Can I upgrade the SYNC®* system to a newer SYNC system?

An older SYNC system cannot be upgraded to a newer one because they use different hardware that cannot be exchanged.

For example:

  • SYNC 3 cannot be upgraded to SYNC 4.
  • SYNC with MyLincoln Touch cannot be upgraded to SYNC 3.

Note: While you cannot upgrade to a newer SYNC generation, you can still update the software version. To see if your SYNC system is operating on the latest version, visit the SYNC and Navigation Updates page, enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and select Check for update.

Additional Information

How do I get the latest navigation map updates for my SYNC system?
What SYNC version do I have in my Lincoln vehicle?
How do I check for SYNC updates?
How do I install SYNC updates via Wi-Fi or with a USB?

*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.