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With available SYNC® AppLink™, you can use your voice to control a variety of mobile apps in your vehicle. USA TODAY, available for iPhone® devices, is an app that gives you 24/7 access to the latest USA TODAY content. Hear headlines from News, Money, Sports, Life, Tech and Travel categories. And you can play, pause, skip and go back within and between stories, for an easily customized listening experience. To find out if USA TODAY is available for your mobile device, check your app store.27,43,63

Please note: SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software.

Before You Start

Before getting started, make sure you are using a SYNC AppLink-compatible device that supports the USA TODAY app. USA TODAY works with SYNC AppLink and your iPhone device.

Once you've confirmed that your device is compatible with SYNC AppLink and USA TODAY, follow these steps:

1. Familiarize yourself with the controls in your vehicle.

2. Download USA TODAY from your phone's app store.*

3. Launch USA TODAY on your mobile device.

4. Turn on your vehicle's ignition and make sure your phone is paired with SYNC.

*Refer to the terms and conditions of use of the app provider for more information on how your data is used.


1. Press Voice and say "Mobile applications."
SYNC responds with "Mobile applications, please say a command."

2. Say, "USA TODAY."

To start using USA TODAY, press Voice and say any of the following commands:


Voice Command

Start playback of News stories "Play News stories"
Start playback of Money stories "Play Money stories"
Start playback of Sports stories "Play Sports stories"
Start playback of Lifestyle stories "Play Lifestyle stories"
Start playback of Technology stories "Play Technology stories"
Start playback of Travel stories "Play Travel stories"
Pause playback of a story "Pause story"
Resume playback of a paused story
"Play story"
Repeat the current story
"Repeat story"
Skip to the next story
"Next story"
Skip back to the previous story
"Previous story"
Go back 30 seconds
"Rewind story"
Exit application


You can use manual controls to listen to USA TODAY, if desired.

1. Press Phone.

2. Browse to "Mobile Applications" menu option and press OK.
(If you have a Navigation radio, press the SYNC Apps tab, and then browse the "Mobile Applications.")

3. Select "USA TODAY" and press OK.

To start using USA TODAY, press a radio or steering wheel control to perform any of the following actions:


Manual Control

Pause playback of a story Press Play/Pause (>/||) or OK
Resume playback of a paused story Press Play/Pause (>/||) or OK
Skip to the next story Press Seek forward (>>|)
Skip back to the previous story Press Seek backward (|<<)

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