How to Use Waze 2016 with Ford SYNC 3

Navigate with voice commands Connect your mobile device to your Android Auto unit with a USB cable. Tap. Open Waze. Say "OK Google" or tap. Tell Waze where you'd like to go. Some examples of things you can say are: ... If multiple locations come up, confirm the one you want and follow the directions to your destination.

If you’re looking for a way to get live traffic information on your Ford SYNC 3 display without having to purchase the navigation package, Waze is a great option. In this post, we’ll walk you through the quick and easy setup process.

First, download the Waze app on your smartphone. Then, go to the app section on your SYNC 3 system and plug your phone into the USB port below the SYNC screen. Give the system a moment to communicate with your device and display the Waze tile in the vehicle apps page. Click on it, and the SYNC 3 screen will display “waiting for device.”

Next, open the Waze app on your smartphone and you will see it displayed on your SYNC 3 screen. The first time you use Waze on SYNC 3, it may take a few minutes to load up. If nothing happens after a minute or two, try unplugging your phone from the USB port and plugging it back in.

Please note that if you leave the Waze app on your phone, it will prevent the navigation from being displayed on your vehicle screen. To avoid this, make sure to close the app after you’re done using it.

We hope this post helps you set up your Waze navigation on your Ford SYNC 3 vehicle. If you have additional questions or need more help, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to respond.


How do I download an older version of Waze?
If you need a rollback of Waze, check out the app's version history on Uptodown. It includes all the file versions available to download off Uptodown for that app. Download rollbacks of Waze for Android. Any version of Waze distributed on Uptodown is completely virus-free and free to download at no cost.
Why doesn't Waze work in my car anymore?
Restarting your phone seems to solve a lot of minor and major problems with it. The reason for Waze not working on Android Auto could be that your phone is unable to establish a proper connection with your car's head unit. If toggling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi didn't help, it's time to give your phone a quick reboot.