What is included in the latest Ford Power-Up software update for SYNC®* 4A?

The latest Ford Power-Up software update includes enhancements to the design of SYNC itself. It offers new features and refinements based on your feedback.

A Bigger Experience

We have increased the interaction area within the display for the Apple CarPlay®** and Android Auto™*** interfaces, as well as other features like navigation.

Screenshot of SYNC 4A Apple Carplay screen

Added Dial Functionality

More than just volume — the dial on your SYNC display can now be used for climate controls too, so you can adjust the temperature, fan speed and, when equipped, heated seats.

Screenshot of SYNC 4A dial feature

Simple Refinements

We have updated the status bar at the top of the screen, implementing new, clear icons that make it easier to read. Settings and controls have been consolidated and reordered, so you can more easily access Drive Modes and Ford Power-Up software update details — all to help provide enhanced visibility and usability. 

Screenshot of SYNC 4A  settings and controls

Further Improvements

  • Personal Profile: Now easily accessible from the status bar
  • Simple Update Scheduling: View and accept pre-scheduled update times from the in-vehicle screen
  • Drive Modes: Quickly interact with, and easily change, your onscreen Drive Mode
  • In Development: Set a recurring schedule for Ford Power-Up software updates through the FordPass®** App

Additional Information

How do I schedule Ford Power-Up software updates using SYNC 4A?
How do I add a personalized image to my SYNC 4A profile?


*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.

**Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in Canada and other countries.

***Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

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