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Bluetooth profiles for Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect IHU supports Bluetooth Core version 2.1+EDR. The table provides information about which Bluetooth profiles are supported by your car's infotainment system. (The article is relevant for cars with the Sensus Connect IHU 3.0 - 3.2 infotainment system.)

Transfer a phone book to your Volvo

It is possible to download the phone book from your mobile phone to your Volvo. The method varies depending on which system your Volvo is equipped with.

Connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth

Updated 9/17/2019

Connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth

Connect your mobile phone via Bluetooth to be able to use handsfree functions or stream music wirelessly in your car. This article describes how to set up a connection between your mobile phone and your Volvo.

Connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth

It is possible to have two Bluetooth devices connected simultaneously, one of which is only for streaming media. The last phone connected is automatically connected in order to make calls, send/receive messages, stream media and provide an Internet connection. Your mobile phone needs to be equipped with Bluetooth and support tethering. For information on mobile phones and compatibility, see Phones and Bluetooth compatibility.

Connection is performed once per device. After connection, nothing else is required other than the Bluetooth device having Bluetooth activated.

To connect your phone to your car via Bluetooth, see the video tutorial or follow the instructions below.

Bluetooth pairing

Note

Settings and menus in the centre display vary depending on software version.

Instructions

The following describes how to connect the car to the telephone.

Connecting the telephone

Activate Bluetooth on your telephone.

To connect your car to the internet via the phone's Bluetooth, ensure that your phone supports tethering and that the function is activated. The function is called “tethering” on iPhones and “personal hotspot” on Android phones. For iPhones, the “tethering” menu page must remain open until the internet connection has been established.

Open the tile for the phone.

  • If no phone is connected to the car, press Add phone.
  • If a phone is already connected to the car, press Change. In the pop-up box, press Add phone.

Available Bluetooth devices are listed.

Press the name of the phone to be connected and follow the instructions in the centre display.

Note

The message function must be activated in certain phones.

Not all cell phones are fully compatible and can show contacts and messages in the car.

If the phone's operating system is being updated, it is possible that the connection will be interrupted. Delete the phone from the car and reconnect.

See the Owner's Manual for your car model for more information on how to connect via Bluetooth.

Notifications for messages iOS

Notification settings may vary depending on phone model and software version.

To show notifications in the car's display for messages from iOS phones, you need to activate notifications for messages in the phone's settings:

Settings

Notifications

Messages

Activate Allow Notifications, Show in Notification Centre, Badge App Icon, Show on Lock Screen and Notifications under Alert Style When Unlocked.

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


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Bluetooth profiles for Sensus Connect IHU

Sensus Connect IHU supports Bluetooth Core version 2.1+EDR. The table provides information about which Bluetooth profiles are supported by your car's infotainment system. (The article is relevant for cars with the Sensus Connect IHU infotainment system)

Disconnect a Bluetooth device from your Volvo

A Bluetooth device can be disconnected from your Volvo. Once this has been done, the device will no longer be connected to your car.

Phones and Bluetooth compatibility

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that enables connectivity between multiple media devices. To connect a phone to Volvo's Bluetooth system, the phone must be compatible with the car. Volvo continuously evaluates Bluetooth phones in order to determine whether they are compatible.

Bluetooth profiles for Sensus IAM2.1

Sensus IAM2.1 supports Bluetooth Core version 2.0+EDR. The table provides information about which Bluetooth profiles are supported by your car's infotainment system. (The article is relevant for cars with the Sensus IAM2.1 infotainment system.)

Switch to another Bluetooth® device

If more than one device has been paired with your Volvo you can easily change what device to be connected to by following the instructions below.

Bluetooth® and your Volvo

Bluetooth® is a wireless technology that enables connectivity between multiple media devices. This article describes the functions and advantages of Bluetooth® in your Volvo.

Pair a Bluetooth® device with your Volvo

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) from a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet) to your Volvo.

Pair your Volvo with a Bluetooth® device

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) between your Volvo and a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet).

Manage Bluetooth® hands-free calls

A Bluetooth® compatible mobile phone can be connected and used as a hands-free phone in your car. To activate Bluetooth® handsfree and manage calls, see instructions below.

Use voice control

Voice control allows you to voice-activate certain functions in the multimedia system, in the radio, in a Bluetooth®-connected mobile phone or in Volvo's navigation system.

Text messages

If your car is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to have text messages from your mobile phone read out in your Volvo. This article describes how to do this.

Remove a Bluetooth device from your Volvo

If you wish to permanently remove a Bluetooth device from your Volvo, follow the instructions below. Once this has been done, the device will no longer be listed under available devices to connect to.

Tips for using a Bluetooth connection

If you find that the connection or functionality between your car and the Bluetooth device does not work as expected, the following tips may be of assistance.