Pioneer Smart Sync will give you a smarter experience in the car!
Pioneer Smart Sync helps you to utilize your smartphone’s functions.
It connects your smartphone and Pioneer’s compatible car stereo.
■Supporting safe usage of smartphone apps in the car.
- You can call apps with one touch button on a connected hardware device.
- The app helps you by reading out your messages.
■You can enjoy the latest unique functions.
- Various adjustment tools for smartphone audio.
ex) 31Band EQ (Pro setting), time alignment, sound effects, etc.
- Safety support functions
ex) Parking assistant (only compatible with SPH-C10BT/SPH-C19BT/SPH-10BT and ND-PS1), voice recognition, and more!
■Compatible Pioneer products:
Ratings and Reviews
Lots of issues
Contact list import does not import in alphabetical order and is not sortable. Also, the voice search cannot seem to find anyone in my contact list which Siri has no problem finding. Also, when using the navigation (I use Waze) the route audio updates do not play when I'm listening to another input. Other head units typically switch inputs to play the audio and then back to the previous input, ideally just attenuating the current input and allowing the audio from Waze to play over it would be best.
Edit: found the audio control for navigation. It's under settings - navigation - guidance volume. I had to add+4 to hear it. Problem is of you're at least listening to the radio, the radio volume doesn't attenuate, so you really just get a jumble of audio. Still nothing with the contact list, probably going to contact support.
Another update Oct 12, 2019: after the iOS 13 update, after the app is disconnected from the stereo (when the car is shut off) the media player on the iPhone stays active, showing on the home/lock screen until the smart sync app is manually closed. This is annoying as the Apple Watch continues to display that the media player is active and also shows the icon on the watch.
Nice app, but needs more work
Overall, I’m very happy with this app. I’ve been using it for about 2 months now. I’d say my biggest complaint is that the head unit doesn’t recognize when you’re using other navigation apps, other than Apple’s Maps app. Everyone knows Apple’s Maps app is horrible. I mostly use Waze. So whenever it’s open and I’m using it, the voice will come through the truck speakers, but if I hit the nav button on the unit, it will not open the Waze display. If I’m using the Maps app and am viewing something else, hit the nav button and it takes you right to Maps. Great feature, but it needs to work with whatever nav app is open!
Ok so my first review was a 1 star because the app needed an update for ios12. Well now pioneer has fixed the issue and the app is amazing. So much easier to navigate the options (biggest is the equalizer). I am happy with my (now 4 month old) stereo.
Here is what I’ve learned. If you depend on the app working with your stereo unit 100% of the time then I advise you not to update your phone until smart sync updates too. I was running ios11 when I first bought my stereo and it worked. I updated the phone the following day and it would crash every time after that. I realized the app and iOS12 weren’t compatible so I used an older phone to tune my system.
- Pioneer Corporation
- 126.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Pioneer Corporation. All rights reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Driving Support Eye $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.