How to Use Phone As A Key™ With Your Lincoln

Keyless entry is just an opening act.

Lincoln's Phone As A Key delivers all of the functionality of a traditional key fob — including keyless door lock and unlock, push button start, trunk release, temporary valet codes, and more. The Phone As A Key Bluetooth Low Energy technology is standard on 2020 Lincoln Navigator available on Lincoln Aviator and Corsair.

Get Started with Phone As A Key

If you haven't already, navigate to the bottom of your Lincoln Way®* App Vehicle Details screen to “Phone As A Key” and select “Setup Required”. An alternative is to select the “key” controls button at the top of the home screen to start Phone as a Key setup.

  1. Download the Lincoln Way App to your smartphone,
  2. Create and/or log in with a username and passcode if you haven’t already done so
  3. Give your virtual key a name

Your virtual key fob will then be downloaded to your Lincoln Way App.

Supported Devices

We support the following devices to work with Phone As A Key:

iPhone 6s
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X
iPhone XR
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE 2 (2020)
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Mini


Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4 XL
Honor 20
Honor View 20
Huawei Mate 10
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 30
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G
Huawei Nova 5 Pro
Huawei P20
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P30
Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei P40
Huawei P40 Pro
Meizu 17
Oneplus 3T
OnePlus 8
OPPO R17 Pro
OPPO Reno 2
Redmi K30 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Galaxy A80
Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung Galaxy A8+
Samsung Galaxy A9
Samsung Galaxy J7
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung S20+ 5G
Samsung S20 Ultra
Samsung S20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Smartisan Nut Pro 3
LG G7 ThinQ
LG V20
LG V30 ThinQ
VIVO X27 Pro
Xiaomi MI 9
Xiaomi MI 10


While we do have limited support for other models from the same manufacturer, these devices have not been calibrated or tested. Please know that we’re always working to support the devices most used by our Lincoln Way App clients. As we continue to identify these mobile phone manufacturers and models, this list will be updated.

Available on select vehicles. Requires feature activation. Not compatible with all mobile phones.


Rarely apart. Better together.

Once you pair your compatible smartphone with your new Lincoln you'll unlock the full capabilities of Phone As A Key™.

Pairing your smartphone is fast and easy

  1. Your Lincoln Way App will prompt you to establish a secure Bluetooth® connection by sending a temporary Bluetooth passcode in the app.
  2. Select “Copy and Continue” and then copy the passcode to your clipboard. Paste or enter the passcode into the “Bluetooth Pairing Request” pop-up screen
  3. When the Bluetooth connection has been established, the “Phone As A Key Complete” screen will display


Even your best plan should have a backup plan

The Backup Ignition Passcode, created and stored securely within your vehicle, allows you to operate your Lincoln even if your phone is lost or the battery is dead. Once you have completed the Phone as a Key setup, a Backup Ignition Passcode can be chosen. Ensure the key fob is nearby when setting up the Backup Ignition Passcode.

How to create your backup start passcode

    1. Select “Yes” on the SYNC®* 3 screen when prompted to set up the backup start passcode. First, select your phone from the Key Devices listed on the SYNC screen
    2. From here, select a preferred passcode from the keypad on the screen. This can be an 8-digit combination of letters, symbols and numbers. After it’s entered once, the system will prompt you to re-enter the passcode.
    3. Once completed, click “Done”.
    4. If you would like to set up the backup start passcode later, navigate to Vehicle Settings to create the passcode. A Backup Ignition Passcode must be created in order to use Valet Mode (Vehicle Settings > Backup Ignition Passcode > Create a New Backup Passcode).


You take security personally. So does Lincoln.

Once you’ve created your Backup Ignition Passcode, SYNC 3will prompt you to create a Personal Door Keypad code, which is in addition to the current master door keypad code.

  1. Select Create a new keypad code and SYNC will display a screen for entering the code.
  2. Type in the five-digit personal door keypad code twice.
  3. SYNC will display a message that the personal door keypad code was created successfully.

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

**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.