Volvo XC90 2015-2022 Owners Manual / Media player / Handling text messages

Volvo XC90: Media player / Handling text messages

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A Bluetooth-connected cellular phone's text messages can be handled in the vehicle.

Text message functionality needs to be activated in certain phones. Not all phones are fully compatible and therefore cannot display contacts and messages in the vehicle.

Handling text messages in the center display

Text messages are only shown in the center display if the relevant setting is made.

Volvo XC90. Handling text messages Tap Messages in App view to handle text messages in the center display.

NOTE

When the vehicle is moving:

  • Only one row of the message will be displayed. Tap Read out to have the entire message read aloud.
  • The center display's keyboard cannot be used.

Reading text messages in the center display aloud

Volvo XC90. Handling text messages Tap the icon to have the message read aloud.

Sending text messages in the center display1

  1. It is possible to reply to text messages or create a new message.
    • To reply to a text message - tap the name of the contact who sent the message and then tap Answer.
    • To create a new message - tap Create new. Select a contact or enter a phone number.
  2. Write the message.
  3. Tap Send.

Handling text messages in the instrument panel

Text messages are only shown in the instrument panel if the relevant setting is made.

Reading new text messages in the instrument panel aloud

  • To have the message read aloud, select Read out using the steering wheel keypad.

Dictating replies in the instrument panel

After the text message has been read aloud, it is possible to dictate a brief reply if the vehicle has an Internet connection.

  • Tap Answer using the steering wheel keypad. A dictation dialog will start.

Message alert

Alerts can be activated and deactivated in the text message settings.

1 Only certain phones can send text messages via the vehicle. The connected phone must support the Bluetooth profile Message Access Profile (MAP).

    Handling phone calls

    Handling phone calls in the vehicle for a Bluetooth-connected cellular phone. Generic illustration. Making calls Open the phone tile. Initiate a call by selecting the phone number from the recent calls list, entering the number on the keypad or selecting a number from the phone book (list of contacts)...

    Text message settings

    Settings for handling text messages received through a connected phone can be personalized. Tap Settings in the Top view. Tap Communication Text Messages and select settings: Notification in center display - display text message notifications in the center display's status bar...

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