How do I set a destination with SYNC®* with Navigation?

To get started, confirm which SYNC generation you have using the resources below, and then select the appropriate drop-down option.

Identifying Your Vehicle's SYNC Generation

There are two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC generation:

  • SYNC and Navigation Updates page, which allows you to enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Login with your Ford credentials, and select Check for update. Your current SYNC generation will appear on the right-hand side of the page.
  • SYNC Visual Reference Guide, which has example images of each generation of SYNC Ford has offered.

Setting a Destination with SYNC with Navigation


  1. Press the Search bar at the top of the Map screen.
  2. Enter your destination using the keyboard.
  3. Select your destination from the list.
  4. Tap Start to begin navigation.


To set a destination using voice commands:

  • Press the Voice Command button on your steering wheel.
  • Tell SYNC where you want to go.
  • Follow the instructions SYNC gives you by viewing the touchscreen map or a detailed turn-by-turn set of directions. Learn more about navigation voice commands.

To set a destination using your vehicle's touchscreen:

  • Press the Destination icon at the bottom of your vehicle's touchscreen.
  • Enter a specific address or select from the destination category list. 
  • Tap and hold your finger on the map. A viewfinder will appear.
  • Move the touchscreen to position your desired location under the viewfinder. (The touchscreen allows you to interact with the map by using convenient swiping, zooming, and pinching gestures, similar to those used with your smartphone.)
  • Press the Start button to select the desired location.
  • Press Set as New Destination.

Learn more about SYNC 3 Navigation features and other advanced Navigation features.


  • When you are on an active route, the navigation map shows your estimated time of arrival, remaining travel time, and distance to your destination.
  • SYNC 3 provides an automatic re-route if traffic conditions change to cause a major delay on the originally selected route.
  • Minor traffic changes will not provide a re-route. This feature requires an active SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link®subscription.

SYNC with MyFord Touch

  1. Press the green Navigation bar in the top-right on the touch screen.
  2. Press the DEST in the top-right of the screen.
  3. Choose a destination entry method.


  • Destinations can also be set using voice commands.
  • When the vehicle is in motion, some choices are grayed out.

SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation

Next-Generation Navigation
  1. Press the DEST hard button.
  2.  Press Standard on the screen.
  3. Choose a destination entry method.
Navigation "P" Version
  1. Press the DEST hard button.
  2. Choose a destination entry method.

Note: When the vehicle is in motion, some choices are grayed out.

 Actual screens may vary. See your Owner’s Manual for information specific to your vehicle.

*Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.