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SatNav Software/Maps Update

Post by Chunkyhair » Wed May 15, 2019 8:35 pm

Hi All

I understand how to update maps etc via the Volvo website using USB drive, but does anyone know if the SatNav (s/w & maps) is updated as a standard part of the service with other software updates?

Cheers in advance


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Re: SatNav Software/Maps Update

Post by AnotherXC40 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:18 pm

I'm waiting for my XC40 but I currently drive a V90 which has the same sensus system. I have a 3 Data sim in the V90 which allows for the maps to be downloaded automatically over the 3G/4G network - the sims are £40 for 24 GB and they last for up to 2 years. It works really well and it also enables other features on the maps - i.e. live traffic, the ability to ask to find a coffee shop on route along with enabling spotify and the other apps. The SIM card slot is in the boot next to the spare tyre in the XC40.

You just need to make sure the update option is selected in the menu to use these features on the go - the other option is to connect your car your local WIFI and update the maps that way, but you have to leave the car unlocked for this to work or sit in it for 30+minutes.

Volvo dealers don't update the maps as it takes too long - they will however update the software for the sensus system.
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