How do I change Vehicle Connectivity settings with SYNC®*?

You can enable or disable Vehicle Connectivity through the settings menu of your SYNC system.

Turning Vehicle Connectivity Settings On and Off

Important: Ensure that your vehicle is on and running in a well-ventilated area and in Park (P).

Select your SYNC generation (gen) from the drop-down options below to learn how to modify your SYNC connectivity settings:

Note: If you need assistance determining the generation of your SYNC system, select the first drop-down option. 

Identifying Your Vehicle's SYNC Gen

Two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC gen are:

  • SYNC and Navigation Updates page and either:
    • Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select Check for update.
    • Log in with your Lincoln credentials, choose a vehicle from your garage, and select Check for update.

Note: Your SYNC gen will appear on the right-hand side of the page.

SYNC 4

To change the connectivity settings with SYNC 4:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap Connectivity.
  3. Choose Connectivity Vehicle Features.
  4. Toggle Vehicle Connectivity to your preference (On or Off).

We recommend keeping Vehicle Connectivity on for the best update experience.

SYNC 3

To change the connectivity settings with SYNC 3:

  1. Tap Settings on your vehicle's SYNC 3 screen.
  2. Select Lincoln Connect®** Settings.
  3. Press Connectivity Settings.
  4. Ensure all Connectivity Settings are enabled to access all Lincoln Way®† App features.
  5. To disable, slide the buttons to Off.

Vehicle Connectivity Features

  • Connected Services such as:
    • Weather
    • News
    • Traffic
    • Navigation
    • Points of interest, and more
  • Bluetooth®†† Prioritization: Add, delete, and prioritize your Bluetooth-enabled devices with Bluetooth Prioritization.
  • Wireless App Projection: Customize the touchscreen SYNC AppLink®‡ display.
  • Manage Wi-Fi Networks: Add and delete your list of Wi-Fi networks.

If you need further assistance, contact a Lincoln Concierge at 1-800-521-4140, or by selecting Live Chat at the bottom right of lincoln.com/support.

Additional Information

Is my vehicle equipped with Lincoln Connect?
How do I add a vehicle to the Lincoln Way App?
Is my vehicle equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot?
How do I activate the Lincoln Connect modem in my vehicle?


*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.

**Lincoln Way Connect (optional on select vehicles), the Lincoln Way App, and Complimentary Connected Service are required for remote features (see Lincoln Way Terms and Conditions for details). 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. Connected Service excludes Wi-Fi hotspot.

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

††The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software.