Contents
Owner's Manual
A-Z
The Ultimate
Driving Machine®
NAVIGATION AND
INFOTAINMENT.
OWNER'S MANUAL.
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User's manual for Navigation, Entertainment, Com‐
munication
Thank you for choosing a BMW.
The more familiar you are with the systems of your BMW, the
more easily you will be able to take full advantage of them. We
therefore strongly suggest:
Read this Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW.
Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It con‐
tains important information on the operation of your navigation,
entertainment and communication systems that will help you
make full use of the technical features they offer.
Any updates made after the editorial deadline can be found in
the appendix of the printed Owner's Handbook for the Vehicle.
Supplementary information can be found in the additional bro‐
chures in the onboard literature.
We wish you a safe and enjoyable ride
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Contents
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 94.
Navigation
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Overview
Destination input
Trip
Map
Adjusting
Split screen
Traffic bulletins
Navigation data
What to do if...
Entertainment
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General information
Tone
Radio
Audio
Video
Rear audio remote control
Rear entertainment
Communication
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Telephone
WLAN hotspot
ConnectedDrive
Reference
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Navigation
This chapter contains various examples of how
the navigation system can guide you reliably to
your destination.
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Navigation
Overview
Overview
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
WARNING
There can be deviations between the
current traffic situation and details of the navi‐
gation instructions, e.g. changed streets or
road construction. There is risk of an accident.
The respectively-valid traffic rules take prece‐
dence.◀
General information
The navigation system can determine the pre‐
cise position of the vehicle with the aid of sat‐
ellites, and can reliably guide you to every en‐
tered destination.
Navigation data are stored in the vehicle and
can be updated from an USB device.
Starting navigation system
1.
Press button on the controller.
2. "Navigation"
Information
WARNING
Operating the integrated information
system and communication devices while driv‐
ing can distract from traffic. It is possible to
lose control of the vehicle. There is risk of an
accident. Only use the systems or devices
when the traffic situation allows. If necessary
stop and use the systems and devices while
the vehicle is stationary.◀
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Destination input
Navigation
Destination input
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
4. Move controller to the right to select the
town/city from the list.
5. If necessary, enter the street.
6. Select the street as you would the city.
7. If necessary, enter a house number.
8.
Select the symbol.
9. Select a house number or range of house
numbers from the list.
Starting destination guidance
"Start guidance" or
Entering destination via
address
General information
Destination guidance is started to the town/
city center if no street is entered.
Selecting the state/province
1. "Navigation"
2. "Enter address"
Adding an intermediate destination, refer to
page 14.
Last destinations
General information
The destinations previously entered are stored
automatically.
Calling up destination from last
destinations
3. "State/Province?"
4. Move controller to the right to select the
country from the list.
1. "Navigation"
Entering the address
3. Select the destination.
The concept
Deleting the last destinations
2. "Recent destinations"
The address can be entered in any order.
1. "Navigation"
An example: entering the address via
the town/city
3. Highlight the destination.
1. "City?"
4.
2. Enter the town/city.
5. "Delete destination" or "Delete all recent
destinations"
The list is narrowed down further with each
entry.
3.
2. "Recent destinations"
Press button.
Select the symbol.
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Navigation
Destination input
Quick search
▷ Complete addresses can be entered in a
single command.
General information
▷ Countries, towns and cities, streets, and
intersections can be said as whole words
or spelled in the language of the system.
Depending on the equipment, points of inter‐
est and addresses can be searched for by en‐
tering a sequence of letters or in the navigation
data stored in the vehicle.
All entries are displayed that include this text
string.
It is possible to search by town/city and street.
To do this enter a text string for the town/city,
then a space and a text string for the street
name.
Calling up quick search
1. "Navigation"
"Quick search"
Select the symbol.
Results are displayed in a list.
6. Move the controller to the right.
7. Select desired destination.
Destination entry by voice
General information
▷ Instructions for the voice activation sys‐
tem, see vehicle Owner's Manual.
▷ When making a destination entry by voice,
you can change between voice operation
and iDrive.
▷ To have the available voice commands
read out loud: ›Voice commands‹ or ›Help‹.
Saying the entries
▷ To enter an address by voice, the system
language must be set to the respective
country language.
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▷ The options available for entering data de‐
pend on the navigation data and the coun‐
try and language settings.
Entering an address in a command
Press button on the steering
wheel.
4. Enter at least three letters or characters.
5.
▷ Say the letters smoothly, and avoid exag‐
gerating the pronunciation and inserting
lengthy pauses between the letters.
1.
2. "More input options"
3.
▷ Spell the entry if the spoken language and
the language of the system differ.
2. ›Enter destination‹
3. Wait for a request from the voice activation
system.
4. Say the address in the suggested order.
5. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the voice activation system.
If necessary, individually name the separate
components of the address, e.g., the town/city.
Home address
Using the home address as the
destination
The home address must be stored.
1. "Navigation"
2. "More input options"
3.
"Home address"
Defining the home address
1. "Navigation"
2. "More input options"
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Destination input
3.
"Set home address"
4. Enter the address and possibly a name and
further details.
3. Select a suggestion.
A list of the Points of Interest is displayed.
4. "Search area"
The search location can be modified as
needed.
Changing the home address
The home address is stored in the contacts
and can there be changed. Edit contacts, refer
to page 78.
Navigation
5. Select a Point of Interest.
Details are displayed.
6. Select the address.
Points of Interest
General information
Points of Interest are points of interest that can
be helpful while driving. Points of Interest, such
as restaurants, hotels, or gas stations, can be
added as destinations. Even with the most cur‐
rent navigation data, information regarding
particular individual destinations may have
changed. For instance, certain gas stations
may not be operating.
Find Points of Interest
Calling up Points of Interest
1. "Navigation"
Keyword search
1. "Keyword search"
2. Enter a search term.
3.
Select the symbol.
It is searched for Points of Interest at the
current location.
A list of the Points of Interest is displayed.
The points of interest are sorted by dis‐
tance.
4. "Change location and sorting": the search
can be adjusted if needed.
▷ "Location": Change search location.
▷ "Sort by:": Change sorting.
2. "More input options"
3.
7. If necessary, "Start guidance"
"Points of Interest"
4. Select desired setting.
5. Select a Point of Interest.
Details are displayed.
6. Select the address.
▷ "Online search": search for Points of
Interest in the Internet.
7. If necessary, "Start guidance"
▷ "Keyword search" or "Category
search": search for Points of Interest in
the navigation data stored in the vehi‐
cle.
Category search
▷ Search via preferred Points of Interest
categories.
1. "Category search"
2. "All categories" or select preferred Point of
Interest category.
It is searched for Points of Interest at the
current location.
3. A list of the Points of Interest is displayed.
Online Search
1. "Online search"
2. Enter the keyword.
Suggestions are displayed.
The points of interest are sorted by dis‐
tance.
4. "Change location and filter": adjust the
search criteria if needed:
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Navigation
Destination input
▷ "Location": Change search location.
Contacts with addresses are displayed if
these have been checked as destinations
from among the Contacts. Check the ad‐
dress as a destination, refer to page 78.
▷ "Sort by:": Change sorting.
▷ If necessary, select category details.
▷ "Keyword": narrow down the list via a
keyword search.
5. "Show results"
6. Select a Point of Interest.
4. Select a contact.
5. Select the address.
6. "Start guidance"
Details are displayed.
8. If necessary, "Start guidance"
Destination entry using GPS
coordinates
Preferred Point of Interest categories
The concept
Those Point of Interest categories are dis‐
played which have been most frequently
sought after.
Destinations can also be entered directly using
GPS coordinates.
7. Select the address.
Select a preferred point of interest category in
order to search for points of interest in the de‐
sired category in your current location.
Displaying Points of Interest on the
map
The Point of Interest categories can be dis‐
played on the map as symbols.
Enter the coordinates in degrees, minutes and
seconds or as decimal values.
Open
1. "Navigation"
2. "More input options"
3.
"GPS coordinates"
4. "Format"
▷ "Degrees Minutes Seconds"
Select categories:
▷ "Decimal"
1. "Navigation"
5. "Longitude" or "Latitude"
2. "Settings"
4. "Map elements"
6. Turn the controller until the desired degree
indication or point of the compass is dis‐
played.
5. "Points of Interest"
7. Press the controller.
6. Select desired setting.
8. Enter the values for minutes and seconds
and point of compass if needed.
3. "Map settings"
The display in the function bar of the map view
can be switched on and off, refer to page 20.
9. "Accept destination"
Selecting a destination from
the contacts
Destination entry via
Concierge service
1. "Navigation"
Concierge service provides information e.g.
about hotels and restaurants. Addresses can
2. "More input options"
3.
"Contacts"
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Destination input
Navigation
be transmitted directly to the navigation sys‐
tem.
1. "Navigation"
2. "More input options"
3.
"Concierge"
A voice connection to the Concierge service is
established.
Destination entry by map
The concept
Destinations can be directly selected on the
map.
Selecting the destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "More input options"
3. "Select on map"
4. Select the destination with crosshairs.
▷ To change the scale: turn the control‐
ler.
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in
the required direction.
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the
controller in the required direction and
turn it.
5. Press the controller.
6. "Accept destination"
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Navigation
Trip
Trip
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Alternatively, the intermediate destination can
also be entered using the map:
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Guidance"
4. "Add intermediate destination"
5. Select the type of destination entry.
6. Enter the intermediate destination.
The intermediate destination is entered in the
destination list and is highlighted.
General information
When planning a trip, several intermediate
destinations can be entered.
1. Enter desired intermediate destination.
2.
New trip
"Start guidance"
Storing a trip
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Move the controller to the left if needed.
4.
Starting the trip
"Guidance"
Up to 30 trips can be stored in the trip list. If
necessary, delete existing trips to be able to
store new trips.
5. "Enter new destination"
1. "Navigation"
6. Select a single destination.
2. "Map"
7. Enter the intermediate destination.
3.
"Guidance"
4. "Save trip"
Entering intermediate
destinations
5. Enter the name.
6.
Select the symbol.
Before entering an intermediate destination, an
individual destination must be set.
Selecting a stored trip
A maximum of 20 intermediate destinations
can be entered for one trip.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Trips"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Add intermediate destination"
3. Select the type of destination entry.
4. Enter the intermediate destination.
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3.
"My trips"
4. Select a stored trip.
5. "Accept trip" or "Start guidance"
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Trip
Editing intermediate
destinations
1. "Navigation"
Exporting trips
Stored trips can be exported onto an USB de‐
vice.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
Navigation
2. "Trips"
"Guidance"
4. Select an intermediate destination.
5. Select desired setting.
▷ "Skip destination": Skip intermediate
destination.
▷ "Change order": move an intermediate
destination to another position in the
list.
3. Highlight the desired trip.
4.
Press button.
5. "Export trip (USB)" or "Export all trips
(USB)"
▷ "Delete destination": Delete intermedi‐
ate destination.
Deleting a stored trip
1. "Navigation"
2. "Trips"
3.
"My trips"
4. If necessary, highlight the desired trip.
5.
Press button.
6. "Delete all trips" or "Delete trip"
Calling up the last trip
The last trip is automatically stored and can be
called up again.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Trips"
3. "Last trip created"
4. Select a further intermediate destination if
needed.
5. "Accept trip" or "Start guidance"
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Navigation
Map
Map
Vehicle features and options
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Status field
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
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For operation via touch screen: display cur‐
rent location
Function bar
Symbol
Function
Start/end destination guid‐
ance.
Switching spoken instructions
on and off.
Opening the map
Change current route.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
Traffic bulletins.
The map can also be accessed directly
with the button on the controller.
Detour available.
Display additional information
on map.
Overview
Select the map view.
Map view
Interactive map.
To change to the function bar, move the con‐
troller to the left.
Status field
The following information is displayed:
▷ Symbol for active destination guidance.
▷ Time of arrival and distance to destination.
1
Function bar
2
Route section with traffic obstruction
3
Traffic sign for traffic obstruction
4
Planned route
5
Current location
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▷ If necessary, time delay due to traffic ob‐
structions.
Lines in the map
Streets and routes are displayed in different
colors and styles depending on their classifica‐
tion.
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▷ Dashed lines: railways and ferry connec‐
tions
Spoken instructions
▷ Thin lines: country borders
Switching on/off
Traffic obstructions
The setting is stored for the drive profile cur‐
rently used.
If traffic information of a radio station or a traf‐
fic information service is received, traffic in‐
structions can be displayed on the map.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
"Voice instructions"
3.
Destination guidance
About iDrive:
Starting
1. "Navigation"
1. "Navigation"
2. Enter the destination, refer to page 9.
3.
Repeat
"Start guidance"
After the route has been started, a message is
displayed with the most important set route
criteria.
2. "Map"
3. Press the controller.
4. "Repeat voice instruction"
Using the button:
Press button twice.
Exit
1. "Navigation"
Volume
2. "Map"
Turn the volume button during the spoken in‐
structions until the desired volume is set.
3. Move the controller to the left.
4.
Select the symbol.
5. "Stop guidance"
Storing the current destination as
contact
After entering the destination, store the desti‐
nation in the contacts.
1. "Navigation"
4.
Changing the route
Route criteria
2. "Map"
3.
Store on Favorites buttons
The function for switching the spoken instruc‐
tions on/off can be stored on a programmable
memory button for quick access.
"Guidance"
General information
Press button.
The route calculated can be influenced by se‐
lecting certain criteria.
5. "Save as contact" or "Add to contact"
6. Select an existing contact, if available.
Information
7. Enter name and if necessary additional de‐
tails.
The recommended route may differ from the
route you would take based on personal expe‐
rience.
8. "Save contact in the vehicle"
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Navigation
Map
The setting is stored for the drive profile cur‐
rently used.
Online alternative routes
General information
Standard settings for route criteria
The route criteria can be individually adjusted.
The settings are stored as standard and auto‐
matically applied to new destination guidan‐
ces.
Default settings for route, refer to page 23.
With destination guidance active:
changing route criteria in the map
view
Online alternative routes are online transmitted
to the vehicle.
Information on traffic disruptions and forecasts
are taken into account for this.
Symbol indicates online alternative routes.
Activate/deactivate online alternative
routes
If destination guidance is active, the route cri‐
teria for the current destination can be
changed in the map view:
If the dynamic destination guidance has been
activated along with the online alternative
routes, available online alternative routes are
automatically adopted in the destination guid‐
ance.
1. "Navigation"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
2. "Settings"
"Route"
3. "Route settings"
4. Select desired setting.
4. "Online routes"
5. If necessary, select general routine criteria:
"General route settings"
Route
Alternative routes
General information
If possible, alternative routes are suggested
during active route guidance.
During destination guidance, more detailed in‐
formation to the current route can be displayed
and/or the route can be adjusted.
"Route"
1.
An overview showing the current route and
the suggested alternative routes is dis‐
played. In addition, details such as travel
time and route length, and information
about fuel consumption for the alternative
routes compared with the current route
may be displayed if required.
The routes are shown in color on the split
screen.
2. Select an alternative route in order to take
it over into the destination guidance.
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Depending on the equipment, different views
of the route are available during destination
guidance:
▷ List of route sections.
▷ Map view, refer to page 16.
▷ Destination guidance notes on the map,
refer to page 21.
▷ Arrow view in the split screen, refer to
page 26.
▷ Arrow view in the instrument cluster.
▷ Arrow view in the Head-up Display.
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Map
Displaying list of route sections
When destination guidance is activated, a list
of route sections can be displayed. The dis‐
tance to be driven per route section is dis‐
played.
If needed, gas station recommendations are
displayed as well.
1. "Navigation"
Changing the route
The concept
With active destination guidance, the route
displayed on the map can be adjusted man‐
ually. To do this, drag the route using a mark‐
ing point on the route, the so-called route
magnet, in the desired direction.
2. "Map"
Setting a route magnet
3. "Route"
1. "Navigation"
4. "Route details"
2. "Map"
5. Highlight route section.
3. "Route"
The route section is displayed on the split
screen.
Bypassing a section of the route
Calculate a new route for a route section.
4.
6. Route magnet as with the interactive map,
use controller drag the route magnet to the
desired location:
▷ To change the scale: turn the control‐
ler.
2. "Map"
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in
the required direction.
3. "Route"
"Change route"
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the
controller in the required direction and
turn it.
5. "Detour:"
6. Turn controller until the desired distance
within which you would like to return to the
original route is displayed.
7. Press the controller.
Resuming the original route
If the route section should no longer be by‐
passed:
1. "Navigation"
8. "Accept magnet"
Editing a route magnet
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. "Route"
"Change route"
5. Select desired setting.
3. "Route"
"Change route"
5. "Delete detour"
7. Press the controller.
4.
2. "Map"
4.
"Change route"
5. "Add route magnet"
1. "Navigation"
4.
Navigation
▷ "Modify route magnet": modify
changed route once more.
▷ "Remove route magnet": the original
route is restored.
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Navigation
Map
Simulating destination guidance
Gas station recommendations are displayed in
the Route list, refer to page 19.
The concept
While the vehicle is stopped and destination
guidance is active, driving on the route can be
simulated.
Open
"Refuel"
1.
A list of the gas stations is displayed.
2. Highlight a gas station.
Open
The location of the gas station is displayed
on the split screen.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Select the gas station.
3. "Route"
Select the symbol.
4.
4. "Route flyover"
The route is displayed on the map.
Functions and settings
Move the controller to the left to call up addi‐
tional functions and settings.
5. "Start guidance"
Displaying additional
information on the map
Adjusting
Symbol Function
"Start route flyover"
"Stop"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Speed:"
"Map content"
4. Select desired setting.
▷
"Points of Interest": symbols for
Points of Interest are displayed.
▷
"Traffic flow": lines for traffic flow
are displayed. Information about traffic
flow in the map view, refer to
page 27.
▷
"Traffic icons": symbols for traffic
information are displayed.
Gas station recommendation
▷
"Weather": weather symbols are
displayed on the map.
The concept
▷
"Satellite images": depending on
availability and resolution, in some
scales satellite images are displayed as
the background.
"Next route section"
"Previous route section"
"Jump to destination"
"Jump to position"
"Points of Interest"
The remaining range is calculated, and if
needed gas stations along the route are dis‐
played.
Even with the most current navigation data, in‐
formation regarding individual gas stations
may have changed. For instance, certain gas
stations may not be operating.
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▷ "General map settings": Adjust the
map view.
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Map
Selecting a map view
The concept
The map view can be displayed in different
perspectives, such as north-oriented or facing
the direction of travel.
Navigation
Destination guidance hints can also be dis‐
played as arrow view in the split screen, refer
to page 26.
Display
The scale of the map can be enlarged or re‐
duced
Additional settings for map, refer to page 24.
Selecting a map view
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
"Map views"
3.
4. Select desired setting.
▷
"Facing north"
Interactive map
▷
"Perspective"
General information
▷
"Direction of travel"
Using the interactive map, different information
can be called up for any point on the map and
settings can be adjusted.
▷
▷
"Auto zoom": With active destina‐
tion guidance, the map is enlarged au‐
tomatically when approaching a ma‐
neuver.
"Auto zoom with information":
With active destination guidance, the
map is enlarged automatically when
approaching a maneuver. In addition,
destination guidance hints are dis‐
played on the map.
▷
"Manual zoom": Enlarge or reduce
map scale manually.
▷
"Route overview": Display route be‐
tween current location and destination.
Selecting point on the map
1.
"Interactive map"
2. Select the destination with crosshairs.
▷ To change the scale: turn the control‐
ler.
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in
the required direction.
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the
controller in the required direction and
turn it.
3. Press the controller.
Destination guidance hints
4. Select desired setting.
General information
Functions
If destination guidance is active, destination
guidance hints can be displayed in the map
view for the respective maneuvering points of
the current route.
Different functions are available depending on
the point selected on the map:
In the case of multi-lane roads, lane informa‐
tion may indicate the recommended lanes.
▷
"Repeat voice instruction"
With destination guidance active.
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Navigation
Map
▷
"Start guidance": start destination guid‐
ance.
▷
"Add as intermediate destination": add
destination.
▷ "Show details": details about the destina‐
tion can be displayed as necessary.
▷ "Show details": if the crosshairs are posi‐
tioned over a place with multiple Points of
Interest, these destinations will be dis‐
played in a list.
▷
"POI near this location": start search for
Points of Interest.
▷
"Close menu": switch to normal map
view.
▷
"Leave interactive map": end interac‐
tive map.
▷
"Show destination": the map section
around the destination is displayed.
▷
"Save position": store current position
as contact.
▷
"Change map view": change the map
view.
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Navigation
Adjusting
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
General information
Navigation settings can be individually config‐
ured. The settings are stored for the remote
control currently used.
Destination guidance
3. "Route settings"
4. "Default preference"
5. Select desired setting.
▷ "Fast": time-optimized route, being a
combination of the shortest possible
route and the fastest roads.
▷ "ECO PRO" or "Efficient": fuel con‐
sumption-optimized route, being a
combination of the route requiring low
consumption and fast roads. Time of
arrival and consumption are based on
driving in ECO PRO.
▷ "Short": distance-optimized route, be‐
ing a combination of the shortest pos‐
sible route and the fastest roads.
Setting further criteria
1. "Navigation"
2. "Settings"
1. "Navigation"
3. "Route settings"
2. "Settings"
4. Select desired setting.
3. "Guidance settings"
4. "Exit ramp view": selected route sections,
e.g., major road intersections, are shown in
perspective view.
Route
The concept
The route criteria can be individually adjusted.
The settings are stored as standard and auto‐
matically applied to new destination guidan‐
ces.
Standard criterion
▷ Settings for dynamic destination guid‐
ance:
▷ "Automatic": traffic bulletins are
considered in destination guid‐
ance. The current route is automat‐
ically changed as needed. Depend‐
ing on the equipment version,
online alternative routes are auto‐
matically applied as well.
▷ "With confirmation": if suitable de‐
tours are available, a message is
displayed first.
▷ "Off": switch dynamic destination
guidance off.
▷ "Toll roads"
1. "Navigation"
▷ "Avoid"
2. "Settings"
▷ "Without ETC"
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Learning the route
▷ "With ETC"
▷ "Online routes": accept online alterna‐
tive routes.
The concept
▷ "Avoid highways": highways are
avoided wherever possible.
If multiple identical departures from the pro‐
posed route are made, this deviation is taken
into account in future route planning.
▷ "Avoid ferries": ferries are avoided
where possible.
▷ "Prefer car pool roadways": carpool
lanes are preferred where possible.
Areas to be avoided
Activate learning the route
1. "Navigation"
2. "Settings"
3. "Route settings"
4. "Learn route"
The concept
Areas that should be driven around can be
specified as areas to be avoided.
Setting areas to be avoided
1. "Navigation"
Resetting the learned route
1. "Navigation"
2. "Settings"
3. "Route settings"
2. "Settings"
4.
3. "Route settings"
5. "Delete learned routes"
Press button.
4. "Areas to avoid"
5. "Set new area to avoid"
6. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
7. "OK"
Deleting areas to be avoided
1. "Navigation"
2. "Settings"
Map
The concept
The map view can be individually set. For ex‐
ample, additional information such as points of
interest can be shown/hidden and the map
color and mode can be set.
3. "Route settings"
Setting the map
4. "Areas to avoid"
1. "Navigation"
5. If necessary, mark desired area to be
avoided.
2. "Settings"
6.
3. "Map settings"
4. Select desired setting.
Press button.
7. Delete desired area to be avoided or all
areas to be avoided.
Home address
The concept
The home address can be specified or
changed.
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Setting the home address
1. "Settings"
2. "Set home address" or "Change home
address"
Navigation data
The concept
Information regarding position determination
and navigation data version can be called up.
Adjusting
1. "Settings"
2. "Position and software version"
3. Select desired setting.
▷ "GPS information": Information about
satellite reception and current position.
▷ "Enter position": the vehicle position
can be manually set on the map in sit‐
uations without GPS reception or e.g.
immediately after transport on a ferry.
▷ "Software version": Information about
the current map version.
▷ "Help to improve the navigation map":
Data such as speed or position is ano‐
nymized in the vehicle and transmitted
to BMW in order to improve the digital
map.
Resetting the settings
1. "Navigation"
2. "Settings"
3.
Press button.
4. "Reset all settings"
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Split screen
Split screen
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
▷ "Additional information": Display addi‐
tional information such as tunnels.
Display
The following information is displayed during
destination guidance:
The concept
The following views can be set for the split
screen separately from the main screen:
1
Turn information
2
Traffic flow and traffic events
3
Status information
4
Upcoming street
5
Distance to next maneuver
▷ "Arrow display": With active destination
guidance, display arrow view.
6
Lane information
7
Current road
▷ "Position": Display current position.
Depending on the country-specific version, the
display may deviate from what is depicted.
▷ "Map view:": Select the map view.
▷ "Traffic flow": Display traffic flow.
▷ "Traffic icons": Display traffic events.
▷ "Route overview": Display route between
current location and destination.
Arrow view
The concept
If destination guidance is active, the destina‐
tion guidance hints can be displayed as list in
the split screen.
Adjusting
It can be set which information should be dis‐
played in the arrow view.
▷ "Arrow display"
▷ "Traffic Info": display traffic flow and
traffic events.
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Traffic bulletins
Navigation
Traffic bulletins
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
General information
Traffic bulletins from traffic warning services or
radio stations that broadcast Traffic Informa‐
tion, TI, can be displayed in the map view and
taken into account when calculating routes. In‐
formation on traffic obstructions and hazards is
updated continuously in this system.
The traffic bulletins are indicated on the map
by symbols.
In the event of special hazards, e.g. objects on
the road, a message is displayed.
Several hazard messages are also displayed in
the instrument cluster as a Check Control
message.
Certain BMW models equipped with navigation
have the capability to display traffic informa‐
tion. If your system has this capability, the fol‐
lowing additional terms and conditions apply:
An End-User shall no longer have the right to
use the traffic information in the event that the
End-User is in material breach of the terms and
conditions contained herein.
BMW or its third party providers hold the rights
to the traffic data. You may not modify, copy,
scan or use any other method to reproduce,
duplicate, republish, transmit or distribute in
any way any portion of traffic data.
The traffic data is for informational purpose
only. Users assume all risk of use. BMW NA
and its service providers make no representa‐
tions about content, traffic and road condi‐
tions, route usability, or speed.
THE TRAFFIC DATA IS PROVIDED TO YOU
"AS IS," AND "WHERE IS". BMW NA AND
ALL THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF ANY OF
THE TRAFFIC DATA, EXPRESSLY DIS‐
CLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PER‐
MITTED BY LAW, ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED
OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OR REPRE‐
SENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE
TRAFFIC DATA (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIM‐
ITATION, THAT THE TRAFFIC DATAWILL BE
ERROR-FREE, WILL OPERATE WITHOUT IN‐
TERRUPTION OR THAT THE TRAFFIC DATA
WILL BE ACCURATE), INCLUDING, WITH‐
OUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRAN‐
TIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-IN‐
FRINGEMENT FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING FROM A
COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF
TRADE
NEITHER BMW NA NOR ITS THIRD PARTY
PROVIDERS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR
ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
EXEMPLARY, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST
REVENUES, ANTICIPATED REVENUES, OR
PROFITS RELATING TO THE SAME) ARIS‐
ING FROM ANY CLAIM RELATING DIRECTLY
OR INDIRECTLY TO USE OF THE TRAFFIC
DATA, AND EVEN IFBMW NA OR ITS THIRD
PARTY PROVIDERS ARE AWARE OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE
LIMITATIONS APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS, IN‐
CLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS
IN CONTRACT AND TORT (SUCH AS NEGLI‐
GENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY AND STRICT
LIABILITY). SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCI‐
DENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
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Traffic bulletins
SO THOSE PARTICULAR LIMITATIONS MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
bulletins from the radio stations are still used
whenever possible.
Display in the function bar of the map
view
The function bar in the map, refer to
page 16,view shows whether TMC or RTTI
traffic bulletins are being used.
Symbol Function
Switching on/off
Yellow symbol:
The traffic information relates to the
calculated route and the prospec‐
tive delay is less than 20 minutes.
Symbol red:
The prospective delay is more than
20 minutes, or there is a road block
or hazard warning for the route.
Gray symbol:
No traffic bulletins are available or
the anticipated delay is less than 5
minutes.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Settings"
3. "Receive Traffic Info"
Displaying list of traffic
bulletins
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
With active destination guidance, first the
traffic bulletins for the calculated route are
displayed with red symbols. Then, the traf‐
fic bulletins that do not affect the route are
shown with gray symbols. The traffic bulle‐
tins are sorted by their distance from the
current position of the vehicle.
A suitable detour is available for the
traffic bulletins.
Realtime traffic information, RTTI
In some countries, realtime traffic information,
RTTI, is transmitted by services that can be
booked additionally, and which can then be
used and displayed instead of the traffic bulle‐
tins from the radio stations.
With the realtime traffic information, the loca‐
tions of traffic obstructions are provided in
greater, more precise detail. Traffic conditions
on roads other than the highways, e.g., secon‐
dary roads and urban streets are also recorded
and displayed for a wide area. Recommended
detours can be calculated more accurately on
the basis of this information. The risk of be‐
coming caught in a further traffic obstruction
on detour routes is reduced. If applicable, sev‐
eral detour recommendations or additional in‐
formation may be offered.
When traveling in countries where realtime
traffic information is not available, the traffic
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"Traffic Info"
4. Select a traffic bulletin.
▷ "Previous message": scroll to the pre‐
vious traffic bulletins.
▷ "Next message": scroll to the next traf‐
fic bulletins.
Displaying detour
recommendation
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Traffic Info"
4. "Detour": a detour recommendation is dis‐
played.
The following functions are available:
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▷ "Current route": stay on current route.
Adjusting
▷ "New route in": accept detour.
1. "Navigation"
Navigation
2. "Settings"
Traffic bulletins on the map
3. "Route settings"
Map view settings
5. Select desired setting.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
"Map content"
3.
▷
"Traffic icons": symbols for traffic
events are displayed.
▷
"Traffic flow": lines for traffic flow
are displayed.
4. "Dynamic guidance"
▷ "With confirmation": a message is dis‐
played, whether the route should be
guided around a traffic obstruction.
▷ "Automatic": the route is automatically
changed in the event of traffic obstruc‐
tions.
Symbols in the map view
Depending on the scale of the map and the lo‐
cation of the traffic obstruction, the symbols
for traffic events are displayed.
Information about traffic flow in the
map view
Depending on the scale, length and impact of a
traffic obstruction are displayed on the map
using colored lines.
▷ Black: road blocked.
▷ Red: congestion.
▷ Orange: stop-and-go traffic.
▷ Yellow: heavy traffic.
▷ Green: clear roads.
▷ Gray: general traffic bulletins, e.g., con‐
struction site.
The displayed information depends on the par‐
ticular traffic information service.
Dynamic destination
guidance
The concept
With dynamic destination guidance, traffic bul‐
letins are considered when calculating routes.
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Navigation data
Navigation data
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Map update
General information
Navigation data is stored in the vehicle and can
be updated from a USB medium.
Current navigation data and the authorization
code are available from a dealer’s service cen‐
ter or another qualified service center or repair
shop.
Information
Depending on the data volume, the data up‐
date may take several hours.
The concept
Information regarding position determination
and navigation data version can be called up.
The status of the update can be queried.
Update
Adjusting
1. "Settings"
2. "Position and software version"
3. Select desired setting.
▷ "GPS information": Information about
satellite reception and current position.
▷ "Enter position": the vehicle position
can be manually set on the map in sit‐
uations without GPS reception or e.g.
immediately after transport on a ferry.
▷ "Software version": Information about
the current map version.
▷ "Help to improve the navigation map":
Data such as speed or position is ano‐
nymized in the vehicle and transmitted
to BMW in order to improve the digital
map.
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Update during the trip to preserve the battery.
1. Connect the USB device with the new nav‐
igation data to an USB interface in the
front.
2. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
3. Enter the release code for the navigation
data.
The navigation data will be updated. After a
journey is interrupted, follow the instruc‐
tions on the Control Display.
4. Remove the USB medium after the update.
Viewing the status
1.
Press button.
2. "Saving navigation data in the vehicle…
(USB )"
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Navigation
Automatic map update
General information
Depending on the equipment and country ver‐
sion, the navigation data for the home region is
transmitted online to the vehicle four times a
year and automatically installed and updated.
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What to do if...
What to do if...
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
The area has not yet been fully recorded,
or you have left the recommended route
and the system requires a few seconds to
calculate a new route suggestion.
What to do if...
▷ The current position cannot be displayed?
The vehicle is located in an unrecognized
region, is in a poor reception area, or the
system is currently determining the posi‐
tion. Reception is usually best when you
have an unobstructed view of the sky.
▷ Destination guidance does not accept a
destination without the street?
When city has been input, no downtown
can be determined.
Input any street in the selected city and
start destination guidance.
▷ Destination guidance does not accept a
destination?
The destination data is not contained in the
navigation data. Select a destination that is
as close as possible to the original.
▷ Letters for the destination input cannot be
selected?
Destination data is not contained in the
stored data.
Select a destination that is as close as pos‐
sible to the original.
▷ Spoken instructions are no longer given
before intersections during destination
guidance?
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Entertainment
The chapter helps assure your enjoyment when
receiving radio stations or playing CDs, DVDs
and tracks from the music collection.
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Entertainment
General information
General information
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Control elements
Sound output
Turn the button to adjust the
volume.
Press the button to mute the
sound output. Pressing the but‐
ton again restores the previous
volume settings.
Changing the entertainment
source
On the radio:
Press the button to switch between
radio and the last-used entertainment
source.
About iDrive:
1. "Media/Radio"
A list of all available entertainment sources
is displayed.
1
Change entertainment source.
2. Select desired setting.
2
CD/DVD drive.
▷ Radio, refer to page 40.
3
Eject CD/DVD.
▷ Audio CD, refer to page 47.
4
Change station/track.
▷ Video DVD, refer to page 57.
5
Programmable memory buttons.
▷ Music collection, refer to page 49.
6
On/Off, volume.
▷ USB audio, refer to page 52.
7
Change waveband.
▷ USB video, refer to page 57.
With satellite radio: change wavebands and
satellite radio.
▷ Screencast, refer to page 59.
Adjusting list of the
entertainment sources
It is possible to select which entertainment
sources are displayed in the selection list.
1. "Media/Radio"
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Entertainment
A list of all available entertainment sources
is displayed.
2. "Personalize menu"
3. Select desired setting.
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Tone
Tone
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
General information
The settings are stored in the currently used
profile.
Multi-channel playback,
surround
When surround is activated, multi-channel
playback is simulated when a stereo audio
track is played.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Tone"
3. "Surround" or "Logic 7 Surround"
LOGIC7 and the LOGIC7 logo are registered
trademarks of Lexicon, Inc., a Harman Interna‐
tional Group company.
Equalizer
Settings for individual audio frequency ranges.
Treble, bass, balance, and
fader
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Tone"
3. "Equalizer"
1. "Media/Radio"
4. Set the desired value.
2. "Tone"
3. Select desired setting.
▷ "Treble": treble adjustment.
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
▷ "Bass": depth adjustment.
▷ "Balance": left/right volume distribu‐
tion.
▷ "Fader": front/rear volume distribution.
4. To adjust: turn the controller.
5. To store: press the controller.
The following settings can be directly adjusted
on the Control Display by moving the circle in
the vehicle graphic:
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond
Surround Sound System
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Tone"
3. "Bowers & Wilkins"
4. Select desired setting.
▷ "Balance"
▷ "Fader"
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Entertainment
Volume equalization
An automatic increase of the volume can be
set to compensate for the increasing driving
noises at higher speeds.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Tone"
3. "Volume settings"
4. Select desired setting:
▷ "Speed volume": ratio of entertainment
volume to speed.
▷ With Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Sur‐
round Sound System: automatic ad‐
justment of the volume depending on
the driving noises, e. g. wind noises.
"Speed volume": omitted in this case.
▷ "PDC": ratio of the volume of the PDC
signal tone to the entertainment vol‐
ume.
▷ "Gong": ratio of the volume of the sig‐
nal tone, e.g. for safety belt reminder,
to the entertainment volume.
▷ "Telephone": sensitivity of the micro‐
phone during a phone call.
▷ "Speakers": volume of the loudspeak‐
ers during a phone call.
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
Reset
The tone settings are reset to the factory set‐
tings.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Tone"
3. "Reset"
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Radio
Radio
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Symbol
Meaning
Station is not saved.
Station is already saved.
To save the station played:
1. Move the controller to the left.
2.
"Save station"
The storage list is displayed.
3. Select the desired memory location.
General information
The settings are stored in the currently used
profile.
Or:
1. Mark the station played.
2. Press the controller.
The storage list is displayed.
3. Select the desired memory location.
AM/FM station
To save another than the station played:
Selecting a station
1. Highlight the desired station.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. Press the controller and hold until the stor‐
age list is displayed.
2. "FM" or "AM"
The last station played will be played and
the station list displayed.
3. Select the desired memory location.
Or:
3. Select the desired station.
1. Highlight the desired station.
Changing the station
2.
Press button on the radio.
The next and/or previous station from the list
of stations is played.
Storing a station
1. "Media/Radio"
Press button.
3. "Save station"
The storage list is displayed.
4. Select the desired memory location.
The stations can also be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons.
Selecting a station manually
2. "FM" or "AM"
A symbol on the marked channel indicates
whether the channel has already been saved.
Station selection via the frequency.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
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3. Move the controller to the left.
"Manual search"
Entertainment
Switching on/off
1. "Media/Radio"
4. To select the frequency: turn the control‐
ler.
2. "FM"
5. To store the frequency: press the control‐
ler.
3.
Renaming a station
HD Radio™ reception
Press button.
4. "RDS"
When storing a station with RDS signal, the
RDS information transferred during storing is
accepted as the station name. This name can
be changed.
Many stations broadcast both analog and digi‐
tal signals.
1. "Media/Radio"
License conditions
2. "FM"
HD Radio technology manufactured under li‐
cense from iBiquity Digital Corporation. U. S.
and Foreign Patents. HD Radio™ and the HD,
HD Radio, and “Arc” logos are proprietary
trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.
3. Select the desired station.
4.
Press button.
5. "Rename to:"
If necessary, wait until the desired name
appears.
6. Press the controller to store this name.
Displaying additional information
If a radio station broadcasts radio text or radio
text plus, this information can be displayed,
e.g., the track or performer of the music. Avail‐
ability, content and sequence are set by the
radio station.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "FM"
3. Select the desired station.
4.
Press button.
5. "Station info"
RDS
General information
Information
When setting a station with a digital signal, it
may take a few seconds before the station
plays in digital quality.
Information about HD Radio stations whose
station name ends with ...HD or with ...HD1:
In areas in which the station is not continu‐
ously received in digital mode, the playback
switches between analog and digital reception.
In this case, switch off digital radio reception.
Information about HD Radio multicast stations
whose station name ends
with ...HD2, ...HD3, ...:
In areas in which the station is not continu‐
ously received in digital mode, there may be in‐
terruptions of the audible signal lasting several
seconds. This depends on the reception.
Activating/deactivating digital radio
reception
The concept
RDS broadcasts additional information, such
as the station name, in the FM wave band.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
It is recommended to switch on RDS.
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3.
Radio
The phone number and identification num‐
ber of the radio are displayed.
Press button.
4. "HD Radio reception"
This symbol is displayed in the status line
when the audio signal is digital.
Displaying additional information
Some stations broadcast additional informa‐
tion on the current track, such as the name of
the artist.
7. Call the phone number to have the channel
enabled.
You can unsubscribe from the channels again
via this phone number.
Unsubscribing from channels
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
3.
3. Select a station.
4. "Show subscription info"
4.
Press button.
The phone number and identification num‐
ber of the radio are displayed.
Press button.
5. Call the phone number to cancel your sub‐
scription to the channel.
5. "Station info"
Satellite radio
Selecting channels
You can only listen to enabled channels.
General information
Before a channel can be played, you must sub‐
scribe to it. Several channels can be combined
into specified packages.
Managing a subscription
General information
To be able to enable or unsubscribe from the
channels, you must have reception. It is usually
at its best when you have an unobstructed
view of the sky. The channel name is displayed
in the status line.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
The last channel played will be played back
and the channel list displayed.
3. Select the desired channel from the chan‐
nel list.
To display information about the selected
channel:
1. Highlight a channel.
2.
Press button.
3. "Current Channel Details"
Enabling channels
1. "Media/Radio"
Adjusting display of the channel list
2. "Satellite radio"
The display of the playback list can be ad‐
justed.
3. Move the controller to the left.
4.
1. "Media/Radio"
"Category"
5. Select the Unsubscribed category.
2. "Satellite radio"
6. Select the desired channel.
3. Move the controller to the left.
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4.
"Change view"
5. Select the desired display:
▷ "Channel"
The name of the channel will be dis‐
played.
▷ "Artist"
Entertainment
To save another than the channel played:
1. Highlight the desired channel.
2. Press the controller and hold until the stor‐
age list is displayed.
3. Select the desired memory location.
Or:
The name of the artist playing will be
displayed.
▷ "Titles"
1. Highlight the desired channel.
2.
The name of the track playing will be
displayed.
Changing the channel
Press button on the radio.
Press button.
3. "Save in presets"
The storage list is displayed.
4. Select the desired memory location.
The channels can also be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons.
The next and/or previous channel from the
channel list is played.
Selecting a category
Storing a channel
2. "Satellite radio"
1. "Media/Radio"
3. Move the controller to the left.
2. "Satellite radio"
4.
A symbol on the marked channel indicates
whether the channel has already been saved.
5. Select the desired category.
Symbol
Meaning
Channel is not saved.
Channel is already saved.
To save the channel played:
1. "Media/Radio"
"Category"
The channels from this category are dis‐
played.
6. Select the desired channel.
Timeshift
General information
1. Move the controller to the left.
The channel you are currently listening to can
be stored in a buffer for up to an hour.
2.
Prerequisite: the signal must be available.
"Save station"
The storage list is displayed.
3. Select the desired memory location.
Or:
1. Highlight the played channel.
2. Press the controller.
The storage list is displayed.
3. Select the desired memory location.
The stored audio track can be played with a
delay following the live broadcast. When the
memory is full, the older tracks are overwritten.
The memory is cleared when a new channel is
selected or when the vehicle is switched off.
In addition, channels are stored temporarily
that are stored on the first six programmable
memory buttons. If one of these channels is
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Radio
To deactivate:
selected, the current track will be played from
the beginning.
Opening the timeshift function
"Automatic time shift".
Favorites
1. "Media/Radio"
General information
2. "Satellite radio"
A performer, a track, a league or a team can be
stored as a favorite. If the stored favorite is
played on a channel, a message appears on
the Control Display. Up to 30 Favorites can be
stored.
3. Move the controller to the left.
"Time shift"
4.
Time shift forward/reverse
Within the stored recording, it is possible to
jump to any point in time.
Press button on the radio.
You can jump to the next or the previ‐
ous track.
Press the button on the radio and hold
or turn the controller.
The recording is spooled forward or back.
Timeshift menu
Storing the artist or track
It is only possible to store Favorites that are
currently being broadcast. The channel infor‐
mation must be available.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Move the controller to the left.
4.
A symbol indicates whether the artist and track
were already saved.
Symbol Function
Go to the live broadcast.
Symbol
Meaning
Artist/track is not saved.
Automatic timeshift deactivated/
activated.
/
"Add to favorites"
5. Highlight the performer or track, and press
the controller.
Artist/track was already saved.
Playback/pause.
Storing the league or team
Automatic timeshift
1. "Media/Radio"
With automatic timeshift, audio playback is
paused for the following events.
2. "Satellite radio"
▷ Incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
3.
▷ Activation of the voice activation system.
4. "Manage favorites"
Press button.
The Favorites list is displayed.
▷ Muting.
After that, audio playback is continued at the
time of the interruption.
5. "Add sports information"
1. Move the controller to the left.
7. Select the desired team.
6. Select the type of sport desired.
2. To activate:
"Automatic time shift"
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Activating/deactivating a notification
Deleting Favorites
A notification can be displayed when a se‐
lected favorite is being played.
1. "Media/Radio"
1. "Media/Radio"
3.
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
2. "Satellite radio"
Press button.
4. "Manage favorites"
The stored Favorites are displayed.
Press button.
4. "Manage favorites"
The stored Favorites are displayed.
5. "Activate alert"
Set a check mark to activate notification for
the selected Favorites.
Remove the check mark to deactivate noti‐
fication for the selected Favorites.
6. Select the desired Favorites.
Opening the Favorites
If an activated favorite is played back, the fol‐
lowing message is displayed for approx.
20 seconds: "Favorite on air!".
To change to the played Favorites:
5. Highlight the desired favorite.
6.
Press button.
7. "Delete entry"
Traffic Jump
General information
Traffic and weather information for a selected
region is broadcast every few minutes.
Selecting a region
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
1. Move the controller to the left.
3.
2.
4. "Configure jump"
"Favorite alert"
Select the symbol while the message is
shown.
The displayed favorite is played.
Press button.
5. Select the desired region.
Activating/deactivating Traffic Jump
Reception must be guaranteed in order to acti‐
vate or deactivate.
When the message disappears, the list of
channels that are currently playing one of the
stored Favorites can be displayed.
1. "Media/Radio"
1. Move the controller to the left.
2. "Satellite radio"
2.
Entertainment
"Active favorites"
The stored Favorites are displayed.
If a Favorite is played, the corresponding
channel is displayed.
3. Select the channel to which you would like
to change.
3.
Press button.
4. "Configure jump"
5. "Jump to:"
Place a check mark to activate Traffic
Jump.
Information for the selected region is
broadcast as soon as it is available.
Remove the check mark to deactivate Traf‐
fic Jump.
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Channel magazine
3. Highlight the station that is to be deleted.
In the channel magazine, the current and sub‐
sequent program for each channel booked is
displayed.
4.
Press button.
5. "Delete entry"
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Move the controller to the left.
"SiriusXM program guide"
4.
Automatic update
About twice a year, Sirius performs an update
of the channel names and positions. The up‐
date takes place automatically and may take
several minutes.
Information
▷ Reception may not be available in some
situations, such as under certain environ‐
mental or topographic conditions. The sat‐
ellite radio has no influence on this.
▷ Graphical contents can be received under
certain circumstances.
▷ The signal may not be available in tunnels
or underground garages next to tall build‐
ings or near trees, mountains or other pow‐
erful sources of radio interference.
Stored stations
General information
It is possible to store up to 40 stations.
Calling up a station
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Presets"
3. Select the desired station.
Deleting a station
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Presets"
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Entertainment
Audio
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
General information
Music tracks, audio books, and podcasts can
be played back. Sound is played back through
the vehicle loudspeakers.
Settings are stored for the profile currently
used.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the fol‐
lowing audio sources can be used:
Symbol
Meaning
Audio CDs.
Music collection.
USB device.
Music interface for smartphones.
Bluetooth device.
Online Entertainment.
Audio CD
Information
CD/DVD player and changer
WARNING
CD/DVD players and changers are offi‐
cially designated Class 1 laser products. La‐
sers can damage the retina of the eye. There is
risk of injuries. Do not use the CD/DVD player
or changer, if the cover is damaged.◀
CDs and DVDs
CAUTION
With use of non-compatible CD sizes,
the CD can get jammed and it may not be pos‐
sible to pull it out again. Labels applied after
the fact can loosen during playback. There is
risk of property damage.
▷ Do not use any CDs with labels applied af‐
ter the fact.
▷ Only use round CDs with a standard diam‐
eter of 4.7 in/12 cm and do not play back
any CDs with adapters, e.g. single CDs.
▷ Do not use any combined CD/DVDs, e. g.
DVD Plus.◀
General malfunctions
▷ CD/DVD changers and players have been
optimized for performance in vehicles. In
some instances they may be more sensi‐
tive to faulty CDs/DVDs than stationary de‐
vices would be.
▷ If a CD/DVD cannot be played, first check
whether it has been inserted correctly.
Humidity
High levels of humidity can lead to condensa‐
tion on the CD/DVD or the laser's scan lens,
and temporarily prevent playback.
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Malfunctions involving individual CDs/
DVDs
If malfunctions occur only with particular CDs/
DVDs, this can be due to one of the following
causes:
patents granted and registered in the USA and
worldwide. DTS and the logo are registered
trademarks & DTS Digital Surround and the
DTS logos are trademarks of DTS Inc. © DTS,
Inc. All rights reserved.
Home-recorded CDs/DVDs
Playable formats
▷ Possible reasons for malfunctions with
home-recorded CDs/DVDs are inconsis‐
tent data creation or recording processes,
or poor quality or old age of the blank CD/
DVD.
CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA.
▷ Only label CDs/DVDs on the upper side
with a pen intended for this purpose.
Inserting CD
Insert the CD into the CD slot with the printed
side up.
Playback begins automatically.
Removing the CD
Damage
▷ Avoid fingerprints, dust, scratches and
moisture.
1.
▷ Store CDs/DVDs in a sleeve.
2. Remove the CD.
▷ Do not subject CDs/DVDs to temperatures
over 122 ℉/50 ℃, high humidity or direct
sunlight.
1. "Media/Radio"
CDs/DVDs with copy protection
CDs/DVDs are often provided with a copy pro‐
tection feature by the manufacturer. This can
mean that some CDs/DVDs cannot be played
or can only be played to a limited extent.
The CD is partially ejected.
Selecting Audio CD
2. "CD"
Further playback descriptions Playback, refer
to page 53.
Album information
General information
MACROVISION
This product contains copyrighted technology
that is based on multiple registered US patents
and the intellectual property of the Macrovision
Corporation and other manufacturers. The use
of this copy protection must be approved by
Macrovision. Media protected by this product unless otherwise agreed with Macrovision may only be used for private purposes. Copy‐
ing of this technology is prohibited.
DTS Digital Surround™
Manufactured under license under
U.S. Patent Numbers: 5,451,942; 5,956,674;
5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & and other
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Press button.
A database with album information is saved in
the vehicle. Depending on the information en‐
tered in this database for the played back au‐
dio CD, album name, artist, track names, and
the album cover are displayed.
To update the database, contact your dealer’s
service center or another qualified service cen‐
ter or repair shop.
Gracenote® technology
Music recognition technology and re‐
lated data are provided by Gracenote®.
Gracenote is the industry standard in music
recognition technology and related content
delivery.
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For more information, please visit
www.gracenote.com.
Music control
CD and music-related data from Gracenote,
Inc., copyright © 2000 to present Gracenote.
Gracenote software, copyright 2000 to present
Gracenote. This product and service may prac‐
tice one or more of the following U.S. Patents:
#5,987,525; #6,061,680; #6,154,773,
#6,161,132, #6,230,192, #6,230,207,
#6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other patents is‐
sued or pending. Some services supplied un‐
der license from Open Globe, Inc. for U.S. Pat‐
ent: #6,304,523.
General information
Display album information
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "CD"
3.
Press button.
4. "Album information"
The information stored about the album is
displayed. If it is not possible to recognize
an audio CD clearly, all appropriate entries
are displayed.
5. If necessary, select a matching entry.
Hide album information
If information is displayed that does not match
the played back album, the information can be
hidden. In this case, a database update can
help.
1. "Media/Radio"
3.
Music tracks from audio CDs and USB devices
can be stored in the music collection in the ve‐
hicle and played from there.
▷ Audio CD: the titles are transformed into a
compressed audio format and stored in a
directory that contains the name of the al‐
bum. If there is no information about the al‐
bum, refer to page 48, stored, the directory
and all titles receive an automated name.
▷ USB device with compressed audio files:
all playable audio files from the USB me‐
dium are stored in a directory that receives
the name of the USB device. Tracks and
directories can be renamed and deleted
later. Managing the music collection, refer
to page 50.
Tracks with DRM copy protection can be
stored but cannot be played back.
Regularly back up your music collection, other‐
wise the stored music might be lost if there is a
fault on the hard disc.
Storing from audio CD
1. Insert the audio CD, refer to page 47, into
the CD player.
2. "Media/Radio"
3. "CD"
4. Move the controller to the left.
5.
2. "CD"
Press button.
4. "Album information"
5. "Reset album information"
The album information is not displayed
anymore.
Entertainment
"Save CD"
The audio CD is stored on the music col‐
lection.
Observe the following during the storage proc‐
ess:
▷ Do not remove the audio CD during stor‐
ing.
▷ It is switched to the music collection. Al‐
ready transferred tracks can be played
back.
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▷ Tracks from the audio CD cannot be
played back.
Canceling storing from a USB device
▷ It is possible to switch to other audio sour‐
ces.
2. "USB"
1. "Media/Radio"
or
Select the name of the USB device.
Canceling storing from CD
1. "Media/Radio"
3. Move the controller to the left.
2. "CD"
4.
3. Move the controller to the left.
The storing process is canceled.
"Cancel saving"
4.
The storage process is interrupted and can be
continued at any time.
"Cancel saving"
Continuing storing from a USB device
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "USB"
Resuming storing from CD
or
1. "Media/Radio"
Select the name of the USB device.
2. "CD"
3. Move the controller to the left.
3. Move the controller to the left.
4.
4.
"Continue saving"
"Import music"
Selecting the music collection
Storing from a USB device
1. "Media/Radio"
1. Connect the USB device, refer to
page 52, to the USB interface.
2. "Music collection"
2. "Media/Radio"
3. "USB"
Managing the music collection
or
Select the name of the USB device.
4. Move the controller to the left.
5.
Further playback descriptions Playback, refer
to page 53.
"Import music"
The audio data is stored in the music col‐
lection.
Observe the following during the storage proc‐
ess:
Renaming folders or tracks
Changing a folder name to the name of an al‐
bum does not change the album designation in
the track information of the individual tracks.
Changing a track name changes its file name,
however it does not change the track name
saved in the track information.
▷ Do not remove the USB device during stor‐
ing.
1. "Media/Radio"
▷ The tracks on the USB device can still be
played back.
3. Move the controller to the left.
▷ It is possible to switch to other audio sour‐
ces.
5. "Browse folder"
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2. "Music collection"
4.
"Media search"
Folders and tracks of the top directory
level are displayed.
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6. Highlight the desired folder or track, search
in subdirectories as needed.
7.
4.
The current name will be displayed.
"Media search"
5. "Browse folder"
Folders and tracks of the top directory
level are displayed.
Press button.
8. "Rename folder" or "Rename title"
Entertainment
6. Highlight the desired folder, search in sub‐
directories as needed.
9. Adjust the names as you wish.
10.
Select the symbol.
Deleting folders or tracks
7.
▷ Hide album information, refer to
page 49.
A folder cannot be deleted while a track from
that folder is being played.
A track cannot be deleted while it is being
played.
Press button.
8. ▷ Display album information, refer to
page 48.
Free disk space
Display free disk space in the music collection.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Music collection"
1. "Media/Radio"
3. Move the controller to the left.
2. "Music collection"
4.
"Media search"
5. "Browse folder"
Folders and tracks of the top directory
level are displayed.
6. Highlight the desired folder or track, search
in subdirectories as needed.
7.
Press button.
3.
Press button.
4. "Manage music collection"
5. "Available memory"
Deleting a selected track
Selected tracks can be deleted.
1. "Media/Radio"
8. "Delete folder" or "Delete title"
2. "Music collection"
Album information
3.
The description for the album information, re‐
fer to page 48, for audio CDs also applies for
the audio CDs stored in the music collection.
4. "Manage music collection"
▷
Symbol for stored audio CDs.
▷ The information is updated separately for
each album.
Press button.
5. "Delete selected titles"
Music search is displayed. Proceed ac‐
cording to the track search, refer to
page 54, description.
A list of tracks to be deleted is prepared
according to the search criteria.
▷ Album information can also be updated if
the album was imported from another vehi‐
cle.
6. Select track.
1. "Media/Radio"
Deleting the music collection
2. "Music collection"
1. "Media/Radio"
3. Move the controller to the left.
2. "Music collection"
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3.
Audio
4.
Press button.
Press button.
4. "Manage music collection"
5. "Manage music collection"
5. "Delete music collection"
6. "Restore music collection from USB
device"
6. "OK"
Backing up the music collection
USB devices
Regularly back up your music collection, other‐
wise the stored music might be lost if there is a
fault on the hard disc.
Playable formats
When making a backup, make sure there is
enough free memory capacity on the USB de‐
vice.
Apple iPod/iPhone
Depending on the number of tracks, backing
up the music collection can take an extended
period of time. Therefore, it is best to perform
the backup during a long trip. If the backup
cannot be finished, do not remove the USB
medium, the backup will be resumed on the
next journey.
1. Connect the USB device, refer to
page 52, to the USB interface.
2. "Media/Radio"
The music search and playback of Apple iPod/
iPhone is supported.
Audio player and storage media with
USB connection
Information on all music tracks, e.g., artist,
genre or track, as well as playback lists, are
transmitted into the vehicle. This may take
some time, depending on the USB device and
the number of tracks.
During transmission, the tracks can be called
up via the file directory.
3. "Music collection"
4.
MP3, MP4, M4A, M4B, AAC, WMA.
Press button.
5. "Manage music collection"
6. "Back up music collection on USB device"
Restoring the music collection
When restoring from the USB device, the ex‐
isting music collection in the vehicle is over‐
written. It is best to perform the storage opera‐
tion during a relatively long trip. If storing
cannot be finished, do not remove the USB
medium, the operation will be resumed on the
next journey.
1. Connect the USB device, refer to
page 52, to the USB interface.
Information from up to four USB devices or for
approx. 40,000 tracks can be stored in the ve‐
hicle. If a fifth device is connected or if more
than 40,000 tracks are stored, information on
existing tracks will be deleted.
Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights
Management, DRM, cannot be played.
Selecting the USB device
Connect the device to the USB interface, pref‐
erably using the adapter cable enclosed with
the USB device. For information about the
USB interface, see vehicle's Owner's Manual.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "USB"
2. "Media/Radio"
or
3. "Music collection"
Select the name of the USB device.
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Further playback descriptions Playback, refer
to page 53.
Entertainment
Online Entertainment
The concept
Bluetooth audio
General information
▷ Playback of music files on external devices
such as audio devices or mobile phones via
Bluetooth.
▷ Sound is played back on the vehicle loud‐
speakers.
▷ The volume of the sound output depends
on the device. If necessary, adjust the vol‐
ume on the device.
▷ Up to four external devices can be paired
with the vehicle.
Requirements
▷ Bluetooth is activated on the vehicle and
on the device.
▷ The Bluetooth device is paired with the ve‐
hicle and Bluetooth audio playback was ac‐
tivated. Pair Bluetooth device with the ve‐
hicle, see vehicle's Owner's Manual.
If a paired Bluetooth device does not appear
on the device list, audio playback was not acti‐
vated during pairing. To activate audio play‐
back, proceed as follows:
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Manage mobile devices"
3. Select the desired Bluetooth device.
4. "Bluetooth® audio"
Selecting the Bluetooth device
1. "Media/Radio"
2. Select the desired Bluetooth device from
the list.
Further playback descriptions, refer to
page 53.
Online music service can be accessed via the
Internet. A valid membership is required for us‐
ing the selected music service.
The music provided there can be played and
stored in the vehicle. Stored tracks can also be
played when there is no Internet connection.
The owner's manual for Online Entertainment
is available on the Internet under
www.bmw.com, ConnectedDrive Services.
Selecting Online Entertainment
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Online Entertainment"
Playback
General information
After an audio source is selected, the playback
screen will be displayed.
Information available for the current track fol‐
lowed by the playback list is shown on this
screen. Content and scope of the playback list
depend on the type of the playback source and
the search criteria applied.
▷ All tracks of the CD are displayed for an au‐
dio CD.
▷ For USB and Bluetooth devices, as well as
for the music collection, the selected play‐
back list is displayed. This can be the result
of a search or of a previously-stored play‐
back list.
Further functions are displayed by moving the
controller to the left. The scope of these func‐
tions depends on the selected audio source.
The scope of functions operable using iDrive
can be restricted for Bluetooth devices - de‐
pending on the supported Bluetooth version. If
necessary, the lacking functions can be exe‐
cuted directly on the device.
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Audio
Selecting a track
After a genre was selected, all respec‐
tive artists are displayed.
1. Turn the controller to highlight a track from
the playback list.
▷ "Artists"
2. Press the controller.
A list of all available artists is displayed.
Starting with the selected track, all tracks
of the playback list are played.
After an artist was selected, all respec‐
tive albums and tracks are displayed.
▷ "Albums"
Changing the track
A list of all available albums is dis‐
played.
Press button on the radio.
After an album was selected, all corre‐
sponding tracks are displayed.
The next and/or previous track from the play‐
back list is played.
▷ "Titles"
A list of all available tracks is displayed.
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold this button.
4. Select album if needed.
5. Select the track at which playback should
begin
Track search
It is switched to the playback screen. The
playback list corresponds to the track list
resulting from the search.
General information
The possible search criteria depend on the se‐
lected audio source.
The search for artists and titles can also be se‐
lected directly.
Searching for track information
1. Move the controller to the left.
The following search criteria refer to the data
saved in the track information.
2.
"Titles"
1. Move the controller to the left.
2.
"Media search"
3. Select desired setting:
▷ "Search"
Tracks, where the selected search criterion is
not saved, are summarized under "unknown.".
Searching for playback lists
All tracks are displayed, for which track
information containing the entered
string is available. The more characters
are entered, the more restricted is the
result.
The result list can be accessed by
moving the controller to the right.
▷ "Genres"
A list of all available genres is dis‐
played.
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"Artists"
or
1. Move the controller to the left.
2.
"Media search"
3. "Playlists"
A list of all available playback lists is dis‐
played.
4. Select the playback list.
5. Select the track at which playback should
begin.
It is switched to the playback screen. The
playback list corresponds to the track list
resulting from the search.
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Searching for further media
1. Move the controller to the left.
2.
"Media search"
3. Turn the cursor to scroll through the al‐
bums.
4. Select the desired album.
All tracks of the selected album are dis‐
played.
3. Select desired setting:
▷ "Podcasts"
A list of all available podcasts is dis‐
played.
▷ "Audio books"
A list of all available audio books is dis‐
played.
4. Select the track at which playback should
begin.
It is switched to the playback screen. The
playback list corresponds to the track list
resulting from the search.
Searching in the directory structure
Entertainment
5. Select the track at which playback should
begin.
6. Move the controller to the left to return to
the playback screen. The playback list cor‐
responds to the track list of the album.
Searching for similar tracks
1. Move the controller to the left.
"Similar titles (local)"
2.
A list with similar tracks is displayed.
3. Select the track at which playback should
begin.
It is switched to the playback screen. The
playback list corresponds to the results list.
The directory structure of the data carrier is
mapped for this search. This search is only
available in music collections and for USB de‐
vices.
Random playback
The names of folders and tracks correspond to
folder and file names. These can deviate from
the names in the track information.
Random playback is possible for the current
playback list and for all tracks of the selected
audio source.
1. Move the controller to the left.
1. Move the controller to the left.
2.
2. Select desired setting:
"Media search"
▷
3. "Browse folder"
The playback list is played in random
order.
4. Change into a sub-folder if needed.
Select the track at which playback should
begin.
It is switched to the playback screen. The
playback list corresponds to the track list
resulting from the search.
"Random playback"
▷
"Media search"
"Random playback (all music)"
All tracks of the selected audio source
are played back in random order.
Scrolling through albums
Creating the Favorites list
1. Move the controller to the left.
The current track can be assigned to a special
playback list, the Favorites list. If the current
track already belongs to the Favorites list, it
can be deleted from this list. The Favorites list
2.
"Albums"
Available albums are graphically pre‐
sented.
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Audio
is displayed first when searching for playback
lists, refer to page 54.
1. Move the controller to the left.
"Add to favorites"
2.
or
"Delete from favorites"
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Entertainment
Video
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
the USB device. For information about the
USB interface, see vehicle's Owner's Manual.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "USB"
or
Select the name of the USB device.
Searching for video films
1. Move the controller to the left.
2.
General information
Video files and video DVDs can be played.
Sound is played back through the vehicle loud‐
speakers.
"Media search"
3. "Videos"
A list of all available videos is displayed.
4. Select the track at which playback should
begin
It is switched to the playback screen. The
playback list corresponds to the list of films
resulting from the search.
Settings are stored for the profile currently
used.
The video image on the front Control Display is
switched off when a country-dependent speed
is exceeded.
Video DVD
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the fol‐
lowing video sources are possible.
Country codes
Symbol
Meaning
Video DVD.
Only DVDs with the country code selected
during vehicle ordering can be played. Refer to
the information on the CD as well.
USB device.
Code Region
Screencast.
1
USA, Canada.
2
Japan, Europe, Middle East, South Af‐
rica.
3
Southeast Asia.
4
Australia, Central and South America,
New Zealand.
5
Northwest Asia, North Africa.
6
China.
0
All regions.
USB devices
Playable formats
MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, XVID, H.264.
Selecting the USB device
Connect the device to the USB interface, pref‐
erably using the adapter cable enclosed with
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Inserting the DVD
Symbol Function
Insert the DVD into the DVD slot with the
printed side up.
Fast forward.
Playback begins automatically.
The speed is increased with each
press of the controller.
Removing the DVD
To stop, start playback.
1.
Stop.
Press button.
Playback is ended.
The DVD is partially ejected.
2. Remove DVD.
Set the language.
Selecting the video DVD
The languages that are available
depend on the DVD.
1. "Media/Radio"
Set subtitles.
2. "CD/DVD"
The subtitles that are available de‐
pend on the DVD.
3. Playback begins automatically.
Back.
Video menu
Jump back to the superior menu.
This function is only supported by
particular Blu-ray discs.
To open the video menu:
Press button during playback.
Additional functions.
Symbol Function
Open the DVD menu.
The video menu is automatically faded after
some time.
Many DVDs have their own menus.
The display depends on the con‐
tents of the DVD.
Settings for DVD
Press button to leave the Bluray menu.
For some DVDs, settings can only be made via
the DVD menu; refer also to the information on
the DVD.
Start playback.
Selecting the camera angle
Pause.
The availability of a different camera angle de‐
pends on the DVD and the current DVD track.
Playback is paused.
Previous chapter.
1.
Press button during playback.
Reverse.
2.
The speed is increased with each
press of the controller.
3. "Viewing angle"
"More functions"
4. Select desired setting.
Next chapter.
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Setting the brightness, contrast and
color
1.
2.
Press button during playback.
"More functions"
Entertainment
This function must be supported by the smart‐
phone.
Operation is via the smartphone.
Pair smartphone with the vehicle, see vehicle's
Owner's Manual.
3. Select desired setting.
4. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached, then press the controller.
Setting the zoom
Display a larger view of the TV image.
1.
2.
Press button during playback.
"More functions"
3. "Zoom mode".
4. Place a check mark in order to enlarge the
video image.
Remove the check mark in order to display
the video image in its actual size.
Selecting a track
1.
2.
Press button during playback.
"More functions"
3. "Select title"
4. Select the desired track.
Selecting the chapter
1.
2.
Press button during playback.
"More functions"
3. "Select chapter"
4. Select the desired chapter.
Screencast
With a WiFi connection, the screen of a smart‐
phone is displayed on the vehicle's screen.
The sound playback is via the vehicle's loud‐
speakers.
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Rear audio remote control
Rear audio remote control
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Replacing the batteries
CAUTION
With the use of batteries in the remote
control, there can be damage due to their con‐
tents. There is risk of property damage. Do not
use batteries.◀
The concept
Operation is analog to the respective buttons
on the radio.
Menu navigation
Press button Function
1. Remove the cover. Press on the cover, ar‐
row 1, and push forward, arrow 2.
2. Insert batteries of the same type.
3. Close the cover.
Turn the wheel: adjusts the
volume.
Press the center knob:
switches the sound on/off.
Have old battery disposed of by a
dealer’s service center or another
qualified service center or repair shop
or take it to a collection point.
Changing the entertainment
source.
Changes the station, track or
chapter.
Press and hold this button:
fast forward/reverse.
The transmission time of the remote control is
limited by law. To execute a function again,
press or turn the required button again.
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Entertainment
Rear entertainment
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Different titles can be played from the mu‐
sic selection.
▷ TV station during vehicle standstill.
One TV station only can be received in the
vehicle.
Entertainment sources selectable from the
front seat only:
▷ USB input, front.
▷ CD/DVD drive, front.
DVD during vehicle standstill only.
Entertainment sources selectable from the
rear seat only:
The concept
Rear entertainment allows passengers in the
rear to access entertainment sources regard‐
less of the driver's selection. Two screens, dif‐
ferent media connections, and a BluRay drive
are available in the rear for this purpose. The
sound output is done optionally via head‐
phones or the vehicle's loudspeakers.
▷ AUX-In input, rear.
Different entertainment sources can be se‐
lected on the screens.
Rear CD/DVD/Blu-ray player
▷ USB input, rear.
▷ HDMI input, rear.
▷ CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive rear.
▷ TV station while driving.
Rear entertainment also provides access to
many iDrive functions.
Some entertainment sources can be operated
at the same time in the front and rear seat. For
these situations, respective settings can be
adjusted when enabling the rear seat, refer to
page 66.
Entertainment sources selectable from the
front and rear seat:
▷ FM and AM radio stations.
One FM or AM radio station can be played
in the vehicle.
▷ DAB/DMB radio stations.
One DAB/DBM radio station can be played
in the vehicle.
▷ Music collection.
1
CD/DVD/Blu-ray slot
2
Eject CD/DVD/Blu-ray
3
Headphone connection, right
4
HDMI/MHL connection
5
AUX-IN port
6
USB port
7
Headphone connection, left
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Screens
Remote control
Adjusting
Control elements
WARNING
The back of the screen can become very
hot during operation. There is risk of injuries.
Do not touch the back of the screen.◀
Press button Function
Operating concept is the same
as for the front controller.
Turn the wheel: highlight a
menu item.
Press the center knob: confirm
the selection.
Pressing arrow keys corre‐
sponds to moving the control‐
ler: switching between panels.
Open the main menu.
Pull on the bottom edge or press the lower
edge in order to adjust the tilt
Displays the previous menu.
Open the options.
Information
▷ When loading the rear seats and adjusting
the backrest of the front seat, fold in the
screens.
Changes the station, track or
chapter.
▷ When using the through-loading system,
fold the screens down.
Press and hold this button:
fast forward/reverse.
▷ When cleaning the screens, follow the care
instructions, see Owner's Manual for the
Vehicle.
Adjusts the volume.
Switching the system on/off
Press button on the bottom edge of
the screen.
Switch over between the dis‐
play screens.
The transmission time of the remote control is
limited by law. To execute a function again,
press or turn the required button again.
Rear entertainment and the respective screen
are activated/off.
Connecting remote control
After idle state is automatically established, the
system must be newly switched on.
Two wireless remote controls can be con‐
nected.
If rear entertainment was switched off during
enabling the rear seat, refer to page 66, the
system cannot be switched on from the rear
seat.
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About iDrive:
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Headphones/Remote control"
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A list of linked devices is displayed.
4. Press the
button and Confirmation
button on the remote control for 5 sec‐
onds.
2 LEDs on the remote control flash for
10 seconds. Execute the next step, as long
as the LEDs are flashing.
5. "Connect new device"
The remote control will appear in the list of
connected devices.
Symbol
Meaning
Remote control.
Entertainment
Selecting a page
A remote control can be connected to the left
or right side of the rear entertainment system.
The side can be changed at any time.
Push the switch to the left or right.
The corresponding side is operated.
Replacing the batteries
CAUTION
With the use of batteries in the remote
control, there can be damage due to their con‐
tents. There is risk of property damage. Do not
use batteries.◀
Battery charge status.
Renaming remote control
The name with which the remote control is dis‐
played can be changed.
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Headphones/Remote control"
A list of linked devices is displayed.
4. Select the remote control that is to be re‐
named.
1. Remove the cover. Press on the cover, ar‐
row 1, and push forward, arrow 2.
2. Insert batteries of the same type.
5. "Rename"
3. Close the cover.
6. Enter the desired name.
Have old batteries disposed of by a
dealer’s service center or another
qualified service center or repair shop
or take them to a collection point.
Deleting the remote control
The connection with the vehicle can be de‐
leted.
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Headphones/Remote control"
A list of linked devices is displayed.
4. Select the remote control, whose connec‐
tion should be deleted.
5. "Remove device"
BMW Touch Command
The concept
As an alternative to the remote control, the op‐
eration of the rear entertainment can also be
done with BMW Touch Command.
To do this, you can either call up the Entertain‐
ment menu or use a remote control.
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Rear entertainment
Operation via menu
Remote control
1. "Media/Radio"
2. Tap the left or right screen.
3.
BMW Touch Com‐
mand
Tap the screen with a
finger.
Tap symbol.
The available entertainment sources are
displayed.
4. Select the desired entertainment source.
Further operation is as described in the Enter‐
tainment chapter.
Press button in the
middle.
Tap symbol.
Operation via remote control
Tap symbol.
Touch graphic with a finger and
swipe downward.
Tap symbol.
The remote control is opened.
Touch graphic with a finger and
swipe upward.
Tap symbol.
The remote control is closed.
Additional setting pos‐
sibilities are displayed.
BMW Touch Command in comparison to the
remote control:
Remote control
BMW Touch Com‐
mand
Additional setting pos‐
sibilities are displayed.
Use a finger to swipe
upward and downward.
Tap L for the left
screen or R for the
right screen.
If the symbol was tapped, the following set‐
tings are possible:
Turn the wheel.
Swipe with a finger left
and right.
Tap arrow symbol on
the left or right side.
Press the arrow
keys on the left and
right.
Tap symbol.
Pull switch under the head‐
phones in order to play back en‐
tertainment source via the head‐
phones.
Pull switch under the loud‐
speakers in order to play back entertainment
source via the loudspeakers.
Symbol Function
Reducing the volume.
Increasing the volume.
Switch sound off/on.
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Symbol Function
Change to the previous station,
track or chapter.
Press and hold button: fast reverse.
Change to the next station, track or
chapter.
Press and hold button: fast forward.
Close settings.
Headphones and vehicle
loudspeakers
The concept
To select an entertainment source in the rear
independently from the selection in the front,
sound must be output via headphones.
If sound output via loudspeakers is set on the
screens, the audio source can be selected
from the front as well as the rear seat. For
these situations, a corresponding setting can
be selected in the rear enable, refer to
page 66.
Switching
1.
Press button.
2. Select the desired sound output:
"Speakers" or "Headphones"
Actions on switching from vehicle
loudspeakers to headphones
If the sound output is switched to the head‐
phones on only one screen, the sound output
via the vehicle loudspeakers does not change.
If the sound output is switched to headphones
on both screens in the rear, the following must
be noted:
▷ If the entertainment source of the vehicle
loudspeakers can be operated via the con‐
Entertainment
troller in the front, the sound output of the
vehicle loudspeakers does not change.
▷ If the entertainment source of the vehicle
loudspeakers cannot be operated via the
controller in the front, sound output via the
vehicle loudspeakers is stopped.
A different entertainment source must be
selected.
Actions on switching from
headphones to vehicle loudspeakers
The entertainment source heard via the head‐
phones will be played back via the vehicle
loudspeakers.
Headphones
Corded headphones
Connect via the 1/8"/3.5 mm, refer to page 61,
jack plug on the rear BluRay player.
Cordless headphones
Connecting headphones
Appropriate wireless headphones are available
from a dealer’s service center or another quali‐
fied service center or repair shop.
Three cordless headphones can be con‐
nected.
1. Switch on the headphones.
2. "My Vehicle"
3. "System settings"
4. "Headphones/Remote control"
A list of linked devices is displayed.
5. Press and hold the activation switch on the
headphones until the LED on the head‐
phones flashes rapidly.
6. "Connect new device"
7. Select the side with which the headphones
are to be connected.
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The headphones will appear in the list of con‐
nected devices.
Symbol
tem. The side can be changed at any time. The
headphones must be switched on to do this.
Meaning
1. "My Vehicle"
Headphones.
2. "System settings"
Connection with the left side.
3. "Headphones/Remote control"
A list of linked devices is displayed.
Headphones.
Connection with the right side.
4. Select the headphones for which the sides
are to be changed.
Battery charge status.
5. "Switch side"
Renaming headphones
The name with which the headphones are dis‐
played can be changed.
The side can also be selected directly from the
headphone, see Headphone operating instruc‐
tions.
Enabling the rear seat
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Headphones/Remote control"
A list of linked devices is displayed.
Adjusting
This setting is only possible via iDrive.
4. Select the headphones that are to be re‐
named.
1. "My Vehicle"
5. "Rename"
3. "Rear-seat entertainment"
6. Enter the desired name.
4. Select desired setting.
Deleting the headphones connection
The connection with the vehicle can be de‐
leted.
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Headphones/Remote control"
A list of linked devices is displayed.
4. Select the headphones, whose connection
should be deleted.
5. "Remove device"
2. "Vehicle settings"
▷ "Limited (only Media/Radio)"
If the same entertainment source is se‐
lected in the front and in the rear, no
settings can be adjusted in the rear for
this source. If for example, radio is lis‐
tened to in the front and in the rear, the
station can only be changed in the
front.
The entertainment source selected in
the front is output via the vehicle loud‐
speakers.
The entertainment source selected in
the rear can only be played back via
headphones.
Selecting a page
A set of headphones can be connected to the
left or right side of the rear entertainment sys‐
Only the following functions can be ac‐
cessed in the rear in this setting:
"Media/Radio"
▷ "Enable rear-seat operation"
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If the same entertainment source is se‐
lected in the front and in the rear, set‐
tings can be adjusted in the front and in
the rear for this source.
Entertainment
Adjusting
Brightness
1. "My Vehicle"
Switching off rear entertainment
2. "System settings"
1. "My Vehicle"
3. "Control display"
2. "Vehicle settings"
4. Adjust the brightness of the screen.
3. "Rear-seat entertainment"
4. "Disable rear-seat operation"
The rear entertainment is switched off and
cannot be switched on again in the rear.
Select one of the two priorities to enable rear
entertainment again.
Language
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Language"
4. Select a language for all screens.
Volume limit for headphones
Headphones/remote control
A volume limit can be activated in the front for
the headphones in the rear.
Connect cordless headphones, refer to
page 65.
Connect remote control, refer to page 62.
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "Vehicle settings"
Tone
3. "Rear-seat entertainment"
4. "Volume limit"
If the vehicle loudspeakers are selected for
sound output, the settings are adjusted as in
the front.
Selecting the entertainment
source for the rear
If headphones are selected for sound output,
treble, bass, and surround can be adjusted
only. The settings are made separately for the
left and right headphones.
An entertainment source can be selected for
the screens in the rear via iDrive in the front.
The selection can be changed via the operat‐
ing points in the rear.
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Tone"
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "Rear"
3. Select the desired screen or both screens.
4. Select the desired entertainment source.
Only entertainment sources that can be
operated in the rear, can be selected.
Controls
Almost all functions can be operated in the
same manner as they are in the front. Special
features of operating the system in the rear are
described here.
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Music control
▷ Music storing via the CD/DVD player in the
front and the USB interface in the front
only.
corresponding message appears on the Con‐
trol Display, proceed as follows:
1. "Media/Radio"
▷ Data exporting and importing via the USB
interface in the front only.
2.
Blu-ray video
Image in image function
No autoplay
Some Blu-ray discs offer the opportunity to in‐
tegrate an image into a running video in which
other contents of the Blu-ray disc are dis‐
played.
When inserting a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc, the
playback does not start automatically.
To start the replay:
If this possibility is used on a screen, no video
source other than the Blu-ray disc can be
played back on the second screen.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "CD/DVD/Blu-ray"
Video menu
The following changes have been made to the
video menu:
Symbol Function
To enable the simultaneous playback of Bluray discs and other video sources, proceed as
follows:
1. "Media/Radio"
2.
Call up Blu-ray menu.
Press button to leave the Bluray menu.
The film is stopped.
Call up Blu-ray pop-up menu.
The film continues to run in the
background.
Press button to leave the Bluray menu.
Additional functions.
It is also possible to mark film
scenes. This function depends on
the Blu-ray disc.
Press button.
3. "Permit simultaneous playback of Blu-ray
and other video sources"
Navigation
Route planning can be performed separately
on the left and right sides in the rear. Destina‐
tion guidance can only be started from the
front.
Suggesting a destination
A destination or trip can be sent to the front as
a suggestion. The suggestion can be adopted
or declined in the front. This function is not
available with the following setting: "Limited
(only Media/Radio)".
1. Enter the destination.
2. "Suggest destination to driver"
Blu-ray memory
There is a Blu-ray memory in the vehicle,
which must be deleted from time to time. If a
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Press button.
3. "Clear Blu-ray memory"
Options
No split screen possible.
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External devices
5. Turn the controller until the desired volume
is reached.
General information
6. Press the controller.
▷ Connection of external audio and video de‐
vices or digital cameras via the AUX-IN port
or HDMI port in the rear. Operation takes
place on the external device.
What to do if...
▷ Connection of external devices via the USB
audio interface in the rear. Operation is the
same as in the front.
Due to the large number of different audio and
video devices available on the market, it cannot
be ensured that every audio and video device
will be displayed correctly on the screen.
Only a black screen is visible.
▷ Switch on the system.
There are no options available on the screen.
▷ Switch the remote control to these
screens.
Radio stations are grayed out and cannot be
selected.
Starting playback
▷ Function is limited due to the selected pri‐
ority. Change setting.
1. "Media/Radio"
CD/DVD/Blu-ray does not play back.
2. Select device.
▷ Playback does not begin automatically.
Start CD/DVD/Blu-ray manually.
▷ "HDMI (rear)"
Further settings are available:
▷ Zoom
▷ Brightness
▷ Contrast
▷ Color
The volume of the rear vehicle loudspeakers
cannot be adjusted.
▷ Sound in the rear is output via the head‐
phones. Change priority if needed and out‐
put sound via vehicle loudspeakers.
▷ "AUX (rear)"
▷ "USB"
or
Select the name of the USB device.
Volume
The volume of the sound output depends on
the audio device. If this volume differs mark‐
edly from the volume of the other audio sour‐
ces, we recommend adjusting the volume.
1. "Media/Radio"
2. "AUX (rear)"
3. Move the controller to the left.
4.
"Volume:"
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Communication
All of the options available to you for mobile
communication with family, friends, business
partners, and service providers are described in
this chapter.
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Telephone
Vehicle features and options
accident. Only use the systems or devices
when the traffic situation allows. If necessary
stop and use the systems and devices while
the vehicle is stationary.◀
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
At high temperatures, the charge function of
the mobile phone can be limited where appro‐
priate and the functions are no longer exe‐
cuted.
The concept
Do not operate a mobile phone that is con‐
nected to the vehicle on the mobile phone key‐
pad, as this may lead to a malfunction.
General information
Mobile phones can be connected to the vehi‐
cle via Bluetooth, see Owner's Manual for the
vehicle.
The mobile phone functions can be used via
iDrive, the buttons on the steering wheel, voice
activation and gestures.
Depending on the mobile phone, the following
contents of the mobile phone are transferred
to the vehicle:
▷ Contacts, refer to page 77.
▷ Short messages, refer to page 79.
▷ E-mails, refer to page 80.
▷ Calendar entries, appointments, refer to
page 81.
▷ Tasks, refer to page 82.
Certain functions may need to be enabled by
the mobile phone provider or service provider.
When the mobile phone is used via the vehicle,
refer to the operating manual of the mobile
phone.
Controls
Incoming call
If the number of the caller is stored in the
phone book and is transmitted by the network,
the name of the contact is displayed. Other‐
wise, only the phone number is displayed.
Accepting a call
Incoming calls can be answered in different
ways.
▷ About iDrive:
"Accept"
▷ Notes, refer to page 83.
Data transfer can take several minutes.
▷
Press button on the steering
wheel.
Information
▷ Via the selection list in the instrument
panel:
WARNING
Operating the integrated information
system and communication devices while driv‐
ing can distract from traffic. It is possible to
lose control of the vehicle. There is risk of an
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Use the thumbwheel on the steering wheel
to select: "Accept"
▷ Via gestures: point the index finger into the
direction of the Control Display.
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Rejecting a call
2.
▷ About iDrive:
Communication
Press button.
3. "Save as contact" or "Add to contact"
"Reject"
▷ Via the selection list in the instrument
panel:
Use the thumbwheel on the steering wheel
to select: "Reject"
▷ Via gestures: swipe with the hand in the di‐
rection of the front passenger seat.
Ending a call
Active calls
Adjusting the volume
Turn the volume button on the radio during the
call, until the desired volume is selected. The
setting is stored for the drive profile currently
used.
Automatic volume adjustment
▷ About iDrive:
1. "My Vehicle"
"End call"
2. "System settings"
▷
Press button on the steering
wheel.
3. "Tone"
4. "Volume settings"
Last calls
5. "Microphone" or "Speakers"
The 20 last outgoing, missed, and incoming
calls of both mobile phones are transferred
into the vehicle.
6. To adjust: turn the controller
7. To store: press the controller.
Dialing a number
Displays
1. "Communication"
1. "Communication"
2. "Dial number"
2. "Recent calls"
3. Enter the numbers.
3. The 20 last calls are displayed.
4.
Select the symbol.
The connection is established via the mo‐
bile phone to which this function has been
assigned.
Filtering call list
1. "Calls:"
2. Select desired setting.
Selecting number from list
Select from list. Call is established via the mo‐
bile phone, from where the entry originates.
Via options: start call via the second mobile
phone.
To cancel: "End call"
Storing as contact or adding to
contact
1. Highlight the contact.
If connection is to be set up via the auxiliary
phone:
1.
Press button.
2. "Call via"
Holding, resuming
An active call can be put on hold and resumed
later on.
▷
"Hold/Resume"
Call is put on hold.
▷
"Hold/Resume"
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Call is resumed.
The call is started and the first call is put on
hold.
Muting the microphone
When a call is active, the microphone can be
muted.
"Microphone"
Switching between two calls, toggling
You can switch between two calls.
1. Establish two calls.
The muted microphone is automatically
muted:
2. "Resume"
The call on hold is resumed.
▷ When a new connection is established.
▷ When switching between call parties.
Establishing a conference call
DTMF suffix dialing
Two calls can be connected to a single tele‐
phone conference call. The calls must be
made from the same mobile phone.
DTMF suffix dialing can be used for gaining ac‐
cess to network services or for controlling de‐
vices, e.g., to make a remote inquiry of an an‐
swering machine. The DTMF code is needed
for this purpose.
1.
"Keypad dialing"
1. Establish two calls.
2.
"Conference call"
Hands-free system
2. Enter DTMF code.
General information
Calls with multiple parties
Calls that are being made on the hands-free
system can be continued on the mobile phone
and vice versa.
General information
You can switch between calls or connect two
calls to a single conference call. These func‐
tions must be supported by the mobile phone
and service provider.
From the mobile phone to the handsfree system
Accepting a call while speaking to
another party
Calls that were begun outside of the Bluetooth
range of the vehicle can be continued on the
hands-free system with operating readiness
switched on, as long as the remote control is in
the vehicle.
If a second call comes in during an ongoing
call, a call waiting signal sounds where appro‐
priate.
Depending on the mobile phone, the system
automatically switches to the hands-free sys‐
tem.
"Accept"
The call is accepted and the existing call is put
on hold.
Establishing a second call
An additional call can be established while a
call is active.
1.
"Contacts"
2. Select new number.
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If the system does not switch over automati‐
cally, follow the instructions on the display of
the mobile phone. Refer also to the owner's
manual of the mobile phone.
From the hands-free system to the
mobile phone
Calls that are made on the hands-free system
can in some cases be continued on the mobile
phone; this depends on the mobile phone.
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Follow the instructions on the display of the
mobile phone. Refer also to the owner's
manual of the mobile phone.
Communication
Inserting the snap-in adapter
1. Press button and remove the cover.
Snap-in adapter
The concept
The snap-in adapter is used to:
▷ Hold the mobile phone.
▷ Recharge the battery.
▷ Connect to the outside antenna of the ve‐
hicle.
This provides for better network reception and
consistent sound quality.
2. Insert the snap-in adapter at the front, ar‐
row 1, and press down, arrow 2, until it en‐
gages.
General information
For more information about snap-in adapters
that support the functions of the mobile phone,
contact a dealer's service center or another
qualified service center or repair shop.
Information
At high temperatures, the charge functions of
the mobile phone can be limited under certain
circumstances, and some functions are no lon‐
ger executed.
Inserting the mobile phone
Installation position
1. Depending on the mobile phone, remove
the protective lid from the antenna connec‐
tor and from the USB connection of the
mobile phone.
The snap-in adapter is located in the front of
the center armrest. The direction of installation
in the center armrest varies according to the
vehicle.
2. Slide the mobile phone with the buttons
facing up in the direction of the electrical
connections, arrow 1, and push downward,
arrow 2, until it engages.
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Removing the mobile phone
for mobile phones. Do not force the mobile
phone into the tray.◀
Overview
The wireless charging tray is located in the
front center armrest.
Depending on the mobile phone, press or slide
the button and remove the mobile phone. De‐
pending on the mobile phone, reinstall the pro‐
tective cover on the phone's antenna plug and
USB connector.
Removing the snap-in adapter
Press button in front of the snap-in adapter.
Remove the adapter and, if needed, reattach
the cover.
Wireless charging tray
The concept
1
Bracket
2
LED
Functional requirements
▷ The mobile phone must compatibly sup‐
port the required Qi standard. For compati‐
ble mobile phones, see Owner's Manual for
the vehicle.
The wireless charging tray enables the follow‐
ing functions:
▷ The mobile phone must not exceed the
maximum size of approx. 5.9 x 2.9 x
0.6 in/151 x 74 x 16 mm.
▷ Hold the mobile phone.
▷ Operating readiness is switched on.
▷ Charge the BMW Display key, see Owner's
Manual for the vehicle.
Activating the forgotten warning
▷ Connect the mobile phone to the external
antenna.
Country-dependently, this provides for
better network reception and consistent
sound quality.
About iDrive:
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
Information
3. "Wireless charging tray"
CAUTION
4. "Forgotten cell phone alert"
The tray is provided for mobile phones
up to a particular size. Forceful plugging of the
mobile phone into the tray can damage the tray
or the mobile phone. There is risk of property
damage. Observe the maximum dimensions
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A warning can be output if when leaving the
vehicle a device was forgotten in the wireless
charging tray.
Inserting the mobile phone
1. Open center armrest, refer to vehicle Own‐
er's Manual.
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2. Slide the mobile phone into the holder with
the display facing to the outside.
Communication
Displaying all contacts
About iDrive:
1. "Communication"
2. "Contacts"
The contacts are listed in alphabetical or‐
der. Depending on the number of contacts,
an A-Z search and quick search are of‐
fered.
A-Z search
An A-Z search is offered if there are 30 or more
contacts.
LED displays
1.
"Search"
Color
Meaning
Blue
Device is charging.
Or‐
ange:
Device will not be charged.
3. Move the controller to the right.
Possibly too high temperature on
mobile phone or foreign object in
charging tray.
4. Select the contact to display it.
Red
Device will not be charged.
Quick search is available with more than 30
contacts.
Contact a dealer’s service center or
another qualified service center or
repair shop.
2. Enter the letters.
The hits are displayed on the right side.
Quick search
1. Turn the controller to the left or right
quickly.
All letters, for which contacts are stored,
are displayed on the left side.
System limits
At high temperatures on the mobile phone, the
charge functions of the mobile phone may be
limited and some functions no longer executa‐
ble.
2. Select the first letter of the desired con‐
tact.
The cursor jumps to the first entry of the
selected letter.
Do not force the mobile phone into the tray.
Storing home contact
Contacts
It is possible to store a home contact. It ap‐
pears at the top of the contact list.
General information
1. "Home contact (empty)"
Contacts can be created and edited. The con‐
tacts from the mobile phone are additionally
transferred and displayed.
3. "Save contact in the vehicle"
2. Fill in the desired fields.
Storing contact in vehicle
1.
Press button.
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Telephone
2. "Save contact in the vehicle"
A copy of the contract from the mobile
phone is stored in the vehicle.
Selecting sources
You can choose, whether and from which mo‐
bile phone the contacts should be transferred.
Additional functions
1.
The following functions are available in an se‐
lected contact:
2. "Select sources for contacts"
Press button.
3. Select the desired mobile phone.
▷
Start destination guidance.
▷
Call contact.
Sorting contacts
▷
Open the Internet address.
▷
New e-mail.
Contact names can be displayed in a different
order. Depending on how the contacts were
stored on the mobile phone, the sorting order
of the contacts may differ from the selected
sorting order.
Deleting contact
A contact stored in the vehicle can be deleted.
Contacts transferred from the mobile phone
cannot be deleted.
1. Highlight the desired contact.
2.
Press button.
1.
Press button.
2. "Sort contacts"
3. "Last name" or "First name"
Checking the address as a destination
3. "Delete contact"
1. Select the desired contact.
Deleting all contacts in vehicle
2. Select the address.
All contacts stored in the vehicle are deleted.
Contacts transferred from the mobile phone
are not deleted.
3. "Check address" or "Search for address
online"
1.
4. Correct entries if necessary.
5. "Start guidance"
Press button.
2. "Delete all contacts in the vehicle"
The address can be taken over into the desti‐
nation guidance.
3. "OK"
Editing a contact
New contact
If necessary, "Clear input fields"
If a contact transferred from the mobile phone
is changed, a copy of the entry is created in the
vehicle during storing.
2. "New contact"
Contact entries having identical names are
combined into one contact.
3. Fill in the desired fields.
About iDrive:
4. "Save contact in the vehicle"
1. Select the desired contact.
1.
Press button.
2. "Edit contact"
3. Change the desired entry or add entries.
4. "Save contact in the vehicle"
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Communication
Show contact pictures
Selecting sources
Pictures stored with the contacts are stored in
the vehicle when the mobile phone is con‐
nected to the vehicle.
You can choose, whether and from which mo‐
bile phone the short messages should be
transferred.
About iDrive:
1.
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Mobile devices"
Press button.
2. "Select sources for messages"
3. Select the desired mobile phone.
4. "Settings"
Delete text message history
5. "Contact images"
Delete the entire conversation with a messag‐
ing party.
6. Move the controller to the left.
1. Highlight the desired short message.
Short messages
2.
Displaying all Short messages
3. "Delete text message thread"
Press button.
About iDrive:
4. "Yes"
1. "Communication"
Displaying short message
2. "Messaging"
Select the desired short message or conversa‐
tion. The conversation with this messaging
partner is displayed.
All short messages are displayed.
Information about the BMW messages, refer to
page 86.
Status
A symbol identifies the short message status.
The following functions are available when a
short message or conversation is selected.
▷
"Call sender"
▷
"Add to contacts" or "Show sender"
Read short message.
▷
"Forward", refer to page 79.
Unread short message.
▷
"Reply", refer to page 79.
▷
"Delete"
▷
Read contents, refer to page 83.
Symbol Meaning
Filtering the message list
1.
Additional functions
Press button.
2. "Filter messages"
3. Select desired setting.
▷ "Use data", refer to page 84.
Answering or forwarding short
message
About iDrive:
1. Display the desired short message.
2. ▷
"Reply"
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Telephone
The recipient of the short message is
automatically entered.
▷
"Forward"
"To:"
Enter phone number or contact. Turn
controller to the right as needed to se‐
lect the contact from the list of results.
3. "From:"
Selecting account
You can choose, whether and from which mo‐
bile phone and possibly from which user ac‐
count the e-mails should be transferred.
1.
Press button.
2. "Select account"
3. Select the desired account.
Select mobile phone as needed, from
which the short message should be sent.
Status
A symbol identifies the e-mail status.
4. "Text:"
Text recognition, refer to page 83.
Symbol Meaning
5. "Send"
Read e-mail.
To cancel: "Delete all entries"
Unread e-mail.
New short message
About iDrive:
Filtering e-mails
1. "Messaging"
1.
2.
2. "Filter emails"
"Compose text message"
3. "To:"
Press button.
3. Select desired setting:
Enter phone number or contact. Turn con‐
troller to the right as needed to select the
contact from the list of results.
Deleting e-mail
1. Highlight the desired e-mail.
4. "From:"
Select mobile phone as needed, from
which the short message should be sent.
5. "Text:"
2.
Press button.
3. "Delete email"
4. "OK"
Text recognition, refer to page 83.
6. "Send"
To cancel: "Delete all entries"
Displaying all recipients
If an e-mail has several recipients, they can be
displayed and their data used, refer to
page 84, for further functions.
E-mail
1. Select the desired e-mail.
Displaying all e-mails
2.
About iDrive:
3. "Show all recipients"
Press button.
1. "Communication"
2. "Email"
All e-mails are displayed.
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New e-mail
▷
"Forward"
Enter phone number or contact. Turn
controller to the right as needed to se‐
lect the contact from the list of results.
About iDrive:
1. "Communication"
2. "Email"
3. "To:"
"New email"
3.
Communication
Enter phone number or contact. Turn con‐
troller to the right as needed to select the
contact from the list of results.
4. "To:"
Enter e-mail address. Turn controller to the
right as needed to select the contact from
the list of results.
4. "From:"
Select mobile phone and user account as
needed, from which the e-mail should be
sent.
5. "From:"
Select account as needed, from which the
e-mail should be sent.
5. If necessary, "Subject:"
6. "Subject:"
Text recognition, refer to page 83.
Text recognition, refer to page 83.
6. "Text:"
7. "Text:".
Text recognition, refer to page 83.
Text recognition, refer to page 83.
8. "Send"
7. "Send"
To cancel: "Delete all entries"
To cancel: "Delete all entries"
Additional functions
Calendar
The following functions are available for a se‐
lected e-mail.
Display the calendar
▷
About iDrive:
"Text-to-speech", refer to page 83.
▷
"Reply", refer to page 81.
1. "Communication"
▷
"Add to contacts"
2. "Calendar"
▷
"Mark as unread"
▷
"Delete email"
Answering and forwarding e-mails
About iDrive:
"Reply"
▷
"Reply"
The e-mail recipient is automatically
entered.
▷
To display different days in the calendar:
▷ "Show previous week"
▷ "Show next week"
1. Display the desired e-mail.
2.
The appointments of the current week are
displayed.
"Reply to all"
All e-mail recipients are automatically
entered.
Displaying the calendar month
Select the calendar day. The monthly overview
is displayed. Calendar days with appointments
are marked.
Switching to today
1.
Press button.
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Telephone
2. "Change to today"
Tasks
Selecting sources
Display tasks
You can choose, whether and from which mo‐
bile phone the appointments should be trans‐
ferred.
About iDrive:
1. "Communication"
2. "Tasks"
1.
All tasks are displayed.
Press button.
2. "Select source"
3. Select the desired mobile phone.
Sorting tasks
1. "Sorted by"
Additional functions
2. Select desired setting.
The following functions are available in a se‐
lected appointment.
Activating reminders
▷
Read contents, refer to page 83.
▷
Start destination guidance.
▷ "Use details", refer to page 84.
1.
Press button.
2. "Activate reminders"
Reminders are displayed in the Messages
and in the Status field, see Owner's Manual
for the vehicle.
Activating reminders
About iDrive:
Updating data
1.
Press button.
Update data, refer to page 84.
2. "Activate reminders"
Reminders are displayed in the Messages
and in the Status field, see Owner's Manual
for the vehicle.
Selecting sources
You can choose, whether and from which mo‐
bile phone the tasks should be transferred.
Deactivating reminders
1.
About iDrive:
2. "Select source"
1. Select the desired calendar entry.
3. Select the desired mobile phone.
2.
"Deactivate reminders"
Updating data
Update data, refer to page 84.
Press button.
Additional functions
The following functions are available in a se‐
lected task.
▷
Read contents, refer to page 83.
▷ "Use data", refer to page 84.
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Information
Communication
Displaying the note
Displaying all notes
Select the desired note.
About iDrive:
Additional functions
1. "Communication"
The following functions are available for a se‐
lected note.
2. "Memos"
▷
"Email with voice memo", refer to
page 81.
▷
"Export (USB)", refer to page 83.
Exporting all notes
▷
"Delete"
In order to export voice notes via the USB port,
a compatible device must be connected to the
USB interface, see Owner's Manual for the ve‐
hicle.
▷
"Play", refer to page 84.
Update data, refer to page 84.
▷ compatible devices: USB mass storage de‐
vices, such as USB flash drives or MP3
players with a USB interface.
Text recognition
All voice notes and text notes are dis‐
played.
▷ Non-compatible devices: USB hard drives,
USB hubs, USB memory card readers with
multiple inserts, Apple iPod/iPhone.
▷ File systems: popular file systems for USB
devices are supported. FAT 32 is the rec‐
ommended format.
1.
Press button.
Updating data
Spoken words are detected by voice recogni‐
tion and converted into text. This text can be
corrected and supplemented as required. The
text can be used as subject or content of emails or short messages.
About iDrive:
2. "Export all memos (USB)"
2.
Deleting all notes
3.
1.
Press button.
2. "Delete all voice memos"
3.
Select the symbol to end the recording.
"Confirm text"
5. ▷
New voice note
2.
Select the symbol to start the record‐
ing.
4.
3. "OK"
1.
Select the desired language.
1.
"Delete last dictation"
▷
"Delete all"
▷
"Read out full text"
▷
"Read out last dictation"
"New voice memo"
"Start recording"/"Resume recording"
"Pause recording"
4. "Save"
The voice note is displayed in the list of
voice notes.
To cancel: "Cancel"
Reading out loud
SMS, e-mail, tasks, and text notes can be read
out loud.
▷
"Play"
▷
"Pause"
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▷
"Next section"/"Next element"
All available options are displayed.
▷
"Previous section"/"Previous element"
▷ "Compose email"
▷ Move the controller to the left to end.
▷ "Compose text message"
▷ "Add to contact"
▷ "Save as contact"
Playback
Voice notes can be played.
▷
"Play"
▷
"Pause"
▷
"Fast forward"
▷
"Fast rewind"
▷ "Call number in message"
▷ "Go to website"
6. Select desired setting.
The elements can be individually selected
when the vehicle is stationary. The available
options are displayed.
Updating data
Adjusting the menu
Notes, tasks, and appointments of the calen‐
dar can be updated.
The menu can be adjusted, e.g. to remove en‐
tries from the menu for functions not being
used.
About iDrive:
About iDrive:
1. "Communication"
2. Select desired setting:
▷ "Calendar"
2. "Personalize menu"
3. Select desired setting.
▷ "Tasks"
4. Move the controller to the left.
▷ "Memos"
3.
1. "Communication"
Press button.
4. "Update data"
Using data
Phone numbers, mail addresses in calendars,
short messages, etc. can be further processed.
While driving:
1. Select the desired element, e.g. a short
message.
2. "Use data"
3. All usable data is displayed.
4. Highlight the desired element, e.g. a phone
number.
5. Move the controller to the right.
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Communication
WLAN hotspot
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
▷ "Change hotspot name"
Enter the desired network name.
▷ "Hide hotspot"
Activate or deactivate the function.
6.
Select the symbol.
The concept
A WLAN hotspot is integrated in the vehicle.
This hotspot can be activated, e.g. to connect
a mobile phone or a laptop.
General information
Up to 8 devices can be connected with the
hotspot.
Connect device with WLAN hotspot, see Own‐
er's Manual for the vehicle.
Adjusting
Network name and hotspot code can be
changed. In addition, the network name can be
hidden so that it cannot be found by other de‐
vices.
About iDrive:
1. "My Vehicle"
2. "System settings"
3. "Mobile devices"
4.
Press button.
5. ▷ "Change hotspot key"
Enter the desired hotspot code.
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ConnectedDrive
ConnectedDrive
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
for this purpose. Many hotels can be booked
directly by the BMW Concierge service. The
Concierge service is part of the optional BMW
Response Center Plan.
Starting Concierge service
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Concierge"
A voice connection to the Concierge service is
established.
ConnectedDrive Store
BMW messages
The concept
In vehicles with specific technical require‐
ments, various services in the vehicle can be
ordered later.
General information
The offering of services depends on the coun‐
try.
General information
Message from the Concierge service and My
Info are displayed.
Information about the short messages from the
mobile phone, refer to page 79.
Displaying BMW messages
Ordering services
About iDrive:
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW messages"
An overview of the services present in the
vehicle and those to be ordered later is dis‐
played.
2. To purchase a service, select it and follow
the instructions on the Control Display.
The most recent BMW messages are dis‐
played.
Status
A symbol identifies the message status.
Symbol Meaning
Concierge service
Read BMW message.
Unread BMW message.
The concept
The Concierge service offers information on
events, gas stations or hotels, and provides
phone numbers and addresses. A voice con‐
nection to the Concierge service is established
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Filtering message list by status
1.
Press button.
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2. "Filter BMW messages"
General information
3. Select desired setting.
1. "Filter"
Teleservices are typically activated in the vehi‐
cle. For further use of the services, the vehicle
manufacturer recommends contact a dealer’s
service center or another qualified service cen‐
ter or repair shop or the hotline.
2. Select desired setting.
The service varies by country.
Filtering message list by message
type
Services may be restricted abroad.
Additional functions
The following functions are available in a se‐
lected message.
▷
Select the location to start destination
guidance.
▷ Select Internet address to open it.
▷ Select phone number to make a call.
Requirements
▷ Active ConnectedDrive contract, equip‐
ment version with Intelligent Emergency
Request or BMW ConnectedDrive serv‐
ices.
▷ Wireless reception must be guaranteed.
▷ Operating readiness is switched on.
Deleting a message
1.
Press button.
2. Delete highlighted message: "Delete
message"
Delete all messages: "Delete all
messages"
BMW Teleservices
The concept
Teleservices are services helping in maintain‐
ing vehicle mobility.
Depending on the equipment version, Teleser‐
vices comprise the following services:
▷ Roadside Assistance, refer to page 87.
▷ Teleservice call, refer to page 88.
▷ Automatic Teleservice call, refer to
page 88.
▷ Teleservice Report, refer to page 88.
▷ Teleservice Battery Guard, refer to
page 89.
▷ Your dealer’s service center, refer to
page 90.
Roadside Assistance
The concept
BMW Roadside Assistance can be contacted if
assistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down.
General information
In the event of a breakdown, data on the vehi‐
cle's condition are sent by BMW to Roadside
Assistance.
Roadside Assistance can also be contacted via
a Check Control message, refer to Owner's
Manual for the vehicle.
Starting Roadside Assistance
Start service
If the vehicle is equipped with Teleservices,
support is offered through Teleservice Diagno‐
sis.
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Assistance"
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ConnectedDrive
3. "Roadside Assistance"
A voice connection is established with
Roadside Assistance.
Teleservice Diagnosis
Teleservice Diagnosis enables the wireless
transmission of detailed vehicle data that are
important for vehicle diagnosis. These data are
transmitted automatically.
After the data are transmitted, the voice con‐
nection to Roadside Assistance is reestab‐
lished.
General information
A Service Request can also be started via a
Check Control message, see Owner's Manual
for Vehicle.
Starting a teleservice call
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Assistance"
3. "Service Request"
Starting Teleservice Help
Automatic teleservice call
Teleservice Help enables an in-depth diagno‐
sis of the vehicle by Roadside Assistance via
wireless transmission.
The concept
The driving ability of the vehicle can be re‐
stored for specific functions.
Teleservice Help can be started after a prompt
by Roadside Assistance and the termination of
the voice connection.
1. Park the vehicle in a safe place.
2. Set the parking brake.
3. Operating readiness is switched on.
4. "TeleService Help"
After completion of Teleservice Help, a voice
connection is established to Roadside Assis‐
tance.
The Teleservice data necessary for servicing
the vehicle is sent automatically by BMW to
the dealer’s service center prior to the service
deadline. If possible, the dealer's service cen‐
ter will contact you and a service appointment
can be arranged.
This way, the dealer’s service center can plan
the necessary work in advance. This shortens
the duration of the service appointment.
Last teleservice call
Check when your dealer's service center was
notified, refer to page 89.
Teleservice Report
Teleservice call
The concept
The concept
Using a manually initiated Teleservice call, Tel‐
eservice data on the vehicle's service require‐
ments is directly sent by BMW to the dealer's
service center. If possible, the dealer's service
center will contact you and a service appoint‐
ment can be arranged.
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Transmits technical data that is evaluated for
the ongoing development of BMW products
from your vehicle to BMW in regular intervals if
needed.
General information
Teleservice Report is activated and free of
charge in vehicles that meet certain technical
requirements if they have an active BMW Con‐
nectedDrive contract and are equipped with In‐
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telligent Emergency Request or BMW Con‐
nectedDrive services.
Neither personal data nor position data is
transmitted.
Communication
Displaying the last teleservice call
Check to see when the last teleservice call was
transmitted.
About iDrive:
Displays
1. "My Vehicle"
Indicate when the last Teleservice Report was
transmitted, refer to page 89.
2. "Vehicle status"
Teleservice Battery Guard
Remote Services
3.
"Service Request"
The concept
The concept
If the battery charging state falls below certain
values, BMW will inform you or your dealer’s
service center directly in defined cases or the
next time the vehicle is started.
With remote services, a connection can be es‐
tablished between a compatible mobile phone
and the vehicle. This can be used to lock and
unlock the vehicle, for instance.
General information
General information
If necessary, the dealer's service center will
contact you to arrange a service appointment.
Other functions may be available, depending
on the vehicle.
Information
The My BMW Remote app must be down‐
loaded to execute these functions. Operation
can be performed via the app.
Battery Guard Teleservice is activated and free
of charge only in vehicles that meet certain
technical requirements, have an active BMW
ConnectedDrive contract, and are equipped
with Intelligent Emergency Request or BMW
ConnectedDrive services. To be informed by
Battery Guard Teleservice, your contact data
must be stored in the ConnectedDrive cus‐
tomer portal.
Displays
Indicate when the last Teleservice Battery
Guard Call was transmitted, refer to page 89.
Last teleservice call
The concept
Functions must first be activated in the Con‐
nectedDrive customer portal before they can
be used. An active BMW ConnectedDrive con‐
tract is required.
Alternatively, the functions can also be exe‐
cuted via the ConnectedDrive Call Center.
The operating instructions for the My BMW
Remote app can be found on the Connected‐
Drive customer portal or at bmwusa.com.
Customer Relations
The concept
Contact the BMW hotline for information on all
aspects of your vehicle.
The last Service Requests, e.g., the last report
to the dealer’s service center, can be displayed
on the Control Display.
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Calling Customer relations
About iDrive:
Update BMW Online
The concept
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Assistance"
3. "Customer Relations"
A voice connection is established to Cus‐
tomer Relations.
Manual update of all services available in the
vehicle.
Update BMW Online
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
Your dealer’s service center
2.
Press button.
3. "Update BMW Assist"
The concept
Can be contacted with the dealer's service
center.
General information
In special cases, e.g., following a change of
owner or a move, an adaptation of the entered
dealer’s service center may be necessary. This
can be done via the hotline, by a dealer’s serv‐
ice center or another qualified service center or
repair shop or possibly even independently on
the Control Display.
Call dealer’s service center
About iDrive:
Data transfer
The concept
The data transfer status can be displayed dur‐
ing a service update.
Displaying the data transfer
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2.
Press button.
3. "Data transfer"
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Assistance"
3. "Your service center"
A voice connection is established with the
dealer's service center.
Changing dealer's service centers
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Assistance"
3. "Your service center"
4. "Change service center"
5. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
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BMW ConnectedDrive
Services
The concept
BMW ConnectedDrive Services offer the
option to display information, e.g. regarding
the weather or sports, in the vehicle using apps
and other functions.
Displaying BMW ConnectedDrive
Service apps
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
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Communication
2. Select desired app.
Messages
▷ My Info Messages, refer to page 86.
Profile
▷ Export/import user profile, see Owner's
Manual for the vehicle.
Adjusting the menu
The menu can be adjusted, e.g. to remove en‐
tries from the menu for functions not being
used.
About iDrive:
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Personalize menu"
3. Select desired setting.
4. Move the controller to the left.
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Reference
This chapter contains an index that will quickly
take you to the information you need.
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Everything from A to Z
Everything from A to Z
Index
A
Address entry, navigation 9
Alternative routes 18
AM/FM station 40
Announcement, navigation,
see Spoken instructions 17
Areas to be avoided 24
Arrow view, Split screen 26
Assistance, Roadside Assis‐
tance 87
Audio CD 47
Audio, external devices 47
Audio playback, Bluetooth 53
Audio player 47
Audio remote control 60
Automatic teleservice call 88
B
Balance 38
Bass 38
Battery Guard 89
Battery replacement, audio
remote control 60
Battery replacement, remote
control, rear entertain‐
ment 63
Bluetooth audio 53
BMW ConnectedDrive
Store 86
BMW messages 86
BMW Teleservices 87
Bowers & Wilkins 38
Breakdown assistance 87
C
CD/DVD, notes 47
Changing the route 17
Charging tray 76
94
Concierge service 86
Concierge service mes‐
sages 86
ConnectedDrive Services 90
Customer relations 89
D
Default settings, Naviga‐
tion 23
Destination entry by voice 10
Destination entry, GPS coor‐
dinates 12
Destination guidance 17
Destination guidance hints,
route 21
Destination guidance with in‐
termediate destinations, see
Trip 14
Destination input 9, 10
Digital radio 41
DVD 57
DVD settings 58
Dynamic destination guid‐
ance 29
FM/AM station 40
G
Gas station recommenda‐
tion 20
Gong, volume equaliza‐
tion 39
GPS coordinates, destination
entry 12
GPS navigation, see Naviga‐
tion system 8
Gray display of the map 29
H
HD Radio 41
Headphones, rear entertain‐
ment 65
Help with navigation, see
what to do if ... 32
Help with rear entertainment,
see What to do if ... 69
Home address, navigation 10
Hotspot 85
E
I
Emergency service, see
Roadside Assistance 87
Entertainment, changing the
entertainment source 36
Entertainment, control ele‐
ments 36
Entertainment in the rear 61
Entertainment, Overview 36
Equalizer 38
Inductive charging 76
Interactive map 21
Intermediate destination, nav‐
igation 14
Internet hotspot 85
iPod/iPhone 52
F
L
Last destinations 9
List of destination guidance
hints, Split screen 26
Fader 38
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M
Maneuvering hints, route 21
Map, destination entry 13
Map, navigation 16
Message list, traffic bulle‐
tins 27
Messages from BMW 86
Messages from Concierge
service 86
Messages from My Info 86
Mobile phone, Operation 72
MP3 player 47
Multi-channel playback sur‐
round 38
Music collection 49
My Info messages 86
RDS 41
Realtime traffic information,
RTTI 28
Rear entertainment 61
Remote App 89
Remote control, audio 60
Remote control, rear enter‐
tainment 62
Remote Services 89
Renaming a station 41
Roadside Assistance 87
Route 18
Route criteria, route 17
Route, displaying 18
Route section, bypassing 19
RTTI realtime traffic informa‐
tion 28
N
S
Navigation, Split screen 26
Satellite radio 42
Save destination as con‐
tact 17
Select a destination from
contacts, Navigation 12
Service messages 86
Service, Roadside Assis‐
tance 87
Services, ConnectedDrive 90
Services, remote 89
Settings, Navigation 23
Short messages 79
Smartphone, Operation 72
SMS 79
Snap-in adapter, mobile
phone 75
Sound, Bowers & Wilkins 38
Speed Volume, volume equal‐
ization 39
Split screen, Navigation 26
Spoken instructions, naviga‐
tion 17
State/province, selecting for
navigation 9
Stations, stored 46
Station, storing 40
O
Online alternative routes 18
P
Points of Interest, naviga‐
tion 11
Q
Quick search 10
R
Radio 40
Radio, adjusting the vol‐
ume 36
Radio, changing the enter‐
tainment source 36
Radio, control elements 36
Radio, muting 36
Radio, Overview 36
Radio, tone settings 38
Reference
Store, see BMW Connected‐
Drive Store 86
T
Telephone, Operation 72
Teleservice Battery Guard 89
Teleservice call 88
Teleservice Report 88
Teleservices 87
Tone 38
Tone, equalizer 38
Tone, multi-channel playback
surround 38
Traffic bulletins, naviga‐
tion 27
Treble 38
Trip, destination guidance
with intermediate destina‐
tions 14
U
USB audio interface 52
V
Video-DVD 57
Video playback 57
W
WiFi Hotspot 85
Wireless charging 76
WLAN hotspot 85
Y
Your dealer's service cen‐
ter 90
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