Ford Sync Tips and Tricks: Business Search with your Voice.

Ford Sync Tips and Tricks Business Search

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The Ford Sync system is a wonderful head unit and navigation system for a vehicle.  It is a quite powerful system, and many of the features are easily performed simply by using your voice.  In this article I’m going to walk you through a cool capability, finding local businesses  using the “Business Search” commands.  I actually do use this functionality on occasion and it’s a lot faster and safer than pulling over on the road.  In my case my Sync system is in a 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Remember, to use the advance “Services” functionality, you MUST first register at www.syncmyride.com  ( have your VIN Ready )

 

KNOWN CITY STATE, KNOWN BUSINESS NAME

  1. SAY: “SERVICES”
  2. SAY: “BUSINESS SEARCH”
  3. SAY: “Renton Washington”
  4. SAY: “Cedar River Animal Hospital”
  5. SAY: “Directions”  ( sends address to your nav system )

SEARCH NEAR ME: KNOWN BUSINESS NAME

  1. SAY: “SERVICES”
  2. SAY: “BUSINESS SEARCH”
  3. SAY: “Search Near Me”
  4. SAY: “The Keg Steakhouse”
  5. SAY: “ONE” for the first option it offers you(closest)
  6. SAY: “CONNECT ME” ( dials phone number from your car )

SEARCH NEAR ME: FIND A GAS STATION

  1. SAY: “SERVICES”
  2. SAY: “BUSINESS SEARCH”
  3. SAY: “Search Near Me”
  4. SAY: “Gas Stations” ( searching by Type of Business )
  5. SAY: “ONE” for the first option it offers you(closest)
    • SAY: “Text me the info” ( send address to your phone via text)
    • SAY: “Driving Directions” ( sends address to your nav system )

OTHER OPTIONS / INFO:

  • “Search Near Me”  ( finds locations near you if unknown )
  • “connect me” dials phone number.
  • “text me the info” Send you a txt message to your phone with Link & Phone to your location ( good for forwarding to friends )
  • It remembers your last search.. you’d say: “Last Search” if you need to remember the last search you did.
  • If you’re low on gas, the nav will auto populate nearest fuel stations on your screen.

This is easy and convienient, it has come in handy for me a handful of times already!

Here is the video showing you How To use Business Search Services in my Ford Sync(Lincoln)

 

MORE FORD SYNC TIPS AND TRICKS:

How To Send Maps To Sync from Google or Mapquest
How to Upload Custom Images to Ford Sync

 

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