Reading out text messages
Using voice recognition to manage text messages
Before the voice commands for the mobile phone's functions can be used (text message, phone calls and media player) a mobile phone must be connected to the car. For information on how to connect a mobile phone to the car, see Connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth.
Settings and menus in the centre display vary depending on software version.
To read out a text message, press the voice control button on the right-hand side of the steering wheel and say "Read message".
Reading out text messages from an iPhone
To read out text messages from an iPhone, you need to change a setting on your phone so that messages can be sent from the phone to the car, see instructions below.
On your iPhone: Go to ”Settings”.
On your iPhone: Select ”Bluetooth”.
On your iPhone: Click on the info symbol (i) for the connection to your car.
On your iPhone: Enable ”Show notifications”.
Not all system languages support voice control. The system languages that do are highlighted with the symbol in the list of available system languages. More information on which system languages are supported can be found at Voice control language settings.
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.