Skoda Connect & MY21

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jerrycan321
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Skoda Connect & MY21

Post by jerrycan321 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:13 pm

Hi folks
Just taken delivery last weekend of a Karoq SEL 1.5 Petrol, which seems also be the MY21 release.
Just thought I'd share some observations and I have a question...

There are no SD card slots anymore, but there are now two USB-C ports in the covered console infront of the gear shift. Also no SIM card slot that I can find.

My question is regardiing Skoda Connect - is there a way to make the car 'offline' to the internet?

I'm just wary that my new car is only as secure as Skoda's data services, and if my account is compromised, the location, and the ability to unlock my car is just a click away. If i could hide the car from the Skoda connect, go 'off grid' as it were, I would sleep easier.

Regards
Jerry

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CJJE
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Re: Skoda Connect & MY21

Post by CJJE » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:26 pm

The SIM card (and SD memory card for the Amundsen satnav) must be 'built-in somewhere I guess and not readily accessible.

If you don't want to use Skoda Connect, can't you just not sign up to an account? Or has your dealer done that for you?
Race Blue MY21 Karoq Sportline 2.0TSI ordered 2/6/20 with PS/DCC, Virtual Cockpit, Heated Windscreen, Spare Wheel, etc. Area View added 21/7/20, and order confirmed by Skoda UK 30/7/20.  Build week now confirmed as 12th October.  :D

Datatekniker
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Re: Skoda Connect & MY21

Post by Datatekniker » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:30 pm

Hi,
It is now eSIM you have to use.

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