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Okay, I've read that the XLT does not come with SYNC 3. So there are some limitations regarding voice commands. I don't want to have to connect my phone every time I drive my vehicle. So without the phone connected, is this possible with the XLT without using voice commands:

1. Select a contact from your phones contact list and call them?

2. Connect a USB thumbdrive loaded with .mp3 files and manually select songs to play?

My Ford Focus used to sync contacts from my phone to the car, and also allowed me to play music on a USB thumbdrive using voice commands. But I'd be happy if I didn't have to connect a phone and could do the same via the touch screen.

2022 Ford Maverick XL And XLT Do Not Offer SYNC 3: Here's Why (fordauthority.com)
 

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At the moment, all that we know is not without tethering. No one has posted an descriptive video.
@FordVideoGuy Maybe when you guys get a trainer, could you do an in-depth video on it (assuming not embargoed)

On page 382 of the manual, it might not need to be tethered

"Phone Voice Service This system allows you to use the voice recognition features of your phone and focus on your driving. Press the voice control button on the steering wheel. Note: This only works when connected via Bluetooth®. See Connecting a Bluetooth® Device (page 377). "

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I understand that only one won't be able to use voice commands to instruct certain features like temp control, etc. Nothing to do with your phone. Or if you want navigation you'll have to connect phone. Once connected you'll be able to charge phone. The sync 3 provides wireless so that's perhaps why they included a wireless charger on the Lariat. Bluetooth for phone and music from phone will be wireless on the XLT and XL though.
 

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At the moment, all that we know is not without tethering. No one has posted an descriptive video.
@FordVideoGuy Maybe when you guys get a trainer, could you do an in-depth video on it (assuming not embargoed)

On page 382 of the manual, it might not need to be tethered

"Phone Voice Service This system allows you to use the voice recognition features of your phone and focus on your driving. Press the voice control button on the steering wheel. Note: This only works when connected via Bluetooth®. See Connecting a Bluetooth® Device (page 377). "

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At the moment, all that we know is not without tethering. No one has posted an descriptive video.
@FordVideoGuy Maybe when you guys get a trainer, could you do an in-depth video on it (assuming not embargoed)

On page 382 of the manual, it might not need to be tethered

"Phone Voice Service This system allows you to use the voice recognition features of your phone and focus on your driving. Press the voice control button on the steering wheel. Note: This only works when connected via Bluetooth®. See Connecting a Bluetooth® Device (page 377). "

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Thank you! I believe that you do NOT need to be tethered via a USB cable in order to make a phone call or play music. I don't mind connecting a phone via USB if I need navigation, but I'm thinking in terms of having to connect the phone just to make a phone call would be tedious, which I do much more frequently. Evidently this works similar to my Focus which just established a bluetooth connection with the phone, and I could then make calls. No Android Auto involved!

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I understand that only one won't be able to use voice commands to instruct certain features like temp control, etc. Nothing to do with your phone. Or if you want navigation you'll have to connect phone. Once connected you'll be able to charge phone. The sync 3 provides wireless so that's perhaps why they included a wireless charger on the Lariat. Bluetooth for phone and music from phone will be wireless on the XLT and XL though.
I was concerned that I had to connect the phone via USB just to make a phone call. But evidently that is not the case. From the manual someone else posted:

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I understand that only one won't be able to use voice commands to instruct certain features like temp control, etc. Nothing to do with your phone. Or if you want navigation you'll have to connect phone. Once connected you'll be able to charge phone. The sync 3 provides wireless so that's perhaps why they included a wireless charger on the Lariat. Bluetooth for phone and music from phone will be wireless on the XLT and XL though.
On the XL/XLT without SYNC3 you CAN make phone calls without the phone being connected via USB and using Android Auto. All you need is your phone connected via Bluetooth. Here's from the manual under the section "Without SYNC3":

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I was concerned that I had to connect the phone via USB just to make a phone call. But evidently that is not the case. From the manual someone else posted:

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Now I'm not so sure you can make phone calls WITHOUT connecting your phone via bluetooth. Here's an update to the article:

"After this article was published, Ford reached out to clarify that the standard infotainment system does in fact feature 911 Assist, Applink, and hands-free calling, the latter feature being enabled if connected phones are running Android Auto or Apple CarPlay on the Maverick’s screen."

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