You can access and play music from your digital music player over your vehicle's speaker system using the system's media menu or voice commands. You can also sort and play your music by specific categories, such as artist and album.
Note:   The system is capable of indexing up to 6,000 songs.
SYNC is capable of hosting nearly any digital media player including: iPod®, Zune™, Plays from device players, and most USB drives. SYNC also supports audio formats, such as MP3, WMA, WAV and ACC.
Connecting Your Digital Media Player to the USB Port
Note:   If your digital media player has a power switch, make sure you switch it on before plugging it in.
To Connect Using Voice Commands
  1. Plug the device into the USB port.
  1. Press the voice icon and when prompted, say "USB".
  1. You can now play music by saying any of the appropriate voice commands. See the media voice commands.
To Connect Using the System Menu
  1. Plug the device into the USB port.
  1. Press AUX and then MENU to enter the media menu.
  1. Scroll to Select Source. Press OK.
  1. Scroll to USB. Press OK.
  1. Depending on how many digital media files are on your connected device, Indexing may appear in the radio display. When indexing is complete, the screen returns to the Play menu.
Press OK and scroll through selections of:
  • Play All
  • Albums
  • Genres
  • Playlists
  • Tracks
  • Explore USB
  • Similar Music
  • Return
What's Playing?
At any time when a track is playing, you can press the voice icon and ask the system "What's playing?". The system reads the metadata tags (if populated) of the playing track to you.
Media Voice Commands
Voice Activation - Speak  Press the voice icon. When prompted, say "USB", then any of the following:

"USB"  
"Autoplay off"  
"Autoplay on"  
"Connections"  
"Pause"  
"Play"  
"Play album <name>"1,2  
"Play all"  
"Play artist <name>"1,2  
"Play genre <name>"1,2  
"Play next folder"3  
"Play next track"  
"Play playlist <name>"1,2  
"Play previous folder"3  
"Play previous track"  
"Play song <name>"1,2    
"Play track <name>"1,2  
"Refine album <name>"1,2  
"Refine artist <name>"1,2  
"Refine song <name>"1,2  
"Refine track <name>"1,2  
"Repeat off"  
"Repeat on"  
"Search album <name>"1,2  
"Search artist <name>"1,2  
"Search genre <name>"1,2  
"Search song <name>"1,2  
"Search track <name>"1,2  
"Shuffle off"  
"Shuffle on"  
"Similar music"  
"What's playing?"  

1 <name> is a dynamic listing, meaning that it could be the name of anything, such as a group, artist or song.
2 This voice command is not available until indexing is complete.
3 This voice command is only available in folder mode.

Voice command guide  
"Autoplay"   Turn autoplay on to listen to music processed during indexing. Turn autoplay off to allow the indexing process to finish before the system plays any of your music.*  
"Search genre" or "Play genre"   The system searches all the data from your indexed music and, if available, begins to play the chosen type of music. You can only play genres of music that are present in the GENRE metadata tags that you have on your digital media player.  
"Similar music"   The system compiles a playlist and then plays music similar to what is currently playing from the USB port using indexed metadata information.  
"Search" or "Play" artist, track or album   The system searches for specific artist, track or album information from the music indexed through the USB port.  
"Refine"   This allows you to make your previous command more specific. For example, if you asked to search and play all music by a certain artist, you could then say, "Refine album" and choose a specific album from the list to view. If you then select Play, the system only plays music from that specific album.  

*Indexing times can vary from device to device and with regard to the number of songs the system needs to process.
Press the voice icon. When prompted, say, "Bluetooth audio", then any of the following:

"BLUETOOTH AUDIO"  
"Connections"  
"Pause"  
"Play"  
"Play next track"  
"Play previous track"  

Media Menu Features
The media menu allows you to select your media source, how to play your music (such as by artist, genre, shuffle or repeat), and also to add, connect or delete devices.
  1. Press AUX and then MENU to enter the media menu.
  1. Scroll to cycle through:

When you select:   You can:  
Play Menu   Play your music by artist, album, genre, playlist, track, similar music or play all music. You can also choose to Explore USB to view the supported digital music files on your playing device.  
Select Source   Select and play music from your USB port, auxiliary input jack (line in) or stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled phone.  
SYNC USB: Press OK to access music plugged into your USB port. You can also plug in devices to charge them (if supported by your device). Once connected, the system indexes any readable media files.1  
Bluetooth Audio: This is a phone-dependent feature that allows you to stream music playing on your Bluetooth-enabled phone. If supported by your device, you can press SEEK to play the previous or next track.  
SYNC Line In: Press OK to select and play music from your portable music player over your vehicle's speakers.2  
Media Settings   Choose to shuffle or repeat your music and select your Autoplay settings. Once you turn these selections on, they remain on until you turn them off. Press SEEK to play the previous or next track.3  
Shuffle: Press OK to shuffle available media files in the current playlist. To shuffle all media tracks, you must select Play All in the play menu and then select Shuffle.  
Repeat: Press OK to repeat any song.  
Autoplay: Turn autoplay on to listen to music processed during indexing. Turn autoplay off to allow the indexing process to finish before the system plays any of your music.4  
Mobile Apps   Interact with SYNC-capable mobile applications on your smartphone.  
System Settings   Access Bluetooth Device menu listings (Add, Connect, Set as Primary, On and Off, Delete) as well as Advanced menu listings (prompts, languages, defaults, master reset, install application and system information).  
Exit Media Menu   Press OK to exit the media menu.  

1The time required to complete this depends on the size of the media the system needs to index. If autoplay is on, you can listen to media processed during indexing. If autoplay is off, you cannot listen to music until the system finishes indexing media. SYNC is capable of indexing thousands of average size media and notifies you if it reaches the maximum indexing file size.
2If you have already connected a device to the USB port, you cannot access the line in feature. Some digital media players require both USB and line in ports to stream data and music separately.
3Some digital media players require both USB and line in ports to stream data and music separately
4Indexing times can vary from device to device and with regard to the number of songs the system needs to process.
Accessing Your Play Menu
This menu allows you to select and play your media by artist, album, genre, playlist, track, similar music or even to explore what is on your USB device.
Note:   If your digital media player has a power switch, make sure you switch it on before plugging it in.
  1. Press AUX and then MENU to enter the media menu.
  1. Scroll to Play. Press OK.
If there are no media files to access, the display indicates there is no media. If there are media files, you have the following options:

When you select:   You can:  
Play All   Play all indexed media (tracks) from your playing device in flat file mode, one at a time in numerical order.   Press OK to select. The first track title appears in the display.  
Artists   Sort all indexed media by artist. Once selected, the system lists and then play all artists and tracks alphabetically. If there are fewer than 255 indexed artists, the system lists them alphabetically in flat file mode. If there are more than 255, the system categorizes them alphabetically.   1. Press OK to select. You can select to play All Artists or any indexed artist.   2. Scroll to choose the desired artist. Press OK.  
Albums   Sort all indexed media by albums. If there are fewer than 255 indexed albums, the system lists them alphabetically in flat file mode. If there are more than 255, the system categorizes them alphabetically.   1. Press OK to enter the album menu and select from playing all albums or from any individual indexed album.   2. Scroll to choose the desired album. Press OK.  
Genres   Sort indexed music by genre (category) type. SYNC lists the genres alphabetically in flat file mode. If there are more than 255, the system categorizes them alphabetically.   1. Press OK to select.   2. Scroll to select the desired genre. Press OK.  
Playlists   Access your playlists (from formats, such as .ASX, .M3U, .WPL or .MTP). The system lists your playlists alphabetically in flat-file mode. If there are more than 255, the system categorizes them alphabetically.   1. Press OK to select.   2. Scroll to select the desired playlist. Press OK.  
Tracks   Search for and play a specific indexed track. SYNC lists your tracks alphabetically in flat file mode. If there are more than 255, the system categorizes them alphabetically.   1. Press OK to select.   2. Scroll to select the desired track. Press OK.  
Explore USB   Explore all supported digital media on your media device connected to the USB port. You can only view media content which is compatible with SYNC; other files saved are not visible.   1. Press OK to select.   2. Scroll to explore indexed media on your flash drive.  
Similar Music*   Play music similar to what is currently playing from the USB port. The system uses the metadata information of each song to compile a playlist for you.   Press OK to select. The system creates a new list of similar songs and begins playing. This feature does not include tracks with incomplete metadata information.  
Return   Exit the current menu.  

*With certain playing devices, if your metadata tags are not populated, the tracks are not available in voice recognition, play menu or similar music. However, if you place these tracks onto your playing device in "Mass Storage Device Mode", they are available in voice recognition, play menu browsing and similar music. The system places Unknown items into any unpopulated metadata tag.
System Settings
Bluetooth Devices
The Bluetooth Devices menu allows you to add, connect and delete a device as turn the Bluetooth feature on and off.
  1. Press AUX and then MENU to enter the media menu.
  1. Scroll to System Settings. Press OK.
  1. Scroll to Bluetooth Devices. Press OK.

When you select:   You can:  
Add Bluetooth Device*   Pair more devices to the system.   1. Press OK to select and press OK again when Find SYNC appears in the display.   2. Follow the directions in your phone's manual to put your phone into discovery mode. A six-digit PIN appears in the display.   3. When prompted on your phone's six-digit display, enter the PIN.  
Connect Bluetooth Device   Connect a previously paired Bluetooth-enabled device.   1. Press OK to select and view a list of previously paired devices.   2. Scroll until you find the desired device, and then press OK to connect the device.  
Set Bluetooth   Turn the Bluetooth feature on and off.**   1. Press OK and scroll to toggle between On and Off.   2. Make a selection, and then press OK.  
Delete Device   Delete a paired media device.   1. Press OK and scroll to select the device.   2. Press OK to confirm.  
Delete All Devices   Delete all previously paired devices.   Press OK to select.  
Return   Exit the current menu.  

*This is a speed-dependent feature.
**Setting Bluetooth to off disconnects all Bluetooth devices and turns off all Bluetooth features.
Advanced
The Advanced menu allows you to access and set prompts, languages, defaults and perform a master reset.
  1. Press AUX and then MENU to enter the media menu.
  1. Scroll to System Settings. Press OK.
  1. Scroll to Advanced. Press OK.

When you select:   You can:  
Prompts   Have SYNC guide you by asking questions, helpful hints or ask you for a specific action.   1. Press OK to select and scroll to select between on or off.   2. Press OK when the desired selection appears in the display. SYNC takes you back to the Advanced menu.  
Languages   Choose from English, Français or Español. The displays and prompts are in the selected language.   1. Press OK to select and then scroll through the languages.   2. Press OK when the desired selection appears in the display.   3. If you change the language setting, the display indicates that the system is updating. When complete, SYNC takes you back to the Advanced menu.  
Factory Defaults   Return to the factory default settings. This selection does not erase your indexed information (phonebook, call history, text messages and paired devices).   1. Press OK to select.   2. Press OK again when Restore Defaults? appears in the display.   3. Press OK to confirm.  
Master Reset   Completely erase all information stored on SYNC (all phonebook, call history, text messages and all paired devices) and return to the factory default settings.  
Application   Download new software applications (if available) and then load the desired applications through your USB port. See the web site for more information.  
Return   Exit the current menu.