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Setting the clock

The first time you use the car, or if the current to the car's battery has been disconnected, you may need to make the settings for time and date. It is important that the clock is set, so that the car can connect to the Internet, amongst other things.

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.

Connect to the Internet via your car modem (P-SIM)

Updated 11/25/2019

Connect to the Internet via your car modem (P-SIM)

For cars equipped with Volvo On Call, it is possible to establish an Internet connection via a car modem (P-SIM).

Connect to the Internet via car modem

Only cars with Volvo On Call.

When connecting using a car modem, Volvo On Call services will use this connection. To set up an Internet connection in your Volvo via car modem, see the video and instructions below.

Connect to the Internet via car modem

Note

The car model in the video is an XC60. The location of the SIM card holder varies for different models.

Instructions

Place a personal SIM card in the holder.

Note

The SIM card must be a mini-SIM model in order to fit into the car's card reader.

The SIM card used should be a card that is intended only for data traffic or a card with a number not shared with another SIM card.

Press Settings in top view.

Press CommunicationCar Modem Internet.

Activate/deactivate by checking/unchecking the Car modem Internet box.

If a different connection source was used previously, confirm your change of connection.

Enter the PIN code for the SIM card.

The car connects to the network.

17w17 - P5 - Support site - Sensus - Connect to the Internet via car modem (P-SIM)

The illustration shows the SIM cardholder for the S90 and V90For V90 Bi-Fuel, contact an authorised Volvo workshop for the installation of a personal SIM card. (left) and XC90 (right).

17w46 - P5 - Support site - SIM-card holder - XC40

XC40 (left), XC60, S60 and V60 (right).

If you experience problems with connecting to the Internet

If the clock has been reset, e.g. after the current to the battery has been disconnected during a visit to a service workshop, you need to set it again before you can connect to the Internet.

In order to set the clock, select SettingsSystemDate and Time in the centre display's top view. Then adjust the time and date by tapping the arrows on the screen up or down.

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.

System

Volvo On Call


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.

System

Volvo On Call


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Connect to the Internet via your mobile phone (WiFi)

Create an Internet connection via Wi-Fi by sharing your mobile phone's Internet access and access several online services in your car.

Character wheel and keyboard

Use the character wheel or the centre console's keypad for typing in and selecting options when you are entering an email address or using the browser, for example.

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.

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.

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.

Connect to the Internet with Sensus Connected Touch

The Sensus Connected Touch option allows you to connect to the Internet using your mobile phone or a 3G/4G dongle.

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.

Share an Internet connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot

When your car is connected, it is possible to share your Internet connection so that other devices in the car can use it.

Connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone

Create an Internet connection via Bluetooth by sharing your mobile phone's Internet access and access several online services in your car.

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.