How do I change my SYNC®* 4 Automatic Updates settings?

Your SYNC 4-equipped vehicle will arrive with Automatic Updates ON. We recommend keeping Automatic Updates toggled to ON for the best ownership experience.

To change the Automatic Updates settings:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press System Updates
  3. Toggle Automatic Updates to your preference (ON or OFF).


  • If both Automatic Updates and Notifications are OFF, your vehicle will not receive any updates. 
  • If Automatic Updates are OFF but Notifications are ON, you will not receive Ford Power-Up software updates automatically. You will be prompted to accept the updates.

Additional Topics

How do I accept Ford Power-Up software updates?
How do I change the Connectivity Settings with SYNC 4?
How do I pair my phone with SYNC 4?

*Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice-operated systems when possible. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.