Can I turn off Cloud Navigation with SYNC®* 4/SYNC 4A?

SYNC 4 cloud-connected navigation is a convenient way to plan any trip. With SYNC 4 Connected Navigation** or Connected Built-In Navigation*** (check your window sticker to find out which one you have), you’ll get:

  • Accurate maps
  • Thoughtful points of interest
  • Fuel/charge locations
  • Real-time traffic and road condition updates
  • Almost instant rerouting options, should you need them

However, you can turn off cloud-connected navigation in the SYNC 4 Settings. Keep in mind when you turn off cloud-connected navigation that certain application functionalities may be affected. In some cases, your cellular data could be affected if you choose to use a third-party navigation provider.

To limit cloud data use and continue to enjoy the full use of your onboard apps, you can:

  • Turn off Connected Navigation services within individual apps
  • Turn off traffic and personalization, as well as delete data, in apps

Additional Topics

What are SYNC 4 navigation options?
How do I renew my SYNC 4 navigation trial?


*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.

**Connected Navigation services require SYNC 4 and FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), complimentary connected service, and the FordPass App (see FordPass terms for details). Eligible vehicles receive a complimentary 90-day trial of navigation services that begins on the new vehicle warranty start date. Customers must unlock the navigation service trial by activating the eligible vehicle with a FordPass member account. If not subscribed by the end of the complimentary period, the navigation service will terminate. Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent the operation of connected features. FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.

***Connected Built-In Navigation services require SYNC 4 and FordPass™ Connect (optional on select vehicles), complimentary connected service, and the FordPass App (see FordPass terms for details). Eligible vehicles receive a complimentary 3-year trial of navigation services that begins on the new vehicle warranty start date. Customers must unlock the navigation service trial by activating the eligible vehicle with a FordPass member account. If not subscribed by the end of the complimentary period, the connected navigation service will terminate, and the system will revert to embedded offline navigation. Connected service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent the operation of connected features. FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.

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