Connecting the car
The mobile phone and network operator must support tethering (sharing the Internet connection) and the plan must include data.
Data is transferred when using the internet (data traffic), which can have a cost.
Activation of data roaming can result in further charges.
Contact your network operator about the cost for data traffic.
When using Apple CarPlay, it is only possible to connect the car to the Internet using Wi-Fi or car modem*.
When using Android Auto, it is possible to connect the car to the Internet using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or car modem*.
Connecting with Bluetooth
See Connecting a phone.
Connecting with Wi-Fi
Note that certain phones switch off tethering after the contact with the car has been disconnected, e.g. when leaving the car and until the next time it is used. The tethering in the phone therefore needs to be reactivated the next time it is used.
When a phone is connected to the car, it is saved for future use. When the maximum number of saved phones (50) is reached, the first connected phones are deleted. To show the list of saved networks or manually delete saved networks, press .
For network connection requirements, see the section “Technology and security for Wi-Fi”.
Connecting with car modem*1
When the car is connected to the Internet via the car modem, Volvo On Call services will use this connection.
Fit a personal SIM card into the holder.