Use voice recognition

11 Results

Voice control of text messages

Voice recognition allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. reading out text messages from a connected mobile phone.

Voice control of Sensus Navigation: Useful commands

The following commands may be useful when you want to control your navigation system using voice commands.

Voice control of media

You can control the media player in your car using voice control. You can start playback from various devices, start playback of music, select radio station, etc.

Getting started with voice control

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. radio or a connected mobile phone using spoken commands. In cars equipped with Sensus Navigation you can also interact with the navigation system.

Getting started with voice control of Sensus Navigation

If your car is equipped with Sensus Navigation you can use voice control to give spoken commands in order to control parts of your navigation system.

Use voice control

Voice control allows you to voice-activate certain functions in the multimedia system, in the radio, in a Bluetooth®-connected mobile phone or in Volvo's navigation system.

Voice control of the phone

If you have connected a phone to the car then you can use voice control to activate commands for the phone and its functions.

Updating voice control

Updated 11/25/2019

Updating voice control

Volvo is working constantly on improving voice control in your car. You can download files yourself for updating your car's voice control. Updating occurs in two stages using an empty USB memory.

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.

Preparations

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.

Note

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.

Download program

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.

Instructions

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.

P5–1507–AUX USB connectors

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.

Updating tips

  • 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.


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.


Did this help?


Improve your use of voice control

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. radio and media or a connected mobile phone. In cars equipped with Sensus Navigation you can also interact with the navigation system. A few tips that might be useful to bear in mind when using voice control are listed below.

Voice control of the car's climate

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, for example, the climate control in the passenger compartment. Using voice control to control the climate control system means that you can change temperature, activate seat heating or change the fan speed for example.

Voice control language settings

There are various language settings for the voice control system in your Volvo. This article describes the languages available and the language settings possible for these.