Voice commands facilitate the experience and can help you to concentrate on your driving and focus your attention on the road and traffic situation. You can also use voice control to interact with Volvo's navigation systemApplies to cars equipped with Sensus Navigation..
Voice control is available in the following languages: English (UK), English (US), French, French (Canada), Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Dutch, Swedish and German.
The driver always holds overall responsibility for driving the vehicle in a safe manner and complying with all applicable rules of the road.
Connecting a mobile phone
Before voice commands to a mobile phone can be used the mobile phone must be registered and connected via Bluetooth® handsfree. If a telephone command is given and no mobile phone is connected, the system can provide you with information about this. For information on registering and connecting a mobile phone, see Pair your Volvo with a Bluetooth® device or Pair a Bluetooth® device with your Volvo.
Getting started with voice control
Press the voice control button on the steering wheel in order to activate the system and start a dialogue with voice commands. The system then displays common commands in the centre console screen.
Steering wheel keypad.
Bear the following things in mind when you use the voice control system:
- For a command - speak after the tone, with normal voice at normal speed.
- Do not speak while the system is replying (the system cannot understand commands during this time).
- The car's doors, windows and sunroofOption/accessory. must be closed.
- Avoid background noise in the passenger compartment.
If the driver is unsure of which command to use, he/she can say "Help" - the system then responds with several different commands which can be used in the current situation.
Voice recognition can be disabled by:
- saying "Cancel"
- Press EXIT or another main source button (e.g. MEDIA).
Multimedia system functions
For examples of functions in the multimedia system that can be accessed via voice control, see the video tutorial below.
Use voice control
Car model/model year
S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2014 to and including 2018Equipped with Sensus Connect..
V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2019Equipped 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.