How do I set up Phone As A Key™* with the FordPass®** App?

You can set up Phone As A Key on the FordPass Vehicle screen. After activating and connecting to your FordPass® Connect modem, use the steps below to get started.

Phone As A Key Requirements

To use Phone As A Key, you must meet the requirements below:

Setting up Phone As A Key 

Select your FordPass App experience below for more details on how to set up Phone As A Key.

FordPass App 4.X Experience

 To set up Phone As A Key:

  1. Log in to the FordPass App on your mobile device. 
  2. Go to the Home screen.
  3. Select Setup Phone as a Key.
  4. Tap Set Up Now.

    Note: The User Authentication screen should display.

  5. Select Continue.
  6. Authenticate your request using one of the following methods (this may vary based on your security settings): 
    • Facial recognition
    • Fingerprint scanning 
    • Passcode/Personal Identification Number (PIN) 

      Note: If you do not have a method of security set up on your device, FordPass will request for you to create a passcode in your Settings app.

  7. Name your key after the authentication is complete

    Note: Special characters are not allowed and the maximum key length is 16 characters. 

  8. Tap Next

    Note: Your key should begin to download. 

  9. Select Copy and Continue to save your Temporary Bluetooth Passcode. 

    Note: A pairing notification will appear and prompt you to enter your code.

  10. Paste or manually enter your code.
  11. Select Pair or OK.

    Note: A success page confirming completion will appear.

  12. Select OK.
  13. Complete the next steps to Create Your Backup Passcode.

Once the Phone As A Key setup is complete, you should see the additional controls on the Home screen. 

FordPass App 5.X Experience

 To set up Phone As A Key:

  1. Log in to the FordPass App.
  2. Go to the Vehicle screen.
  3. Tap Setup in the "Make this Phone a Key" box. 
  4. Select Pair Device.   

    Note: A prompt for Bluetooth access will appear.

  5. Tap OK to continue. The key download will begin.

    Note: If you tap "Don't Allow" the setup process will end. 

  6. Select Copy on the next pop-up. 
  7. Paste your code.
  8. Select Pair or OK.

If you experience any issues, contact a Guide using the Account > Help paths in FordPass. 

Additional Information

How do I make a backup passcode?
How do I add my vehicle to FordPass?


*Available on select vehicles. Requires feature activation. Not compatible with all mobile phones.

**FordPass® App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. 

FordPass® Connect, the FordPass® App., and complimentary Connected Service are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms for details). Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features. Connected service excludes Wi-Fi® hotspot.