Android Auto, Google Assistant, Mobile phone Setting up Android Auto and Apple Car Play in the 2021 Ford Edge
This is a straightforward process and one of the beautiful things its now wireless, so wireless, android, auto and apple carplay capabilities literally, is only going to take like two or three minutes, jumping in between each system so lets dive into it, have a little bit of fun And see how we can set these things up: Music moving into our phone list, so the phone one of the nice things about this sync 4 system is that it does support wireless android, auto and apple carplay, which is new for 2021.. So on your phone in order to set up a phone, whether its an iphone or an android well start off on the iphone side of things all youre going to do is just make sure your phones unlocked and were just going to go into our settings. Make sure bluetooth is turned on and get actually next thing were going to have to make sure we hit add phone search for your vehicle on your device and select it once it is found. Okay, so, as you can see, there are four edges showing up so were just going to select that confirm that the pin displayed on sync matches the pin displayed on your device, and we need to make sure that the pin numbers match up which they do so Were going to hit yes and pair, allow contacts and favorites to sync yep? We want to do that for your safety, please stay alert to changing road conditions and use syncs voice activated features.
While your vehicle is in motion boom. We are connected now, as you can see there. Weve got 911 assists thats shown up as well, so select that one and the big reason. Why is because, if youre ever in an accident and the vehicle senses the collision its automatically going to die on 911? For you so just make sure that was selected hit finish and, lastly, its also saying that my phone supports apple carplay. So in order to enable back on my phone, its saying, use carplay with sync 4. yup, we want to do that. Okay, there we go phone supports apple carplay, so we need to make sure that we enable it there connecting to carplay all right and we are now connected. So, as you can see, there, weve got my phone messages and one of the nice things is that if your edge does not have maps built in, you can use android, auto and apple carplay wirelessly to connect to either apple maps, google maps or waze. And you can use those directly through this middle screen, which is incredible like i love the fact that weve got that capability to do it, because if we dont want to rely on the factory navigation, because maybe you prefer to use waze instead, youve got the ability To easily do that, moving back, as you can see, weve got some basic settings. Weve got live x, live which is a radio app, so we can use certain apps directly through this middle screen.
Now one thing to point out: if, for whatever reason, your apps, not showing up all youre going to do, is make sure that your operating system is up to date and from there youre going to make sure that your app is up to date and then youre Set to go now a couple things, one of the nice things that i do like about carplay is that if we go into the general settings on our phone, we can go to carplay, we can select the vehicle and we can now customize the tray. So where that comes into play is maybe you have a tendency to listen to your podcast more. We can drag that to the top and thats dynamically adjusted it. Maybe you prefer to use waze as well, so weve got both of them kind of simultaneously there. Now, as youre playing around with this, if you find that youve kind of done one too many things if you dont, like the look of it on your phone, all youre going to do is just hit the reset button along the top reset layout and watch. What happens so its going to zero everything out default, you back to that factory default setting there instead, now weve got the ability to easily disable and toggle carplay on or off as necessary. So weve got my phone list. We can look at my phone. We can disable carplay, we can go to my phone settings so we can completely remove it as well.
So if we wanted to auto, maybe disable apple carplay. Look at that fully disabled now, but my phone is still connected over bluetooth. So weve got a lot of flexibility when it comes down to it and thats the basics of connecting an iphone to this new sync 4 system. Connecting an android device is literally the exact same process. So all were going to do is just make sure that we go into our bluetooth settings and, as you can see there, weve got my bluetooth turned on so were just going to hit add phone search for your vehicle on your device and select it once it Is found and weve got forward edges showing up so were just going to click, connect to forward edge and watch. This confirm that the pin displayed on sync matches the pin displayed on your device so exact same thing. We just need to make sure that were pairing there with the proper vehicle, so pins match up so were gon na hit yes and pair all right. Here we go so as you can see there. I am connected now. The device itself does support android auto. So we wan na make sure that we enable that in just a second so on the screen there. Its also asked me do i want to allow access to my contacts. Yes, we want to allow all right and in order to use it, we just need to go to my car screen, so we need to enable android auto look at this look at this android i would like to pair so were just going to select next three.
Two one and we are conducted, look at this look at this, so one of the nice things we can use maps on there as well. So if you have a tendency to i dont know, maybe you prefer to use apple or google maps. I should say if you had waze connected, it would work directly through this middle screen as well. So as i mentioned, you dont have to rely on factory navigation anymore. You can now use google maps apple maps android, whatever maps you want to directly through this middle screen, its really really nice and its laid out extremely well now very similar to the apple side of things. So if on our phone, we do a search for android auto there we go, as you can see, weve got some basic app settings and app information. So we just go to app settings and look at this so weve got the car that were currently connected to weve got the ability to use our google detection. We can resume media weve got our google assistant and a number of other things. Weve got the flexibility to kind of change things around a little bit as well. So if you have a tendency to maybe use certain apps or you dont want to use certain apps, we can kind of do a mix and match and kind of play around with them. But one of the nice things is that we do so look at that.
So customized launcher very similar to what we saw on the apple side of things. We can kind of drag these around if you have a tendency to listen to certain ones now. One thing thats different on the android side of things, is that we do need to actually reset android auto in order for this to work, so we just have to relaunch it in order for it to work, but you can dynamically update this as well. Moving back. So very similar to the apple side of things we can weve got our siri dictation. Weve also got google dictation, so our google assistant, so weve got our notifications and our google assistant. So we can either press that button or we can say, hey, google, look at that, so its brought up our google assistant as well. Now, one thing to note is that in canada we do not have the ford alexa app. However, if youre down in the states, youve got the ability to use ford alexa directly through this middle screen as well, and that literally are the basics of setting up a phone and very straightforward weve got the ability to go back into our screen there. We can look at my phone list in order to see what phones are currently connected, because weve got multiple phones connected. We can disable them. We can look at settings, we can set it as a favorite device if youve got multiple phones connected and we can completely remove it.
So we hit remove and, as you can see there, it is now fully removed from the vehicle and ive just got my iphone connected there and thats the basics of how you set up a phone on this sync 3 or sync 4 screen. What did i tell you super simple process right, but if you run into any problems drop down in the comment section below, let me know and im more than willing to talk you through the process. If you enjoyed the content, give it a thumbs up.