How do I connect Bluetooth to a 2011 Ford Escape?

I recently bought a 2011 Ford Escape, and I’m still adjusting to it. I’m trying to figure out how to connect my phone to Bluetooth. Can you help?

Mary Cahill · Answered on Jan 26, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty easy! You can connect to Bluetooth in a 2011 Ford Escape by pressing the phone button on the right-hand side of the steering wheel and following the prompts to pair your phone to the vehicle. Just double-check that the Bluetooth setting on your phone is turned on beforehand.
After pressing the phone button, you’ll see a message on the digital radio display that says Add Bluetooth Device. Press the OK button on the steering wheel. A PIN will appear on the digital radio display.
Open your phone’s Bluetooth menu and look for your Ford on the list of pairing options. Once you select it, you’ll be prompted to enter the PIN. After entering the PIN, your phone will sync to your Ford Escape, allowing you to stream your favorite playlist or podcast while you drive.
Enabling Bluetooth can be advantageous, as it cuts down on distracted driving. You don’t want to get a ticket or, worse, cause an accident because you’ve taken your eyes off the road. Using Bluetooth’s hands-free features allows you to keep your focus where it belongs—on the road ahead!
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