How do I set the clock with SYNC®*?

For instructions on setting your Lincoln vehicle's clock with your SYNC system, determine which generation of SYNC you have using one of the following resources, then select the appropriate drop-down menu below.

Identify Your Vehicle's SYNC Generation

There are two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC generation:

  • The SYNC and Navigation Updates page allows you to enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select Check for Update, or select Login and use your Lincoln credentials. Your current SYNC generation will appear on the right-hand side of the page.
  • The SYNC Visual Reference Guide has example images of each generation of SYNC Lincoln has offered.

Setting Your Clock

Select from the options below:

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To set the time:

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

Note: The AM and PM options are not available in the 24-hour mode.

To adjust automatic time change settings:

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

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To personalize your clock settings:

  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:

  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.