Phone Pairing Cure. Bill Gates Style - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Phone Pairing Cure. Bill Gates Style

January 11, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

It's possible that last week when I encountered our Focus's SYNC phone pairing failure I forgot the first and most import rule of dealing with a Microsoft product:

When all else fails, just restart the stupid thing.

I did this over the weekend and - after five or so minutes of waiting - it came back online.

Even paired with my phone on the first try.

Bill Gates would be so proud.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ about 5,400 miles


  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    i honestly think sync/myfordtouch/whatever would keep me from buying a ford product. based on all your LT tests and other reviews, it apparently never "just works". ford has been improving so much in other areas; i don't know how they continue to justify this junk.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Someone needs to explain to me why Chrysler seems to be the only one of the Detroit 3 to come up with a user friendly infotainment system. Seriously, the Cadillac CUE system and MyFordTouch?

  • eclogite eclogite Posts:

    Gates would be proud. The rest of us are thinking "There's no way I'm buying a Ford product if I have to put up with SYNC and MFT. No - frickin'-way."

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    solution, get apple to build it. probably frustrating, simple and incompatible as (insert) but at least it won't crash or bug.

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