SYNC & Vehicle Features

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Use voice commands to control your smartphone apps

With SYNC® AppLink™, you can use voice commands and your steering wheel buttons to control your favorite mobile applications. Search this catalog to find desired smartphone apps, and see how easily they work with SYNC AppLink commands.27,63

SYNC AppLink is available on select models and compatible with select smartphone platforms. SYNC AppLink is not compatible with MyFord Touch. Commands may vary by phone and SYNC AppLink software. 

How to identify your SYNC version

As with all innovative technology products, SYNC® has evolved since its introduction. There are four versions of SYNC available, depending on your vehicle's model and year:12


2) SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation

3) SYNC with MyLincoln Touch™

4) SYNC® 3

Please note, controls vary based on whether your vehicle is equipped with features and your vehicle's configuration. Your vehicle may differ from these images. For specific details of your vehicle, please see your Owner Manuals.

Getting started with SYNC 3

A fully integrated, voice-activated communications, entertainment and information system, SYNC® 3 enables you to stay connected while you’re driving so you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.27

SYNC 3 is a revolutionary way to interact with your vehicle. The color touchscreen conveniently displays the most-used features with easy-to-read text and icons, right on the home screen. From a light tap, to swiping and pinching for some features, the SYNC 3 screen responds with impressive speed.

Watch this video to help you get started with SYNC 3. 

How to make your phone active in your SYNC Owner account

You can make and receive calls with any Bluetooth®-enabled phone that is paired and connected to SYNC®. But to use SYNC Services or to run a Vehicle Health Report, you'll need to make one phone active in your SYNC Owner account. Only one phone can be active, but you can change it in your SYNC Owner account at any time.12,34,25

SYNC 3 Navigation overview

Find your way with SYNC 3

You can set the optimal route for your journey with the SYNC® 3 Navigation system (if equipped). Designed with you in mind, the system lets you access easy-to-use navigation options with a light tap on the touchscreen or by using simple voice commands.

To set your destination, start by pressing the Navigation icon located in the Feature bar at the bottom of your vehicle’s touchscreen. You can then choose your destination by using the following modes.

Learn how to find a destination with the SYNC 3 Navigation System in this video. 

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Warning Lamps and Indicators

The instrument cluster located on your Lincoln's dashboard is equipped with warning lamps and indicators that allow you to easily monitor your vehicle’s condition and control settings. Upon starting your vehicle, you may see some of these indicators light up as a routine check to verify functionality. These lights may simply be indicating a vehicle control setting, e.g., Front Fog Lamps On. If certain indicators were to remain illuminated while your engine is running, however, they could be alerting you to a serious condition. To take the guesswork out of interpreting these signals, scroll down to our visual glossary, which displays the full array of warning lamp and indicator symbols, and defines their function.

Know when to change your engine oil

Changing your engine oil and filter at appropriate intervals helps maintain your vehicle. Clean oil lubricates your engine, and is necessary to help protect your engine, and ensure its proper function. Without this periodic service, the resulting metal-on-metal contact could cause severe damage.

How to add motor oil

Motor oil is your engine’s lifeblood. It lubricates the internal parts, so the engine can run smoothly and efficiently.

Because your engine needs a certain amount of oil to run right, you should check your vehicle’s oil level every time you fill up the fuel tank.

Follow these steps to check and add motor oil. For additional information about motor oil, check your owner’s manual.

Guide to keys

Your Lincoln’s keys can do much more than unlock your doors and start your engine. They’re also equipped with a variety of advanced safety and time-saving features. From the peace of mind offered by setting responsible driving limits to the convenience of remote keyless entry, this guide details how to make the most of your keys’ amenities.

Guide to towing

Towing a trailer can help you work harder, and it can make playing more fun too. But if you’re thinking about buying a trailer or a tow vehicle, there are a few things to consider.

You’ll need to find out if your vehicle is able to tow, what its tow rating is, and which hitches work with it.

You should think about what you’ll be towing, how big the trailer should be, and what equipment you’ll need.

And you’ll need to understand how towing changes your vehicle’s handling, stopping, and overall performance.

That’s a lot to think about, which is why this Towing Guide was created. And your local Lincoln Dealership will be happy to answer any questions you might have as well.

How to register your vehicle with MyLincoln Mobile

To put a variety of premium services at your fingertips, download the updated MyLincolnTM Mobile application and register your vehicle. Benefits include real-time vehicle access and personalized client support – all in one, easy-to-use app for your smartphone. For added security, Lincoln Reserve vehicles (with available modem) must be authorized to enable access to MyLincoln Mobile’s full range of remote features. For additional app functionality details, see the MyLincoln Mobile overview. To start registering your vehicle, follow the steps below.

Note: MyLincoln Mobile app, compatible on select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. The available embedded modem is included on Reserve Equipment group. Services included for 4 years. Text and data rates apply to usage. Currently available on the 2015 MKC and MKZ, and the 2016 MKC, MKX, and MKZ. Services may be limited by mobile phone network coverage area.

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