How Do I Create a Backup Start Passcode With Phone As A Key?

Phone As A Key works like your vehicle’s key fob to lock/unlock doors, remotely start/stop your vehicle and more through the Lincoln Way®* App on your smartphone. You can access it all even when your fob isn’t with you.


You never know when access to your smartphone could be disrupted. It is highly recommended that you create a backup passcode when you set up Phone As A Key for your vehicle. (Remember, a backup passcode can’t be created until Phone As A Key set up has been completed.) Simply follow these steps:

  1. Ensure your key fob and your smartphone that’s fully set up with Phone As A Key are nearby
  2. Park your vehicle in an open area
  3. Ensure your vehicle is running and follow the prompts on the in-vehicle display
  4. Select “Yes” on the SYNC® screen when prompted for Backup Start Passcode (If you do not receive a prompt and have not yet set up a backup start passcode, you’ll need to initiate the process from the main SYNC menu)
  5. Select the phone you would like to use for the Backup Start Passcode on the SYNC screen
  6. Choose and enter a passcode that meets minimum requirements using the keypad on the screen
  7. After your passcode is entered, you’ll be prompted to reenter it
  8. Once completed, click “Done”

*La aplicación Lincoln Way, compatible con ciertas plataformas para smartphone, está disponible gratis para descargar. Se pueden aplicar cargos por mensajes y datos.