Volkswagen Connect® - Drive smarter
With Volkswagen Connect® you can view your Volkswagen’s most important vehicle information, your digital logbook and additional features directly on your smartphone. Would you like to know where your vehicle is parked? How much your last journey cost? Or when your next service is due? Make your Volkswagen a connected car!
Simply obtain a Volkswagen Connect DataPlug from your local Volkswagen retailer and plug it into your Volskwagen’s diagnostic port (OBD2). Connect the DataPlug to your smartphone via Bluetooth, register yourself in the app and VW Connect will transmit all your important vehicle information to your mobile phone. This works for nearly all Volkswagen models manufactured since 2008.
Volkswagen Connect brings the following features in particular to your smartphone:
Overview of the most important vehicle data, such as vehicle identification number, mileage and fuel tank levels and the date your next inspection service is due.
Your digital logbook records all journeys driven with the option of identifying and exporting business trips.
See an overview of the amount of miles driven and the driving time, fuel consumed and costs of this, breakdown of types of journey (business, private, journey to work) and many other parameters.
Driving style analysis:
This function assesses your driving style per journey and provides tips for more efficient driving.
See where you last parked your vehicle and share your parking space location, e.g. via Whatsapp.
Save all your fuelling actions and automatically calculate the precise fuel costs per journey. This way, you’ll have a constant overview of your fuelling costs in the course of the week or the month.
Service and appointments:
Shows you the Volkswagen authorised workshops nearby and gives you the option of requesting an appointment. In this way, you can easily stay in contact with your preferred authorised workshop
In the case of a breakdown, you have access with just one click to 24-hour breakdown assistance or the Volkswagen service hotline. If a warning light comes on you can find out what it means in the app.
Complete exciting tasks and win trophies in your everyday driving.
In order to access all functions, when starting you need to register in the app with your Volkswagen ID.
For optimal recording of journeys, GPS and Bluetooth must be activated.
Volkswagen Connect is compatible with most models manufactured since 2008. Check to see if your Volkswagen is compatible at https://www.vwconnect.com/gb/en
The Data Plug can be obtained from your local Volkswagen retailer.
You will need iOS version 9 or later.
You should always keep your operating system up to date.
The use of the GPS function may decrease your battery life.
You can now use Volkswagen Connect with your e-Golf, too!
Discover lots of new vehicle values in the revised journey overview.
For our users in Germany:
- We have expanded the insurance offering for you!
- Elimination of minor bugs
Ratings and Reviews
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!
Developer Response ,
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!
ZERO STAR It’s a awful product and App
It’s has been plugged in since day one. I bought my car in jan 2018. And drive to work. My journey is 12 miles each way and work at least 5 days a week. It’s literally only record hand full times each month. Like it is limit to 5 trips a month so it is a pointless device as it doesn’t make sense as without it recording trips what does the app represent 80% of the app comes useless! It have record 35 trips for the last 9months I will do that for a month
My second issue. It need to have my phone gps running to it actually work as car doesn’t have it own gps. Waste of phone battery as it need to run for the whole journey. So you can get out our car with dead phone or low battery so turning of the gps is the only way to stop it. So u need overview of your route or where u parked ur car (thank you google maps or apple maps as they do that without a sweat). Forget it!
3rd issue. Fuel monitoring. It doesn’t do it automatically. Your car knows when it get it fuel but if you don’t input manually in the app it won’t register it. And also if u have the gps it won’t know ur are at a petrol station. So more manually inputting. 4rd issue my oil services has comes up. Tell me to request service appointment. Don’t even work. I tried the whole to make it work. No Chance. And also my logging doesn’t work either. So it is now a 99% useless app and a product. I don’t do not a see any useful for this invention. I will be deleting it!!
Developer Response ,
Hi Dindyks, Thank you for your detailed feedback. We apologise for the inconveniences you have experienced. In order to assist you, please contact us via email at email@example.com or via phone under 00800 444 999 50 / 0049 - 5361 83899916 referring to this review. Best regards!
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.
Developer Response ,
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!
- 201 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Croatian, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, 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.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.