Utilizing emoticons in your smartphone could cause extreme issues with the voice-to-text capabilities of the Ford Sync System. This self-help article reveals methods to right these issues.
Since late 2012 there have been quite a few issues with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in addition to the Samsung Galaxy, the HTC Evo and different smartphones having connectivity points with the Ford Sync system. Person boards for these smartphones and for the Sync system have been crammed with folks which connectivity issues that affected the bottom mannequin, the MyFord and the MyFord Contact Sync methods. The difficulty was one thing was severely affecting the Sync customers accessibility of their cellphone ebook contacts with Voice instructions. For those who pushed the “Voice” icon in your steering wheel and stated “Telephone” after which “Name + (your contact identify)” then your Sync system may reply, “Calling Dot on Cell.”
A few of the points had been a results of smartphone customers downloading and utilizing any of the Emoji Apps. The phrase emoji is Japanese for ideograms, you understand, these little emoticons resembling smiley faces, “frowny” faces, and so on.
The brand new Apple iOS even permits iPhone 5 customers to go to their Settings folder, to the Common settings, to the Keyboard tab, after which to the subsequent menu to pick “Keyboards.” You’ll be able to then faucet “Add New Keyboard” and add an emoji keyboard. Nevertheless, that is the kiss of loss of life on your Sync system.
The difficulty is that the lovable emoticons seen in your smartphone display screen as a smiley face are, actually, lengthy strings of programming language which trigger Sync’s text-to-voice conversion to go haywire. When given a Voice command to name a contact the system will say “Calling Dot on Cell” after which dial the primary contact listed in your cellphone ebook.
If this has occurred, then assessment EVERY cellphone contact and take away any emoticon. Additionally take away any extraneous exclamation factors, intervals, commas, dashes and so forth that you just may need in your cellphone contact listing. You should definitely even verify the identify of your system! Some overzealous customers renamed their telephones with smiley faces on the system identify. Examine to see that all the things is cleared once more. Then go to your Bluetooth settings and take away Sync out of your cellphone.
In case you have an iPhone, do a smooth reset. That is executed by holding your “Residence” button, the big button on the decrease middle of your entrance display screen, whereas additionally holding down the Energy button on the high fringe of the cellphone on the correct facet. Maintain these buttons down till the Apple icon seems. Then launch the buttons. Let the cellphone go idle for a couple of minutes. You’ll be able to additional push the ability button, then slide the on-screen button to energy down the cellphone. Depart the cellphone off for a couple of minutes. Then push the ability button and let the cellphone energy again up.
Then go to your automobile. Go to your cellphone settings and delete your cellphone from the listing of Bluetooth units. Then flip your automobile off. Open the hood and discover the automobile battery. Loosen and take away the black (adverse) battery cable) for about 5 minutes. Then exchange the cable and tighten the clamp. Shut the hood and restart the automobile. Let a couple of minutes cross earlier than resetting the radio from AM and resetting the clock. Then go to your cellphone settings and pair your cellphone again. See this video for directions on pairing a phone.
Sure, this can be a lot to do. This is the reason you should actually clear Emoji Apps and emoji keyboards out of your cellphone information. Emoticons are cute however they defeat the entire objective of getting a Bluetooth-enabled hands-free communications system. Possibly it is time to say bye, bye to smiley faces! So sorry!