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Car system updates

System updates involve the parts of the car relating to connected car and infotainment. If system software updates are available, these updates can all be implemented at once, or one at a time.

Car apps

Volvo provides a large range of services, apps and programs to make using your car as enjoyable possible. This article gives an overview of the in-car apps that are available for your car.

Car apps

Volvo provides a wide selection of services, apps and programs that you can use in your car. This article gives an overview of the apps that are available for your car.

Activate data sharing in connection with starting a connected service or app

If you have not activated data sharing for a connected service or downloaded apps, you can do this in connection with starting them in your centre display. The first time you start a service, or after e.g. a factory reset or certain software updates, you must also accept Volvo's terms and conditions for connected services.

Data sharing settings for Volvo On Call

Data sharing for the Volvo On Call service is activated as standard. This means that you do not need to activate data sharing for this service yourself when you buy a new car or after e.g. a factory reset.

Switch off data sharing and personal information for different systems

For certain car models, individual systems may need resetting, if you do not want them to share data from your car. See section "This article is relevant to" to see if this text is relevant to your car. Note that you will not be able to use your functions fully if some functionality is switched off.

Settings for privacy and data sharing are unique to each driver profile

When you start to use a new driver profile, the data sharing settings for the profile are set to the car's default settings and are deactivated.

Downloading and updating apps

Updated 11/25/2019

Downloading and updating apps

When your car is connected to the Internet, you can easily download and update apps directly from the car's centre display. You also have the option to uninstall apps.

Manage apps

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Apps are managed via Download Centre in application view.

The car has to be connected to the Internet to be able to download, update or uninstall apps. For more information on how you connect the car to the Internet, see Connect to the Internet via your mobile phone (WiFi), Connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone or .

All apps used should be updated to the latest version.

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Application view showing the car's apps.

Using the Download Centre app

Download apps

To download an app, see the video tutorial or follow the instructions below.

Open Download Centre.

Select New apps to open a list of apps available but which are not yet installed in the car. Tap on the row for an app to expand the list to view more information about the app.

Select Install to start downloading the required app.

Status for the installation is shown.

A message is displayed if the download cannot be started at present. The app will remain in the list and you can try to install it later.

Cancel download

Press Abort to cancel a download in progress.

Note that only the download can be cancelled, the installation phase cannot be cancelled once it has started.

Update apps

See the video and instructions below for how to update apps.

Note

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

Install all available updates

Open Download Centre.

Select Application updates to open a list of all available updates.

Select Install all.

Updating begins.

Install individual updates

Open Download Centre.

Select Application updates to open a list of all available updates.

Locate the required app and select Install.

Updating begins.

If an app is used while it is updating, it will be restarted so that the update can be completed.

Uninstall an app

Any app in use must be closed for it to be possible to uninstall it.

Open Download Centre.

Select Application updates.

Select Installed applications to view a list of all installed apps

Locate the required app and select Uninstall.

The app will disappear from the list when it has been uninstalled.

Note

Data download may affect other services that transmit data, e.g. Internet radio. If the effect on other services is experienced as disruptive then the download can be interrupted. Alternatively, it may be appropriate to switch off or interrupt other services.

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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Privacy and data sharing

Many connected services and apps need to be able to send and receive information and data. The data sharing function for your connected services and apps is deactivated as standard. To be able to use certain connected services and apps in the car, you must choose yourself to activate data sharing for them.

Updates from the car

Updates for several of the car's systems can be made directly from the centre display when the car is connected to the Internet.

Update apps

This article describes how to update applications (apps) installed in your car.

Activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu

You can activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu in your centre display.