How do you connect Bluetooth in a 2013 Ford Escape?

I just bought a used car and I’m having trouble getting my phone to connect. How do you connect to Bluetooth on a 2013 Ford Escape?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Car technology can be a pain, but we’re here to give you a hand! To connect to Bluetooth in your 2013
Ford Escape
, start by opening the Settings menu on your device, and make sure you have Bluetooth turned on.
Next, turn on your car, and follow these simple steps:
  • Press the PHONE button on your infotainment screen.
  • Press ADD PHONE.
  • Open the Bluetooth menu on your smartphone, select SYNC, and wait for a PIN to display on your phone and your car’s touchscreen.
  • As long as the PINs match, select YES on the confirmation screen, then tap PAIR on your phone.
At this point, give your car access to your contacts so you can make and receive hands-free calls and texts, and use voice activation. You’ll also be able to use voice commands in order to start or stop music from playing through your vehicle’s stereo system—but if you want to select a specific song or playlist, you’ll have to use the controls on your smartphone.
Lastly, remember that Bluetooth is a great way to reduce
distracted driving
but it doesn’t completely eliminate it! Make sure to make use of
safe driving tips
and be attentive—especially when playing music or taking a call.
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