How do I enable and disable Android Auto™* with SYNC®**?

Android Auto is managed with your in-vehicle SYNC screen and can be turned on or off with the instructions in this article.

Note: Some SYNC features, such as the optional navigation system, will not be available when using Android Auto.

Enabling/Disabling Android Auto with SYNC

Select your SYNC generation (gen) from the drop-down options below to learn how to turn Android Auto on and off:

Note: If you need assistance determining the generation of your SYNC system, select the first drop-down option. 

Identifying Your SYNC Gen

Two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC gen are the:

  • Página de SYNC y actualizaciones de navegación. Either:
    • Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select Check for update.
    • Log in with your Lincoln credentials, choose a vehicle from your garage, and select Check for updates.

      Note: Your SYNC gen will appear on the right-hand side of the page.

  • SYNC Visual Reference Guide, which provides example images of SYNC gens that Lincoln has offered.


To enable or disable Android Auto with SYNC 4:

  1. Select Phone on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Press Phone List.
  3. Select your phone from the Phone List.
    • If Android Auto is not already enabled, press Connect to Android Auto to enable.
    • To disable Android Auto, select Disconnect.


To enable or disable Android Auto with SYNC 3:

  1. Selecciona Configuración.
  2. Swipe to Android Auto Preferences.
  3. Choose your phone from the list of devices.
    • To enable Android Auto, press Enable.
    • To disable Android Auto, press Enable, then select Disable from the available options.

*Android Auto es una marca comercial de Google LLC.

**No conduzcas si estás distraído o usas dispositivos manuales. Usa sistemas operados por voz cuando sea posible. Algunas funciones pueden estar bloqueadas mientras el vehículo esté en cambio. No todas las características son compatibles con todos los teléfonos.