Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Media player / Using Apple® CarPlay®

Volvo XC90: Media player / Using Apple® CarPlay®

(Option/accessory.)

To use CarPlay1, the Siri voice control must be activated in your iOS device. The device must also have an Internet connection via Wi- Fi or a mobile network for all functions to work.

Connecting an iOS device and starting CarPlay

NOTE

CarPlay can only be used if Bluetooth is disabled. A cell phone or media player connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth will therefore not be available when CarPlay is active. An alternative source must be used to provide an Internet connection for the vehicle's apps. Use Wi-Fi or the vehicle's integrated modem.

To start CarPlay from an iOS device that has not previously been connected:

  1. Connect an iOS device that supports CarPlay to the USB port. If there are two USB ports, use the one with the white frame.
  2. Read the terms and conditions and then tap Accept to connect.
    • The CarPlay tile will open and compatible apps will be displayed.
  3. Tap the desired app.
    • The app will start up.

Starting CarPlay

To start CarPlay from an iOS device that has previously been connected:

  1. Connect an iOS device to the USB port. If there are two USB ports, use the one with the white frame.
    • If the auto start setting is selected – the name of the device will be displayed. The CarPlay tile will open automatically when Home view is displayed when the iOS device is connected.
  2. If the CarPlay tile does not open automatically, tap the name of the device. The CarPlay tile will open and compatible apps will be displayed.
  3. If any other app is active in the same tile, tap Apple CarPlay in App view.
    • The CarPlay tile will open and compatible apps will be displayed.
  4. Tap the desired app.
    • The app will start up.

CarPlay will run in the background if another app is started, or is already active when the device is connected, in the same view. To display CarPlay in the tile, tap the CarPlay icon in App view.

Switching connection between CarPlay and iPod

CarPlay to iPod

  1. Tap Settings in the Top view.
  2. Proceed to Communication Volvo XC90. Using Apple® CarPlay® Apple CarPlay.
  3. Uncheck the box for the iOS device that should no longer start CarPlay automatically when the USB cable is connected.
  4. Remove and then reinsert the iOS device into the USB port.
  5. Open the iPod app from App view.

iPod to CarPlay

  1. Tap Apple CarPlay in App view.
  2. Read the information in the pop-up window and then tap OK.
  3. Remove and then reinsert the iOS device into the USB port.
    • The Apple CarPlay tile will open and compatible apps will be displayed2.

1 Availability may vary depending on market.

2 Apple, CarPlay, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

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