How to connect Ford F-150 to a WiFi network

The SYNC 4 infotainment system in Ford F-150 has the ability to connect to a WiFi network and enable internet connectivity.

Ford F-150 14th generation – (photo by Ford)

You can turn on WiFi in your vehicle and connect to a WiFi network easily through SYNC 4 infotainment system settings on 14th gen Ford F-150.


  1. Go to Settings tab on center touchscreen.
  2. Select Connectivity.
  3. Select Manage Wi-Fi Networks.
  4. Switch on Wi-Fi.
  5. Then touch View Available Networks.
  6. Select an available Wi-Fi network.
  7. Enter the network password to connect to a secure network.
Wi-Fi Settings on SYNC 4, 14th generation Ford F-150

Troubleshooting

Cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network

  • Password error: Enter the correct network password.
  • Weak network signal: Move your vehicle closer to the Wi-Fi hotspot or to a place where the network signal is not obstructed.
  • Multiple access points in range with the same network name: Use a unique name for your network name. Do not use the default name unless it contains a unique identifier, for example as part of the MAC address.

The Wi-Fi connection disconnects after successful connection.

Weak network signal: Move your vehicle closer to the Wi-Fi hotspot or to a place where the network signal is not obstructed.

Vehicle is close to a Wi-Fi hotspot but the network signal strength is weak.

Obstructed network signal.

  • If your vehicle has a heated windshield, position your vehicle so that the windshield is not facing the Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • If your vehicle has metallic tinting on the windows but not on the windshield, position your vehicle so that the windshield is facing the Wi-Fi hotspot or open the windows that are facing the hotspot.
  • If your vehicle has metallic tinting on the windows and the windshield, open the windows that are facing the hotspot.
  • If your vehicle is in a garage and you have the garage door closed, open the garage door as it may block the signal.

Cannot see a network in the list of available networks that I expect to see.

  • Hidden network: Make the network visible and try again, or use the Add Network Manually option in Wi-Fi settings menu.
  • Unsupported security type: Some network security types are not supported, for example WEP.

The system seems to connect to a Wi-Fi network and the signal strength is excellent but the software does not update.

  • No software update available.
  • Wi-Fi network requires a subscription or acceptance of terms and conditions. Test the connection using another device. If the network requires a subscription or acceptance of terms and conditions, contact the network service provider.
Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com



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