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.

Activate an option

After highlighting a desired function/menu bar using the thumbwheel or the TUNE knob, press the thumbwheel/OK to see the next level of functions/options.

Entering text with the character wheel

P3/P4 - Support site - Character wheel
The character wheel.
  1. Highlight a text field.
  2. Press OK to call up the character wheel.
  3. Select the characters using the thumbwheel/TUNE knob and enter them by pressing thumbwheel/OK once.

Typing in using the numerical keyboard

P3/P4 - Support site - Center console overwiew
Numerical keyboard.

Another way of entering characters is to use the centre console's buttons 0-9, * and #.

When e.g. 9 is pressed, a bar appears with all characters1 under the buttons, e.g. W, x, y, z and 9. Quick presses on the button move cursor through these characters.

  • Stop with the cursor on the desired character in order to select it - the character is shown on the enter line.
  • Delete/change using EXIT.

More options

Additional options that, amongst other things, provide more characters and digits, are available in the character wheel's inset menu:

  • 123/ABC + OK - the character wheel switches between numbers and characters.
  • MORE + OK - alternative characters are shown in the wheel.
  • => + OK - moves the cursor to the list on the right-hand side of the screen where selections can be made with OK.
  1. 1 The character for each button may vary depending on market/country/language.

This article is applicable to

  • Car model/model year
  • S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2014 to and including 2018Equipped with Sensus Connect.

  • V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2015 to and including 2019Equipped with Sensus Connect.

  • The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

  • For car models from and including model year 2020, see on-line manual for the model concerned.