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Here Are The Basic Features Of SYNC 4 In The Latest 2021 Ford And Lincoln Models: Video

Ford’s latest version of SYNC – SYNC 4 – is just making its debut in a variety of Blue Oval vehicles including the 2021 Ford F-150, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2021 Ford Bronco, and 2021 Lincoln Nautilus. That means now is the perfect time to get to know the automaker’s latest piece of software, and as such, it has just released a new video with a rundown of all the basic functions present in SYNC 4.


SYNC is Ford’s vehicle information and communications center, and SYNC 4 has received a host of enhancements that aim to make it more user friendly and useful than ever before. The software comes on a variety of screens depending on how a vehicle is optioned, including a standard 8-inch touchscreen and an optional 12-inch touchscreen with an information on demand panel. Meanwhile, SYNC 4A is available on up to a 15.5-inch screen, as is the case in the Mach-E.


SYNC 4 comes equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, as well as other built-in apps including Waze. Drivers can access the vehicle’s owner’s manual through SYNC, as well as search it for a particular topic, and even stream how-to videos on the screen.


When attempting to navigate, SYNC uses conversational voice recognition to allow the driver to speak normally to find destinations and send text messages. Sirius XM with 360L is available with a free trial or paid subscription, all of which allows the owner to have a personalized listening experience – on their phone with the app, online, and at home.

As has been the case in the past, Ford has made quite a few additions to SYNC 4 in an effort to make it more intuitive, as well as present features that drivers want the most.

We’ll have more on the latest version of SYNC very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Tim Cooke

    I have seen varying reports on which model year/vehicles will have Sync 4. I am specifically interested in the Explorer. Is it available in the 2021 or do I have to wait for the 2022?

  2. Marcel

    Why doesnt the Sync 4 not have a tracking GPS similar to the OnStar? I had my truck for 3 weeks and it was stolen from my driveway. The dealership programmed the bluetooth to my phone and setup the truck for tracking. I went back to the dealer to ask how to track it and their comment was the thieves went into setup and programmed it back to factory settings. How does this work?

    1. Big frank

      There’s 4 digit lock code that could have keep the thief’s from gaining excess to reset your fordpass tracking.

  3. Paul F.

    Buyer beware.. You need to ask if your Navigation is a 90 day trial. They will say No but like my 2021 F150 XLT came with Nav. It was gone in 90 days. They didn’t tell me it was for 90 days only. You will still have Nav. But will only see your vehicle. You can’t do anything else.
    Which I found out. Cost me $80.00 for a year. And believe me it was hell trying to renew it.

    1. Big frank

      After the trial period ends you can auto android,/Bluetooth without a USB cord to gain excess to you Google maps as before.


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