Communication when the car is online

Connecting the car

Updated 7/23/2018

Connect the car to the phone via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or with the car's built-in modem*.

The mobile phone and network operator must support tethering (sharing the Internet connection) and the plan must include data.

Note

Data is transferred when using the internet (data traffic), which can have a cost.

Activation of data roaming can result in further charges.

Contact your network operator about the cost for data traffic.

Note

When using Apple CarPlay, it is only possible to connect the car to the Internet using Wi-Fi or car modem*.

Note

When using Android Auto, it is possible to connect the car to the Internet using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or car modem*.

Read Terms and Conditions for Services and Customer Privacy Policy at support.volvocars.com before connecting.

Connecting with Bluetooth

See Connecting a phone.

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Connecting with Wi-Fi

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Activate tethering (portable/personal hotspot) on the mobile phone.

Press Settings in top view.

Press CommunicationWi-Fi.

Activate/deactivate by ticking/unticking the box for Wi-Fi.

Tap on the network name of the network to be connected.

Enter the network password.

If another connection source has been used in the past - confirm the option to change connection.

The car connects to the network.

Note that certain phones switch off tethering after the contact with the car has been disconnected, e.g. when leaving the car and until the next time it is used. The tethering in the phone therefore needs to be reactivated the next time it is used.

When a phone is connected to the car, it is saved for future use. When the maximum number of saved phones (50) is reached, the first connected phones are deleted. To show the list of saved networks or manually delete saved networks, press SettingsWi-FiSaved networks.

For network connection requirements, see the section “Technology and security for Wi-Fi”.

Connecting with car modem*

Only cars with Volvo On Call.

When the car is connected to the Internet via the car modem, Volvo On Call services will use this connection.

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Fit a personal SIM card into the holder under the cargo area floor.

Press Settings in top view.

Press CommunicationCar Modem Internet.

Activate/deactivate by ticking/unticking the box for Car modem Internet.

If another connection source has been used in the past - confirm the option to change connection.

Enter the SIM card's PIN code.

The car connects to the network.


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