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TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

Find Fuel

The Find Fuel app allows you to find petrol stations near to your car while you drive. Find Fuel can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

Car system updates

System updates involve the parts of the car relating to connected car and infotainment. If system software updates are available, these updates can all be implemented at once, or one at a time.

Restore settings in settings view

All changed settings can be restored to their default values at once in settings view. It is recommended that you do this before you sell your car.

Book service and repair service

The "Book service and repair" service allows you to manage service, repair and appointment information directly from your Internet-connected car. This article describes the service, as well as what you need to do before you can start to book service and repair from your car.

Using Local Search

Local Search is an app which can help you to find e.g. restaurants, hotels, petrol stations and lots more by searching online from your Internet-connected Volvo (Local Search is only available for cars equipped with Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation).

Yelp

You can use the Yelp app to find local companies (e.g. restaurants or shops) and read other users' ratings and reviews of companies near to you. Yelp can only be used if the car is fitted with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

Manage Bluetooth® hands-free calls

A Bluetooth® compatible mobile phone can be connected and used as a hands-free phone in your car. To activate Bluetooth® handsfree and manage calls, see instructions below.

Car apps

Volvo provides a large range of services, apps and programs to make using your car as enjoyable possible. This article gives an overview of the in-car apps that are available for your car.

Switch to another Bluetooth® device

If more than one device has been paired with your Volvo you can easily change what device to be connected to by following the instructions below.

Stitcher

Cars equipped with Sensus Connect provide you with access to a number of apps. You can use the Stitcher app to listen to a wide range of on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts) in your Volvo.

Installation and use of Google Local Search

You can install and use the Google Local Search app via your Volvo's centre display. Using the app you can, amongst other things, search for restaurants, hotels and petrol stations in the vicinity of the car and along a route.

Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo from your web browser at home. In the markets where Volvo On Call is available, it is also possible to send destinations via the Volvo On Call app. The maps can be downloaded from www.here.com.

Use a Wi-Fi connection

Updated 1/21/2020

Use a Wi-Fi connection

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, you can set up an Internet connection via Wi-Fi from your mobile phone. This article describes what you need to connect your car to the Internet via your mobile phone's Wi-Fi.

Connection via Wi-Fi

It is possible in your car to set up an Internet connection via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi from your mobile phone. When you have selected a connection via Wi-Fi from your mobile phone, an icon will be displayed on the screen in the car. The icon shows that Wi-Fi is enabled.

The signal strength of the Wi-Fi is shown in the icon. When it is white, a connection has been established between the car and the device. If the icon has a red 'x' or an animated yellow connection arrow, you are not connected to Wi-Fi or the Internet.

Saved networks

The car can list up to 10 saved networks which are only shown when they are available. These networks are then shown in the Wi-Fi menu. If the network has previously been saved, you can use a drop-down menu to select an option to forget the network. The car will then no longer attempt to connect automatically to the network.

Note

For connection to a public network, the network has to have security level WPA2-PSK.

Automatic connection

If you have established an Internet connection via Wi-Fi, the car will remember the connection even if you switch off the car and restart it later. The car then attempts to connect automatically to the Internet. Note that Wi-Fi is shut down while the car is switched off so as to prevent battery discharge and uncontrolled use of the Internet.

Problems with Wi-Fi connection

If you experience problems with your Wi-Fi connection, check your mobile phone's network coverage and available data volume. Sometimes the phone's hotspot may be visible even though the phone has no network coverage or insufficient data volume.

Problems with iPhone Hotspot

To avoid problems with connection to an iPhone, you should have the menu option 'personal hotspot' running on your iPhone until the car is connected. You can use your iPhone as usual again once the connection has been established.

Note

iPhone stops sharing Wi-Fi if the phone is set to sleep mode or if more than 90 seconds have passed without the phone's Wi-Fi being used. To share Wi-Fi again, go to the phone settings and select 'personal hotspot'.

Note

When tethering an Internet connection via Wi-Fi from an iPhone (all models) to the car, the connection will be interrupted when a phone call, or audio transfer via Bluetooth® takes place. This can lead to apps and other services based on Internet connection being affected.

The connection is resumed when the Bluetooth® call or audio transfer ends.

To avoid interference during the use of apps and services, it is recommended to use tethering via Bluetooth® instead of Wi-Fi when iPhone phones are used.

Car model/model year

V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2019Applicable to cars fitted with Sensus Connect. .

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2018Applicable to cars fitted with Sensus Connect. .

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2019.

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2018.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


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Car apps

Volvo provides a wide selection of services, apps and programs that you can use in your car. This article gives an overview of the apps that are available for your car.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you access them from your car.

Activate data sharing in connection with starting a connected service or app

If you have not activated data sharing for a connected service or downloaded apps, you can do this in connection with starting them in your centre display. The first time you start a service, or after e.g. a factory reset or certain software updates, you must also accept Volvo's terms and conditions for connected services.

Navigate in the centre display

Description of the car's centre display and how to navigate in it

Google Local Search

Using the Google Local Search app you can search for restaurants, hotels and petrol stations and a lot more along your route directly in Volvo's centre display.

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Text messages

If your car is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to have text messages from your mobile phone read out in your Volvo. This article describes how to do this.

Weather

The Weather app can provide you with weather information in the car's local area or in a selected location. Weather can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

Pair a Bluetooth® device with your Volvo

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) from a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet) to your Volvo.

Sensus Connect Interactive Guide

Using Volvo's Sensus Connect Interactive Guide you can get to know Sensus Connect in your computer.

Weather

The Weather app provides you with weather information in the car's local area or in a selected location. Weather can only be used if the car is equipped with Sensus Navigation.

Connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth

Connect your mobile phone via Bluetooth to be able to use handsfree functions or stream music wirelessly in your car. This article describes how to set up a connection between your mobile phone and your Volvo.

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Updated centre display

With the Sensus Connect upgrade, available from May 2017, the centre display in your Volvo has been given a new and intuitive appearance. Navigation, the media player, home view and settings have all been updated. Buttons used frequently have been emphasised to enhance clarity.

Pair your Volvo with a Bluetooth® device

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) between your Volvo and a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet).

Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo from your web browser at home. In the markets where Volvo On Call is available, you can also send destinations via the Volvo On Call app. The maps can be downloaded from www.here.com.

Update maps directly from the car

If your car is connected to the Internet, the maps can be updated directly from the car.

Settings for privacy and data sharing are unique to each driver profile

When you start to use a new driver profile, the data sharing settings for the profile are set to the car's default settings and are deactivated.

Use the Book service and repair service

The "Book service and repair" service allows you to manage service, repair and appointment information directly in your Internet-connected car.

Common problems with the Book service and repair service

A number of error messages may be shown when using the "Book service and repair" service from the car. This article describes problems which may occur and what error messages may then be shown.

Yelp

You can use the Yelp app to find local companies (e.g. restaurants or shops) and can read other users' ratings and reviews of companies near to you. Yelp can only be used if the car is fitted with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and has more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

Privacy and data sharing

Many connected services and apps need to be able to send and receive information and data. The data sharing function for your connected services and apps is deactivated as standard. To be able to use certain connected services and apps in the car, you must choose yourself to activate data sharing for them.

Copying music to the car's hard disk

You have the option to copy music to the hard disk in your car from a disc or a USB memory.

Updates from the car

Updates for several of the car's systems can be made directly from the centre display when the car is connected to the Internet.

WikiLocations

Using the WikiLocations app, you can read Wikipedia articles that are related to your car's position and destination.

Bluetooth® and your Volvo

Bluetooth® is a wireless technology that enables connectivity between multiple media devices. This article describes the functions and advantages of Bluetooth® in your Volvo.

Frequently asked questions and answers concerning updates from the car

In an online connected car it is possible to update several of the car's systems directly from the centre display.

Updated appearance of warning messages for Pilot Assist, cruise control, adaptive cruise control and speed limiter

With the software update released in May 2018, the appearance of certain warning messages has been updated for the following functions, Pilot Assist, cruise control (CC), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter(SL).

Local Search

Local Search is an app which can help you to find e.g. restaurants, hotels, petrol stations and lots more by searching online from your Internet-connected Volvo (Local Search is only available for cars equipped with Sensus Connect or Sensus Navigation).

Glympse

You can use the Glympse app to share your position with others so that they can find out where you are going and when you are expected to arrive there. Glympse can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

Remove a Bluetooth device from your Volvo

If you wish to permanently remove a Bluetooth device from your Volvo, follow the instructions below. Once this has been done, the device will no longer be listed under available devices to connect to.

Tips for using a Bluetooth connection

If you find that the connection or functionality between your car and the Bluetooth device does not work as expected, the following tips may be of assistance.

Disconnect a Bluetooth device from your Volvo

A Bluetooth device can be disconnected from your Volvo. Once this has been done, the device will no longer be connected to your car.

WikiLocations

The WikiLocations app allows you to read Wikipedia articles related to your car's position and destination. WikiLocations can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

Rdio is discontinued

The Rdio app is no longer available from the supplier.

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Bluetooth)

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to create an Internet connection via your mobile phone. For this to work, your mobile phone needs to be equipped with Bluetooth® and support tethering.

Send destination to the car via Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo. You can send destinations from your browser in a computer or via the Volvo On Call app. To use this function, your car must be equipped with Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation, and there must be a Volvo ID registered to the car. To use the function via the Volvo On Call app, your car also has to be equipped with Volvo On Call.

Use voice control

Voice control allows you to voice-activate certain functions in the multimedia system, in the radio, in a Bluetooth®-connected mobile phone or in Volvo's navigation system.

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Wi-Fi)

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to create an Internet connection via your mobile phone. For this to work, your mobile phone needs to have support for tethering.

Activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu

You can activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu in your centre display.

Playing back music from an external source

You can connect your own source to play back music using the car's USB port.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you can access them from your car.

Using Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo from your web browser at home. In the markets where Volvo On Call is available, there is also the option to send destinations via the Volvo On Call app to your car. To use the function, your car has to be equipped with Sensus Navigation.

Delete user data from your Volvo

If you are going to sell a Volvo which is equipped with Sensus Connect, you should delete all personal data from the car and restore the car to its original factory settings.

Transfer a phone book to your Volvo

It is possible to download the phone book from your mobile phone to your Volvo. The method varies depending on which system your Volvo is equipped with.