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/SPH-20DAB and ND-PS1), voice recognition, and more!
■Compatible Pioneer products:
Bug fixes for iOS 15.
Thank you for using Pioneer Smart Sync.
Our plan is to continue to bring you more, new and improved features with future updates.
*Updating the in-dash receiver's firmware version can greatly improve Bluetooth connectivity. For information on your in-dash receiver’s latest firmware, please visit us at
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.
Good Sound Bad App: DEH-S31BT
The radio provides excellent audio, but I haven’t been able to use the app at all because it won’t connect to my radio. I have tried both the usb, and the Bluetooth setup methods but neither seems to work. I even tried installing a new copy of the firmware from the website, but wasn’t able to locate the firmware for my specific model stereo(DEH-S31BT). All in all, I really regret paying $90+ for a brand new radio that doesn’t properly function like it’s supposed to. If you can fix the app connectivity issues all of us newer device owners are having then maybe I will reconsider the rating I have given based off the performance and functionality of the device and services. Until then, I remain in disappointment especially with this type of issue coming from a company that is so widely known and commendable for its products.
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!
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- Pioneer Corporation
- 248.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Driving Support Eye $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.