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Apple iOS 18 FordPass Integration Details Outlined By Farley

As Ford Authority reported earlier this week, the forthcoming Apple iOS 18 update will give developers the ability to include controls for their own apps on the Control Center of an iPhone, and that list includes Ford. Apple iPhone users will soon be able to adjust the way these controls are laid out and even resize them, which has quite a few potential uses. Now, Ford CEO Jim Farley is giving us some more details about this interesting and potentially useful update.

“The redesigned Control Center on iPhone and iPad brings new levels of customization and easier access to frequently used controls,” Farley wrote in a recent post to X. “With the FordPass app, vehicle owners will have another way to quickly access key features like climate control, right from the Control Center. The redesigned Control Center will be available in iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 later this fall. Frequently used controls will also be available from the Lock Screen and with the Action Button on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.”

In addition to this capability, iOS 18 enables users to do things like arrange apps and widgets in any open space on the home screen, including placing them right above the dock for easy access or to frame a wallpaper. App icons and widgets can utilize a dark or tinted effect, and users can make them appear larger as well.

Apple iOS 18 FordPass Updates

These are just the latest Ford-related updates for Apple users, who previously gained a new array of stickers that launched last October, while the Ford F-150 Lightning added EV routing for Apple users that same month. At some point in the future, Apple users will also be able to feature CarPlay on their vehicle’s instrument cluster, too. They’re joined by the recent launch of FordPass 5.0, which adds one tap vehicle controls, quicker access to key features, an enhanced charge management function for EVs, smart watch updates, a remote climate control feature specifically for F-150 Lightning owners, and a streamlined design that’s intended to speed things up and make the app easier to use.

We’ll have more on FordPass and iOS 18 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing 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. Luis C

    I don’t own a ford and do not want a ford. Why do I need this app?


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