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I thought mine was too, but I'm on Fios and had the same issues downloading. Strange your download was so big for non-Nav. I'm Nav and it was 1.8 GB but I had to try downloading it about 5 times before it finally went through. Makes me wonder if Ford's own ISP is throttling?
Maybe the reason the file is so large is that they are giving FE “Fully Loaded” owners Nav or Sync4.
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Maybe the reason the file is so large is that they are giving FE “Fully Loaded” owners Nav or Sync4.
Maybe Nav, but definitely not SYNC4... that requires completely new hardware. We're all stuck on SYNC3 for the life of our vehicles.
 

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Maybe the reason the file is so large is that they are giving FE “Fully Loaded” owners Nav or Sync4.
NON-NAV is larger because it’s a global part. The voice package contains a large number of languages, unlike the region specific NA NAV that only has 3.
 

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I thought mine was too, but I'm on Fios and had the same issues downloading. Strange your download was so big for non-Nav. I'm Nav and it was 1.8 GB but I had to try downloading it about 5 times before it finally went through. Makes me wonder if Ford's own ISP is throttling?
The throttling idea is my thought, too.

My Base model's download was 3.2Gb though...
 

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Done and done, no issues. This is my 3rd go at this in the last 12 months - 2 for my previous 2019 Edge (incl. free map updates) and now my Outer Banks. All via USB.
 

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Non Nav 3.2GB update only took about 15 minutes via USB, no issues.
 

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Maybe Nav, but definitely not SYNC4... that requires completely new hardware. We're all stuck on SYNC3 for the life of our vehicles.
And that is the failure of Ford to launch a new model and include SYNC 3. It never should have happened. I hate the idea of driving off the lot with outdated tech on a new model. Hopefully, MY22 will get the upgrade to SYNC 4.
 

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And that is the failure of Ford to launch a new model and include SYNC 3. It never should have happened. I hate the idea of driving off the lot with outdated tech on a new model. Hopefully, MY22 will get the upgrade to SYNC 4.
I’ve played with the SYNC 4 and it’s definitely an upgrade from the 3... but that’s absolutely wrong to call it “outdated”... might as well call it different price points for different vehicles. More expensive vehicle = flashier tech.

By comparison, GM has been using the same tech with a face lift since like 2011 and FCA’s UConnect is pretty much the same story since 2014.
 

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I’ve played with the SYNC 4 and it’s definitely an upgrade from the 3... but that’s absolutely wrong to call it “outdated”... might as well call it different price points for different vehicles. More expensive vehicle = flashier tech.

By comparison, GM has been using the same tech with a face lift since like 2011 and FCA’s UConnect is pretty much the same story since 2014.
Citing what other manufacturers use from 7 years ago (even 10 years ago) isn't supporting your point. The price point isn't either. A Base or Big Bend Bronco will be cheaper than a Badlands Sport and will come with SYNC 4.

With the SYNC 3 locked into hardware, it won't age well especially for a new model. Overall, I like the Sport and will end up getting one eventually. I was seriously looking at the Sport last August, but the stale tech was one of the cons. I may pick up a Sport for a year before my Bronco is delivered. But for it to earn a permanent spot in the stable, the tech must be current.
 

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What is the download site/URL to obtain the software update?
 

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Citing what other manufacturers use from 7 years ago (even 10 years ago) isn't supporting your point. The price point isn't either. A Base or Big Bend Bronco will be cheaper than a Badlands Sport and will come with SYNC 4.

With the SYNC 3 locked into hardware, it won't age well especially for a new model. Overall, I like the Sport and will end up getting one eventually. I was seriously looking at the Sport last August, but the stale tech was one of the cons. I may pick up a Sport for a year before my Bronco is delivered. But for it to earn a permanent spot in the stable, the tech must be current.
The tech is current. Current doesn’t mean largest screen possible and 4 times the processing speed. Sync 3 does everything MOST people want and will age just fine. 95%+ of smart phone owners have a usb and will have them for years even though wireless charging/CarPlay/auto was introduced years ago. The thing that might become “outdated” is the traditional usb which is why they included the usb-c outlet.

People keep confusing the relationship of product and cost. Very common misconception: A vehicle at a certain price point should include certain features. This would be true if all other factors(options) were the same. For example, someone claimed “a more expensive vehicle = flashier tech.” Which is completely true. Your counter-claim that base and big bend 2/4 dr having sync 4 at a cheaper price doesn’t support this is overlooking the features that that the badlands sport has that is missing from the cheaper 2/4 dr which is the reason for the cheaper price.

People fail to realize that a 12” screen, garage door opener, and automatic lift gate are not the only forms of flashy tech. Other forms include advanced 4x4, advance suspension, and many more. Every feature that is included comes with a price included in the total price. A car manufacturer doesn’t build a vehicle and then once it reaches a certain price point, say ok now we will offer this latest tech as free because we’ve reached a certain price point. It doesn’t work that way.

Most bronco sport customers would rather a competitive price with a totally sufficient sync 3 than the totally “necessary” latest and greatest tech with a greater price.
 
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The tech is current. Current doesn’t mean largest screen possible and 4 times the processing speed. Sync 3 does everything MOST people want and will age just fine. 95%+ of smart phone owners have a usb and will have them for years even though wireless charging/CarPlay/auto was introduced years ago. The thing that might become “outdated” is the traditional usb which is why they included the usb-c outlet.

People keep confusing the relationship of product and cost. Very common misconception: A vehicle at a certain price point should include certain features. This would be true if all other factors(options) were the same. For example, someone claimed “a more expensive vehicle = flashier tech.” Which is completely true. Your counter-claim that base and big bend 2/4 dr having sync 4 at a cheaper price doesn’t support this is overlooking the features that that the badlands sport has that is missing from the cheaper 2/4 dr which is the reason for the cheaper price.

People fail to realize that a 12” screen, garage door opener, and automatic lift gate are not the only forms of flashy tech. Other forms include advanced 4x4, advance suspension, and many more. Every feature that is included comes with a price included in the total price. A car manufacturer doesn’t build a vehicle and then once it reaches a certain price point, say ok now we will offer this latest tech as free because we’ve reached a certain price point. It doesn’t work that way.

Most bronco sport customers would rather a competitive price with a totally sufficient sync 3 than the totally “necessary” latest and greatest tech with a greater price.
I also would like to add that Sync3 has made impressive leaps forward from its early days. From the graphical redesign to new features, Ford has put a lot of effort into making Sync3 work and reach its full potential. It’s been around a while, and honestly I’d rather have the refined and reliable tech instead of the bleeding edge...because those of us with Ford vehicles that had early Sync3 know, there’s going to be a lot that doesn’t work. It’s reached a point now where it’s not only reliable, but they’re actively improving it again (with a dedicated team).
 
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