Downloading and updating apps

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.

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.

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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In-car apps

Related information

Updates from the car Frequently asked questions and answers concerning updates from the car

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