Car system updates
Car system updates
System updates involve the parts of the car relating to connected car and infotainment. If system software updates are available, these updates can all be implemented at once, or one at a time.
Manage system updates
See the video or instructions below for information about how you install system updates directly from the car.
System updates are managed using the Download Centre app in the application view in the centre display. Pressing the button starts a download application in the bottom home view subview. If no search for available updates has been executed since the last time the infotainment system was started, a search is carried out. No search is carried out if software installation is in progress. An icon in the download application's button System updates shows how many updates are available. Pressing the button displays a list of updates which can be installed in the car.
The car must be connected for system updates to be executed. For information on how to connect the car to the Internet, see Connect to the Internet via your mobile phone (WiFi), or Connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone.
Settings and menus in the centre display vary depending on software version.
Update all system updates
- Select Install all at the bottom edge of the list.
If no list is required, the Install all option can be selected by pressing the System updates button.
Update individual system updates
- Select Install for the required software.
- Press the cross in the activity indicator which has replaced the Install button when download commences.
Note that only the download can be cancelled, the installation phase cannot be cancelled once it has started.
Background software update searches
This function can be disabled via the centre display:
Press Settings in top view.
Deselect Auto Software Update.
If an update is available, the New software updates available message is displayed in the centre display's status field. Pressing the message starts a download application in the bottom home view subview. As soon as the download application is started, an icon in the System updates button for the download application shows how many updates are available.
Background software update searches are enabled when the car is supplied from the factory.
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.
An update can be interrupted when the ignition is switched off and the car is left.
However, the update does not have to be completed before the car is left, this is because the update is resumed the next time the car is used.
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.