CarPlay makes it possible to control many of the functions available in your iOS device via the car's centre display. Here you can read about CarPlay and what you should know before you start using the function.


With CarPlay1 you can, amongst other things, listen to music, make calls, send and receive messages, as well as using selected apps. The functions can also be voice-controlled using Siri. CarPlay works with selected iOS devices.

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Information about which apps are supported and which iOS devices are compatible is available on the Apple website.

Using CarPlay

For instructions on how to use CarPlay, see Using Apple®CarPlay®.

Internet connection when using CarPlay

If your iOS device is connected to the car via Bluetooth2, the connection will be interrupted when CarPlay is used. Resume the Internet connection in your car by sharing the Internet via the Wi-Fi hotspot from your device, see the instructions below.


In your iOS device: Select settings > Personal hotspot > to activate the function.
In your car: Select Settings > Communication > Wi-Fi > Activate the function. For more information, see Connect to the Internet via your mobile phone (WiFi).
The car searches for your device's shared Wi-Fi hotspot and connects to the Internet.

Note that the iOS device closes the personal hotspot after contact with the car has been interrupted. For reactivate tethering, follow step 1 above.


Data is transferred (data traffic) when using the Internet, and this may involve a cost. Contact your network operator about data traffic costs.

Compatible devices

  • CarPlay is available for iPhone 5 or later. Update your phone with the latest iOS operating system for improved functionality.
  • CarPlay is not compatible with iPad.


Availability and functionality may vary depending on market.
  1. 1 Apple, CarPlay, iPhone, Siri, iOS and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
  2. 2 Does not apply when connecting via Wi-Fi or car modem (P-SIM)

This article is applicable to

    Car model/model year
  • XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine/Recharge Plug-in Hybrid from model year 2016 to 2022.

  • S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country from model year 2017 to 2021.

  • XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine from model year 2018 to 2021.

  • XC40 from model year 2018 onwards.

  • V60, V60 Twin Engine/Recharge Plug-in Hybrid, V60 Cross Country, S60, S60 Twin Engine/Recharge Plug-in Hybrid from model year 2019 to 2022.

  • XC40 Twin Engine/Recharge Plug-in Hybrid from model year 2020 onwards.

  • The range of models may vary depending on market.

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