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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

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.

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

Updated 1/21/2020

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.

Voice control

Voice commands facilitate the experience and can help you to concentrate on your driving and focus your attention on the road and traffic situation. You can also use voice control to interact with Volvo's navigation systemApplies to cars equipped with Sensus Navigation..

Voice control is available in the following languages: English (UK), English (US), French, French (Canada), Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Dutch, Swedish and German.

Warning

The driver always holds overall responsibility for driving the vehicle in a safe manner and complying with all applicable rules of the road.

Connecting a mobile phone

Before voice commands to a mobile phone can be used the mobile phone must be registered and connected via Bluetooth® handsfree. If a telephone command is given and no mobile phone is connected, the system can provide you with information about this. For information on registering and connecting a mobile phone, see Pair your Volvo with a Bluetooth® device or Pair a Bluetooth® device with your Volvo.

Getting started with voice control

Press the voice control button on the steering wheel in order to activate the system and start a dialogue with voice commands. The system then displays common commands in the centre console screen.

P3/P4 - Support site - Voice control buttons on the wheel

Steering wheel keypad.

Bear the following things in mind when you use the voice control system:

  • For a command - speak after the tone, with normal voice at normal speed.
  • Do not speak while the system is replying (the system cannot understand commands during this time).
  • The car's doors, windows and sunroof

    Option/accessory.

    must be closed.
  • Avoid background noise in the passenger compartment.

Note

If the driver is unsure of which command to use, he/she can say "Help" - the system then responds with several different commands which can be used in the current situation.

Voice recognition can be disabled by:

  • saying "Cancel"
  • Press EXIT or another main source button (e.g. MEDIA).

Multimedia system functions

For examples of functions in the multimedia system which can be accessed via voice control, see the video tutorial below.

Use voice control

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 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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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.