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Connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone

Updated 11/25/2019

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 Bluetooth connected phone

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

Connect to the Internet using a Bluetooth-connected phone

To connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone the phone must first be paired with the car. Ensure that the personal hotspot (portable/personal hotspot) is activated in your phone. For more information on how to pair the phone with the car and activate the personal hotspot, see Connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth.

When your phone has been paired with the car, press Settings in the centre display's top view.

In the centre display: Press CommunicationBluetooth Devices.

Tick the box for Bluetooth Internet connection under the heading Internet connection.

Your car is now connected to the internet via your Bluetooth connected phone.

If you experience problems with connecting to the Internet

If the clock has been reset, e.g. after the current to the battery has been disconnected during a visit to a service workshop, you need to set it again before you can connect to the Internet.

In order to set the clock, select SettingsSystemDate and Time in the centre display's top view. Then adjust the time and date by tapping the arrows on the screen up or down.

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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Setting the clock

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Sensus Connect

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