Connect to Internet

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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)

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 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

Updated 1/21/2020

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 Internet

There are two ways of connecting to the Internet with Sensus Connected Touch:

Wi-Fi connection from mobile phone

Make sure that your phone supports tethering and that this function is activated. This function is called “tethering” on the iPhone and “personal hotspot” in Android. Follow the instructions on the Sensus Connected Touch screen or in the manual at http://www.parrot.com/sensus-connected-touch under 'Connect to Internet'.

Connection via a 3G/4G dongle

A portable modem (dongle) connected via a USB port gives you a more stable connection to the Internet. If you are connected via a dongle, you can create a Wi-Fi network in the car using of Sensus Connected Touch. This will then allow several people to use the Internet. For information on 3G/4G dongles, see http://www.parrot.com/sensus-connected-touch.

Compatible mobile phones

Mobile phones with functionality allowing them to share Wi-Fi are supported by the system (iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones).

Safety

Sensus Connected Touch is not connected to the safety functions in the car and does not affect any safety systems if the system is subjected to a virus attack.

3G/4G coverage not available

If you are in a place where there is no 3G/4G coverage, the connection is moved to the GSM network instead. This may affect functionality.

The Internet connection is interrupted or dropped

If the Internet connection is temporarily disrupted, Sensus Connected Touch will buffer and music apps playing online will continue to work. If the Internet connection is disrupted for any length of time, you will lose your connection.

You can continue to play music via an SD card or via USB even if the connection is lost. That said, weather information will not be updated and you will not be able to receive traffic information, e-mail or new map data or use Asteroid Market.

Apps affected if the Internet connection is disrupted:

  • LiveRadio
  • Browser
  • Spotify
  • TuneIn
  • Maps
  • Asteroid market
  • Deezer
  • E-mail (you can read and write e-mail, but not receive or send)
  • Weather application
  • iGo connected traffic information will be interrupted.
  • Movie clips

Apps not affected if the Internet connection is disrupted:

  • iGo
  • Service
  • Calculator
  • Video In
  • Gallery
  • Line In

Car model/model year

V40 from and including model year 2013 to and including 2014.

S60 and V60 from and including model year 2011 to and including 2014.

XC60 from and including model year 2011 to and including 2014Model year 2011 applies only to cars manufactured after week 46..

V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2014.

It is possible to install Sensus Connected Touch for model year 2014 and later, but not to cars equipped with Sensus Connect.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

V40 from and including model year 2013 to and including 2014.

S60 and V60 from and including model year 2011 to and including 2014.

XC60 from and including model year 2011 to and including 2014.

V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2014.

It is possible to install Sensus Connected Touch for model year 2014 and later, but not to cars equipped with Sensus Connect.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.


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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.