How do I change SYNC®* Connectivity Settings?

To use the available remote features such as Remote Start, Lock, or Unlock, you will need to ensure that the Connectivity Settings in your vehicle are enabled.

Changing Connectivity Settings

Select a drop-down option below to learn how to adjust your SYNC connectivity settings:

Identifying Your Vehicle's SYNC Generation

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

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

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

SYNC 4A

To change the Connectivity Settings with SYNC 4A:

  1. Press the Home icon on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Settings.
  3. Select Connectivity.
  4. Choose Connected Vehicle Features.
  5. Toggle Vehicle Connectivity to your preference (ON or OFF).

We recommend keeping Vehicle Connectivity toggled to ON for the best update experience.

SYNC 4

To change the Connectivity Settings with SYNC 4:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Connectivity.
  3. Choose Connectivity Vehicle Features.
  4. Toggle Vehicle Connectivity to your preference (ON or OFF).

We recommend keeping Vehicle Connectivity toggled to ON for the best update experience.

SYNC 3

To change the Connectivity Settings with SYNC 3:

  1. Turn on your vehicle.
  2. Tap Settings on your vehicle's SYNC 3 screen.
  3. Select FordPass Connect.
  4. Tap Connectivity Settings.
  5. Ensure all Connectivity Settings are enabled to access all FordPass®† features.
  6. To disable, slide the buttons to Off.

Features with Connectivity Settings

  • Connected Services such as:
    • Weather
    • News
    • Traffic
    • Navigation
    • Points of interest, and more
  • Bluetooth®†† Prioritization: Add, delete and prioritize your Bluetooth- enabled devices with Bluetooth Prioritization.
  • Wireless App Projection: Customize the touchscreen SYNC AppLink® display.
  • Manage Wi-Fi Networks: Add and delete your list of Wi-Fi† networks.

*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.

**FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), the Ford Pass App, and Complimentary Connected Service are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms and Conditions 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.

The FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.

††The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software.