Getting started with SYNC® 3

A fully integrated, voice-activated communications, entertainment and information system, SYNC 3 helps you stay connected while driving, so you can keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.


To use any of the phone features for SYNC — such as making a call or receiving a text message — you must first connect, or "pair" your Bluetooth®-enabled phone.

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Turn by turn directions are shown on a SYNC® screen

Put the power of choice in the palm of your hand with the Lincoln Way App.* Through the app you can quickly connect to Roadside Assistance, manage your vehicle and unlock a number of additional benefits. Download the app and begin preserving one of life’s greatest luxuries — your time.
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  1. aDon’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.
  2. bCommands may vary by phone and AppLink software.
  3. cSYNC is available on Lincoln vehicles. Features/functionality vary by vehicle/model. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use SYNC/MyLincoln Touch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Traffic alerts and turn-by-turn directions available in select markets. Message and data rates may apply. Not all features are compatible with all phones.
  4. dThe Lincoln Way® App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.
  5. eVehicle Health Alerts require SYNC 3 version 2.0 or higher and a data connection via a mobile device or FordPass Connect.™ See SYNC interface, a dealer or a Ford Guide for more information. Aftermarket on-board diagnostic devices may interfere with various vehicle systems, including Vehicle Health Report and 911 Assist.® To avoid interference, remove the device or contact the device maker for more information on compatibility.