How do I install SYNC®* updates using a USB?

To update your SYNC system using a USB, also known as a flash or thumb drive:

  1. Visit Lincoln.com/support.
  2. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select Search.
    VIN search section on Lincoln Support homepage
  3. Scroll down until you see the SYNC® UPDATES tile. This will show you if a SYNC update is available.
  4. If one is available, select View Updates. 
    SYNC update available tile on Lincoln support site
  5. Click on the Flash Drive tile.
    Flash Drive tile for SYNC updates
  6. Follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.

Note: If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC 3 with Navigation, you can enable automatic updates via Wi-Fi**

Additional Information

Is there a cost to download SYNC updates?
Can I upgrade from a previous SYNC system to a newer SYNC system?
How do I update the navigation map system?


*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.

**Requires in-vehicle USB mobile broadband connection, PAN-supported mobile device, or proximity to an outside wireless hotspot. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.®