Connect your Volkswagen with your Smartphone
... nobody knows your car now better than you do.
The more we connect, the more we experience.
The more information we gain, the better the knowledge we have.
Advantages through connectivity – VW Connect opens new possibilities for you and your car. Would it not be great if you find out where your car was parked yesterday via your smartphone, how efficient your driving style is, how often you have already refueled this month and when the next service appointment should be?
You do not need much at all, to connect your Volkswagen
with your Smartphone, even if your car is not new anymore.
Because there is now a connectivity solution to retrofit for most of the Volkswagen models from 2008 onwards: The DataPlug is simply plugged into the diagnostic connection of your Volkswagen (OBD-2-connector).
You can get it at your nearest Volkswagen dealership or online via www.vwconnect.com.
And Volkswagen Connect brings you the following functions
to your Smartphone:
- My Volkswagen – Overview of the most important vehicle data
- Trips – Recording of all driven journeys: Logbook function with possibility to mark your business journeys.
- Driving style– Analyze your driving behavior
- Parking space – Shows the last parking position of your vehicle
- Fuel monitor – Overview of the fuel costs
- Service partner – Dealerships in your area
- Assistance call – Direct call in emergencies
- Challenges – Fulfill predefined tasks and win awards
Our developer team is continuously improving the app and adding further functions.
You need IOS from version 9.
In general, you should always have your Operating System on the latest version.
In order to use all VW Connect functions, you need a DataPlug.
The use of the GPS function may reduce your battery running time.
• Integration of schedule overview
• Orientation of profile picture
• Design adjustments
• Elimination of minor faults
Ratings and Reviews
Please don’t waste your time with this.
This is an interesting and possibly useful app that connects by bluetooth to a dongle that plugs into your vehicle diagnostic port.
It monitors your driving style (speed, braking, gear changing etc), route driven, parking location, petrol consumption and all sorts of information that is interesting rather than vital.
For me the big drawback is that the app will occasionally disconnect from the dongle, requiring deleting and re-pairing with my phone. Of course, it can be some time before this malfunction is discovered and during that time no information is recorded. Consequently the data becomes irrecoverably incomplete and the app is unreliable and therefore not of much use.
I must say that, since I originally posted this review, the support from the developer has been excellent. They told me that there was a bluetooth connectivity problem between the app and iOS. iOS has since been updated to 11.3 and I am hoping the problem has been resolved.
Update: I have left the app to run in the background without monitoring for two weeks now. I checked it today and found that it has recorded no information whatsoever. I now believe this app to be unfit for purpose and a complete waste of my time. Don’t waste yours.
Hello Sundazed! We apologise the inconvenience you have experienced, we recommend you also to check if you have the latest app version 1.50.10. However, we will be pleased to support you with this issue, so please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 00 800 444 999 50 / 0049 - 5361 83899916 refering to this review. Greetings from Wolfsburg!
Useful app that seems to work well. The ‘My Volkswagen’ screen is the most useful bit. It is very helpful to know when service is due and the volume of fuel in the tank. Maybe a few more bits of feedback through the OBD port could be added. Possibly telling me if I’ve left the car unlocked or the sun roof open. Will any information relating to fault codes report through the app? Maybe blown bulbs, worn disc pads, low tyre pressure, etc.
Does the ‘My Volkswagen’ screen really need a big circular picture? I’m not sure what to put in it as I know what my car looks like and I certainly don’t want a selfie. Perhaps the picture could be an option. Also, could the important information such as volume of fuel, next service and battery voltage be placed at the top of the list?
‘Trips’ gives a lot of info about each journey although the GPS bit doesn’t work. “Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient GOS data to display your journey in map view”.
‘Driving Style’ and ‘Challenges’ appear to be a bit of a gimmick. It would be interesting to know if the ‘driving style’ analysis recognises when a heavy trailer is being pulled.
I understand that the app can be used for more than one VW which is sensible. However, why is it not available for VW commercial vehicles?
Dear blokey99, Thank you for your positive rating and comments. We will transmit your feedback to our specialised department. However, please feel free to contact us under our service number 00 80044999 50. Have fun using the Volkswagen Connect application! Greetings from Wolfsburg!
Good app but needs improving!
Great app which is great for tracking all car information and having it stored in one place is a handy tool, didn’t realise how many miles I did over periods of time or how my driving style can affect the cost of a journey! The improvement needed is for the challenges. All of my challenges have seemed to stop working altogether. I am completing trips for Checkpoint 100 and have done over 200 journeys now whilst doing this challenge and I still haven’t completed it, same for Night Driver too, many trips done in the specified time limits and it doesn’t progress any further. Annoying as I must have been at 95 journeys when checkpoint 100 stopped working. Please fix this in an update to make sure the challenges work as that is one of the more fun elements of this app. If that gets fixed then it is a 5 star review for me!
Dear James, thank you for your comment. The difficulty with the challenges is already being analysed by our specialized department and will be solved with the next app update at the end of this month. We thank you for your understanding in this matter. Regards from Wolfsburg!
- 164.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Croatian, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Volkswagen AG
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.