How do I turn off automatic Software Updates in my Ford?

If you choose to have full control of the Software Updates for your SYNC®* system and want to know the details before the update, you can turn off automatic updates on your SYNC screen.

Identifying Your Ford's SYNC Generation

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

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

Turning Off Automatic Software Updates

Select your SYNC generation from the drop-down options below. If your SYNC generation is not listed, it does not receive Software Updates.

SYNC 4A

To disable automatic Software Updates with SYNC 4A:

  1. Tap the Home Icon on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select Systems Updates.
  4. Toggle the Automatic Updates option to OFF. A confirmation pop-up will appear.
  5. Tap Continue to confirm.

You can use the System Updates section in your SYNC settings to view available updates in the future.

SYNC 4

To disable automatic Software Updates with SYNC 4:

  1. Tap Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Select Systems Updates.
  3. Toggle the Automatic Updates option to OFF. A confirmation pop-up will appear.
  4. Tap Continue to confirm.

You can use the System Updates section in your SYNC settings to view available updates in the future.

Additional Information

How do I view Software Update details?
How do I schedule Software Updates?


*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.