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.
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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.
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For our users in Germany:
You can now receive offers through We Experience.
Use We Park via the handy link in VW Connect.
Elimination of minor bugs
Ratings and Reviews
Nice interface. Prone to freezing of late
1. Freezes when I tap the percentage for a trip for several seconds - tapping the X does nothing.
2. Some encoding issue as the exclamation mark in “Up!” isn't displayed properly.
3. Complains about driving in too low a gear/revs too high: a bit silly seeing as the revs are easily 3k doing 120km/h in 5th gear especially in the Up.
Developer Response ,
Hello Hairy_Back, Thank you for sharing your comment with us. We would like to support you as quick as possible. Therefore, we kindly ask you to provide us via e-mail (email@example.com) with the 17-digit vehicle identification number of your Volkswagen. We will be pleased to support you. Thank you in advance. Greetings from Wolfsburg!
Some bugs still exist
Exporting trips causes a crash every time on the previous and new versions.
Connection doesn't always occur when you get in and start a trip, therefore large amounts of trips can be missed. It suddenly starts recording a trip 10 miles through the journey.
And The latest version appears to have messed with the fuel cost estimates in trips and now it doesn’t calculate anything from my most recent refuelling.
It looks like I have to wait until my next refuelling which is about a week away.
Backup of data fails every time you try you log out. Error message given is to try a more stable connection. That may be fair enough when using cell data on the road, but that is no excuse when it does not work on my 60 down 20 up home WiFi I’m currently streaming HD Netflix shows on.
So still quite buggy.
Developer Response ,
Hello LarkMeanings, Thank you very much for your comment. In order to analyse the mentioned difficulties, we kindly ask you to contact us directly via phone under 00 800 444999 50 or by the support button on the app referring to this review. We will pleased to help you. Regards from Wolfsburg!
I have used this app for about four months now. I have found it very handy for information on things like my driving style, which it analyses and shows you how to improve. It also tells you things like how many kilometres are on the clock and works out your fuel costs.
The interface is a bit all over the place, but in general it works quite well. I think it’s best described as a work in progress.
My big problem with this app is the battery drain it caused. On any day of the week, I this app was using between 28% and 32% of my battery. That’s HUGE!!! That’s 1/3 of my entire battery usage every single day.
I contacted the app support, they were asking me to change settings on my phone that didn’t exist.
Overall, it’s a pretty handy app, but the battery usage is simply too much.
I have now removed the data plug and deleted the app.
Developer Response ,
Dear customer, we apologize that you continue facing difficulties with battery consumption. If the provided advice did not solve this issue, we ask you to contact us again. In this way we will have the opportunity to make a more specific analysis of your case. Please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone (00800 444 999 50 or 0049 - 5361 83899916) Thanks for your understanding in this matter. Greetings from Wolfsburg!
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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- 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.