHANNES PRETORIUS without any problems and without trying to use pommy accent.

    If you want to spend money you might want to look for an option to upgrade, I know there is a option to upgrade Sync2 to Sync3 but I'm not sure about Sync1 to Sync2/3.

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    I also have sync 1 in my Fiesta and its not too bad, learnt how to pronounce some of the words after a while.
    Before my Samsung S6 I had a Nokia Lumia, Windows phone. I could do a lot more with the Windows phone, Sync read out the messages without me selecting "read message" and I could instantly reply to sms via voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TianFP View Post
    So, the only real problem with Sync in this lekka bakkie, is that i'ts just not that good. I'm a bit of a IT geek, and, though I knew I'd be getting only Sync I, i still wanted to see/find out if we can push the BlueTooth to the max.

    I use a Samsung S5 in my daily commute - music's fine, yet to try SMS (but who uses it still? --in 2016) .

    However, my interest lies with the Voice-commands. I was told it doesn't work. I simply can't (DON'T) want to accept that.

    So, before I go and code something or intruduce another BT device, I tought I'd ask first : Anyone had any success with their Voice command on Sync I via Andriod device?

    (I know it had Sync problems, where sync just dropped and you had to hard reset (power off/fuse out) the radio/sync, however, that has since been fixed by Ford via new software release - with mediocre success I might add)

    **Make no mistake, I still like my bakkie!
    I have a Samsung S5...crappest Phone which I have ever owned....S3 was the bomb. ..I would not bother trying anything inventive with the thing as it will just end in frustration! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Crocker View Post
    Have sync 2 in 2016 2.2 XL 4X4. Sync 2 came out in first couple of batches released. Works great with Samsung S 7 edge Bluetooth, and voice commands. No issues. My wife's eco sport titanium has sync 1 and it is terrible. She is always complaining. Strange that in today's day and age the centre console HUD always feels like an afterthought, or that you have to pay for the high SPEC model to get better functionality or better HUD. In my opinion, with the prices are what they ARE for vehicles, the HUDs need to be much better, from interface design and layout to screen resolution, quality of glass and integrated functionality. Goodluck with yours.
    Pictures please...also have a XL 2016 model and it does not have sync 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Clark View Post
    Pictures please...also have a XL 2016 model and it does not have sync 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre2013 View Post
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    Not in the XL in RSA. In the XLS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Clark View Post
    Not in the XL in RSA. In the XLS.
    Some xl got sync2.

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    Some got lucky then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Clark View Post
    Some got lucky then
    Ya thats about it.

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    Hi guys sorry can somebody please explain to me the difference between sync 1 & 2? How will i determine what is in my bakkie.

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    Post a picture and we will tell you which one you have..

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    Thx Brent only the radio front veiw?

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    That is not Sync 2
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    Default Re: 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    Sync 1 Samuel

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    Ok thx Brent what is the main difference between the two?

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    Default Re: 2016 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL - Sync

    Brent, I beg to differ. The XL model comes with Bluetooth, no Sync, no CD player
    XLS comes with Sync 1 ( apart from the few lucky XL's which also came with the Sync 1 )
    XLT and Wildtrak came with Sync 2
    Sync 3 just been released on XLT, Wildtrak and LTD models.
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