How do I set up Phone As A Key™* with the FordPass®** App?

You can set up Phone As A Key on the FordPass Vehicle screen. After activating and connecting to your FordPass® Connect modem, use the steps below to get started.

Phone As A Key Requirements

To use Phone As A Key, you must meet the requirements below:

Setting up Phone As A Key 

Select your FordPass App experience below for more details on how to set up Phone As A Key.

FordPass App 4.X Experience

 To set up Phone As A Key:

  1. Log in to the FordPass App on your mobile device. 
  2. Go to the Home screen.
  3. Select Setup Phone as a Key.
  4. Tap Set Up Now.

    Note: The User Authentication screen should display.

  5. Select Continue.
  6. Authenticate your request using one of the following methods (this may vary based on your security settings): 
    • Facial recognition
    • Fingerprint scanning 
    • Passcode/Personal Identification Number (PIN) 

      Note: If you do not have a method of security set up on your device, FordPass will request for you to create a passcode in your Settings app.

  7. Name your key after the authentication is complete

    Note: Special characters are not allowed and the maximum key length is 16 characters. 

  8. Tap Next

    Note: Your key should begin to download. 

  9. Select Copy and Continue to save your Temporary Bluetooth Passcode. 

    Note: A pairing notification will appear and prompt you to enter your code.

  10. Paste or manually enter your code.
  11. Select Pair or OK.

    Note: A success page confirming completion will appear.

  12. Select OK.
  13. Complete the next steps to Create Your Backup Passcode.

Once the Phone As A Key setup is complete, you should see the additional controls on the Home screen. 

FordPass App 5.X Experience

 To set up Phone As A Key:

  1. Log in to the FordPass App.
  2. Go to the Vehicle screen.
  3. Tap Setup in the "Make this Phone a Key" box. 
  4. Select Pair Device.   

    Note: A prompt for Bluetooth access will appear.

  5. Tap OK to continue. The key download will begin.

    Note: If you tap "Don't Allow" the setup process will end. 

  6. Select Copy on the next pop-up. 
  7. Paste your code.
  8. Select Pair or OK.

If you experience any issues, contact a Guide using the Account > Help paths in FordPass. 

Additional Information

How do I make a backup passcode?
How do I add my vehicle to FordPass?


*Available on select vehicles. Requires feature activation. Not compatible with all mobile phones.

**The FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Message and data rates may apply.

FordPass Connect (optional on select vehicles), the Ford Pass App, and Complimentary Connected Service are required for remote features (see FordPass Terms and Conditions for details). Connected Service and features depend on compatible cellular network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent the operation of connected features. Connected Service excludes Bell Wi-Fi hotspot.