How do I set the clock with SYNC®*?

You can adjust your Ford vehicle's time through the clock settings of your SYNC system.

Changing the Time on Your Clock

Select your SYNC generation from the drop-down options below to learn how to adjust the time and settings of your vehicle's clock.

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

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

To set the time with SYNC 4A:

  1. Tap either the Home icon or Settings (varies by software version) on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Select Clock.
  3. Use the Arrow buttons to adjust the time.

To adjust automatic time change settings with SYNC 4A:

  1. Tap either the Home icon or Settings (based on your SYNC 4A software version).
  2. Press Settings on the touchscreen.
  3. Tap Clock Settings.
  4. Toggle Automatic time zone update on or off. 

SYNC 4

To set the time with SYNC 4:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap Clock Settings.
  3. Use the Arrow buttons to adjust the time.

To adjust automatic time change settings with SYNC 4:

  1. Press Settings.
  2. Tap Clock Settings.
  3. Switch Automatic time zone update on or off. 

SYNC 3

To personalize your clock settings with SYNC 3:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Clock:
    • Set the time using the + or - signs.
    • Press AM or PM to choose between morning or afternoon.
    • Choose a clock format (12-hour or 24-hour mode).
    • Turn on Automatic Time Zone update (for navigation-equipped vehicles).
    • Set the clock to GPS time (for navigation-equipped vehicles).

SYNC with MyFord Touch®

To personalize your clock settings using SYNC with MyFord Touch:

  1. Press the clock display on top of your SYNC screen.
  2. Press + or - to adjust the time.
  3. Press AM or PM to choose between morning or afternoon.
  4. Use the Up and Down arrows to set your preferences:
    • Set the clock display (date or time).
    • Reset the clock to GPS time (for vehicles equipped with navigation).
    • Display outside temperature.
    • Set Automatic Time Zone updates.
    • Select a 12-hour or 24-hour format.

*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.