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How to Change Sync with MyFord Touch Wallpaper

Updated on April 7, 2017
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Max holds a BS in Mass Communications from SIU and an MA in Communication from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Introduction

The Sync with MyFord Touch system in Ford vehicles gives users a friendly interface into a lot of the vehicle's integrated technology. Users can load their contacts from their smartphone and access those contacts through voice commands, connect a smartphone via Bluetooth, access GPS, dial 911, get a vehicle health report, and much more. One of the more personal adjustments a user can make to the system is to change the wallpaper background. You have the ability to import image files from a USB thumb drive into the vehicles system, and then select a specific file to appear in the background on your home display.

The Sync with MyFord Touch system lets you load your own image files to use as wallpaper.
The Sync with MyFord Touch system lets you load your own image files to use as wallpaper. | Source

Steps for Changing Ford Wallpaper

  1. Either download or create your own wallpaper that is 800 x 384 pixels in size.
  2. Place any wallpaper you want to add to your vehicle's wallpaper storage to a USB thumb drive.
  3. Connect the USB thumb drive to one of your vehicle's available USB ports. These are typically located either on the dash or in the center console.
  4. Press "Settings" in the lower right corner of the Sync with MyFord Touch home screen. The Settings screen opens.
  5. Tap "Display" along the left side of the Settings screen. The Display section appears on the right side of the screen.
  6. Select "Edit Wallpaper." The Wallpaper Editor screen opens.
  7. Press "Add" on the right side of the screen. A warning appears telling you that only JPG, GIF, PNG, and PNG files can be used. Additionally, the warning notifies you that only files up to 1.5 MB in size and no larger than 800 x 384 pixels will be recognized. Finally, the warning will also convey the max number of images that can be stored on your vehicles hard drive.
  8. Tap "OK" at the bottom of the warning message. The Add Photos screen appears, showing a list of recognized connected drives.
  9. Select the name of your connected USB thumb drive containing the wallpaper images you want to load to your vehicle. A list of supported image files you can use as wallpaper on your Sync with MyFord Touch display appears.
  10. Tap the name of any files in the list that you want to save to your vehicles hard drive so you can use them as wallpaper. A message appears on the screen notifying you when that file has been saved to your vehicle's hard drive. If for some reason a file can't be imported to your vehicle's hard drive, an Import Fault message will appear, telling you that the selected file can't be imported.
  11. Choose the "Back" button to the left of Add Photos after you've selected the images on your USB thumb drive that you want to add to your vehicle's hard drive. The files you saved to your vehicles hard drive now appear in the Wallpaper Editor list.
  12. Press the name of the file you want to set as the current wallpaper on your Sync with MyFord Touch console. A preview of that image file appears on the left side of the display, with Save and Delete buttons at the bottom of the image preview.
  13. Tap "Save" to save that particular image as your wallpaper. A message appears on your console screen notifying you that file is now your the wallpaper for your vehicle's display. Alternatively, tapping "Delete" removes that image file from your vehicle's hard drive.
  14. Press the "Home" button along the bottom of your screen's display to return to the home screen. Your wallpaper will now appear as the background on your display.

Change Sync with MyFord Touch Display

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Tap "Settings" on the home screen.Choose "Display" along the left side of the Settings screen, and then select "Edit Wallpaper."Tap "Add" on the right side of the Wallpaper Editor window.A warning appears with restrictions around the type of image file that can be added to your vehicle's image folder.Select the name of the USB thumb drive you connected in the Add Photos window.A list of files on your USB thumb drive appear.Tap the name of any images that appear in the list of detected files to try and add them. A message appears if the file is successfully added.A warning will appear letting you know if the image file you selected wasn't able to be added to your vehicle's hard drive.Select an image in the Wallpaper Editor window to see a preview of that image.Tap "Save" to add an image as your display's wallpaper.The chosen wallpaper now appears when you navigate back to the home screen.
Tap "Settings" on the home screen.
Tap "Settings" on the home screen. | Source
Choose "Display" along the left side of the Settings screen, and then select "Edit Wallpaper."
Choose "Display" along the left side of the Settings screen, and then select "Edit Wallpaper." | Source
Tap "Add" on the right side of the Wallpaper Editor window.
Tap "Add" on the right side of the Wallpaper Editor window. | Source
A warning appears with restrictions around the type of image file that can be added to your vehicle's image folder.
A warning appears with restrictions around the type of image file that can be added to your vehicle's image folder. | Source
Select the name of the USB thumb drive you connected in the Add Photos window.
Select the name of the USB thumb drive you connected in the Add Photos window. | Source
A list of files on your USB thumb drive appear.
A list of files on your USB thumb drive appear. | Source
Tap the name of any images that appear in the list of detected files to try and add them. A message appears if the file is successfully added.
Tap the name of any images that appear in the list of detected files to try and add them. A message appears if the file is successfully added. | Source
A warning will appear letting you know if the image file you selected wasn't able to be added to your vehicle's hard drive.
A warning will appear letting you know if the image file you selected wasn't able to be added to your vehicle's hard drive. | Source
Select an image in the Wallpaper Editor window to see a preview of that image.
Select an image in the Wallpaper Editor window to see a preview of that image. | Source
Tap "Save" to add an image as your display's wallpaper.
Tap "Save" to add an image as your display's wallpaper. | Source
The chosen wallpaper now appears when you navigate back to the home screen.
The chosen wallpaper now appears when you navigate back to the home screen. | Source

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      Max Dalton 4 months ago from Greater St. Louis, Missouri

      Agreed. Thank you!

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      WheelScene 4 months ago

      I've always liked how you can change the background wall paper on Ford Sync. It adds an element of customization like putting a picture of your cottage, kids, or pets. Great how to article.