Can I upgrade the SYNC®* system to a newer SYNC system?

An older SYNC system cannot be upgraded to a newer one because they use different hardware that cannot be exchanged.

For example:

  • SYNC 4 cannot be upgraded to SYNC 4A.
  • SYNC 3 cannot be upgraded to SYNC 4 or 4A.
  • SYNC with MyFord Touch cannot be upgraded to SYNC 3.

Note: While you cannot upgrade to a newer SYNC generation, you can still update the software version. To see if your SYNC system is operating on the latest version, visit the SYNC and Navigation Updates page, enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and select Check for update.

Additional Information

How do I perform a SYNC update with Wi-Fi or a USB drive?
What do I do if I am having issues with SYNC?
How do I update the Navigation in my vehicle?
How do I identify my SYNC software version?

*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.