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#21 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 04:49 PM

My 3.5mm audio jack is missing from the media hub! :-( There was plenty of room to have put one there. Then it would have been an even better media hub! If you use the RCA Jacks, you lose your display. Arghh!


What would you use the audio jack for? Anything I can think of would be able to play thru USB.
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Posted 02 January 2015 - 08:32 PM

The only thing that irritates me is the trunk lid just below the rear license plate. It collects a lot of dirt. The rest of the car stays clean, dirt seems to fly off everywhere else, except for that one particular area.

 

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

The only thing that irritates me is the trunk lid just below the rear license plate. It collects a lot of dirt. The rest of the car stays clean, dirt seems to fly off everywhere else, except for that one particular area.

I was surprised at the way dirt collected on the trunk area of the car, the vacuum effect of the styling traps it there.  Now, however, I have a lot less dirt buildup on the trunk.  The crazy secret was when I put Splash Guards behind all 4 wheels the trunk stays much, much cleaner.  Go figure.


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 01:41 AM

What would you use the audio jack for? Anything I can think of would be able to play thru USB.


Well, if MFT would play nice with my old iPod it wouldn't be a problem. I could plug my iPod in via the audio jack and my passenger(s) could browse the music on it and find what they want to hear. You can't do that with Sync/USB because it locks out the iPod screen. Right now they just laugh when I tell Sync to do something and it doesn't do it or does it wrong!

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:40 AM

Well, if MFT would play nice with my old iPod it wouldn't be a problem. I could plug my iPod in via the audio jack and my passenger(s) could browse the music on it and find what they want to hear. You can't do that with Sync/USB because it locks out the iPod screen. Right now they just laugh when I tell Sync to do something and it doesn't do it or does it wrong!


OK I didn't know that because with an iPhone you can still select directly but I agree in this case an audio jack would be the easiest.

Have you tried running the iTunes Sync program to standardize your music library? This has helped a few people that had trouble with MFT and iTunes music.

Btw I believe Samatha (the MFT lady) also learns how you say things but it could also be that we learn how she wants it. ;)

This is getting slightly of course for this topic maybe the audio section would be better if you wanna continue. :)
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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

Corncobs: I have downloaded the iTunes sync program, but haven't installed it yet. Maybe this weekend. I don't think it's going to help with the iPod connecting/disconnecting then indexing when it re-connects. Since the dealer checked the USB ports and says they're fine and I had this problem with a brand new original Apple cable, I can only assume it's the Sync system. As far as this being the wrong thread, I dunno, it IS IRRITATING! 😁

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:20 PM

No Applink and low trunk lid, other than that, can't really think of anything else. My main beef with the defrosters in winter was resolved with the latest updates, now I set it to auto and keep warm without the AC blasting cold air up the window.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 04:36 PM

I guess too new to have many yet but... Windows phone and microsoft sync should work better together, i mean at least be able to do text and voice not just voice. Come on they are both made by the same company i would expect they would have extra features promoting windows phone being that its also MS....



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

I guess too new to have many yet but... Windows phone and microsoft sync should work better together, i mean at least be able to do text and voice not just voice. Come on they are both made by the same company i would expect they would have extra features promoting windows phone being that its also MS....

I suspect that would generate a strong negative reaction for a couple of reasons. One being that Windows phone has only about 2.7 % market share at the end of 2014 and that is down from 2013.  Second, Microsoft does not have a very good reputation when it comes to Ford Sync and more closely linking Sync to a Microsoft phone would generate even more animosity. Only my opinion and I could be wrong.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:18 AM

I suppose, but i still think its bs that i don't get at least the same functionality as Android and IOS users... I can see not having extra features but not even the same ones come on...

 

I wouldn't be caught dead with an iphone and WP is much smoother and faster than android (which gets slow and buggy 8-10months into ownership)



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

I guess too new to have many yet but... Windows phone and microsoft sync should work better together, i mean at least be able to do text and voice not just voice. Come on they are both made by the same company i would expect they would have extra features promoting windows phone being that its also MS....


Do you have MFT or just plain Sync? Just curious because my F150 has just plain old Sync, not MFT and it tells me that my Galaxy S4 is not compatible with the SMS function, but it works fine in my Fusion with MFT. Go figure. With MFT it WILL read an incoming text message to you if you select "listen", but you can only answer with one of about 10 pre-designed one to three word text messages and selecting the one you want is more trouble than it's worth IMO. If it's that important I will just call the texter hands-free. It's not like you can dictate a text to reply to the message. Just my 2¢.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:28 PM

Hmm the iphone has speech to text for texting, you would think you could use it.   The iphone has a bug with the USB that they have yet to fix. Sometimes it loses communication with the MFT, and has to be disconnected and reconnected to start working again, but only with Pandora.  It used to work flawlessly until the prior release upgrade.  8.0 worked fine, 8.1 broke it and none of the latest updates helped. Funny thing is, it always quits midway through a commercial, never a song. 


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

Hmm the iphone has speech to text for texting, you would think you could use it.


Yeah, that WOULD be nice. Someone at Ford however, doesn't want you preoccupied dictating a text message no matter what kind of phone you have, so MFT won't allow it. You have to pick one of their messages like "OK", "See you later", "On my way", "Stuck in traffic", etc. It's in the OM.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

YET you can make phone calls.  Screwy. 

 

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:11 PM

Yeah, that WOULD be nice. Someone at Ford however, doesn't want you preoccupied dictating a text message no matter what kind of phone you have, so MFT won't allow it. You have to pick one of their messages like "OK", "See you later", "On my way", "Stuck in traffic", etc. It's in the OM.

You can dictate through Siri on the iPhone. That's what I'll do when needed. MFT notifies me of a new text message & reads it to me. If I need to reply I then reach my phone and press & hold the home button. Siri then talks to me through MFT. I can dictate the text and since she's talking through Bluetooth she will read the text back to me before sending it.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 09:06 PM

You can dictate through Siri on the iPhone. That's what I'll do when needed. MFT notifies me of a new text message & reads it to me. If I need to reply I then reach my phone and press & hold the home button. Siri then talks to me through MFT. I can dictate the text and since she's talking through Bluetooth she will read the text back to me before sending it.

 

I just used that method today. Works like a charm.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:10 PM

You can dictate through Siri on the iPhone. That's what I'll do when needed. MFT notifies me of a new text message & reads it to me. If I need to reply I then reach my phone and press & hold the home button. Siri then talks to me through MFT. I can dictate the text and since she's talking through Bluetooth she will read the text back to me before sending it.

 

Okay, first I will state up front I am an older guy and did not cut my teeth on smart phones and texting.  But, in my defense, we have an iPhone and a basic phone and I am competent with both. We have also paired the iPhone with Sync and we are also competent with that.

 

Now, having said that, wouldn’t it be easier to just call her back and talk to her on the phone instead of dictating a text to Siri, listening for the playback to verify Siri got it correct, and then sending the text?  Sheesh, this seems like technology for technology sake when there is a simpler and more personal solution.  Call me confused.    being-confused-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:14 PM

You can dictate through Siri on the iPhone. That's what I'll do when needed. MFT notifies me of a new text message & reads it to me. If I need to reply I then reach my phone and press & hold the home button. Siri then talks to me through MFT. I can dictate the text and since she's talking through Bluetooth she will read the text back to me before sending it.

I suppose there's a way to do this with Android as well. Just not as simple as with Siri. I have a feeling though, that you're just bypassing MFT and sending the text DIRECTLY from the phone. You can tell by seeing the text "conversation" on the phone screen. If it goes through MFT, it has a signature on the msg that reads "Sent From MyFord" or something like that. I've seen it. I looked at the text app on my Samsung phone, but don't see a microphone icon anywhere on it, so I don't know if you can talk to the text app to send a message. Maybe someone who's a little more phone familiar knows how to do this with Android phones? Mine is a Galaxy S4.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:35 PM

........ wouldn’t it be easier to just call her back and talk to her on the phone instead of dictating a text to Siri, listening for the playback to verify Siri got it correct, and then sending the text? 

LOL, Texasota! I'm with you! That's what I said I do up there in post #31. Just soooooo much easier to just call, have the conversation, get all your questions answered and done! But I suppose, there might always be someone who you just really don't want to talk to at the moment because you know they're going to talk your ear off while you're trying to drive. So, there MIGHT be a case for dictating a text!  :)


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

Do you have MFT or just plain Sync? Just curious because my F150 has just plain old Sync, not MFT and it tells me that my Galaxy S4 is not compatible with the SMS function, but it works fine in my Fusion with MFT. Go figure. With MFT it WILL read an incoming text message to you if you select "listen", but you can only answer with one of about 10 pre-designed one to three word text messages and selecting the one you want is more trouble than it's worth IMO. If it's that important I will just call the texter hands-free. It's not like you can dictate a text to reply to the message. Just my 2¢.

 

I have MFT (got to have all the shineys!)  i tried once but it said device not supported I think (I'll check on way home today). So now whenever i get a text i get like a incoming call icon (no ringer just like you were on a call) for like 10-20 secs that then says call ended. Which interrupts whatever music i may be listening too, so if your not going to read the text then don't screw with my audio.






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