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I want to talk/listen through the SYNC/car speaker system to stay hands free while driving like I did with iOS 4.

In iOS 5, when I make a call I get a pop up to connect thru SYNC. But, when a call comes in, SYNC goes into Privacy mode and I have to hold and talk thru the iPhone. I don't have any options to tell it to go thru SYNC.

How can I answer calls and use the car's microphone and speakers?

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What model-year Ford SYNC? –  Daniel Lawson Nov 9 '11 at 3:58

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I had this same issue. Here is what I did to fix it.

Remove the bluetooth device from the Ford Sync. Dont just turn it off, actually delete the device from the car

Remove the Sync device from your iPhone. Again, delete the entry from your phone.

REBOOT THE iPHONE (don't forget to do this).

Resync your phone with your car

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I had the same problem with my iPhone and MyFordTouch, incoming calls would go to privacy setting turned ON and I would have to use the iPhone to talk.

I had the iPhone setting for incoming calls to answer to go to "Speaker". but having this setting caused the MyFordtouch to go to "Privacy" for all incoming calls

To fix this on the iPhone, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Incoming Calls the settings available are "Default" "Headset" and "Speaker", mine was set to "Speaker" and when I set it to "Default", all incoming calls were answered in MyFordTouch with "Privacy" turned off.

Solved my problem! May solve yours.

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Welcome to AskDifferent. Nice answer, solved my issue. –  Rob Apr 23 at 16:35

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