How do I enable and disable Android Auto™* with SYNC®**?

Android Auto is managed with your in-vehicle SYNC screen and can be turned on or off with the instructions in this article.

Note: Some SYNC features, such as the optional navigation system, will not be available when using Android Auto.

Enabling/Disabling Android Auto with SYNC

Select your SYNC generation (gen) from the drop-down options below to learn how to turn Android Auto on and off:

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

Identifying Your SYNC Gen

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

  • SYNC and Navigation Updates page. 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 updates.

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

  • SYNC Visual Reference Guide, which provides example images of SYNC gens that Lincoln has offered.


To enable or disable Android Auto with SYNC 4:

  1. Select Phone on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Phone List.
  3. Select your phone from the Phone List.
    • If Android Auto is not already enabled, press Connect to Android Auto to enable.
    • To disable Android Auto, select Disconnect.


To enable or disable Android Auto with SYNC 3:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Swipe to Android Auto Preferences.
  3. Choose your phone from the list of devices.
    • To enable Android Auto, press Enable.
    • To disable Android Auto, press Enable, then select Disable from the available options.

*Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

**Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice-operated systems when possible. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.