Internet connection for OTA software downloads

The vehicle needs to be connected to the Internet through its built-in SIM card while an over-the-air (OTA) software update is downloading.

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

An Internet connection provided by the vehicle's built-in SIM card is required when downloading an OTA update. Downloading via personal SIM or Wi-Fi is currently not supported. Internet connection is no longer needed when the update has downloaded and the installation starts.

 Note

If your vehicle has no Internet connection when the installation starts, you will not receive any notifications in the Volvo Cars app. Once the Internet connection is re-established, the information will be sent.

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