Use voice recognition

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Voice control of text messages

Voice recognition allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. reading out text messages from a connected mobile phone.

Voice control of Sensus Navigation: Useful commands

The following commands may be useful when you want to control your navigation system using voice commands.

Voice control of media

You can control the media player in your car using voice control. You can start playback from various devices, start playback of music, select radio station, etc.

Getting started with voice control

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. radio or a connected mobile phone using spoken commands. In cars equipped with Sensus Navigation you can also interact with the navigation system.

Getting started with voice control of Sensus Navigation

If your car is equipped with Sensus Navigation you can use voice control to give spoken commands in order to control parts of your navigation system.

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 of the phone

If you have connected a phone to the car then you can use voice control to activate commands for the phone and its functions.

Updating voice control

Volvo is working constantly on improving voice control in your car. You can download files yourself for updating your car's voice control. Updating occurs in two stages using an empty USB memory.

Improve your use of voice control

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. radio and media or a connected mobile phone. In cars equipped with Sensus Navigation you can also interact with the navigation system. A few tips that might be useful to bear in mind when using voice control are listed below.

Voice control of the car's climate

Updated 11/25/2019

Voice control of the car's climate

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, for example, the climate control in the passenger compartment. Using voice control to control the climate control system means that you can change temperature, activate seat heating or change the fan speed for example.

Adjust the climate

To start voice control of the climate control system, use the command ”Climate”. A dialogue then starts and examples of commands are shown.

Note

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.

Using voice recognition for climate control

Note

Settings and menus in the centre display vary depending on software version.

To activate a command

Press the steering wheel button for voice control.

Say the command for the function you want to activate.

Common commands/phrases

  • "Set temperature to X degrees" - sets the desired temperature

    The function may vary depending on options/climate control.

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  • "Raise temperature"/"Lower temperature" - increases/decreases the set temperature one step.
  • "Set fan to max"/"Turn off fan" - changes fan speed to Max/Off.
  • "Raise fan speed"/"Lower fan speed" - increases/decreases the set fan speed one step.
  • "Turn on auto" - activates the automatic climate control system

    The function may vary depending on options/climate control.

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  • "Air condition on"/"Air condition off" - activates/deactivates the air conditioning.
  • "Recirculation on"/"Recirculation off" - activates/deactivates air recirculation.
  • "Turn on defroster "/"Turn off defroster" - activates/deactivates defrosting of the windows and door mirrors.
  • "Turn on seat heat"/"Turn off seat heat" - activates/deactivates seat heating

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  • "Raise seat heat"/"Lower seat heat" - increases/decreases the set level for seat heating one step

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  • "Turn steering wheel heat on"/"Turn steering wheel heat off" - activates/deactivates steering wheel heating

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  • "Sync temperature" - synchronises the temperature for all climate zones in the car with the temperature set for the driver's side

    The function may vary depending on options/climate control.

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  • "Turn on rear defroster"/"Turn off rear defroster" - activates/deactivates rear window and door mirror defrosters.
  • "Air on feet"/"Air on body" - opens the desired air flow.

General commands

The following commands can frequently be used regardless of the situation:

  • "Repeat" – repeats the last voice instruction.
  • "Cancel" – terminates the dialogue.
  • "Help" – starts a help dialogue. The system replies with the commands available in the current situation, a prompt or an example.

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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Voice control language settings

There are various language settings for the voice control system in your Volvo. This article describes the languages available and the language settings possible for these.