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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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).

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.)

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.

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)

Remove a Bluetooth device from your Volvo

Updated 1/21/2020

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.

Removing a mobile phone

On the centre console: Press TEL.

On the centre console: Press OK/MENU and select Change phone.

On the centre console: Select Delete device and press OK/MENU.

The selected device will be removed.

Removing a media device

On the centre console: Press MEDIA.

On the centre console: Press OK/MENU and select Change device.

On the centre console: Select Delete device and press OK/MENU.

The selected device will be removed.

If you want to disconnect a Bluetooth device, see Disconnect a Bluetooth device from your Volvo.

Car model/model year

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2014 to and including 2018Equipped with Sensus Connect..

V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2019Equipped with Sensus Connect..

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2014 to and including 2018.

V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2019.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


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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.

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.

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.

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.