How do I check for SYNC®* updates?

You can view available SYNC 4A and SYNC 4 updates in your vehicle. For most other versions of SYNC, you will need to go to the Ford Support website.

Looking for SYNC Software Updates

Select your SYNC generation (gen) from the drop-down options below to learn how to verify if there are any updates available for your SYNC system:

Note: If you need assistance determining the generation of your SYNC system, select the first drop-down option. 

Identifying Your SYNC Software 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 Ford 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 Ford has offered.

SYNC 4A

To check for an update with SYNC 4A:

  1. Select the Home icon on your SYNC screen. 
  2. Select Software Updates.
  3. Tap Update Details to display any pending updates and previous update details. 

SYNC 4

To check for an update with SYNC 4:

  1. Select Settings on your SYNC screen. 
  2. Select Software Updates.
  3. Tap Update Details to display any pending updates and previous update details. 

SYNC 3, SYNC with MyFord Touch®, SYNC Gen 1.1, and SYNC Gen 1

To check for an update with SYNC 3, SYNC with MyFord Touch, SYNC Gen 1.1, and SYNC Gen 1:

  1. Visita el SYNC and Navigation Updates page.
  2. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select Check for update.
  3. Select the SYNC Update Available dropdown. 
    • If your SYNC software is current, you will see a green checkmark and a message stating that an update is not available for your vehicle.
    • If your SYNC software is not current, you will see a triangle with an exclamation point (Alert icon (red triangle with exclamation point in it). Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your software update.

Información Adicional

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*No conduzcas si estás distraído. Usa sistemas operados por voz cuando sea posible; no uses dispositivos portátiles mientras conduces. Es posible que algunas características estén desactivadas cuando el vehículo está en marcha. No todas las características son compatibles con todos los teléfonos.

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