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Navigate in the centre display

Description of the car's centre display and how to navigate in it

Use the Book service and repair service

The "Book service and repair" service allows you to manage service, repair and appointment information directly in your Internet-connected car.

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.

WikiLocations

The WikiLocations app allows you to read Wikipedia articles related to your car's position and destination. WikiLocations can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

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.

Weather

The Weather app can provide you with weather information in the car's local area or in a selected location. Weather can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you can access them from your car.

Common problems with the Book service and repair service

A number of error messages may be shown when using the "Book service and repair" service from the car. This article describes problems which may occur and what error messages may then be shown.

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.

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.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you access them from your car.

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Send destination to the car via Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo. You can send destinations from your browser in a computer or via the Volvo On Call app. To use this function, your car must be equipped with Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation, and there must be a Volvo ID registered to the car. To use the function via the Volvo On Call app, your car also has to be equipped with Volvo On Call.

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.

Weather

The Weather app provides you with weather information in the car's local area or in a selected location. Weather can only be used if the car is equipped with Sensus Navigation.

Frequently asked questions and answers concerning updates from the car

In an online connected car it is possible to update several of the car's systems directly from the centre display.

Stitcher

Cars equipped with Sensus Connect provide you with access to a number of apps. You can use the Stitcher app to listen to a wide range of on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts) in your Volvo.

Copying music to the car's hard disk

You have the option to copy music to the hard disk in your car from a disc or a USB memory.

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.

Book service and repair service

The "Book service and repair" service allows you to manage service, repair and booking information directly in your Internet-connected car.

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo from your web browser at home. In the markets where Volvo On Call is available, you can also send destinations via the Volvo On Call app. The maps can be downloaded from www.here.com.

Restore settings in settings view

All changed settings can be restored to their default values at once in settings view. It is recommended that you do this before you sell your car.

TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and has more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

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.

Rdio is discontinued

The Rdio app is no longer available from the supplier.

Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo from your web browser at home. In the markets where Volvo On Call is available, it is also possible to send destinations via the Volvo On Call app. The maps can be downloaded from www.here.com.

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Wi-Fi)

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to create an Internet connection via your mobile phone. For this to work, your mobile phone needs to have support for tethering.

Updated appearance of warning messages for Pilot Assist, cruise control, adaptive cruise control and speed limiter

With the software update released in May 2018, the appearance of certain warning messages has been updated for the following functions, Pilot Assist, cruise control (CC), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter(SL).

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.

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.

Installation and use of Google Local Search

You can install and use the Google Local Search app via your Volvo's centre display. Using the app you can, amongst other things, search for restaurants, hotels and petrol stations in the vicinity of the car and along a route.

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.

Find Fuel

The Find Fuel app allows you to find petrol stations near to your car while you drive. Find Fuel can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

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.

WikiLocations

Using the WikiLocations app, you can read Wikipedia articles that are related to your car's position and destination.

Glympse

You can use the Glympse app to share your position with others so that they can find out where you are going and when you are expected to arrive there. Glympse can only be used if the car is equipped with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

Google Local Search

Using the Google Local Search app you can search for restaurants, hotels and petrol stations and a lot more along your route directly in Volvo's centre display.

Playing back music from an external source

You can connect your own source to play back music using the car's USB port.

Yelp

You can use the Yelp app to find local companies (e.g. restaurants or shops) and read other users' ratings and reviews of companies near to you. Yelp can only be used if the car is fitted with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

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).

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.

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.

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Bluetooth)

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to create an Internet connection via your mobile phone. For this to work, your mobile phone needs to be equipped with Bluetooth® and support tethering.

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.

Book service and repair service

The "Book service and repair" service allows you to manage service, repair and appointment information directly from your Internet-connected car. This article describes the service, as well as what you need to do before you can start to book service and repair from 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.

Yelp

You can use the Yelp app to find local companies (e.g. restaurants or shops) and can read other users' ratings and reviews of companies near to you. Yelp can only be used if the car is fitted with both Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation.

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.

TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

Use a Wi-Fi connection

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, you can set up an Internet connection via Wi-Fi from your mobile phone. This article describes what you need to connect your car to the Internet via your mobile phone's Wi-Fi.

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.

Update maps directly from the car

If your car is connected to the Internet, the maps can be updated directly from the 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.

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.

Sensus Connect Interactive Guide

Using Volvo's Sensus Connect Interactive Guide you can get to know Sensus Connect in your computer.

Using Local Search

Local Search is an app which can help you to find e.g. restaurants, hotels, petrol stations and lots more by searching online from your Internet-connected Volvo (Local Search is only available for cars equipped with Sensus Connect and Sensus Navigation).

Local Search

Local Search is an app which can help you to find e.g. restaurants, hotels, petrol stations and lots more by searching online from your Internet-connected Volvo (Local Search is only available for cars equipped with Sensus Connect or Sensus Navigation).

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.

Using Send to Car

Send to Car allows you to send map destinations to your Volvo from your web browser at home. In the markets where Volvo On Call is available, there is also the option to send destinations via the Volvo On Call app to your car. To use the function, your car has to be equipped with Sensus Navigation.

Delete user data from your Volvo

If you are going to sell a Volvo which is equipped with Sensus Connect, you should delete all personal data from the car and restore the car to its original factory settings.

Updated centre display

With the Sensus Connect upgrade, available from May 2017, the centre display in your Volvo has been given a new and intuitive appearance. Navigation, the media player, home view and settings have all been updated. Buttons used frequently have been emphasised to enhance clarity.