Downloading and installing OTA software updates

All over-the air (OTA) software updates consist of two phases: a downloading phase and an installation phase.

This article is applicable to models with Google built-in.


  • If your vehicle is updated with software version 2.11 or later, you can schedule the installation.
  • There may be minor text differences in the center display depending on the vehicle model.

Downloading OTA updates

The software downloads in the background when the vehicle is connected to the Internet.1 The downloading time depends on the size of the software.

You can enable automatic software downloads in the center display.
Go to iCup-2037-Settings symbol > System > Software update.
Enable Automatic software download.

If you don't want to enable automatic software downloads, a notification is shown every time you enter your vehicle asking if the software can be downloaded.

Installing OTA updates

When the software has downloaded, you will receive a notification in the vehicle's center display along with instructions on how to proceed.

You can choose to start the installation immediately or at a later time. If you choose to postpone the installation, you can easily find the notification again by swiping down from the top of the display to access your notifications.

Tap Install now in the center display. Exit the vehicle and lock the doors.

A notification is shown in the center display and the Volvo Cars app when the installation has been completed.

It is not advisable to access your vehicle during the installation. It's a good idea to install the update overnight as it can take up 90 minutes to complete.


Prerequisites for starting an OTA installation:
  • For fully electric vehicles, the high-voltage battery level must be at least 40%.
  • For plug-in hybrids, software installation is not available during charging. However, if the vehicle is fully charged, with the charging cable still attached to the vehicle, software installation can proceed.
  • The vehicle needs to be locked.

Note that you cannot drive the vehicle during the installation.


  • Accessing the vehicle during the installation process risks interrupting or terminating the installation. This may cause problems with the vehicle's functions.
  • If you urgently need to access your vehicle, you will need to use the key blade. This is because the key fob's ranged function is disabled during the installation. Read more about opening the vehicle with a key blade in the user manual.


  • If the installation is not successful, please contact your Volvo retailer.
  • If you experience any issues with the OTA update installation, or issues with the vehicle in any other way, do not hesitate to contact Volvo Cars customer service (via phone or the Volvo Cars app) or your Volvo workshop.

Applicable models

C40, model year 2022-2024

EC40, model year 2025 and later

EX40, model year 2025 and later

S60, S60 Recharge, model year 2023 and later

S90, S90 Recharge, model year 2022 and later

V60, V60 Recharge, V60 Cross Country, model year 2023 and later

V90, V90 Recharge, V90 Cross Country, model year 2022 and later

XC40Recharge Pure Electric, model year 2021-2024

XC40 (mild hybrid), model year 2023 and later

XC60, XC60 Recharge, model year 2022 and later

XC90, XC90 Recharge, model year 2023 and later

  1. 1 If your vehicle has not been updated with software version 2.9 or later, the software can only be downloaded during driving. If you stop driving before the software has downloaded, it will resume the next time you drive.