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Just received my Volvo XC 40 recharge A few weeks ago and it’s been amazing. I’ve connected my iPhone XR To the Bluetooth and phone calls are working well. I’m having problems with text notifications. When I receive a text I get a pop up on the Google screen, however when I press play I get Google assistant saying I have to set something up in the notifications tab. I haven’t been able to locate this within The Google system. Has anyone else experienced this? Or fix it? Thanks.
 

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Just received my Volvo XC 40 recharge A few weeks ago and it’s been amazing. I’ve connected my iPhone XR To the Bluetooth and phone calls are working well. I’m having problems with text notifications. When I receive a text I get a pop up on the Google screen, however when I press play I get Google assistant saying I have to set something up in the notifications tab. I haven’t been able to locate this within The Google system. Has anyone else experienced this? Or fix it? Thanks.
I found a nice Polestar 2 video that has a lot of overlap functionally with the P8. Skip ahead to 6:33 and see if that helps:
 

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I got this today. If you pull down from the top of the screen you’ll see a notice about needing to enable notifications. Tap on that and it brings up the setting.

I didn’t think to do it at the time, but try asking google to enable phone notifications.
 

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You need to turn on notifications on your PHONE (not the car) to make this work. on your iPhone:
Settings
Bluetooth
Find the XC40 and click the blue circle “i” far right
Set the “Show Notifications” to ON (green/slide to right)
This should now allow your iPhone to notify the car when you get a new text. When the texts pop up you can play them. When you are standing still you can see them on-screen; when moving, it will only read/dictate them.
 

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You need to turn on notifications on your PHONE (not the car) to make this work. on your iPhone:


This should now allow your iPhone to notify the car when you get a new text. When the texts pop up you can play them. When you are standing still you can see them on-screen; when moving, it will only read/dictate them.
I had to enable it on both sides, but it prompted me on my phone when I initially set up Bluetooth. Not sure why the car didn’t prompt as well.

i was going through the menus today and found where this is controlled on the car. Settings, applications, special app access, notifications access, google assistant, turn the toggle on.
 

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Thanks @goatsweater that is good info. My data was just off a 24-hour loaner XC40-P8 we had a day ago. It was working fine but only after hte iPhone settings i had mentioned, so clearly the car-side already was updated. THx!
 

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You need to turn on notifications on your PHONE (not the car) to make this work. on your iPhone:


This should now allow your iPhone to notify the car when you get a new text. When the texts pop up you can play them. When you are standing still you can see them on-screen; when moving, it will only read/dictate them.
Plus, you can ask Google to "read my text message".
When software update was done on my car, it had remove the notification - so i need to set it back but forgot what I'd done previously ! Everyone thanks for bringing this thread up again !
 
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