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Is there something I can install to make my iphone text with the "Ford Sync" system? Ford Sync requires the phone/device to send SMS messages via bluetooth; this is a feature that the iPhone does not currently support. I have Celeste Bluetooth file transfer (yes, I bought it), but I can't seem to get it to work. Will Celeste even sync with the Ford? If not, is there anything else that will work?


asked 26 May '11, 18:00

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Apple iPhones don't used the MAP protocol that would allow voice-to-text messaging through Sync. Currently, if you have a iPhone 4S with Siri, you can push the main button on the iPhone 4S, it will open Siri, Then you can ask Siri to read and/or send texts. Some Droid phones (Motorola and HTC) and some Blackberry will handle the text-to-voice messaging on Sync. With that, you would push the Sync voice button and ask it to "Read text meesage." The Ford system has a new template e-mails that you can "send" ("Running late, be there in 10 minutes, etc." So you can't just speak a text message and have it sent, you have to select from the pre-made ones and send those.


answered 26 Nov '11, 16:22

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If your phone can't pair with your car I don't think you're in luck. Make sure your car is in pairing mode and search for it in settings>general>bluetooth. It shouldn't require Celeste since it should just see it as an audio device.


answered 27 May '11, 01:25

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JonSeals ♦

Sorry, maybe I was unclear. The phone can pair with the car, no problem. I want a jailbreak tweak that enables the iphone to transmit SMS via bluetooth. Currently, the iphone cannot do this. Does anything like this exist? For example, I have Celeste, will this work?


answered 29 May '11, 18:08

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You can't text "hands-free" anyway, so what would be the point?

(29 May '11, 18:30) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

the point would be for the vehicle to read texts aloud, and to send text via voice... which is a feature the fiesta has built in to the sync system.

(31 May '11, 17:21) Til1p Til1p's gravatar image

LOL, why not make a phone call?

(31 May '11, 19:50) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

you're just a debby downer now aren't you! I'm just wondering if there is anything that can make the iphone do what other phones can already do... I dunno why ford decided to make it an option to text via voice, sometimes it's easier and more convenient?

(02 Jun '11, 18:22) Til1p Til1p's gravatar image

It would certainly be safer, that's probably why they offer it. :P

(02 Jun '11, 18:59) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
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