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Smartphone integration makes it possible to connect your Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone and easily and safely use the phone in the car.
The technology allows you to control the functions in your smartphone using the voice function, the steering wheel controls or the car's touch display.
Integrating your smartphone with the car's functions makes it easier to write text messages, make calls and navigate. Smartphone integration also supports other applications that have been downloaded to your smartphone, such as Spotify.1
Thanks to the voice function included in Smartphone integration, you can keep fully focused on the road. The voice function helps you not only to read and write text messages, but also to call contacts in the phone book via voice control.
To use the map application, you can either enter the destination on the car's touch display or state the destination via the voice function.
Facts and advantages
Smartphone integration can be controlled using the touchscreen, steering wheel controls or via the voice function.
To activate smartphone integration, connect your smartphone to the car's USB port.
Your smartphone charges when it is connected to the car via USB.
Smartphone integration offers better sound quality than Bluetooth.
Smartphone integration consists of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The photo shows how smartphone integration looks with Apple CarPlay.
Not suitable for vehicles equipped with Google services.
Function differences may occur between Apple and Android.
Certain applications require the purchase of a subscription in order to work.
Volvo is not responsible for the content/functions of the following applications.
Full coverage of the 3/4G network cannot be guaranteed.
The speed of Internet connections can vary.
Android Auto can only be used in combination with some Android smartphones.
In order to use Android Auto, an application must be downloaded to your smartphone. The application can be downloaded from Google Play.
For more information about which markets support Android Auto:
Apple CarPlay can only be used in combination with iPhone model 5 or later.
The latest iOS version is recommended, but CarPlay requires iOS 8 or later.
Does not work for iPad or iPod.
To use the Siri voice function, the function must be activated on your iPhone. The function is supported in a limited number of languages and countries. Contact Apple for more information.
For the latest updates about which applications CarPlay supports:
For more information about CarPlay:
- Only available in specific markets. Sometimes requires account and subscription to the service.
- Ordered according to separate procedures and downloaded using VIDA.
- If the vehicle only has one USB port in the center armrest, "Installation kit, for vehicles without double USB port in the center armrest" also needs to be ordered and installed. Then install "Application, for vehicles without double USB port in the center armrest" and then "Application, Smartphone Integration