You can personalize your SYNC® 3 system with various settings on the touchscreen display. In the Settings menu, you can change feature preferences and ways to interact with your vehicle. To access additional settings and menus, simply swipe the screen to scroll through choices.27

View how to personalize your SYNC 3 settings in this video.

Learn how to change the feature settings in the list below.

Accessing your SYNC 3 Settings

In the Settings menu, you can access and adjust the settings for many of the system features.

  • To access additional settings, swipe the screen left or right. 

  • To scroll through menu choices, either swipe up or down or press the scroll bar arrow. 

  • To choose a different option, slide the button to the Off or On position.

  • If at any time you’d like more information, press the information icon.

Press the Settings icon in the Feature bar at the bottom of the touchscreen to access the following features.3

Sound

The Sound menu allows you to adjust:

  • Treble

  • Midrange

  • Bass

  • Balance and fade

  • Speed adaptive volume

  • Occupancy mode

  • Sound settings stereo

  • Surround sound

Note: Reset All returns treble, midrange and bass sound settings to factory levels.

Voice Control

You can adjust the voice control settings by selecting:

  • Advanced mode

  • Phone confirmation

  • Voice command list

Media Player

This button appears when a media device such as a Bluetooth® stereo or USB device is the active audio source.48

Depending on your connected device, this menu allows you to:

  • Adjust audiobook and podcast speed

  • Set cover art priority for your music files

  • Reset your stored media information

  • Access Gracenote® Database info

  • View device information

Clock

The clock menu allows you to:

  • Adjust time

  • Select AM or PM

  • Choose clock format

  • Set Auto Time Zone Update

  • Reset Clock to GPS Time (for Navigation-equipped vehicles)

Bluetooth

When this feature is on, this menu allows you to:

  • Turn the Bluetooth feature on or off

  • Pair and add a Bluetooth-enabled device

  • Make a Bluetooth-enabled device primary

  • Connect, disconnect or delete a device

911 Assist®

After a phone has been paired, you can:

  • Set 911 Assist on or off

  • Select in case of emergency (ICE) contacts (after the contacts have been downloaded to SYNC 3)

Radio

The radio menu allows you to:

  • Activate FM and AM HD radio if available

  • View radio text when using FM radio

  • Auto set the six strongest radio stations in your location as your presets

Navigation

If your system is equipped with the optional Navigation feature, you may adjust many of the Navigating preferences by selecting:

  • Map Preferences: select ways to view the feature

    • 3-D city model
    • Breadcrumbs
    • Point of interest (POI) icons
    • Incident map icons
  • Route Preferences

    • Preferred route
    • Always use preferred route
    • Use HOV lanes
    • Automatically find parking
    • Eco time penalty
    • Avoid traffic problems
  • Navigation Preferences

    • Guidance prompts

Mobile Apps

The Mobile Apps menu allows you to enable or disable the use of mobile apps with SYNC 3. If you enable mobile apps, you can:

  • Update mobile apps

  • Grant or deny permissions to all mobile apps at once

  • Grant or deny permissions to individual mobile apps

Note: If you enable the use of mobile apps from your mobile device on SYNC, you agree that SYNC can periodically use your device’s data plan to send and receive data that keeps your settings current and enables app functionality. Data sent to Ford U.S. includes your VIN and your SYNC module number. Ford is not responsible for mobile non-Ford app functionality or use of data. We recommend you review terms and privacy policy of apps before activating.

To turn SYNC on or off or configure later, visit the SYNC mobile apps settings menu. See Owner Guide for more information. Ford reserves the right to limit functionality or deactivate mobile apps at any time.

Note: Standard data rates will apply. Ford is not responsible for any additional charges you may receive from your service provider, when your vehicle sends or receives data through the connected device. This includes any additional charges incurred due to driving in areas when roaming out of a home network.

Phone

When a phone has been paired to SYNC 3, the Phone menu allows you to:

  • View recent call list

  • Access and manage your contacts

  • Adjust phone settings

  • Send and receive text messages

  • Use phone keypad

  • Enable Do Not Disturb

General

This menu allows you to select how you interact with your vehicle. Set it your way with:

  • Language displayed on the touchscreen in English, Spanish or French

  • Distance display in kilometers or miles

  • Temperature display in Celsius or Fahrenheit

  • Confirmation touchscreen beep Off or On

  • Automatic system software updates

  • SYNC version information appears in About

  • View software licenses

  • Perform a master reset of the system

Wi-Fi®

Once you enable the Wi-Fi feature, you can:

  • Select an available Wi-Fi network and connect to it

  • Select Wi-Fi available notifications

  • Download SYNC updates

Note: Standard data rates will apply. Ford is not responsible for any additional charges you may receive from your service provider, when your vehicle sends or receives data through the connected device. This includes any additional charges incurred due to driving in areas when roaming out of a home network.

Vehicle

Depending on how your vehicle is equipped, you may be able to:

  • Set door keypad code

  • Adjust camera settings

  • Adjust rear camera display

Display

You can adjust your display by:

  • Brightness

  • Mode, which can automatically switch between day and night modes based on the outside light level

Valet Mode

Valet mode allows you to lock the system. No information is accessible until the system is unlocked with the correct PIN.

Ambient Lighting

If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, you can adjust:

  • Color

  • Intensity

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