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Owner's
Handbook
MINI Connected
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MINI Connected
About this Owner's
Handbook
Starting up
Connection options
Symbols used
> Video/audio adapter for Apple iPod/iPhone*
* Identifies optional extras or specific national-
> USB Snap-in adapter*
market items of equipment, as well as equipment and functions not yet available at the time
of printing.
> Apple USB lead*
Connecting
"..." Identifies menus or options on the control
display or iPhone for selecting functions.
Overview
Principle
MINI Connected integrates iPhone apps into
your car.
> The apps are shown on the car's control display.
1. Plug audio/video lead into the iPhone, see
arrow 1.
> They are controlled by means of the
MINI joystick.
2. Plug audio/video lead jack plug into the car's
AV-IN connection, see arrow 2.
Some of the functions on the iPhone can be used
without a connection to the vehicle.
3. Plug audio/video lead USB connector into
the car's USB interface, see arrow 3.
Please also refer to the information on MINI
Connected in the Owner's Handbook for your
car.
Activating
1. Connect iPhone.
2. On iPhone: select MINI Connected app.
Requirements
> A compatible iPhone: 3GS or 4G
> Compatible software
> Corresponding mobile phone contract
Extra charges may be incurred due to use of
broadband data services.
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Munich, Germany
Not to be reproduced, wholly or in part, without
written permission from BMW AG, Munich.
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3. On on-board computer: "MINI Connected"
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Functions
To enter a space: select the
To delete letters, if necessary:
Web radio
> To delete individual letters:
Turn the MINI joystick to select
press in the MINI joystick.
Principle
, then
> To delete all letters:
Turn the MINI joystick to select
, then
press and hold the MINI joystick.
Enables transmission of internet radio stations.
The reception quality is dependent on the location of the vehicle and the broadband data connection.
symbol.
6. "OK"
7. Select station.
Favourites
You can store up to 50 stations as favourites.
Station search: by location
Opening favourites
Searching for stations in particular geographical
locations.
1. "MINI Connected"
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
2. "Web radio"
3.
3.
"Favourites"
4. Select favourite.
Saving favourites
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Add to favourites"
The currently selected station is saved to the list
of favourites.
Deleting favourites
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Delete from favourites"
The currently selected station is deleted from
the list of favourites.
Station search: A-Z search
Searching for specific station names.
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Search for station"
4. "A-Z search"
5. Select at least three letters.
"Search for station"
4. "By location"
5. Select continent.
6. Select country.
7. Select state/city.
8. Select station from alphabetically arranged
list.
Station search: by genre
Searching for stations featuring specific genres.
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Search for station"
4. "By genre"
5. Select genre.
6. Select station from alphabetically arranged
list.
Station search: in the local area
Searching for stations close to the vehicle's
present location.
Deactivation of search option possible
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Search for station"
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4. "Local stations"
Switching to MINI Connected menu
5. Select station.
When you exit web radio, the system automatically switches to the Radio menu. To continue,
switch to the main menu and select MINI
Connected again.
Station search: MINI Top Stations
Searching for favourite stations and MINI web
radio stations.
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Search for station"
Switching from web radio to iPhone
music player
Music playback starts as soon as a track is
selected or when a different track is selected.
4. "MINI Top stations"
5. Select MINI web radio station or Top Station.
News
Station search: latest results
Principle
Displaying the latest search results
> RSS news feeds can be received.
1. "MINI Connected"
> They are shown on the control display/
iPhone.
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Last search results"
4. Select station.
Similar stations
> Settings/entries are made directly on the
iPhone.
> Read out loud function of voice control system* can be used.
Displaying stations similar to the station currently selected.
Viewing preset news items
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "News"
2. "Web radio"
3. Select news item.
3.
1. "MINI Connected"
"Similar stations"
4. Select station.
Selecting an RSS feed
1. "MINI Connected"
Station details
2. "News"
Displaying additional information on the station
currently selected, e.g. station name, logo,
address or phone number.
3. "Source/RSS feed"
4. Select RSS feed.
1. "MINI Connected"
5. Select news item.
2. "Web radio"
Scrolling is not possible while you are driving.
3.
Changing news item
"Station details"
Sound quality
> Previous news item: select the
Bit rate, format and overall quality can be
selected.
> Next news item: select the
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Web radio"
3.
"Audio quality"
4. Select sound quality.
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symbol.
symbol.
Reading news out loud
> To start reading out loud: select the
symbol.
> To restart reading out loud: select the
symbol.
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> To read out the previous paragraph: select
the
symbol.
> To read out the next paragraph: select the
symbol.
Adding an RSS feed
Settings are entered on iPhone.
1. Unplug iPhone.
6. Connect iPhone.
7. "Twitter"
Reading tweets
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Twitter"
3. Select news item.
2. "MINI Connected"
Changing tweet
3. "News"
> Previous news item: select the
4. "Edit"
> Next news item: select the
5. "+"
6. Select "RSS feed URL" or "Website/URL".
7. Select RSS feed.
8. "+"
Deleting an RSS feed
Settings are entered on iPhone.
1. Unplug iPhone.
2. "MINI Connected"
3. "News"
4. "Edit"
5. Select RSS feed.
Viewing tweet history
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Twitter"
3. Select sender.
4.
"Timeline"
Setting favourite
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Twitter"
3. Select news item.
4.
"Favourite"
6. "Delete"
Sending a predefined tweet
7. "Done"
1. "MINI Connected"
Twitter
2. "Twitter"
3.
"Post tweet"
Principle
4. Select news item from list.
Allows you to display tweets and send predefined tweets from the vehicle.
5.
To do so you must be a registered user on
Twitter.
Retweeting
Logging on
Settings are entered on iPhone.
1. Unplug iPhone.
2. "MINI Connected"
symbol.
symbol.
"Post tweet"
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Twitter"
3. Select news item.
4.
"Retweet"
5.
"Post tweet"
3. "Twitter"
4. "Log into Twitter"
5. Enter user name and password.
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Setting update interval
"Unlike"
The link to the news item is removed from
your profile page.
Settings are entered on iPhone.
1. Unplug iPhone.
2. "MINI Connected"
Navigating through new items
3. "Twitter"
1. Previous news item: select the
4. "Update interval"
2. Next news item: select the
symbol.
symbol.
5. Select interval.
Reading comments on a news item
Facebook
Principle
Allows you to display news and send predefined
postings via the Facebook platform in the car.
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Facebook"
3. Select news item.
4.
"Comments"
To do so you must be a registered user on
Facebook.
5. Select comment.
Logging on
1. "MINI Connected"
Settings are entered on iPhone.
2. "Facebook"
1. Unplug iPhone.
3. "What are you up to?"
2. "MINI Connected"
4. Select predefined news item from list.
3. "Facebook"
5. "Share"
4. "Log into Facebook"
5. Enter user name and password.
Sending a predefined news item
Google™ Send to car
6. Accept the requests for permission.
Principle
7. Connect iPhone.
Destinations selected in Google Maps can be
transferred to the car's navigation system with
the aid of the iPhone.
Manual entry of the destination in the car is not
required.
8. "Facebook"
User name and password are automatically verified.
Reading news
1. "MINI Connected"
Requirements
3. Select news item.
To receive destinations via the iPhone and transfer them to the navigation system:
Active MINI Connected user account.
Rating news item
Selecting the desired destination
1. "MINI Connected"
1. Select destination in Google Maps.
2. "Facebook"
2. Send selected destination to a MINI
Connected user account.
2. "Facebook"
3. Select news item.
4.
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"Like"
A link to the selected news item is shown on
your profile page.
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Transferring destination to navigation
system
Local search for: current destination
1. "MINI Connected"
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Google™ Send to Car"
List of all available destinations. The destination last received is at the top of the list.
2. "Google™ Search"
3. Select destination from list.
4.
"Start guidance"
The destination co-ordinates are transferred to
the MINI navigation system and set as a new
destination.
Requirement: route guidance must be active.
3. "At destination"
4. Enter keyword for places to be searched for.
5. "OK"
6. Select place from list.
Local search for: a different location
1. "MINI Connected"
Dialling the destination's phone number
2. "Google™ Search"
If the destination details include a phone
number, you can dial that number directly from
the MINI Connected app.
3. "At different location"
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "Google™ Send to Car"
3. Select destination from list.
4.
"Call"
4. Enter address of required location.
5. Enter keyword.
6. "OK"
7. Select place from list.
Transferring address to navigation
system
Google™ Search
1. Select desired destination from list.
Google™ Search allows you to search for places
by location. By entering keywords you can
search for nearby places for the following locations:
2.
"Start guidance"
Dialling the destination's phone number
> The current navigation system destination
If the destination details include a phone
number, you can dial that number directly from
the MINI Connected app.
> A location entered manually
1. Select desired destination from list.
> The current location of the vehicle
Local search for: current location
2.
"Call"
1. "MINI Connected"
MINIMALISM Analyser
2. "Google™ Search"
This function analyses how efficiently the driver
accelerates, brakes and changes gear.
MINIMALISM points can be gained by adopting
as efficient a driving style as possible. They indicate how fuel-efficient the current driving style
is in comparison with the average MINI driver.
The number of stars indicates how well you have
rated in the category concerned in the last ten
minutes.
3. "At current location"
4. Enter keyword for places to be searched for.
5. "OK"
6. Select place from list.
Address, phone number and website
address are displayed if available.
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Requirements
Starting a new trip assessment
To be able to make full use of the MINIMALISM
Analyser, your agreement to local storage of the
driving style data on your iPhone is required.
1. "MINIMALISM Analyser"
Confirming data storage
1. On iPhone: "MINIMALISM Analyser"
2. "Settings"
3. "Activate Analyser"
Activating MINIMALISM Analyser
1. "MINI Connected"
2. "MINIMALISM Analyser"
3.
"MINIMALISM Analyser"
A tick is shown as confirmation. The MINIMALISM Analyser then starts assessing your driving
style.
A trip analysis is not stored until you have driven
a distance of at least 5 km. A maximum of 100
journeys can be stored on the iPhone. When that
number is reached, each time a new trip is
stored, the oldest one is deleted.
Viewing high score
1. "MINI Connected"
2.
"MINIMALISM Analyser"
Analysing your journeys on the iPhone
You can analyse your journeys on your iPhone.
1. On iPhone: "MINIMALISM Analyser"
2. "Overview"
In the top part of the screen, you can scroll
through all stored trips.
The number of stars shows the rating in the category concerned. The lower part of the screen
details the average MINIMALISM scores
achieved per km and trip over time.
Sorting the saved trips
1. On iPhone: "MINIMALISM Analyser"
2. "Journey"
The saved trips can be sorted by the following
two criteria:
> The average MINIMALISM score per km.
> The date of the trip.
Selecting a specific trip opens the corresponding
detailed view.
2. "MINIMALISM Analyser"
Online ranking
3.
Once five trips have been stored, you can compare your own high score with other MINI drivers. For that purpose, your average score per
100 km is calculated from your best five trips.
"My High Score"
The following details of the current journey are
shown:
> The absolute MINIMALISM score.
> The average MINIMALISM score per km.
> The mileage for the current journey.
The average MINIMALISM score is not calculated until you have driven a distance of at
least 5 km.
The list below shows the previous trips with the
highest average points scores in descending
order.
Online ranking: viewing the ten best
MINI drivers
1. On iPhone: "MINIMALISM Analyser"
2. "Ranking"
3. "Top 10"
Online ranking: viewing your own
ranking position
Stopping trip analysis
1. On iPhone: "MINIMALISM Analyser"
1. "MINIMALISM Analyser"
2. "Ranking"
2.
3. "My position"
"MINIMALISM Analyser"
The current trip analysis is stopped.
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Deleting saved trips
1. On iPhone: "MINIMALISM Analyser"
2. "Settings"
3. "Delete all data"
Viewing MINIMALISM tutorial on the
iPhone
1. On iPhone: "MINIMALISM Analyser"
2. "Tutorials"
PlugIn
Principle
> Press once and tilt MINI Joystick twice to the
left: opens the main menu.
Controls: Toggle button
> Press once: returns to next higher menu
level on iPhone/iPod.
Controls: MINI Joystick
> Press: select/play/pause.
> Turn: navigate through lists.
> Tilt to the left: skip to the beginning of the
current music track or to previous music
track in the playlist.
This function allows you to play back music on
your iPhone/iPod via the MINI control display. It
is controlled by means of the MINI joystick and
the MINI buttons.
> Tilt to the left and hold: rewind.
Requirements
Deactivating PlugIn
> A compatible iPhone or iPod:
e.g. iPhone 3GS/4G or iPod touch with iOS
4.1 or later.
There are several ways of deactivating PlugIn
and returning to the MINI control environment:
> The MINI Connected app is not necessary.
Deactivating using the Home button
Activating
1. Connect iPhone using audio/video lead.
2. On control display: "MINI Connected"
3. "PlugIn"
4. "Activate PlugIn"
Operation
When PlugIn is activated, the graphical interface
of the connected device is shown on the control
display. As a result, the control functions of the
MINI Joystick and the MINI buttons are different
and remain so until PlugIn is deactivated again.
The PlugIn controls depend on the iOS version
used, e.g. iOS 4.1.
> Tilt to the right: skip to the next music track
in the playlist.
> Tilt to the right and hold: fast forward.
> Press once: returns to Activate PlugIn.
> Press twice: opens the main menu.
> Press once and tilt MINI Joystick once to the
left: opens MINI Connected menu.
> Press once and tilt MINI Joystick twice to the
left: opens the main menu.
Deactivating using the button: change
Audio Source
Press once: switches to audio source last
selected.
Help with problems
Malfunction
Controls: HOME button
> Press once: opens the display menu bar.
In the event of malfunctions or error messages,
proceed as follows:
> Press twice: opens the main menu.
1. Unplug iPhone.
> Press once and tilt MINI Joystick once to the
left: opens MINI Connected menu.
2. Reconnect iPhone.
3. Restart MINI Connected app.
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If the problem persists, proceed as follows:
1. Switch off iPhone.
2. Switch on iPhone again.
If the problem persists, go to the MINI
Connected support page at www.mini.com/
connectivity or contact your MINI Service.
3. Restart MINI Connected app.
Self-diagnosis: connection failed
If the problem still persists, reset the iPhone. To
do so, simultaneously press and hold the following buttons for at least ten seconds:
1.
> Home
> Standby
If the problem still persists, initiate a self-diagnosis.
Self-diagnosis: carrying out
The self-diagnosis tests the connection between
the car and the iPhone.
1. Unplug iPhone, arrow 1.
"Information"
2. Follow the instructions.
If the problem persists, go to the MINI
Connected support page at www.mini.com/
connectivity or contact your MINI Service.
Limitations with iPhone software
version iOS 4.0
> After restarting iPhone: unplug then reconnect iPhone.
What happens if ...
> an incoming call is answered?
The MINI Connected app is closed and then
restarted after the phone call is finished.
There can be delays in the process.
> an outgoing call is made?
The MINI Connected app is closed.
> a video is started?
The MINI Connected app is closed.
2. On iPhone: "MINI Connected"
3. "Info"
4. "Check connection"
5. "Self-diagnosis"
6. Reconnect iPhone, arrow 2.
Self-diagnosis: result
> Successful connection: "Connection OK"
> No fault present: "OK"
> Self-diagnosis failed:
> Fault present: self-diagnosis aborts.
Self-diagnosis: fault rectification
1.
"Information"
2. Follow the instructions.
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