How do I adjust the navigation volume with SYNC®*?

You can change the SYNC Navigation directional prompts by adjusting the volume while a navigation prompt is playing.

Changing Route Guidance Prompt Volume

Select your SYNC generation from the drop-down options below to learn how to change your SYNC Navigation prompt volume.

Notes: 

  • The navigation volume can only be adjusted while the Navigation is in use.
  • If you need assistance determining the generation of your SYNC system, select the first dropdown. 

Identifying Your Vehicle's SYNC Generation

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

  • SYNC and Navigation Updates page. Either:
    • Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select Check for update.
    • Log in with your Ford credentials, choose a vehicle from your garage, and select Check for updates.

      Note: Your SYNC generation will appear on the right-hand side of the page.

  • SYNC Visual Reference Guide, which provides example images of SYNC generations that Ford has offered.

SYNC 4A and SYNC 4

You can change the volume while a guidance prompt is playing with SYNC 4A and SYNC 4 by either:

  • Using the volume controls on your steering wheel (Vol+ or Vol-).
  • Turning the audio volume control knob located on the center console.

SYNC 3

To adjust the navigation prompt volume with SYNC 3:

Step 1: Enable the navigation voice prompts.

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Select Navigation.
  3. Choose Navigation Preferences
  4. Ensure Guidance Prompts is set to Voice and Tones.

Step 2: Adjust the navigation voice volume.

  1. Wait for the navigation voice to begin speaking.
  2. Before the voice finishes giving directions, adjust the volume using one of the following options:
    • Using the volume controls on your steering wheel (Vol+ or Vol-)
    • Turning the audio volume control knob located on the center console

Notes: 

  • The SYNC voice that you interact with when controlling climate, phone, entertainment, and media devices can be adjusted separately from the Navigation System voice that guides turn-by-turn directions.

SYNC with MyFord Touch®

To adjust the navigation prompt volume using SYNC with MyFord Touch:

Step 1: Enable the navigation voice prompts.

  1. Press the Gear icon on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Tap Navigation.
  4. Choose Navigation Preferences.
  5. Ensure Guidance Prompts are set to Voice and Tones.

Step 2: Adjust the navigation voice volume.

  1. Start a route on your navigation system.
  2. Press the Repeat Last Step icon in the top right (circle arrow next to Menu).
  3. While the system is providing route guidance, turn the volume knob to your desired level.

SYNC with Next-Generation Navigation

To adjust the navigation prompt volume using SYNC with Next-Generation Navigation:

Step 1: Enable the navigation prompts.

  1. Press the Nav hard button.
  2. Select the Navigation Prefs tab on the left side.
  3. Set the Guidance Prompts settings to Voice.

Step 2: Adjust the navigation voice volume.

  1. Press the Menu hard button.
  2. Select the Feedback Settings tab on the left side.
  3. Adjust the Voice Volume setting to the desired level.

SYNC with Nav "P"

To adjust the navigation prompt volume using SYNC with Nav "P":

  1. Press the Menu hard button.
  2. Select Feedback on the top row of the display screen.
  3. Set the Navigation Guidance option to On, then adjust the Voice Volume selection as needed.

    Note: Selecting Test will play a sound at the current volume level.

Note: Instructions may vary. For information specific to your vehicle, refer to your Owner's Manual.

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*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.