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Connect to the internet via Bluetooth connected phone

Create an Internet connection via Bluetooth by sharing your mobile phone's Internet access and access several online services in your car.

Switch connection between personal SIM card and mobile phone

It is sometimes appropriate to switch from connection via a personal SIM card to use of your mobile phone as the Internet connection for your car, e.g. when you are driving in a different country. This article applies to cars equipped with Sensus Connect and Volvo On Call.

Connect to the Internet via your mobile phone (WiFi)

Create an Internet connection via Wi-Fi by sharing your mobile phone's Internet access and access several online services in your car.

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Connect to the Internet via your car modem (P-SIM)

For cars equipped with Volvo On Call, it is possible to establish an Internet connection via a car modem (P-SIM).

Setting the clock

The first time you use the car, or if the current to the car's battery has been disconnected, you may need to make the settings for time and date. It is important that the clock is set, so that the car can connect to the Internet, amongst other things.

Sensus Connect

Updated 9/17/2019

Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect is Volvo's infotainment system that can connect your Volvo to the outside world and provide you with information, entertainment and functions to help simplify your ownership.

Sensus Connect functionality

Sensus Connect has a user interface with several innovative functions such as cloud-based services integrated in the car, improved navigation with 3D maps and free map updates, a local search function and an option to remotely send destination instructions to the car (Send to Car).

With Sensus Connect, the car is equipped with three different displays to give you the right information at the right time and at the right place, without being a distraction.

You also have the option of selecting a car modem (Volvo on CallApplicable to Volvo On Call markets only.) with a Wi-Fi hotspot for a better Internet connection. This means that you do not need to connect your phone, but by inserting a personal SIM card in the Volvo On Call modem the car will connect itself to the Internet automatically.

Web radio, streaming of music via Bluetooth and other entertainment services are possible. Several of the infotainment and navigation functions can be navigated using voice control.

Operate Sensus Connect

Sensus Connect combines and presents many functions in several of the car's systems on the different displays. The centre display is a touch screen that responds to the touch, you can operate the screen even if wearing gloves. Via the centre display, you can customise where and how the information is displayed. The centre display contains a function view with touch buttons for the various systems and functions of the car. Here you can activate or deactivate functions as well as see notifications regarding the functionality of different functions. For more information on how to navigate in the centre display, see Navigating in the centre display.

Available features

Sensus Connect includes the services listed below, amongst others (some services require you to have a subscription).

Services

Sensus Connect gives you access to a range of apps that help you maintain contact with your car and workshop. Sensus Connect also offers apps for updating apps and software in your car. The services that Sensus Connect offers to facilitate your car ownership are listed below.

Car apps

Sensus Connect gives you access to apps for entertainment, navigation and service in the car. You can listen to music, to the radio or to audiobooks while you drive your car. For more information on the apps available for your car, see Car apps.

Note

Available selection of apps may vary depending on the market and on whether the services are supported by Volvo's third party suppliers. One or more apps may not be available on the market in which the car is sold or 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.

System

Sensus Connect


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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.

System

Sensus Connect

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Wi-Fi)

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to create an Internet connection via your mobile phone. For this to work, your mobile phone needs to have support for tethering.

Share an Internet connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot

When your car is connected, it is possible to share your Internet connection so that other devices in the car can use the Internet connection.

Use Wi-Fi Hotspot (Volvo On Call)

Cars equipped with Sensus Connect and Volvo On Call can set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in order to share their Internet connection with other devices in the car.

Connect to the Internet via mobile phone (Bluetooth)

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, it is possible to create an Internet connection via your mobile phone. For this to work, your mobile phone needs to be equipped with Bluetooth® and support tethering.

Character wheel and keyboard

Use the character wheel or the centre console's keypad for typing in and selecting options when you are entering an email address or using the browser, for example.

Use a Wi-Fi connection

If your Volvo is equipped with Sensus Connect, you can set up an Internet connection via Wi-Fi from your mobile phone. This article describes what you need to connect your car to the Internet via your mobile phone's Wi-Fi.

Switch off data sharing and personal information for different systems

For certain car models, individual systems may need resetting, if you do not want them to share data from your car. See section "This article is relevant to" to see if this text is relevant to your car. Note that you will not be able to use your functions fully if some functionality is switched off.

Connect to the Internet via a personal SIM card (Volvo On Call)

To be able to connect to the Internet via a personal SIM card, your Volvo has to be equipped with Sensus Connect and Volvo On Call. When you have created an Internet connection, it is recommended that you disable the PIN code lock so that you can automatically connect to the Internet.

Connect to the Internet with Sensus Connected Touch

The Sensus Connected Touch option allows you to connect to the Internet using your mobile phone or a 3G/4G dongle.