How do I use media devices with SYNC®*?

These easy-to-follow videos will demonstrate how to use your smartphone, digital music player, or other media device with your SYNC system, so you can enjoy all of your music wherever your travels take you.

Identify Your Lincoln'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.

Using Media Devices with SYNC

Select from the options below:


SYNC with MyLincoln Touch®

How To Use Media Device

How to Adjust Volume

Click here to learn how to pair your phone with your SYNC system.

Can I play music using an SD Card with SYNC with MyLincoln Touch?

The SYNC with MyLincoln Touch system includes an SD card slot that can be used for multiple things.

  • If your vehicle is equipped with certain Navigation systems, the Navigation SD card will stay in the SD card slot.
  • If the vehicle is not equipped with the Navigation option, the SD card slot can be used for media playback.
  • The supported music file types are .mp3, .wma, .wav, and .aac.
  • You will need to select the SD card as your media source.
  • The SD card slot can also be used to upload wallpaper photos.
  • The SD card slot cannot be used to playback video files.
  • For more information, see the vehicle's Owner's Manual.

Additional Information

How do I pair my phone with SYNC?

*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.