Manage system updates
See the video or instructions below for information about how you install system updates directly from the car.
System updates are managed using the Download Centre app in the application view in the centre display. Pressing the button starts a download application in the bottom home view subview. If no search for available updates has been executed since the last time the infotainment system was started, a search is carried out. No search is carried out if software installation is in progress. An icon in the download application's button System updates shows how many updates are available. Pressing the button displays a list of updates which can be installed in the car.
The car must be connected for system updates to be executed. For information on how to connect the car to the Internet, see Connect to the Internet via your mobile phone (WiFi), or Connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone.
Settings and menus in the centre display vary depending on software version.
Update all system updates
- Select Install all at the bottom edge of the list.
If no list is required, the Install all option can be selected by pressing the System updates button.
Update individual system updates
- Select Install for the required software.
- Press the cross in the activity indicator which has replaced the Install button when download commences.
Note that only the download can be cancelled, the installation phase cannot be cancelled once it has started.
Background software update searches
This function can be disabled via the centre display:
Press Settings in top view.
Deselect Auto Software Update.
If an update is available, the New software updates available See Download Center message is displayed in the centre display's status field. Pressing the message starts a download application in the bottom home view subview. As soon as the download application is started, an icon in the System updates button for the download application shows how many updates are available.
Background software update searches are enabled when the car is supplied from the factory.
Data downloading can affect other services such as transfer data, e.g. web radio. If the effect on other services is experienced as problematic, the download can be interrupted. Alternatively, it may be appropriate to switch off or cancel other services.
An update may be interrupted when the ignition is switched off and the car left.
However, the update does not need to be completed before the car is left as the update will be resumed the next time the car is used.
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.