Ford Motor has announced that a new software update will allow all 2016 Ford vehicles to use both CarPlay and Android Auto. Ford owners can bring their vehicle to a dealership for assistance with the update or perform it themselves. The software update can be downloaded directly from Ford’s official website and installed via USB drive. Ford owners with vehicles with WI-FI capabilities will be able to download the update directly. Owner of older Ford vehicles without the CarPlay option will be able to enjoy CarPlay and Android Auto functionality by purchasing aftermarket receivers. SYNC 3 supports Android Auto and Apple Car Play and is currently available on all 2017 Ford vehicles.
Android Auto allows Ford owners to utilize Android features including Google Maps, Google Play Music, text messaging and other apps via voice commands on the display screen. Apple CarPlay allows Ford owners to control iPhone apps via the touch screen, steering wheel controls or voice. Features include the ability to make phone calls, listen to music, receive directions, and traffic updates.
Android Auto is supported for smartphones on Android 5.0 or higher and CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5 or later models on iOS 7.1 or higher.
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