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Connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone

Create an Internet connection via Bluetooth by sharing your mobile phone's Internet access and access several online services in your car.

Connect to the Internet via your mobile phone (WiFi)

Create an Internet connection via Wi-Fi by sharing your mobile phone's Internet access and access several online services in your car.

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Setting the clock

The first time you use the car, or if the current to the car's battery has been disconnected, you may need to make the settings for time and date. It is important that the clock is set, so that the car can connect to the Internet, amongst other things.

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Wi-Fi)

Updated 9/17/2019

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Wi-Fi)

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to create an Internet connection via your mobile phone. For this to work, your mobile phone needs to have support for tethering.

Set up an Internet connection via Wi-Fi

To set up an Internet connection in your Volvo via Wi-Fi, see the instructions below.

Instructions

On your phone: make sure 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.

On the centre console: Press MY CAR and then select OK/MENU.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select Settings and then Internet settings.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select Connect through and then Wi-Fi.

The search for available Wi-Fi networks is started.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select your network.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select Connect.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Enter the network password.

The car now attempts to connect to the network.

P3/P4 - Support site - Internet settings menu - Select connection technology

Connect via Wi-Fi.

In the future, the car will automatically attempt to connect to an available network via Wi-Fi. The car can remember a maximum of 10 Wi-Fi networks. If one more is added then the oldest network and password are removed from the list of remembered networks.

Note

When tethering an Internet connection via Wi-Fi from an iPhone (all models) to the car, the connection will be interrupted when a phone call, or audio transfer via Bluetooth® takes place. This can lead to apps and other services based on Internet connection being affected.

The connection is resumed when the Bluetooth® call or audio transfer ends.

To avoid interference during the use of apps and services, it is recommended to use tethering via Bluetooth® instead of Wi-Fi when iPhone phones are used.

Problem with the Wi-Fi connection

Note that certain phones switch off tethering after the contact with the car has been disconnected, e.g. if the phone sharing out the Wi-Fi network is taken out of the car. To reconnect to the Internet, activate tethering (portable/personal hotspot) in the phone.

Remove saved Wi-Fi network

Instructions

To delete saved Wi-Fi networks, see the instructions below.

On the centre console: Press MY CAR and then select OK/MENU.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select Settings and then Internet settings.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select Wi-Fi.

A list of available networks is shown.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select the network to be removed.

In the Sensus Connect menu: Select Forget.

The car will no longer attempt to connect to the network automatically.

Remove all networks

All networks can be deleted simultaneously. To do this, you have to restore the car to factory settings. Note then that all user data and system settings will be cleared from the car. To restore the car to factory settings and delete all networks, see Delete user data from your Volvo.

Cancel network connection

To cancel a network connection, press OK/MENU and select SettingsInternet settingsConnect throughNone in the Sensus Connect menu. The car will no longer connect to the Internet.

Interactive guide for Sensus Connect

If you want to explore the options that Sensus Connect has to offer more closely, please take a look at our interactive guide that you can find here Sensus Connect Guide.

Car model/model year

S60, V60, XC60 of model year 2014 (week 46) equipped with Sensus Connect

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Connect

System

Sensus Connect


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Car model/model year

S60, V60, XC60 of model year 2014 (week 46) equipped with Sensus Connect

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Connect

System

Sensus Connect


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