How do I set favorite locations with SYNC®*?

You can save your home and other favorite locations with SYNC using the steps contained in this article.

Saving Favorite Locations with SYNC

Important: Make sure your vehicle is in Park (P) and in a well-ventilated area. You will be unable to set a location while your vehicle is in motion.

Select your SYNC generation (gen) from the drop-down options below to learn how to save a location to your favorites:

Note: If you need assistance determining the generation of your SYNC system, select the first drop-down option. 

Identifying Your Ford's SYNC Gen

Two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC gen 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 gen will appear on the right-hand side of the page.

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

SYNC 4A

To save a favorite location with SYNC 4A:

  1. Access the Home menu on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press the Navigation button (navigational arrow icon).
  3. Tap on Search icon (Search icon (magnifying glass)).
  4. Input a partial destination.
  5. Press Address.
  6. Choose the Star button.
  7. Input the name of the destination.
  8. Select Enter.
  9. Tap Save.

The system will save the location to your list of favorites.

SYNC 4

To save a favorite location with SYNC 4:

  1. Access the Home menu on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press the map image.
  3. Tap the Search icon (Search icon (magnifying glass)).
  4. Input a partial destination.
  5. Choose the Search icon (Search icon (magnifying glass)).
  6. Press Address.
  7. Tap the Star button.
  8. Input the name of the destination.
  9. Select Enter.
  10. Tap Save.

The system will save the location to your list of favorites

SYNC 3

To save a favorite location with SYNC 3:

  1. Select NAV on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap Controls.
  3. Press Destination.
  4. Choose Favorites.
  5. Select Add a Favorite.
  6. Enter an address.
  7. Tap Save.

The system will save the location to your list of favorites

SYNC with MyFord Touch®

To save a favorite location with SYNC with MyFord Touch:

  1. Press the map image on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap Dest. (Destination).
  3. Choose a way to find your destination (Street Address, Previous Destinations, or Point of Interest).
  4. Press Save to Favorites when the address has been selected.

The system will save the location to your list of favorites


*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.