Ford Sync 4 Explained

Published Date: 4th May 2023

Image of a New Ford Sync 4 Infotainment SystemAre you a new Ford Car Owner wondering what the Ford Sync 4 system is all about and how it can benefit you? Look no further than our comprehensive guide to this innovative technology. Sync 4 is currently available on the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the All-New Ford Wildtrack, but it's set to be rolled out across the entire Ford range within the next year. In this article, we'll walk you through the features and benefits of Sync 4 and show you how to use most of its capabilities in your daily driving.


What is Ford Sync 4?


Ford Sync 4 is an advanced in-vehicle technology available presently on the Mustang Mach-E and the All-New Ranger Raptor vehicles. It offers enhanced connectivity and more powerful updates than its predecessor, Sync 3. It comes with over-the-air technology, allowing automatic software updates that improve your vehicle's performance, comfort, and capability.


How does Ford Power-Up work with Sync 4?


Ford Power-Up is a software update program that helps keep your Ford vehicle up to date and performing at its best. With Sync 4, you can manage your system update preferences using the car's cockpit touchscreen. You can auto-accept updates, turn them off (they will still download but will only be fully installed once you approve them), or schedule regular updates for specific features.

You can connect your Apple or Android phone to your car using wireless control and access smartphone features through your Sync touchscreen or voice commands. No cables are required. This means you can use your favourite smartphone apps with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while on the go.


What are the features of Sync 4?


Sync 4 has several enhanced driver assistance features, making it one of the most improved in-vehicle assistance systems.


Image of a Ford Focus DashboardHere are some of the key features:






How do I get Ford Power-Up software updates?


The Sync 4 system automatically downloads any Ford Power-Up software system updates and installs them when the car is switched off. Any updates will be completed the next time you start the vehicle. You'll also receive an alert that the installation is complete via the FordPass App and the car's touchscreen.

To ensure proper installation, certain Ford Power-Up software updates require scheduling in advance, as they need the car to be turned off. When these updates become available, Sync 4 will notify you and prompt you to select a convenient installation time. Once completed, you will receive an alert via the FordPass App and the car's touchscreen.

In summary, Ford Sync 4 is a powerful in-vehicle technology that gives Ford vehicles enhanced connectivity and more powerful updates. Whether you have Sync 3 or Sync 4, you can use cloud-connected technology and wireless control to stay connected on the go. And with Sync 4A, you can experience advanced route planning, sophisticated voice recognition, and over-the-air updates that take Sync 4 to the next level.



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