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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)

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.

Share an Internet connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot

When your car is connected, it is possible to share your Internet connection so that other devices in the car can use the Internet connection.

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Bluetooth)

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 be equipped with Bluetooth® and support tethering.

Character wheel and keyboard

Use the character wheel or the centre console's keypad for typing in and selecting options when you are entering an email address or using the browser, for example.

Use a Wi-Fi connection

Updated 11/25/2019

Use a Wi-Fi connection

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, you can set up an Internet connection via Wi-Fi from your mobile phone. This article describes what you need to connect your car to the Internet via your mobile phone's Wi-Fi.

Connection via Wi-Fi

It is possible in your car to set up an Internet connection via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi from your mobile phone. When you have selected a connection via Wi-Fi from your mobile phone, an icon will be displayed on the screen in the car. The icon shows that Wi-Fi is enabled.

The signal strength of the Wi-Fi is shown in the icon. When it is white, a connection has been established between the car and the device. If the icon has a red 'x' or an animated yellow connection arrow, you are not connected to Wi-Fi or the Internet.

Saved networks

The car can list up to 10 saved networks which are only shown when they are available. These networks are then shown in the Wi-Fi menu. If the network has previously been saved, you can use a drop-down menu to select an option to forget the network. The car will then no longer attempt to connect automatically to the network.

Note

For connection to a public network, the network has to have security level WPA2-PSK.

Automatic connection

If you have established an Internet connection via Wi-Fi, the car will remember the connection even if you switch off the car and restart it later. The car then attempts to connect automatically to the Internet. Note that Wi-Fi is shut down while the car is switched off so as to prevent battery discharge and uncontrolled use of the Internet.

Problems with Wi-Fi connection

If you experience problems with your Wi-Fi connection, check your mobile phone's network coverage and available data volume. Sometimes the phone's hotspot may be visible even though the phone has no network coverage or insufficient data volume.

Problems with iPhone Hotspot

To avoid problems with connection to an iPhone, you should have the menu option 'personal hotspot' running on your iPhone until the car is connected. You can use your iPhone as usual again once the connection has been established.

Note

iPhone stops sharing Wi-Fi if the phone is set to sleep mode or if more than 90 seconds have passed without the phone's Wi-Fi being used. To share Wi-Fi again, go to the phone settings and select 'personal hotspot'.

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.

Car model/model year

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Connect

System

Sensus Connect


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Car model/model year

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Connect

System

Sensus Connect


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