How do I set the clock with SYNC®*?

You can adjust your Lincoln vehicle's time through the clock settings of your SYNC system.

Changing the Time on Your Clock

Select your SYNC generation (gen) from the drop-down options below to learn how to adjust the time and settings of your vehicle's clock.

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 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.

SYNC 4

To set the time with SYNC 4:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap Clock Settings.
  3. Use the Arrow buttons to adjust the time.

To adjust automatic time change settings with SYNC 4:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap Clock Settings.
  3. Switch Automatic time zone update on or off. 

SYNC 3

To personalize your clock settings with SYNC 3:

  1. Press Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Clock:
    • Set the time using the + or - signs.
    • Press AM or PM to choose between morning or afternoon.
    • Choose a clock format (12-hour or 24-hour mode).
    • Turn on Automatic Time Zone update (for navigation-equipped vehicles).
    • Set the clock to GPS time (for navigation-equipped vehicles).

SYNC with MyLincoln Touch®

To personalize your clock settings using SYNC with MyLincoln Touch:

  1. Press the clock display on top of your SYNC screen.
  2. Press + or - to adjust the time.
  3. Press AM or PM to choose between morning or afternoon.
  4. Use the Up and Down arrows to set your preferences:
    • Set the clock display (date or time).
    • Reset the clock to GPS time (for vehicles equipped with navigation).
    • Display outside temperature.
    • Set Automatic Time Zone updates.
    • Select a 12-hour or 24-hour format.

Additional Information

How do I check for SYNC updates?


*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.