What are the flash drive requirements when performing a SYNC®* update?
To update your SYNC system using a flash drive, also known as a USB or thumb drive, verify that your flash drive is:
- USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.
- Non-password protected.
- Properly formatted.
- Large enough.
- SYNC 3: 16GB to 64GB
- MyFord Touch: Minimum of 2GB
- Gen 1.1: Minimum of 2GB
- Gen 1: Minimum of 2GB
- SYNC 4 and SYNC 4A can only be updated via a Ford Power-Up software update or at a Ford Dealer.
- If your vehicle is equipped with SYNC 3 with Navigation, you can enable automatic updates via Wi-Fi.
To check for SYNC updates, visit the SYNC and Navigation Update page.
*Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.