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TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

Record & Send

Record & Send is an in-car app that allows you to record personal voice messages and send them to a selected recipient.

Tips for using Apple®CarPlay®

Updated 1/21/2020

Tips for using Apple® CarPlay®

Here you can find tips that may be helpful when you use CarPlay.

Home button

If you are in an app, you can always press the round white ”Home button” in the lower left-hand corner of the centre display. This button takes you back to the view for CarPlayApple, CarPlay, iPhone, Siri, iOS and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. and available apps.

Voice control with CarPlay

The CarPlay apps can be voice-controlled using Siri. A long press on the steering wheel button starts voice control with Siri and a short press activates the car's own voice control system.

When you have started a session with Siri and if Siri asks for more information, you can give a short press on the steering wheel button for further instructions.

Send/read out messages

Using Siri, you can write/dictate and read out messages. Messages are read out and dictated in the language you selected in the settings for Siri.

When you write/dictate messages, no text will be shown in the centre display, but the text is shown in your iOS device.

Navigation with CarPlay

You can use CarPlay to run navigation in your car's centre display via the "Maps" app installed in your iOS device. When using navigation via CarPlay, there is no guidance in the driver display or the Head-up displayHead-up display not available for the XC40 of model year 2018 onwards., but only in the centre display.

If navigation is started through CarPlay, ongoing native turn-by-turn route guidance will be ended.

General tips

  • Update your iOS device with the latest version of the iOS operating system and ensure that your apps are updated.
  • When you start the car, wait before tapping on the tile for CarPlay on the centre display until CarPlay is connected.
  • If you experience any problems with CarPlay, disconnect your iOS device from the USB port and reconnect it via USB. As a final step, you can try closing all running apps and restarting your iOS.
  • If the apps do not appear when CarPlay starts (black screen), try to minimise and expand the tile for CarPlay. For cars equipped with TV, it is not possible to listen to audio from TV media source when CarPlay is active (expanded).
  • Using apps that are not compatible with CarPlay may sometimes mean that the connection between the iOS device and the car is broken. Information about which apps are supported and which iOS devices are compatible is available on the Apple website. You can also search for CarPlay in App Store to find information about apps that are compatible with CarPlay in your market.
  • CarPlay only works with iOS.

    Apple, CarPlay and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Note

Availability and functionality may vary depending on market.

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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Car apps

Volvo provides a large range of services, apps and programs to make using your car as enjoyable possible. This article gives an overview of the in-car apps that are available for your car.

Stitcher

Cars equipped with Sensus Connect provide you with access to a number of apps. You can use the Stitcher app to listen to a wide range of on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts) in your Volvo.

Updating Gracenote®

Volvo is constantly working to keep your car up to date. It is therefore a good idea to update Gracenote® at regular intervals. Updating occurs in two stages using an empty USB memory.

Using Apple®CarPlay®

By connecting an iOS device to your car you can, amongst other things, listen to music, make calls, send and receive messages, as well as use selected apps. The functions can also be voice-controlled using Siri.

Car apps

Volvo provides a wide selection of services, apps and programs that you can use in your car. This article gives an overview of the apps that are available for your car.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you access them from your car.

CarPlay®

CarPlay makes it possible to control many of the functions available in your iOS device via the car's centre display. Here you can read about CarPlay and what you should know before you start using the function.

Pair a Bluetooth® device with your Volvo

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) from a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet) to your Volvo.

Pair your Volvo with a Bluetooth® device

When you connect a Bluetooth® device you can do this from either the device or your Volvo. This article describes how to set up a connection (pair) between your Volvo and a Bluetooth® device (e.g. mobile phone or tablet).

TuneIn

TuneIn is an Internet radio service which can be used in cars equipped with Sensus Connect. TuneIn offers more than 100,000 global live radio stations from all continents and has more than two million on-demand programmes (e.g. podcasts, shows and interviews).

Tips for using Android Auto

Here you can find tips that may be helpful when you use Android Auto.

Gracenote®

Gracenote® identifies, analyses and sorts music to facilitate playback, navigation and scrolling through your music library.

Spotify

You can use the Spotify app in your Volvo to listen to music whenever you want, provided that the car has an Internet connection.

Rdio is discontinued

The Rdio app is no longer available from the supplier.

Using TuneIn

The Internet radio service TuneIn has several different functions. You can, for example, play local radio, add favourites or store shortcuts to radio stations. This article describes how you use these services and how you can access them from your car.