The system enables voice, steering wheel, and touch screen control of SYNC 3 AppLink enabled smartphone apps. When an app is running through AppLink, you can control main features of the app through voice commands and steering wheel controls.
Note:   Available AppLink enabled apps will vary by market.
Note:   You must pair and connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to SYNC 3 to access AppLink.
Note:   iPhone users need to connect the phone to the USB port.
Note:   For information on available apps, supported smartphone devices and troubleshooting tips please visit:


Note:   Make sure you have an active account for the app that you have downloaded. Some apps will work with no setup. Other apps will want you to configure your personal settings and personalize your experience by creating stations or favorites. We recommend you do this at home or outside of your vehicle.
Note:   We encourage you to review the smartphone app’s terms of service and privacy policies because Lincoln is not responsible for your app or its use of data.
Note:   AppLink is a native SYNC system feature. Accessing mobile apps through AppLink is only possible when Android Auto or Apple CarPlay are disabled. Some apps may only be accessible in the car through AppLink and others only through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Please refer to the Smartphone Connectivity information to disable Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
Note:   In order to use an app with SYNC 3, the app needs to be running in the background of your phone. If you shut down the app on your phone, it shuts down the app on SYNC 3 as well.
Note:   If a SYNC 3 AppLink compatible app is not shown in the Apps Domain, make sure the required app is running on the mobile device.

Menu Item   Action and Description  
Find Mobile Apps
SYNC 3 will search and connect to compatible app(s) running on your mobile device.  

Enabling SYNC 3 Mobile Apps
In order to enable mobile apps, SYNC 3 requires user consent to send and receive app authorization information and updates using the data plan associated with the connected device.
The connected device sends data to Lincoln in the United States. The information is encrypted and includes your VIN, SYNC 3 module number, odometer, usage statistics and debugging information. We retain this data for only as long as necessary to provide this service, troubleshoot, and improve products and services and to offer you products and services that may interest you where allowed by law.
Note:   You must enable mobile apps for each connected device the first time you select a mobile app using the system.
Note:   Lincoln reserves the right to limit functionality or deactivate mobile apps at any time.
Note:   Standard data rates apply. Lincoln is not responsible for any additional charges you may receive from your service provider, when your vehicle sends or receives data through the connected device. This includes any additional charges incurred due to driving in areas when roaming out of a home network.
You can enable and disable apps through settings.   See   Settings
App Permissions
The system organizes the app permissions into groups.You can individually grant these group permissions.You can change a permission group status any time when not driving, by using the settings menu.While in the settings menu, you can also see the data included in each group.
When you launch an app using SYNC 3, the system may ask you to grant certain permissions, for example Vehicle information, Driving characteristics, GPS and Speed, and/or Push notifications. You can enable all groups or none of them during the initial app permissions prompts. The settings menu offers individual group permission control.
Note:   You are only prompted to grant permissions the first time you use an app with SYNC 3.
Note:   If you disable group permissions, apps will still be enabled to work with SYNC 3 unless you deactivate All Apps in the settings menu.
SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (If Equipped)
WARNING   WARNING:  Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and injury. We strongly recommend that you use extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use of any hand-held device while driving and encourage the use of voice-operated systems when possible. Make sure you are aware of all applicable local laws that may affect the use of electronic devices while driving.

Note:   SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link may not be available in all markets.
Note:   In order to use SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, your vehicle must have navigation.
Note:   A paid subscription is required to access and use these features. Go to for more information.
Note:   Visit and click on Coverage map and details for a complete listing of all traffic areas covered by SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.
Note:   Neither Sirius nor Lincoln is responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in the SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link services or its use in vehicles.
When you subscribe to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, it can help you locate the best gas prices, find movie listings, get current traffic alerts, view the current weather map, get accurate ski conditions and see scores to current sports games.

Menu Item   Action and Description  
Traffic on Route
Touch these buttons to identify traffic incidents on your route, near your vehicle’s current location or near any of your favorite places, if programmed.  
Traffic Nearby
Fuel Prices
Touch this button to view fuel prices at stations close to your vehicle’s location or on an active navigation route.  
Movie Listings
Touch this button to view nearby movie theaters and their show times, if available.  
Touch this button to view the nearby weather, current weather, or the five-day forecast for the chosen area.  
Select to see the weather map, which can show storms, radar information, charts and winds.  
Select to choose from a listing of weather locations.  
Sports Info
Touch this button to view scores and schedules from a variety of sports. You can also save up to 10 favorite teams for easier access. The score automatically refreshes when a game is in progress.  
Ski Conditions
Touch this button to view ski conditions for a specific area.