How do I set up Phone As A Key™* for my Lincoln?

To set up Phone As A Key, log in to your Lincoln Way®** App, then review the prerequisites and follow the setup steps below.


To use Phone As A Key with the Lincoln Way App, you must:

Setup Steps

  1. Navigate to Home on the Lincoln Way App.
  2. Select Activate Phone as a Key.
  3. Tap Set Up Now.

    Note: Lincoln Way will request access to your phone's active security features in order to verify your identity. If you have no active security features on your phone, the app will request that you set up at least one security measure before proceeding. Compatible security features include:
    • Facial recognition (biometric).
    • Fingerprint scanner (biometric).
    • Lock screen code (PIN, pattern, passcode).
  4. Give your Phone As A Key device a name.
    • Special characters are not allowed.
    • The maximum number of characters is 16.
  5. Wait for the app to finish downloading the key.
  6. Tap Copy and Continue after the app generates a temporary passcode.
  7. Paste the temporary passcode on your phone when prompted.
  8. Tap Okay on the Phone As A Key Success page.

Note: A prompt to create a backup passcode displays once your Phone As A Key device is set up. 

Additional Information

How do I add a vehicle to the Lincoln Way App?
How do I activate my vehicle with a Lincoln Connect modem?
How do I make a backup passcode for Phone As A Key?
How do I contact a Lincoln Way Concierge for assistance?
What Vehicles Come with Phone as a Key?

*Available on select vehicles. Requires feature activation. Not compatible with all smartphones.

**The Lincoln Way App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.

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††iOS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Android is a trademark of Google LLC.