How To Access The Ford Sync Secret Menu

Ford's SYNC 3 offers a wide variety of settings and customizations to tailor the infotainment system to your personal preferences. But in addition to the standard options menu, there's also a "secret" menu that provides more customizations. In this post, we'll cover the basic settings as well as the secret options menu.

Accessing The SYNC 3 Menu

Ford sync screen

In the Settings menu, you can access and adjust the settings for many of the system features, including audio, voice control, media, clock, Bluetooth connectivity, mobile apps, navigation, and more.  To access these menus, press the Settings icon in the Feature Bar at the bottom of the touchscreen. Then select the feature you want to adjust and follow the menu prompts.

If the setting or option you're looking for is not visible on the screen, you can search for it by performing one of the following actions:

  • Swipe the screen left or right to access additional settings.
  • Use the scroll bar arrow or swipe up or down to scroll through more menu choices.
  • To enable or disable an option, slide the button on the screen to either the On or Off position.
  • If at any time you’d like more information, press the Information icon.

Note: While the Ford SYNC 3 system is basically the same on all Ford and Lincoln models, there are some variations in features and screen designs based on specific models. For example, the SYNC 3 in a Ford Mustang will have a different display background than the Ford Fusion or a Lincoln MKC.

Accessing The SECRET SYNC 3 Menu

In addition to the above functionality, you can access a "secret" menu on the SYNC 3. To do that, press the right arrow button on the steering wheel and the right arrow button (Scan button) on the infotainment panel at the same time and hold them for five seconds.

A new menu screen will appear. The SYNC system might begin running a speaker diagnostic test, which you can cancel. The new screen will provide options to run various diagnostic functions, like testing the audio speakers, infotainment screen display, or other functions. You can also change the appearance of the infotainment screen by modifying the theme or startup logo on your Ford SYNC from this menu.

If You've Got Problems With Your Ford SYNC, ISS Automotive Can Help

Sync3 screen repair

Whether it's a bad screen or another issue, we can repair your SYNC 3. We currently offer our rebuild service for the following 2016-2019 Ford models equipped with the 8-inch SYNC 3 system:

We offer a fast 48-hour turnaround on all repair orders with free shipping in the lower 48 states. Additionally, all repairs and exchanges come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Need help? Call us or contact us online if you have questions or want to know more about our services.