Why won’t my Ford F-150 connect to Bluetooth?

I had my phone connected to my 2020 F-150, but it disconnected somehow. I can’t get it to reconnect no matter how hard I try. Why is it doing this?

Andrea Barrett · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Bluetooth technology can be frustrating sometimes! The most common reason your
Ford F-150
won’t connect to Bluetooth is out-of-date software. If you’re having problems connecting your mobile device to your SYNC system, ensure your SYNC software is up-to-date.
If that doesn’t fix the issue, try the following:
Reset Bluetooth
Go to your phone’s Bluetooth menu and disable it before enabling it again. Do the same on your F-150’s SYNC system. Connect your phone using your vehicle’s SYNC menu.
If pairing attempts take longer than a minute or fail, cancel the connection and try a soft reset on your phone
Turn off your phone and remove the battery if you can. Put the battery back in and turn the phone on. Go to your device’s Bluetooth menu. Select SYNC from the device list.
If this fails or your connection times out, you can delete phone and SYNC connections:
Delete your mobile device from the SYNC system. Go to your phone’s Bluetooth menu and delete “SYNC” from the list. Try reconnecting your phone with the SYNC System.
If your phone will not pair, try reverse pairing your phone:
For version-specific instructions on reverse pairing your phone, refer to the
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