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

To use Phone As A Key with FordPass, you must:

  • Have FordPass downloaded to your device.
  • Have an active FordPass account and be logged in.
  • Have a properly equipped vehicle added to FordPass.
  • Have either facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, or a passcode set up on your mobile device. 
  • Enable your Customer Connectivity Settings (CCS).
  • Authorize your embedded modem.
  • Enable your phone's Bluetooth®***.
  • Bluetooth version must be 4.2+.
  • Supported mobile device running Android™**** 8.0+ or iOS***** 13.0+.

  1. Log in to the FordPass App on your mobile device. 
  2. Navigate to the Home landing page.
  3. Select Setup Phone as a Key.
  4. Tap Set Up Now.
  5. The User Authentication screen should display.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. FordPass will request access to your device's security for authentication using one of the following methods (this may vary based on your security settings): 
    • Facial recognition
    • Fingerprint scanning 
    • Passcode/Personal Identification Number (PIN) 
  8. 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.
  9. After authentication is complete, name your key.
    • Special characters are not allowed.
    • Maximum key length is 16 characters. 
  10. Tap Next
  11. Your key should begin to download. 
  12. Select Copy and Continue to save your Temporary Bluetooth Passcode. 
  13. A pairing notification will appear and prompt you to enter your code.
  14. Paste or manually enter your code.
  15. Select Pair or OK.
  16. A success page confirming completion will appear.
  17. Select OK.
  18. Once Phone As A Key setup is complete, you should see the additional controls on the Home tab.

Note: You can add a maximum of four keys per vehicle.  

Additional Information

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


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

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

***The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

****Android is a trademark of Google Inc. The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

*****iOS is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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