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

Updated 1/21/2020

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.

Switch off information sharing, Volvo On Call services

Only applicable to Volvo On Call markets.

  1. For S60 and V60 model cars it is possible to disable radio transmission in the settings menu for Volvo On Call.
  2. For the XC90 it is possible to switch off setting for radio transmission under the Volvo On Call menu.
  3. For other models, it is possible to cancel an ongoing Volvo On Call subscription. If the subscription is cancelled, no data will be shared by Volvo On Call. See the Owner's Manual for your car for further information on how to cancel a Volvo On Call subscription or contact your dealer.

Switch off sharing of information for connected car via car modem, P-SIM, Bluetooth or WI-FI

Go to SettingsInternet settings and select "none" as source for internet connection. Note that if you switch off the setting, the car will not be connected to the internet either.

RTI (Road Traffic Information) via RDS-TMC does not share data from your car

For RTI across RDS-TMC, no action is necessary as the system only uses the FM frequency to receive information, not to send. No personal information will be shared from the car.

Car model/model year

V40 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2019.

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2014 to and including 2018.

V70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2016. XC90 from model year 2014.

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 2015 to and including 2019.

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2014 to and including 2018.

V70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2016. XC90 from model year 2014.

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 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.