• Sync2 Ford Upgrade

    From thescullster@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 4 17:49:53 2022
    Hi Guys

    I have been looking into updating my Ford Focus (UK) Sync software.

    Looking at the screen shots on the Ford web site, I have decided that
    the car has the Sync2 (My Touch) version.
    The car is a 65 plate and I have had it since 18 months old approx.
    As far as I am aware, no-one has manually upgraded the software since I
    bought the car, although I occasionally see the screen enter some sort
    of Sync Maintenance cycle. What it does at that point I have no idea
    because according to the information I have read, Sync2 has to be
    manually updated.

    If I go onto the Ford web site and put my VIN in, the update routine
    reports that the software is up-to-date.
    But the maps are way out on roads and stuff that were finished years ago.

    Anyone know what's going on here???

    Thanks


    Phil

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  • From alan_m@21:1/5 to thescullster on Tue Jan 4 18:58:43 2022
    On 04/01/2022 17:49, thescullster wrote:
    Hi Guys

    I have been looking into updating my Ford Focus (UK) Sync software.

    Looking at the screen shots on the Ford web site, I have decided that
    the car has the Sync2 (My Touch) version.
    The car is a 65 plate and I have had it since 18 months old approx.
    As far as I am aware, no-one has manually upgraded the software since I bought the car, although I occasionally see the screen enter some sort
    of Sync Maintenance cycle.  What it does at that point I have no idea because according to the information I have read, Sync2 has to be
    manually updated.

    If I go onto the Ford web site and put my VIN in, the update routine
    reports that the software is up-to-date.
    But the maps are way out on roads and stuff that were finished years ago.

    Anyone know what's going on here???


    On sync3 the sync and map updates are separate.
    I had to confirm that I had (installed) the up to date sync before I was offered the free map update.

    I've downloaded 2 off free map updates for my 2017 Focus.

    Try on the sync update page hitting the confirm button.
    The map update may then appear (below the sync check/confirm buttons).

    In the past I've found the Ford UK update web pages very slow - both to
    display the map update button and to actually download the map data.

    On my car all updates have been downloaded to my PC and then transferred
    to a USB stick which is plugged into the car (with any other USB in the
    car removed)

    You may/will find that in your car that the map update take from 30 to
    60 minutes and during this time the car electrics cannot be switched
    off. I just went for an hour's drive. After the update you may/will have
    to reboot car information display. On my car this means removing the key
    and waiting approx 12 minutes for all the axillary electrics to switch
    off- and then inserting the key and turning the display back on.

    More Sat Nav use the same small selection of map providers. Major road
    changes are often updated quickly but this may not be the case for
    "local" estate rroads.


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  • From thescullster@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 5 08:44:42 2022
    On 04/01/2022 18:58, alan_m wrote:
    On 04/01/2022 17:49, thescullster wrote:
    Hi Guys

    I have been looking into updating my Ford Focus (UK) Sync software.

    Looking at the screen shots on the Ford web site, I have decided that
    the car has the Sync2 (My Touch) version.
    The car is a 65 plate and I have had it since 18 months old approx.
    As far as I am aware, no-one has manually upgraded the software since
    I bought the car, although I occasionally see the screen enter some
    sort of Sync Maintenance cycle.  What it does at that point I have no
    idea because according to the information I have read, Sync2 has to be
    manually updated.

    If I go onto the Ford web site and put my VIN in, the update routine
    reports that the software is up-to-date.
    But the maps are way out on roads and stuff that were finished years ago.

    Anyone know what's going on here???


    On sync3 the sync and map updates are separate.
    I had to confirm that I had (installed) the up to date sync before I was offered the free map update.

    I've downloaded 2 off free map updates for my 2017 Focus.

    Try on the sync update page hitting the confirm button.
    The map update may then appear (below the sync check/confirm buttons).

    In the past I've found the Ford UK update web pages very slow - both to display the map update button and to actually download the map data.

    On my car all updates have been downloaded to my PC and then transferred
    to a USB stick which is plugged into the car (with any other USB in the
    car removed)

    You may/will find that in your car that the map update take from 30 to
    60 minutes and during this time the car electrics cannot be switched
    off. I just went for an hour's drive. After the update you may/will have
    to reboot car information display. On my car this means removing the key
    and waiting approx 12 minutes for all the axillary electrics to switch
    off- and then inserting the key and turning the display back on.

    More Sat Nav use the same small selection of map providers. Major road changes are often updated quickly but this may not be the case for
    "local" estate rroads.



    Thanks Alan

    I'll investigate further.

    Pretty sure I am on Sync 2.

    It may be that the operating system is up-to-date (i. e. hasn't changed
    since the car was made), but I need to dig out the "maps" update from somewhere.

    Phil

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