Download files and update voice control
You have the option of updating the system to improve your use of voice control in your car. Below is a description of how to download new voice control files and update your system.
The files can be downloaded to an empty USB memory of at least 8 GB. The memory must have one of the following formats: FAT32, NTFS or exFAT.
Not all system languages support voice control. The system languages that do are highlighted with the symbol in the list of available system languages. More information on which system languages are supported can be found at Voice control language settings.
Voice control files are downloaded using a program that is installed on your computer in connection with the download of the voice control file.
Updating voice control files
The relevant updates can be found under the tab for software and downloads. You access the information for the relevant car by selecting your car and model year. Click on the update you want to carry out and then follow the instructions below.
Depending on which system you have, select the download link for either Windows or Mac.
Select "Run" to install the download program.
Click on "New download" to download the file to a USB memory.
You can verify that the download/copying to the USB memory stick has worked correctly before you install the file in the car by repeating steps 1-2 and then pressing on "Check download" in the download program.
Take the USB memory with the downloaded file to your car and switch on the infotainment system.
Insert the USB memory in the USB port. If there are two USB inputs the second one must not be used at the same time.
The position of this port may vary depending on the car model.
The system automatically detects that an update is available and during the update the screen shows how much of the process remains, counted as a percentage.
When the installation is complete a notification is shown advising that the updated file is available after the next restart. The USB memory can now be removed.
If there are any problems with the update, contact your customer support or Volvo dealer.
- An update takes about half an hour and the infotainment system must be on. Use a battery charger or keep the car's engine running while the update is in progress, for example during a journey.
- New voice control files for download are launched twice a year.
Download map updates
You also have the option to download map updates to your car. For more information about how to proceed, see Map download for Sensus Navigation.
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.