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Hopefully, anyway...

Reading through an article about the new Mustang (Car-makers to front tech show - motoring.com.au) there is a little blurb: "Via AppLink, it will give smartphone owners options to control apps via the car’s MyFord Touch eight-inch touch-screen."

Here's hoping that means all MFT cars will be updated!
 

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I have already updated the MTF in my '13 Focus. I think Ford will stay on top of updating as improvements are available I still like the system with some voice recognition problems in the navigation mode.
 

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I take it that nobody can use the text messaging feature who has an iphone? I have a Verizon Iphone 5 and it says that bluetooth text messaging is not capable on the screen in my FiST.
 

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So glad we don't have the glitchy MFT in Australia :p
 

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I take it that nobody can use the text messaging feature who has an iphone? I have a Verizon Iphone 5 and it says that bluetooth text messaging is not capable on the screen in my FiST.
You MIGHT be able to get text messaging working despite what the MFT system says. My Samsung phone paired with MFT easily and calls and bluetooth stereo worked fine...but text messages did not, MFT claimed the phone was not equipped for bluetooth text. Did some Googling, learned that this is a common problem and found a simple solution that worked and pasted it below...the info might be helpful for Iphones and others too

I had the same issue described here. Using Sync 3.5.1 (4.29.12285) with a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1), I received the error message "the currently selected phone does not support text messaging via bluetooth".

Here are the steps that I used to get it working...
1. Turn off Bluetooth on the S3
2. If the vehicle is on, wait for the phone to be disconnected from the vehicle
3. If not already on, turn on the vehicle ignition
4. Turn on Bluetooth on the S3
5. As soon as Sync is paired, the phone will have a security request that I only found by accessing the pull down menu
6. Pull down the menu on the S3 and it will indicate there is a Map Request, do you want to allow Sync access
7. Select the Enable checkbox to not be reminded again and press OK
8. To test it, dial *DATA# on your phone and wait for a text to arrive
9. When the text arrives, the vehicle will play an alert and indicate a message is available
10. Press OK to Listen
11. Voila!!!

The main issue is that the Map Request occurs when the phone is paired and you need to allow Sync permission to access the phone text messaging before the request disappears.

I hope this helps others.
 

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I can get text messaging to work on my iPhone 5 sporadically. Ford is fairly useless, support-wise, as they seem to stick to their script and just suggest rebooting the iPhone/re-pairing it, which doesn't really solve the problem..
 

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Occasionally I have the text message issue where they don't show up on the screen. A quick reboot of my phone fixes the issue. HTC one with 4.3.3
 

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guess i wont be sexting and driving anytime soon.

that will upset the ladies.
 

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^^^^^ LMAO!!! :eek:
 

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You MIGHT be able to get text messaging working despite what the MFT system says. My Samsung phone paired with MFT easily and calls and bluetooth stereo worked fine...but text messages did not, MFT claimed the phone was not equipped for bluetooth text. Did some Googling, learned that this is a common problem and found a simple solution that worked and pasted it below...the info might be helpful for Iphones and others too

I had the same issue described here. Using Sync 3.5.1 (4.29.12285) with a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1), I received the error message "the currently selected phone does not support text messaging via bluetooth".

Here are the steps that I used to get it working...
1. Turn off Bluetooth on the S3
2. If the vehicle is on, wait for the phone to be disconnected from the vehicle
3. If not already on, turn on the vehicle ignition
4. Turn on Bluetooth on the S3
5. As soon as Sync is paired, the phone will have a security request that I only found by accessing the pull down menu
6. Pull down the menu on the S3 and it will indicate there is a Map Request, do you want to allow Sync access
7. Select the Enable checkbox to not be reminded again and press OK
8. To test it, dial *DATA# on your phone and wait for a text to arrive
9. When the text arrives, the vehicle will play an alert and indicate a message is available
10. Press OK to Listen
11. Voila!!!

The main issue is that the Map Request occurs when the phone is paired and you need to allow Sync permission to access the phone text messaging before the request disappears.

I hope this helps others.
Wow thank you so much for looking this up. I was having issues with my S3 but hadn't taken the time to look it up.

Right after the car I was getting texts through MFT but for some reason that stopped working, manually going to the messages area in MFT yielded the "bluetooth text messaging is not capable blah blah"

SO thank you!
 
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