General information

CAUTIONS:
Take care when handling external devices with exposed electrical connectors (such as the USB plug).

Always replace the protective cap/shield when possible. There may be a risk of electrostatic discharge causing damage to the device.

Do not touch or handle the USB socket in the vehicle. Cover the socket when not in use.

Only use USB Mass-Storage device compliant devices.

Always switch your audio unit to a different source (for example the radio) before unplugging the USB device.

Do not install or connect USB hubs or splitters.

Note: The system is only designed to recognize and read suitable audio files from a USB device that conforms to the USB Mass-Storage device class or an iPod. Not all available USB devices can be guaranteed to function with the system.

Note: It is possible to connect compatible devices with a trailing USB lead as well as those that plug into the vehicle USB socket directly (for example USB memory sticks and pen drives).

Note: Some USB devices with a higher power consumption may not be compatible (for example some larger hard drives).

Note: Access time to read the files on the external device will vary depending upon factors such as the file structure, size and device content.

The system supports a range of external devices, to fully integrate with your audio unit via the USB and auxiliary input sockets. Once connected, control of the external device is possible via the audio unit.

A list of typical compatible devices are shown below:
Х USB memory sticks
Х USB portable hard drives Х MP3 players with USB connection Х iPod media players (refer to www.ford-mobile-connectivity.com for latest compatibility list).

The system is USB 2.0 full speed compatible, USB 1.1 host compliant and supports FAT 16/32 file systems.

Information on audio file structures for external devices

USB

Create only a single partition on the USB device.

If playlists are created, they must contain correct file paths referenced to the USB device. It is recommended to create the playlist after the audio files have been transferred to the USB device.

Playlists must be created in .m3u format.

Audio files must be in .mp3 format.

Do not exceed the following limits: Х 1000 items per folder (files, folders and playlists).

Х 5000 folders per USB device (including playlists).

Х 8 subfolder levels.

To enable voice control for custom playlists and folders, follow the procedure below:
Х Create folders named with the structure "Ford<*>" where <*> is a number 1-10. For example "Ford3" without an extension.

Х Create playlists named with the structure "Ford<*>.m3u" where <*> is a number 1-10. For example "Ford5.m3u" without any space between "Ford" and the number.

Thereafter, custom folders and playlists will be selectable with voice control. See Audio unit commands.

iPod

To enable voice control for custom playlists, create playlists named with the structure "Ford<*>" where <*> is a number 1-10. For example "Ford7" without any space between "Ford" and the number.

Thereafter, playlists will be selectable with voice control. See Audio unit commands.

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