FORScan Lite - for Ford, Mazda

3 (106)
74.3 MB
Age rating
Current version
Aleksei Savin
Last update
12 months ago
Version OS
9.0 or later
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User Reviews for FORScan Lite - for Ford, Mazda

3 out of 5
106 Ratings
4 years ago, Bottleworks
For basic usage, it works ok. The interface is...odd. Under service tests, “Rmode Rebalance” it completely crashes. Even just clicking the “i” causes it to crash. And apparently no way to display temperatures in Fahrenheit?
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3 years ago, ChristopherE.Evans
Great scan tool for ford diesel trucks
I was skeptical about this app. With Larry mixed reviews I thought I’d give it a shot for $6.So glad I did well worth the money. I have a 02 7.3 power stroke. it dose everything I needed KOEO tests KOER test, Injector buzz test and cylinderContribution test To name a few.I guess the laptop version allows for programming as well but this is a pretty full comprehensive app for your phone.
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2 years ago, TelMinz
Works great
You have to change from Celsius to Fahrenheit by tapping on the pids and selecting Fahrenheit when adding them to your data view. I didn’t realize this was possible for a long time. The app works great, allows me to see a large amount of vehicle data that other scanners can’t see or they just get wrong. Works on my Mazda too.
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2 years ago, 1boynsea
Excited to see I phone it works on my laptop
Wow I was so excited to see that forscan was updated to work with iOS, I have a blue tooth 327 adapter it works on my computer but not showing why I can barely move, thought the update would be better as it has been a few years. No it won’t connect, I have a k-3 brand if I can find it, looks like you need that adapter for I phone don’t see that in the reviews , was optimistic because the free version helped me even cleared old codes on my laptop Bluetooth But wont connect with I phone.
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6 years ago, Greasy Willy
NOT a Lite app
This app is not a lite version of a more robust app ... it gives you an enormous amount of insight to your vehicle ... a bit of a learning curve but invaluable. I had problems with my Elm device st first and the customer Service was excellent and helped me fix my issues 100-percent. I have already saved a lot of money being able to diagnose problems that the dealer would’ve charged me a ridiculous amount of money for and I was able to fix myself. For a Ford this was better and cheaper than all of the other apps out there and I have tried many! The developers continually keep this app relevant and up to date. Thanks for this app!
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3 weeks ago, MrCmonster
Works great with the correct adapter
Make sure you buy a compatible OBD adapter before you buy the app. I bought the OBDLINK MX+ No it isn’t cheap, but it works. And works very well. It and the app work wonderfully with my 2013 F-150. I’ve used it to reset codes, run diagnostics, etc.
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5 years ago, supeduty
User attention to detail pays off
Tried it on my iPhone and it worked great Tried it on my iPad and I got a odbc device chipset error saying odbc device was a clone and not compatible. Removed odbc device and reattached, followed the prompts about the different can bus toggle on , etc, when it was done with the setup it worked fine. So basically if you switch devices you have to re set up I got more than what I expected interns of functionality and actual data that is represented. Lots to learn about the odbc ii modules Great app
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3 months ago, The mishmosh
Use this all the time
I use this with the recommended OBDLink MX+. It is convenient to use and like that it is with me on trips. I like the diagnostics but also the service procedures. Highly recommended!
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6 years ago, Patriot Jon
If yo own a Ford, you need this app
This app allows you to access more data about your Ford than you know what to do with. You get access to every single PID and the testing and mode $06 info is great. A must have!
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2 years ago, Guyl Pechmagre
Finally works
Originally never works and then after multiple hours of testing and reconfiguration it finally me decided to work
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4 years ago, Ballengerphotos
I’d give it zero stars if I could. Totally fails to connect to my truck. Been to the forum, done all available troubleshooting. It talks to my truck and gets the basic info on the “vehicle” tab, but refuses to connect so I can actually do anything. Just wasted an hour of my life and $6. Just buy the USB plug in and hook it up to a laptop. This iOS version with the Bluetooth/WiFi version is totally defective.
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4 years ago, David R. Jr.
OMG The App I have been looking for!
For months been having transmission issues after install....was able to clear TCM module through this app!!!! Save me money and head aches...
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3 years ago, Zxcvb1234
Buying was mistake
It’s been over a week and still Forscan Lite will not find the adapter. A big error message appearing every attempt. Numerous emails to connect@forscan have resulted in innumerable data dumps, do this or that, but no results. The adapter works fine with the OBDLink software and Forscan Viewer software. Stay way from this product and save your money.
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5 years ago, a2010darwin
Garbage app
I am so tired of screwing with this app! Have to turn it off and back on again a dozen times just to MAYBE get it to connect! I spent an additional $90 buying the one elm this company recomended, same problem. If the developer is reading this, FIX IT! It’s not like the software in the cars are changing from one day to the next. So obviously the defect is yours.
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3 years ago, donynie
Very easy to use and it’s one of the few that allows my diesel to run injector operation checks!
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6 months ago, AdK3ll3y
Worked perfect
Worked great with my Mazda CX-5. Has PIDS that I couldn’t get on other scanning software. Well worth the price!
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9 months ago, atomofthed
What happened?
I have a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid and after last week's update it doesn't connect. The connection icon goes green but it never fully connects. The blue led on the adapter keeps blinking never goes solid either. Please revert back to old version
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2 weeks ago, علي البلوي
Hot connect to my car ????
Please help me
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4 years ago, Natedog266
Just what I needed
I paired it with the kiwi3. Works fantastic on my ‘99 Powerstroke 7.3. Was able to do a buzz test on injectors, monitor trans temp while towing etc. lots of great features.
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6 years ago, QWwq123#$
Can’t connect
Used this app for a few months now it won’t connect tried to contact but in the support under contact us you need to upload a data log well if I can’t connect I can’t upload anything also no PID I could find to monitor boost psi
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4 years ago, Kugru
BMS reset is worth $6
bought this app for $6 instead of paying a dealer to reset Battery Management System on a 14 Escape. cheap for what it does. Thanks
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6 years ago, Phillip Mcreamole
Great app. Just need F and PSI
I would give 5 stars but I cannot find a way to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit. Or kPa to PSI. It’s annoying to do the conversions. But it’s a great app. Also wish the display was customizable. Used on 6.0 Powerstroke Ford.
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9 months ago, stef0123456
It’s a subscription not a onetime payment
I bought it and was charge a subscription and not a one time payment and it does not shows the subscription on my phone I had to call Apple to cancel it
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5 years ago, Cre8erGiveth
Gauges not working at all. Could not figure out why.
Used the recommended ohp wifi. The iPhone 6 shows its connected to the phone and the ForScan shows fully connected at the bottom of the app. It does let me run all the diagnostic tests like injector buzz test, just not displaying the PIDs I selected, like engine rpm, torque converter slip, tranny temp etc
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5 years ago, neus525
7.3 powerstroke
This app is awesome!!! It has so much info and so many gauges and tests. It DOES do the injector buzz test for the 7.3 powerstroke. Well worth the money!
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1 year ago, Rye10516
Pays for itself
I used this in combination with vLinker MC+ obd2 adapter to fix a rough idle issue in my mustang GT. I did the “reset all adaptations” procedure
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5 years ago, ncranchero
Exceptional value
Actually provides more diagnostic info than my Actron scanner!!
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5 years ago, Joe19881990
Please make temp gauges available in Fahrenheit!!
Love the App but can you please make the temp gauges available with Fahrenheit readings. Thank you.
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3 years ago, hateshisiphonesoomuch
I’m guessing iPhone updates killed this app off. I no longer can connect to the vehicle. It says it did and shows he info then that’s as far as it gets. Laptop is is for the real version to run.
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1 month ago, J28
Not working
I successfully connected the vLinker FS to my 2012 Ford Fusion, but now my car won’t connect to the FORScan app anymore. I’m using Apple iPhone and the app sees vLinker FS but no connection to my car.
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6 years ago, Zh85
Obs 7.3powerstroke Diesel
Nice looking app. Doesn’t connect to my obd2 port through the elm327 device. Other apps work fine for my Japanese vehicles. Was told this would work on numerous accounts for buzz testing. Can’t even connect. Waste of money for diesel application.
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6 years ago, Gkerndog
Missing PId
Most recent update removed a bunch of crucial PIDs. No longer can monitor oil temp and icp or ipr pressure and many others. Basically all the most important diesel monitor pids are now gone. I wouldn’t get until they bring them back.
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3 years ago, Dadasracecar
Won’t connect to my OBDII reader. Other apps have no issue. This one can’t see it even though Bluetooth is connected to it.
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7 years ago, Britt1969
This app makes you wanna buy nothing but fords and Mazdas!
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1 year ago, 1baddude!
You forgot to mention the part I have to buy
It would be nice if you mentioned this free app requires a $139 device to connect to the vehicles ECU
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7 months ago, Val Lee 26
Does not work
This app did not allow me to connect to my car
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10 months ago, tmnrigo
Frustrating app. Keeps giving me error that it can find connection. Wired hard from 327 to iPad with adapter. Every time gives me error. New 2023 Ford F150 XLT. FRUSTATING!
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3 years ago, antmatdav
I do not know why this cost 6 dollars when free scanners did the same exact thing ignore not reviews!
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4 years ago, Bogdan1111
No adjustments
You can only reset and view codes. You can’t program anything with this garbage.
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5 years ago, Bobbyw1200
Garbage app. Cannot use it any longer for diesel 7.3 ford. They removed the pid in the last update. Save your money and buy another app that actually works
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4 years ago, jr2673
Make it full version !!
Does not do much there better app that do way more
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2 years ago, Txbutterfly39
I bought it and it doesn’t work..,
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4 years ago, Running Shoes
Sorry. Not working
I have iPhone 10,OBDLinkMX+. Which also claims to work with both FORScan and my iPhone AND my F2504x4 With the Blinking Blue light on the ODB the Forscan program reports “No ELM found”
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6 years ago, kungfu.mushroom
Needs quality of life features
FORScan is an absolute necessity if you own a Ford or Mazda and do your own maintenance and repairs. It’s a terrific and powerful app that gives you access to sensors and functions of your car that other apps cannot. It is very powerful and affordable. For about $35—the cost of the app and a *real* OBD-II HS-CAN/MS-CAN scanner—you can have a diagnostic tool that’s as capable as the one at the dealership service center. That makes this a no-brained to have and use if you do your own maintenance; it’s one of the best tools you can buy for your tool collection. That being said, I wish it had a “demo mode” that saved the last known connected vehicle’s information, so I could explore the settings without wasting fuel or draining my car’s battery. The app is very deep and can be overwhelming. I’d like to be able to sit down for an hour or two and just explore all the options without being connected to the car. For instance, you can set up “dashboard” panels to display different sensor readings to help you monitor the car and you can save different “dashboards” to quickly reuse later. There are hundreds of sensors to choose from and they’re divided into different categories that can sometimes have cryptic names (fortunately there is a search function). It can take a very long time to sift through all the sensors and pick out the ones you want to monitor and you need to be connected to the car to do so. I’d like to be able to take some of my free time—watching tv on the couch or something—to set up my “dashboards” and have them ready to go when I need to use them, saving time during the actual repair or diagnostic. I implore the developer to look at the “Car Scanner” app in the App Store for inspiration and an idea of what I’m talking about. They have a demo mode where you can use your last connected car or a dummy, default car. It really makes learning the app itself a lot easier and more convenient. This frustration doesn’t ruin the app, though. It’s really a fantastic app, that could just be a little better. Don’t hesitate to download it and help support the development. We need more resources to help make it easier to work on our own cars as the industry (and corporatism in general) tries to make it more and more difficult. And a tip: you do need a fully-featured, non-bootleg OBD-II scanner dongle. You can find more information on FORScan’s website, with specifically-listed makes. Basically, it needs to have the ability to switch between “HS-CAN” and “MS-CAN” modes to access the different kinds of sensors (most of the bootlegs only access HS-CAN sensors, I think). Look for a scanner that specifies it is HS-CAN/MS-CAN capable. If the dongle has a mechanical switch, it’s a pretty good giveaway that it does, since that switch changes modes. Also, you can just consult their site for recommendations.
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3 years ago, ireallydontgiveashiz69
Doesn’t work
It specifically says that it works for OBDLink MX+, but it can’t connect to it. Waste of money.
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2 years ago, taymacha
Does not work with iPhone
Does not work
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4 years ago, 02edge07
Cant connect
Can not connect. Can get other apps to connect but not this one!!!
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7 years ago, Kuhl
Fantastic App
Used on my Ford C-Max hybrid and Ford Excursion 6.0L Diesel
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4 years ago, Purgatory146278
Doesn’t work
Won’t connect. Want my refund
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2 years ago, AJ4537
Supports limited Bluetooth scanners
The title says it all not the best app for iPhones
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