Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Displays and voice control / Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display

Volvo XC90: Displays and voice control / Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display

Characters, letters and words can be entered in the center display by handwriting them on the touchscreen.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Tap the button on the center display's keyboard to switch from the keyboard to handwriting mode.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Space for entering characters/letters/ words/parts of words.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Text field displaying suggested characters or words1 as they are written on the screen (1).

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Suggestions for characters/letters/words/ parts of words. You can scroll through the list.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Space bar. Blank spaces can be created by writing a dash (‒) in the field for handwritten letters (1). See "Writing blank spaces in free-text fields" below.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Delete. Tap once to erase one character/ letter at a time. Wait a moment before tapping again to erase the next character, letter etc.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Return to the standard keyboard layout.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Switch off/on screen tap sounds.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Hide the keyboard. In cases where this is not possible, the button will not be displayed.

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display Change language for text input.

Handwriting characters/letters/words

  1. Write a character, a letter, a word or parts of a word in the field for handwritten letters (1). Write the word or part of the word vertically or horizontally.
    • A number of suggestions for characters, letters or words will be displayed (3). The most likely will be shown at the top of the list.

    CAUTION

    Do not use sharp objects on the screen as this could cause scratches.

  2. The character/letter/word will be entered automatically after a short pause if no other action is taken.
    • The character/letter/word at the top of the list will be used. Tap one of the other characters/letters/words in the list to use it instead.

Erasing/changing handwritten characters/letters

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display

Erase text in the text field (2) by swiping over the handwriting field (1).

  • Characters/letters can be erased or changed in several ways:
    • Tap the desired letter or word in the list (3).
    • Tap the delete button (5) to erase the letter and start again.
    • Swipe horizontally from right to left2 over the handwriting field (1). Erase several letters at once by swiping over the area several times.
    • Tap the X box in the text field (2) to erase all written text.

New lines in free-text fields in handwriting mode

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display

Create a new line by drawing above the characters in the handwriting field as shown in the illustration3.

Writing blank spaces in free-text fields

Volvo XC90. Entering characters, letters and words by hand in the center display

Make a blank space by drawing a line from left to right4.

1 Certain system languages only.

2 For Arabic keyboards, swipe in the other direction. Swiping from right to left will create a blank space.

3 For Arabic keyboards, draw the same character, but in mirror image.

4 For Arabic keyboards, draw the line from right to left.

    Changing keyboard language in the center display

    In order to toggle between keyboard languages, the languages must first be added under Settings. Adding or deleting languages in Settings The keyboard is automatically set to the same language as the system language...

    Changing the appearance of the center display. Turning off and adjusting the volume of the center display system sounds

    Changing the appearance of the center display The appearance of the center display can be changed by selecting a different theme. Tap Settings in the Top view...

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      The App view contains apps that provide access to certain vehicle services.

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