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.
  • Empty.
  • 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.