INCONTROL APPS FAQs -
What is InControl Apps?
Land Rover InControl Apps presents a vehicle optimised, interactive set of well known apps on your vehicle's infotainment screen via a dedicated USB port. Once connected, a comprehensive selection of apps enabling media streaming, cloud based services, location based services and more will be accessible via the vehicle dash mounted touch screen.
How do I purchase InControl Apps?
InControl Apps must be selected when the vehicle is ordered as the hardware can only be fitted at the factory.
Can I buy InControl Apps for my current vehicle?
Currently it is only possible to have InControl Apps on a new vehicle. InControl Apps is selected when the vehicle is ordered, as the hardware is fitted at the factory. Future options are being explored.
What happens when I purchase a second hand vehicle with InControl Apps fitted?
Check your handset compatibility by visiting the owners section of landrover.com. If compatible, install InControl Apps on your smartphone and the InControl Apps feature will be wholly available.
Can I download apps available for other regions?
By changing your region in the Options tab of the smartphone app you will be able to see apps available to users in other regions. You will only be able to download these apps if they are also available in your region. Note: app availability does not guarantee that your language preferences will be available.
How much does InControl Apps cost?
There is a one off cost for the InControl Apps system as hardware must be fitted at the factory. Check with your local dealer for the cost. The InControl App is available free of charge on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Some 3rd party apps may require a purchase or subscription.
Can I have InControl Apps on any Land Rover vehicle?
InControl Apps must be selected when ordering your vehicle as hardware must be fitted at the factory. Check with your local dealer for vehicle availability.
What do I need before I can use InControl Apps?
You will need a vehicle equipped with InControl Apps, a supported smartphone and the USB cable that came with your phone. It is highly recommended that replacement cables are purchased from your mobile phone manufacturer e.g. iPhone Lightning cables from Apple inc.
Are tablet devices supported?
Not at this time.
Is my handset compatible with InControl Apps?
Visit the owners section of landrover.com and follow the steps to see whether you handset is compatible.
Should I update my iPhone Software?
InControl Apps works best with the latest operating software (iOS 8+)
How do I install Land Rover InControl Apps on my smartphone?
Depending on your device visit the Apple App Store or go to Google Play on your smartphone. Search 'InControl Apps' and select Land Rover InControl Apps from the list of results. If unsure, InControl Apps can be identified by the publisher marked as Land Rover and features the Land Rover logo. Select install and accept the permissions to begin installation. Once installed, open the app for a brief tutorial.
Should I download InControl Apps and any updates via Wi-Fi?
InControl Apps and any updates can be downloaded over a 3G connection. Downloading over Wi-Fi is recommended to reduce data costs and ensure a good connection.
How will I know when new apps become compatible?
A list of current compatible apps is regularly updated and automatically shown in the smartphone app.
How do I install a compatible app?
Open Land Rover InControl Apps on your smartphone and scroll through the 'Not installed apps' list until you find the app you wish to install. Depending on your device, selecting this app will take you to Apple's App Store or to Google Play. Download and install as normal. The new app icon will appear in the "installed" section when you next connect your smartphone to your vehicle.
Why aren't all my apps available on InControl Apps?
Only apps that have been through Land Rover's approval process are available to use with InControl Apps.
I've updated my phone and now InControl Apps doesn't work.
Every effort is made to ensure that InControl Apps is compatible with the latest Operating Systems. Try reinstalling the smartphone app on your device.
Will InControl Apps still work when the vehicle is in motion?
For safety reasons, some aspects of InControl Apps are reduced or disabled when the vehicle is moving.
Do I have to create an account to use some apps?
It is strongly recommended that upon downloading any third party application from the Apple App Store / Google Play Store, that the app is opened on the handset first prior to connection to the vehicle. The app may have permissions that need to be approved or an account may need to be created before it can be used in the vehicle
I made a phone call and I had to unlock my iPhone before I could use InControl Apps again. Why?
This is an Apple security feature. When you make a phone call longer than the "Auto-Lock" setting, the phone will lock even when connected to InControl Apps. You can set your iPhone to never "Auto-Lock" by entering: Settings>General>Auto-Lock and selecting "Never". N.B. The "Never" Auto-Lock Setting may not be available in some circumstances e.g. if your iPhone has corporate administrator settings that require a pin code to unlock.
When I connect my phone to the vehicle, I always get a popup on the device to allow the connection. How do I stop this from happening?
On iPhone, this can be avoided by pressing the home button before connecting to InControl Apps. On Android devices, the prompt contains a check-box to avoid future prompts on connections to the vehicle.
Does InControl Apps use Mobile Data?
Yes. It's recommended that any smartphone using InControl Apps has a suitable mobile data plan.
When I use voice interaction, why does my cluster show a phone call in progress?
When you start a voice session, your phone will trigger a virtual phone call (no charge applies) to gain access to the in-vehicle microphones.
Which connection cable do I require?
You will be able to use the USB cable that came with your phone. If you are not in possession of this cable, a USB to Lightning (for iPhone) or USB to Micro-USB (for most Android phones) will be required. It's recommended that a replacement cable is purchased from your phone manufacturer.
Which USB port should I use?
InControl Apps uses a dedicated USB port which is labelled with the InControl Apps icon.
Where should I stow my device when connected to InControl Apps?
Stowage of your device should be near to the dedicated InControl Apps USB port.
Do I need to start the app before connecting to the vehicle?
No, for iPhone if the app is not already running, you will be given a phone prompt to allow the app to open. If using an Android phone, you can select 'Always Allow' when prompted which will forego all future prompts. Remember, your phone will need to be unlocked when connecting . There should be no need for further phone interaction once your device is connected.
My phone is connected and I can see the apps but there's no audio coming through the cabin speakers. How do I connect to Bluetooth?
When connecting a phone, a prompt will appear on the touch screen for "view" and "Bluetooth Settings". In order to access audio through InControl Apps, your device will need to be connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth. By selecting "Bluetooth Settings", you will then be able to follow the prompts to pair your phone. On subsequent connection the prompt for "Bluetooth Settings" will be replaced by "View and Listen" when your phone is Bluetooth paired but not the active audio source. If you still cannot hear any sound ensure your smartphone is paired with the vehicle by following the steps located on the owners section of landrover.co.uk. Also make sure the audio volume on the phone and vehicle is turned up.
InControl Apps is installed on my device but it won't connect to the vehicle
When connecting your phone to the vehicle ensure your device is unlocked, cases or screen covers are not closed (some can auto lock the phone when closed), that all open apps have been closed and the phone is connected to the dedicated InControl Apps USB port (labelled). If this fails to solve the problem, check your device is compatible by visiting the compatability site at landrover.com
Is it possible to have InControl Apps on more than one smartphone?
Yes. Any compatible smartphone with InControl Apps installed will be able to connect to the touch screen. Though only one device can be connected at any one time.
What happens if there is no data connection?
When using InControl services in an area of poor network coverage (e.g. remote, rural areas) the apps will display a pop-up when there is no available data connection for a requested function.
What support is there for queries about InControl Apps?
You can use the existing support channels such as the Customer Relationship Centre (CRC) and your local Dealer.
INCONTROL WI-FI FAQs -
What is Wi-Fi Hotspot?
Wi-Fi Hotspot delivers a 3G Wi-Fi hotspot in your car. Wi-Fi Hotspot enables passengers to connect up to 8 devices to the internet using an in-car 3G connection. It utilises the roof mounted antenna increasing the reliability of continuous connection whilst on the move. It delivers better data connection strength (compared to a smartphone in the vehicle) as the metal structure of the vehicle can restrict data reception. In addition to the hardware fitted to the vehicle, you will have to purchase a mobile SIM card and insert it in the SIM card reader located in your vehicle.
Will Wi-Fi Hotspot provide a continuous Wi-Fi connection whilst on the move?
Wi-Fi Hotspot operates through a mobile phone network. It will deliver a better data connection than a smartphone in the vehicle, but will not operate in areas where no mobile phone network exists.
Do I need a SIM for my Wi-Fi Hotspot hotspot?
Yes. The system requires a separate 3G SIM card with a data plan/allowance to work. The system provides mobile internet in the car for Wi-Fi capable devices such as mobile phones, tablets etc. In many ways it operates in a similar way to a "3G dongle".
What type of SIM do I need to provide?
You need a 3G "Data only SIM card". Sometimes these are called "Internet only SIM" or "Mobile broadband SIMs". This will be a different SIM card to that fitted in your mobile phone.
Does my SIM need to provide a data plan?
Yes, your SIM should have a data allowance for your Wi-Fi Hotspot to work. Voice only SIMs (as used on some mobile phones) cannot deliver data.
Can I use the data from the mobile phone plan that I already have?
This depends on the mobile service provider and type of the plan you have. Some providers offer "shared plans" where you can get an additional SIM for your Wi-Fi Hotspot and attach it to your shared plan. This means that your Wi-Fi Hotspot and your mobile phone consume the data from the shared allowance and you will get 1 bill.
Can I order Wi-Fi Hotspot on its own, or is it linked to other options?
At present Wi-Fi Hotspot is a linked feature with InControl Connect. Wi-Fi Hotspot can only be specified on vehicles fitted with InControl Connect.
What type of networks does Wi-Fi Hotspot operate on?
Wi-Fi Hotspot operates on 3G networks. The majority of UK networks support 3G functionality. Wi-Fi Hotspot is not compatible with 4G.
INCONTROL REMOTE PREMIUM FAQs
ABOUT INCONTROL -
What is InControl?
InControl is a group of "connected" products using mobile and internet technologies which enable connectivity in and outside of your vehicle.
How do I purchase InControl?
InControl products are selected when you order your vehicle, as the hardware can only be fitted at the factory.
Can I buy InControl for my current vehicle?
Currently it is only possible to have InControl on your vehicle if it is selected when the vehicle is ordered, as the hardware is fitted at the factory. Future options are being explored.
What happens when I sell my InControl equipped vehicle?
When selling, trading in your vehicle or transferring ownership of your vehicle privately, you must remove your vehicle from your InControl account. To do this, log in to My Land Rover InControl website and click on ""Vehicule Settings"" on the vehicle dashboard page and on ""Remove Vehicle"" as per the InControl Terms and Conditions.
The InControl Services will be transferred to the new owner of your vehicle for the remainder of the subscription term, subject to new owner completing the InControl account setup.
I have bought a used vehicle, how do I create my InControl account and activate the InControl Services?
If you purchase your vehicle from a dealership, the dealer will assist you with the setting up process. Alternatively start by checking that your vehicle is equiped for the InControl Services. The overhead console of your vehicle should have two flaps which can be pressed open to reveal the SOS emergency call button (SOS icon) and the Optimised Land Rover Assistance button (spanner icon).
If the SOS emergency call button light is illuminated and the Optimised Land Rover Asssitance button light is off then please go to www.Land Roverincontrol.com/owner and follow the steps to create your InControl account and activate the InControl services.
If you notice that the Optimised Land Rover Assistance button light is illuminated please contact your dealer for assistance as you will not be able to link your vehicle to your InControl account.
How do I know if I have InControl on my used vehicle?
The overhead console will have two flaps which can be pressed open to reveal the emergency call button (SOS icon) and the Land Rover Assistance button (spanner icon). If you are in any doubt, please contact your dealer.
How do I create an InControl account and activate the InControl Services?
If you purchase your vehicle from a dealership, the dealer will assist you with the setting up process. Alternatively, go to www.Land Roverincontrol.com/owner and follow the steps to create your InControl account and activate the InControl Services.
How do I know that my InControl Services have been activated?
Once you have successfully completed the InControl setup process your InControl Services will be activated and a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you submitted during the setup process.
Next time you start the engine of your vehicle the lights on the SOS Emergency call and Optimised Land Rover Assistance buttons located in the overhead console of your vehicle should both be illuminated.
How do I add a vehicle to my account?
When signed in to the “My Land Rover InControl” website, you can add a vehicle to your account by clicking on the “Add Vehicle” tab at the top of the vehicle dashboard page and following the steps provided.
How can I terminate my InControl Services?
To terminate your InControl services please go to My Land Rover InControl website, click on “Vehicle Settings” on the vehicle dashboard page and on “Remove Vehicle”.
Please note that your account will remain active even if no vehicle is connected to it. You can also delete your account, if you have no other vehicle linked to it and/or no longer wish to keep it. To do so click on “My Account” tab, select the “Remove Account” section and click on the “Remove Account” button."
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