How do I enable and disable Android Auto™* with SYNC®**?

Android Auto is managed with your in-vehicle SYNC screen and can be turned on or off with the instructions in this article.

Note: Some SYNC features, such as the optional navigation system, will not be available when using Android Auto.

Using Android Auto with SYNC

Select your SYNC generation from the drop-down options below to learn how to turn Android Auto on and off:

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

Identifying Your SYNC Generation

Two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC generation 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 generation will appear on the right-hand side of the page.

  • SYNC Visual Reference Guide, which provides example images of SYNC generations that Ford has offered.

SYNC 4A

To enable or disable Android Auto with SYNC 4A:

  1. Tap Settings or the Home icon (varies by software version) on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Settings.
  3. Select Phone List.
    • If Android Auto is not already enabled, press Connect Android Auto to enable.
    • To disable Android Auto, select Disable Android Auto.

SYNC 4

To enable or disable Android Auto with SYNC 4:

  1. Select Phone on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Phone List.
  3. Select your phone from the Phone List.
    • If Android Auto is not already enabled, press Connect to Android Auto to enable.
    • To disable Android Auto, select Disconnect.

SYNC 3

To enable or disable Android Auto with SYNC 3:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Swipe to Android Auto Preferences.
  3. Elige tu teléfono de la lista de dispositivos.
    • To enable Android Auto, press Enable.
    • To disable Android Auto, press Enable, then select Disable from the available options.

*Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

**No conduzcas si estás distraído o mientras usas dispositivos portátiles. Usa sistemas operados por voz cuando sea posible. 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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