Most top-tier devices from major smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG and Motorola are compatible with Ford SYNC, as of May 2015. However, certain phones are only compatible if they're connected to certain wireless networks such as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile or Nextel.
For iOS devices from Apple, Ford SYNC is compatible with the iPhone 3 and higher, offering everything from basic services such as universal serial bus charging and caller identification to more premium services, including automatic phone book downloading and Bluetooth audio streaming. Compatible features depend on which iPhone and version of iOS the user has.
Along with Android flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S series, HTC One series, LG G series and Motorola Moto X series, Ford SYNC is compatible with an extended range of Android devices. This includes budget-oriented devices from these manufacturers as well as devices from budget-oriented manufacturers such as ZTE, Huawei, Kyocera and Alcatel. The software is compatible with most versions of Android.
SYNC is a software that comes pre-loaded in certain modern Ford vehicles. The software can be synced with smart devices, which gives drivers the ability to use their devices hands-free while driving. A few notable features include voice-activated navigation, hands-free calling and music streaming functions. There are four different tiers of Ford SYNC.