Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Settings

A. Clock


A. Clock

B. Display

C. Sound

D. Vehicle

E. Settings

F. Help

Under this menu, you can set your clock, access and adjust the


Under this menu, you can set your clock, access and adjust the display, sound and vehicle settings as well as access settings for specific modes or the help feature.

Clock

Note: You cannot manually set the date. Your vehicles GPS does this for you.

Note: If the battery has been disconnected, your vehicle needs to acquire a GPS signal to update the clock. Once your vehicle acquires the signal, it may take a few minutes for the update to display the correct time.

1. Press the Settings icon > Clock.

2. Press + and − to adjust the time.

From this screen, you can also make other adjustments, such as 12 or 24hour mode, activate GPS time synchronization and have the system automatically update for new time zones.

You can also turn the outside air temperature display on and off. It appears at the top center of the touchscreen, next to the time and date.

The system automatically saves any updates you make to the settings.

Display

You can adjust the touchscreen display through the touchscreen or by pressing the voice button on your steering wheel controls and when prompted, say, Display settings.

Press the Settings icon > Display, to access and make


Press the Settings icon > Display, to access and make adjustments using the touchscreen.

Brightness allows you to make the screen display brighter or dimmer.

Auto DIM, when set to On, lets you use the Auto Dim Manual Offset feature. When set to Off, screen brightness does not change.

Mode allows you to set the screen to a certain brightness or have the system automatically change based on the outside light level, or turn the display off.

If you select AUTO or NIGHT, you have the options of turning the displays Auto Dim feature on or off and changing the Auto Dim Manual Offset feature.

Auto Dim Manual Offset allows you to adjust screen dimming as the outside lighting conditions change from day to night. This feature also allows you to adjust screen brightness using the instrument panel dimming control.

Edit Wallpaper

You can have your touchscreen display the default photo or upload your own.

Uploading Photos for Your Home Screen Wallpaper

Note:

You cannot load photos directly from your camera. You must access the photos either from your USB mass storage device or from an SD card.

Note:

Photographs with extremely large dimensions (such as 2048 x 1536) may not be compatible and appear as a blank (black) image on the display.

Your system allows you to upload and view up to 32 photos.

To access, press the Settings icon > Display > Edit Wallpaper

, and then follow the system prompts to upload your photographs.

Only the photograph(s), which meets the following conditions, display: Compatible file formats are as follows: .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp.

Each file must be 1.5 MB or less.

Recommended dimensions: 800 x 384.

Sound

then select from thePress the Settings icon > Sound,
then select from the following:

*If equipped.


*If equipped.

Vehicle

Vehicle, then select from the Press the Settings icon >
Vehicle, then select from the following:

Ambient Lighting

Vehicle Health Report

Door Keypad Code

Rear View Camera

Enable Valet Mode.

Ambient Lighting (If Equipped)

When activated, ambient lighting illuminates footwells and cupholders with a choice of colors. To access and make adjustments: 1. Press the Settings icon > Vehicle > Ambient Lighting.

2. Touch the desired color.

3. Use the scroll bar to increase or decrease the intensity.

To turn the feature on or off, press the power button.

Vehicle Health Report

Turn Automatic Reminders on and off and set the mileage interval at which you would like to receive the reports. Press ? for more information on these selections.

When done making your selections, press Run Vehicle Health Report Now if you want your report.

Door Keypad Code

To change the keypad code for your keyless entry keypad system: 1. Press the Settings icon > Vehicle > Door Keypad Code.

2. Enter your current factory code, then, when prompted, enter your new code.

Rear View Camera

This menu allows you to access settings for your rear view camera.

Press the Settings icon > Vehicle > Rear View Camera, then select from the following settings: Rear Camera Delay

Visual Park Aid Alert

Guidelines.

Enable Valet Mode

Valet mode allows you to lock the system. No information is accessible until the system is unlocked with the correct PIN.

1. Press the Settings icon > Vehicle > Enable Valet Mode.

2. When prompted, enter a four-digit PIN.

After you press Continue, the system locks until you enter the PIN again.

Note: If the system locks, and you need to reset the PIN, enter 3681 and the system unlocks.

Settings

Access and adjust system settings, voice features, as well as phone, navigation and wireless settings.

System

Press the Settings icon > Settings > System, then select from


Press the Settings icon > Settings > System, then select from the following:


Voice Control


Voice Control

> Voice Control, thenPress the Settings icon > Settings
> Voice Control, then select from the following:


Media Player


Media Player

Settings > Media Player, then select Press the Settings icon >
Settings > Media Player, then select from the following:

Navigation


Navigation

Settings > Navigation, then select Press the Settings icon >
Settings > Navigation, then select from the following:


Phone Settings


Phone Settings

Press the Settings icon > Settings > Phone, then select from


Press the Settings icon > Settings > Phone, then select from the following:


Wireless & Internet


Wireless & Internet

Your system has a Wi-Fi feature that creates a wireless network within your vehicle, thereby allowing other devices (such as personal computers or phones) in your vehicle to speak to each other, share files or play games. Using this Wi-Fi feature, everyone in your vehicle can also gain access the internet if you have a USB mobile broadband connection inside your vehicle, your phone supports personal area networking and if you park outside a wireless hotspot.

Settings > Wireless & Internet, Press the Settings icon >
Settings > Wireless & Internet, then select from the following:



The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a


The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Help

Press the Settings icon > Help, then select from the following:


Press the Settings icon > Help, then select from the following:


To access Help using the voice commands, press the voice button, then,


To access Help using the voice commands, press the voice button, then, after the tone, say Help. The system provides allowable voice commands for the current mode.

    Information
    If your vehicle is equipped with Navigation, touch the i (Information) button to access these features. If your vehicle is not equipped with Navigation, touch the corner of the touchscreen with ...

    Climate features
    Press the lower right corner on the touchscreen to access your climate control features. Depending on your vehicle line and option package, your climate screen may look different from the screen sho ...

    Other materials:

    Sunshade
    The power rear sunshade covers the rear window of the vehicle. The control is located in the center console access bin. Press the control to move the sunshade up or down. Note: Do not try to manually move the sunshade. The sunshade has a one-touch down feature. Press and release the cont ...

    General operating tips
    Manual Climate Control To reduce fog build-up on the windshield during humid weather, select Defrost. You can also improve clearing by increasing the temperature and fan speed. To reduce humidity build-up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the system off or with recirculated air engage ...

    Front manual seats
    WARNING: Do not adjust the drivers seat or seatback while the vehicle is moving. WARNING: Rock the seat backward and forward after releasing the lever to make sure that it is fully engaged. Moving the seats backward and forward WARNING: Before returning the seatback to its original position ...