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Operating Instructions
BMW Link
The Ultimate
Driving Machine
BMW Link
Operating instructions
Contents
General information
Remarks on the operating instructions
Symbols used
Functions
Requirements
Conditions of use
Safety instructions
Safety at the wheel
Configuring
Settings in the iPhone menu
Operating principle
Starting BMW Link
Switching between screens
Incoming call
Connecting up the iPhone in the car
With the BMW Station
Without the BMW Station
Operating the music menu
Principle
Playing music
Operating the telephone menu
Overview
Favourites
Number
Making a call
Ending a call
Contacts
Mailbox
Operating ConnectedDrive
Principle
Accident hotline
Google™ Local Search
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© 2011 BMW AG, Munich/Germany
Reproduction, even in excerpt form, only with the
written consent of BMW AG, Munich.
Subject to mistakes and changes.
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BMW Link
Operating instructions
Contents
Car-finder
Weather
News
Panoramio
Roadside Assistance
Navigation
Activating the navigation function
Test version
Help
Information about BMW Link
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© 2011 BMW AG, Munich/Germany
Reproduction, even in excerpt form, only with the
written consent of BMW AG, Munich.
Subject to mistakes and changes.
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General information
BMW recommends that you only use parts and
accessory products that have been tested and
approved by BMW in terms of their safety, function and suitability.
If you have any questions about operation,
please contact the BMW Link support team, see
Page 13. They will be happy to help you.
Remarks on the operating instructions
These operating instructions will familiarise you
with BMW Link’s special applications. You will
find information on how to operate them, which
will allow you to quickly make optimum use of all
the functions.
These operating instructions describe all the
BMW Link functions offered. There are therefore
also descriptions of functions that are not available due to the car’s equipment variant or the
scope of the selected BMW Link app. This
applies to functions and systems of relevance to
safety too.
Additional information can be found in the
iPhone operating instructions and the documentation supplied with the car.
Functions
• Large icons and an optimised font enable convenient operation in the car.
• All the BMW Link functions can be used in
landscape format.
• Selected services from BMW ConnectedDrive,
such as Roadside Assistance or Google Local
Search.
• Fully-integrated navigation function.
Requirements
• Apple iPhone™: 3GS or 4, with iOS 4.2 or
more recent, subsequently referred to as
iPhone.
• Internet connection.
Additional costs may be incurred for data services if applicable.
Conditions of use
The conditions of use for BMW Link are stored
in the AppStore from where they can be viewed.
Symbols used
!
Denotes instructions or warnings that you
must observe.
 Denotes the end of the instruction.
Denotes a movement that must be completed in the direction indicated by the
arrow.
“...”
Denotes text on the display for selecting
functions.
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Safety instructions
Configuring
Safety at the wheel
Settings in the iPhone menu
Only input data or values when it will not
distract you from what is happening on
the road. Otherwise the resulting distraction can
place the passengers and other road users in
danger.
Settings for the BMW Link app can be made in
the iPhone’s “Settings” menu.
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1. Select “Settings” in the iPhone.
BMW Station for the
Apple iPhone™
Set landscape format when driving. The
vertical display setting can impair the driver’s field of vision and is not permitted in all
countries. Observe the respective country regulations.
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2. “BMW Link”
Setting up the mailbox
1. “Mailbox”
2. Enter the mailbox number.
The BMW Station, an in-car cradle for the
iPhone, was specially developed for car models
without a display and promotes convenient and
safe operation of the iPhone by:
• connecting the iPhone to the car’s audio system without visible cables
• positioning the iPhone in the driver’s field of
vision
• display in landscape format
• integrated hands-free kit with directional microphone
• radio silencing
• charge function for the iPhone
• automatically storing the vehicle’s location
when the iPhone is removed
Your service team will provide you with information outlining which cars the BMW Station is
available for.
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Operating principle
Starting BMW Link
The main menu or the last screen selected in the
menu is displayed.
To switch from the navigation system to the
main menu, select key 1.
In the map view, the key 1 is located within the
map.
All the BMW Link functions can be called up via
the main menu.
Returning to the previous screen
Switching between screens
Select the menu item you want.
After a menu item, e.g. “Music”, is selected, the
corresponding screen is displayed.
Returning to the main menu
Select key 1 to return to the next screen up, e. g.
“Music”.
Incoming call
If you have an incoming call, the iPhone’s telephone menu is displayed automatically. The display switches back to BMW Link after the call is
ended or cancelled.
Drag tab 1 to the right.
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Connecting up the iPhone in
the vehicle
Operating the music menu
With the BMW Station
Principle
The BMW Station enables optimum use of the
BMW Link app in the car, also see Page 5.
BMW Link accesses the music library on the
iPhone.
Registering the iPhone
Playing music
Only register the iPhone when the car is
at a standstill. Otherwise the resulting distraction can endanger the passengers and other
road users.
The music menu is operated in the same way as
on the iPhone.
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1. “Music”
The iPhone only has to be registered once to
connect it to the car via the BMW Station.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Place the iPhone in the BMW Station.
3. Activate Bluetooth on the iPhone.
A list of the devices found is displayed.
4. Select “BMW Station” from the list.
5. Enter the PIN code “1234”.
6. “Connect”
7. The Bluetooth connection is established
automatically if the iPhone was registered
successfully.
Up to eight iPhones can be registered on the
BMW Station.
Once registered, a connection to the car is automatically and quickly established when you place
the iPhone in the BMW Station.
If other iPhones were previously connected to
the BMW Station, you may have to deactivate
Bluetooth on the devices that were last connected so the new iPhone to be connected is detected by the BMW Station.
Without the BMW Station
Please refer to the documentation supplied with
the car for information on how to connect the
iPhone to the car without the BMW Station.
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2. Select the category you want, e.g. Genre or
Artists.
All the entries are displayed in a list.
3. Select further categories if necessary.
4. Start playback.
Browse key
The Browse key is displayed if music tracks are
being played and you switch back to the Music
menu from another menu.
“Browse”: return to the music library
Operating the telephone
menu
Only input data or values when it will not
distract you from what is happening on
the road. As the driver, you must not make or
receive calls with the iPhone in your hand whilst
the car is in motion. You should use the handsfree kit instead. Otherwise the resulting distraction can place the passengers and other road
users in danger.
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For information about incoming calls, see
Page 6.
Overview
“Telephone”
5. Dial the phone number you want.
The phone number is added to the favourites
list.
6. “Done”: return to the telephone menu
Number
The numerical keypad for manual dialling is displayed.
The phone number is entered and dialled in the
same way as when using the iPhone menu.
Making a call
If a connection is established, BMW Link automatically switches to the iPhone telephone
menu and an option screen for returning to
BMW Link during the call is displayed.
“Close”: BMW Link is closed and the iPhone telephone menu opened automatically.
“BMW Link app”: return to BMW Link during the
call.
The telephone menu is displayed.
Ending a call
Favourites
Calls can only be ended in the iPhone telephone
menu.
The favourites list in BMW Link is an independent list and does not access the data contained
in the iPhone’s favourites list.
If BMW Link is opened during the call, you must
switch to the iPhone telephone menu to end it.
1. Press the home key on the iPhone.
2. Start the iPhone telephone menu.
Adding favourites
1. “Favourites”
3. End the call
Restart the app to return to BMW Link.
2. “Edit”
3. Select the
symbol.
A list with the contact details saved in the
iPhone is displayed.
4. Select the contact you want.
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Operating the telephone
menu
Operating ConnectedDrive
Contacts
Principle
BMW Link accesses the contact details on the
iPhone.
ConnectedDrive makes selected services available. The exact range of services varies from one
country to the next.
The contacts stored in the address book are listed in alphabetical order.
To display contact details or establish a telephone connection, proceed as you would if using
the iPhone menu.
The navigation system must be available for certain services. A GPS signal must be received to
determine the current position, also see Page 6.
“ConnectedDrive”
Selecting a contact as a navigation
destination
If an address is stored in the contact details and
the location recorded in the navigation details,
you can get route directions to this address.
1. Select the address in the contact details.
If several locations with similar address
details are stored in the navigation system, a
list with the potential destination addresses is
displayed.
2. Select the destination address you want from
the list if necessary.
The route is calculated and indicated on the display. Please refer to the navigation operating
instructions to start route directions and select
other route directions functions.
Mailbox
The mailbox number must be set up in the
iPhone settings in order to listen to messages,
see Page 5.
The list of available services is displayed.
Accident hotline
If you require assistance in the event of an accident, you can contact the BMW accident hotline.
The phone number displayed is determined by
the country setting selected in the iPhone settings, see the iPhone operating instructions. If
Germany is selected, a connection to the German BMW accident hotline is always established, even if you are abroad.
1. “ConnectedDrive”
2. “Accident hotline”
The phone number of the emergency hotline
and the last available position are displayed.
3. “Call accident hotline”
A connection is established.
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Operating ConnectedDrive
Google™ Local Search
Car-finder
Search for special destinations, e. g. hotels or
sights.
To find particular locations again later on, e. g.
the current position of the car, save the location
before you leave the car. The saved position can
be displayed and navigation to the car’s location
started via the car-finder.
1. “ConnectedDrive”
2. “Google Local Search”
Saving the position with the BMW
Station
If the iPhone is connected to the car via the
BMW Station and BMW Link is active, the current position is automatically saved when the
iPhone is removed.
Saving the position manually
3. “Different location” if necessary: change the
search location.
1. “ConnectedDrive”
• “Current position”
• “Navigation destination”
• “Different location”: enter the search location you want manually.
4. Enter the search term.
3. “Save current position”
The current position is saved and then displayed.
5. “Search”
A list of the special destinations is displayed.
2. “Car-finder”
Only one position can be displayed at any given
time.
Options
Starting route directions
Select the destination address you want.
The route is calculated and indicated on the display. Please refer to the navigation operating
instructions to start route directions and select
other route directions functions.
• “View in map”: view the saved position in the
map.
• “Navigation”: the route to the saved position is
calculated and indicated on the display. Please
refer to the navigation operating instructions to
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Operating ConnectedDrive
start route directions and select other route
directions functions if necessary.
Weather
1. “ConnectedDrive”
2. “Weather”
News
View current news, such as sports news or top
stories.
1. “ConnectedDrive”
2. “News”
3. Select the category you want.
A list of headlines is displayed.
4. Select the headline you want.
Detailed news is displayed.
Panoramio
Images can be displayed for selected locations.
1. “ConnectedDrive”
Weather information for the current position or, if
route directions is active, the destination location
is displayed.
Options
• “Forecast”: weather information for the next
three days is displayed.
• “Previous search”: the last search locations
entered are displayed and can be called up
again.
2. “Panoramio”
A list of available images for the current position or, if route directions is active, the destination location is displayed.
3. “Different location” if necessary: change the
search location.
Select one of the following options:
• “Current position”
• “Navigation destination”
• “Different location”: enter the search location you want manually.
4. Select the image you want.
• “From address book”: weather information for
an address from the list of contacts is displayed.
Options
• “Different location”: change the search location.
Select one of the following options:
• Display the next or previous photo:
drag your finger across the screen to the right
or left.
• “Current position”
• “Navigation destination”
• “Different location”: enter the search location you want manually.
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• Full-screen mode: tap the image.
• Show the operating elements again: tap the
image in full-screen mode.
• “Panoramio”: return to the list of available
images.
Operating ConnectedDrive
Navigation
Roadside Assistance
Activating the navigation function
Contact the BMW Group Mobile Service if you
need assistance in the event of a breakdown.
A BMW Link ID is required to use the navigation
system. The BMW Link ID is made up of your
personal e-mail address and a password at least
six characters long and defined by you.
The phone number displayed is determined by
the country setting selected in the iPhone settings, see the iPhone operating instructions. If
Germany is selected, a connection to the BMW
Group Mobile Service in Germany is always
established, even if you are abroad.
1. “ConnectedDrive”
2. “Roadside Assistance”
The phone number of the Roadside Assistance team and the last available position are
displayed.
3. “Call Roadside Assistance”
A connection is established.
1. “Navigation”
2. “Test now” or “Purchase navigation”
3. “Create a BMW Link ID”
4. Enter your e-mail address and password.
5. If activation was successful:
“Continue to BMW Link”
6. Adapt settings if necessary.
In the settings, you can select the language,
voice and measurement unit for the navigation system.
The navigation menu is displayed once activation is complete.
Please refer to the navigation operating instructions for operation and other possible settings.
Test version
The first time the BMW Link app is downloaded,
the navigation system can be used free of
charge for a maximum of 30 days.
The navigation system and additional functions
for traffic reports be purchased via In-App Purchase.
The App Purchase option must be activated in
the iPhone settings, see the iPhone operating
instructions.
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Help
Information about BMW Link
Select the
symbol in the start display.
A list of the available information is displayed.
FAQ
A list of frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers can be requested.
User information
Operating instructions for BMW Link can be
requested.
Support
Requests for support can be sent via an integrated e-mail function.
If the request is sent directly from the iPhone via
the support function, a diagnostic code is generated automatically.
Diagnostic
If a support request is sent e. g. via a PC, we
would recommend generating a diagnostic code.
“Generate diagnostic code”: the diagnostic code
is generated and automatically displayed.
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Navigation
BMW Link
User Manual
Draft: 20 April 2011
Getting started
Starting Up
Tap the Navigation button within the BMW Link menu.
You can return to the BMW Link menu at anytime, by tapping
navigation screen or Main Menu.
Home in the
First time setup
The first time you launch BMW Link Navigation, you will be asked to create or enter
an existing BMW Link ID to get started.
BMW Link ID
What's a BMW Link ID?
Create a BMW Link ID and use it to manage your BMW Link Navigation and
purchase extras in-app.
Create a BMW Link ID
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Enter an email address as your BMW Link ID and then create a secure
password that you can also remember.
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Tap Continue.
Use existing BMW Link ID
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If you already have a BMW Link ID, enter the email address and password of
your existing BMW Link ID.
Cancel
To return to the BMW Link menu, tap Cancel.
Customise your settings
The first time you launch BMW Link Navigation on your phone, you will be asked to
customise your settings.
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Select Yes, to customise now
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Tap No, to skip customisation
If you chose Yes to customise your settings now, you can:
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Choose your preferred language for on-screen text and voice guidance.
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Select a voice for spoken instructions. Tap Next to use a pre-installed voice,
tap Download (if available) to get an additional voice or Test to hear a
sample of your chosen voice.
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Choose between Imperial and Metric for the unit of measurement used in
maps and instructions. (Imperial = Miles, Metric = Kilometres)
Finding your way around the BMW Link Navigation
Menus
Every time you start Navigation, the guidance view is displayed.
Tap
at any time to bring up the Driving Menu or Walking Menu depending on
how you are travelling.
Driving Menu
A quick menu to the key features you'll need when on the move. The features shown
may vary depending on your mode of travel.
2D/3DMap - choose between a 2D or 3D map perspective
Directions - shows you large, clear text only directions. You can toggle
between a large next turn view and a list of upcoming turns by pressing the
large turn arrow at the bottom of the screen.
Tip: BMW Link can also switch to a map view when you are close to a turn. See Map Options
in the Settings menu.
Detour - calculates an alternative route to guide you to your destination
Find POIs - BMW Link has thousands of useful Points of Interest (POIs)
installed as standard. It makes it easy to search and find the nearest petrol
station, hotel, restaurant and much more
My Route - shows you the best possible route for your journey, lets you
calculate an alternative route to the one planned or add a stop
Walk - switch to walking mode
Main Menu access all of BMW Link’s navigation controls, including
destination entry, route features and settings
Walking Menu
A quick menu to the features you'll need most when walking
Find POIs - BMW Link has thousands of useful Points of Interest (POIs)
installed as standard
My Route – adjust your route, add a stop or find an alternative way to your
destination.
Drive - switch to driving mode
Main Menu – access all of BMW Link’s navigation controls, including
destination entry, route features and settings
Main menu
In the main menu, use the series of tabs at the bottom of the screen to access the
submenus.
Scroll to see the features, services, options or items available in each tab.
Tap on an item to get started or see more options.
The following submenu tabs are available:
Home - tap this tab to return to the BMW Link menu
Go To - enter a destination using Address, Points of Interest, Contact and
more
Route - plan a journey, check or change your route, set your mode of travel
and more
My BMW - buy additional content and manage your BMW Link ID
Settings - adjust your navigation settings to best suit your personal
preferences
Your first journey
Start your journey to new and familiar places with your BMW Link here.
Entering a destination
There’s a variety of ways that you can enter a destination.
In the Go To menu, you can choose from the following destination entry options:
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Address
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My Places
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Points of Interest
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Contact
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Browse Map
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PhotoNav
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Coordinates
Address
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In the main menu, tap Go To > My Places
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Tap Address
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Start to type the city, town name or postcode of the destination
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As you type, the names of cities or towns that match what you have entered
will be displayed. When the name of the place you want to go to appears in
the list, tap it to set it as your destination.
Tip: ‘Copy and paste’ to enter an address
You can copy an address from within a text, email, webpage or even another app and paste the
details directly into your BMW Link. Just tap and hold to paste parts of an address or the full address
into the Enter City or Postcode box.
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Start to type the street name. The names of streets that match those found
within the city or town name you selected above will be displayed. When the
name of the street that you want to go to appears in the list, tap it to set the
street as your destination.
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Enter the house number and tap it to set it as your destination.
You can also choose to skip this step and go to the town or city centre, or
select a cross street to navigate to an intersection.
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Tap GO to begin navigating.
My Places
With My Places you can navigate to frequently visited locations including your
Home, Work, Favourites and Recent places
Home
Enter your home address and save it as one of your favourite locations so that you
can enter it quickly every time you want to plan a journey to and from your home.
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In the main menu, tap Go To > My Places
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Select the Favourites tab
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Tap the Home button
The easiest way to enter your home address is by choosing Address.
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Enter the city, street name and house number of where you live. After that,
you’re done.
Tip: If you’re already at home, then choose Current Location to save your home address with one
tap of a button. A GPS fix is required.
Your home address will be saved in your Favourites list.
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Tap Go To > My Places > Home anytime you want to plan a route to or from
home more easily.
Work
Save your Work address to give you a quick and easy way to navigate to your work
place.
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In the Go To menu, select My Places
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Select the Favourites tab
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Tap the Work button
You can save your work address in the same way as entering your Home address.
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Tap Address. Enter the city, street name and number of where you work.
Your work address will be saved in your Favourites list.
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Tap Go To > My Places > Work anytime you want to plan a route to or from
your work location.
Favourites
Favourites are places that you like to visit over and over again.
You can create Favourites, so that you can return to your favourite restaurant, shop
or place more easily, every time you want to go back there.
Create a Favourite
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In the map view, tap on any town or city, road, Point of Interest or destination
flag on the map.
An info box will show the location on the map.
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Tap
on the info box to bring up location options
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Select Add to favourites to save the destination as a Favourite
The destination will be saved in your Favourites list.
Navigate to a Favourite
Once you’ve saved a destination as a favourite, it’s easy to navigate there next time.
Here’s how:
In the Go To menu, select My Places
Tap Favourites
Select a Favourite from the list.
Tap GO to begin navigating there.
Manage your Favourites
You can edit a location saved in your Favourites list:
Tap Edit.
Select the Favourite you want to edit then tap
You can enter a name for the Favourite and set it as your Home, Work or
Other location.
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To delete a Favourites
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Tap Edit.
Select the Favourite you want to delete then tap
Tap Yes to delete the favourite, tap No to keep it saved in your favourites list.
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Recent
BMW Link remembers all the places you have recently been to so that you can
return to those places more easily, every time you want to go back.
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In the main menu, tap Go To > My Places
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Tap Recent to select a location from a list of places you have recently visited.
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Tap GO and you’ll be on your way back there.
Note: Only the last 50 places you visited will be saved in your Recent places list.
Manage your recent places
To delete your recent places list, tap Clear All.
You can save one of your recent destinations as a favourite location:
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Select a Recent location from the list.
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Tap
to add it to your Favourite places list.
Current location
BMW Link can save your current location as a destination so that you can find your
way back there later.
• In the Go To menu, select Current Location
Your current location will be saved in your Recent places list.
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When you are ready to go back, tap My Places > Recent and select the place
that you want to revisit from the list.
Contacts
With BMW Link, you can navigate to one of the contacts saved in your
phone’s address book.
• In the Go To menu, select Contacts
• Start to type the name of a contact saved in your phone’s address book.
• Select the name of the person you want to visit when their name
appears in the list.
• Tap GO.
Note: Your BMW Link may ask you to enter the city, street name and house number for a contact if the address saved in your
address book is not correctly recognised.
Points of Interest
Whether you’re running low on fuel, looking for a place to eat, or somewhere to stay,
BMW Link can help you find it. You can search thousands of Points of Interest
(POIs) like ATMs, restaurants, petrol stations and car parks.
Navigate to a POI
To set a POI as a destination, do the following:
In the Go To menu, select Points of Interest.
The most frequently used Points of Interest (POI) categories will be displayed:
o Restaurant
o Hotel
o Petrol station
To find additional types of POIs, tap More Categories or Search All
A list of nearby POIs will be displayed.
You can also type the name of a specific POI in the Search box.
Select ‘Map’ to view POI search results on the map
You can also search for POIs in a different location. Tap on Search Nearby at the
top of the screen and choose from:
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Nearby - to find POIs that are close to your current location
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On My Route - to find POIs along your route
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In Different City – for POIs in a certain city or town
Select a POI from the list.
You can choose to:
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Add to favourites – to save the POI as a Favourite
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Set as destination – to enter the POI as your destination
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Show Map – view the POI location on the map
You may also be able to dial the POI directly from a phone-enabled mobile device if
a telephone number is displayed
Browse Map
Find any location on the map and tap it to enter it as a destination.
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In the Go To menu, tap Browse Map
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Drag the map to pan, or pinch the map to zoom in or out, until you find your
destination.
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Tap the location on the map.
An info box will show the location on the map.
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Tap
on the info box to bring up location options.
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Tap Set Destination
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Tap GO to start navigating there
PhotoNav
When you take a photo using the GPS enabled camera on your phone, it captures
both the moment and your exact location, so that you can use your BMW Link to
navigate back there.
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Take a photo with your phone’s GPS enabled camera.
When you take a photo, your phone uses GPS to record your exact position
and other geo tagged information which is stored with the photo.
Note: Follow the instructions that came with your phone.
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In the Go To menu, tap PhotoNav.
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All your geo-tagged photographs will be shown in a list.
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Tap a picture in the list.
BMW Link will display the location on a map together with the GPS
coordinates and a photo thumbnail.
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Tap GO to begin navigating there.
Coordinates
Use coordinates to enter a specific location as a destination to find your way to any
place.
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In the Go To menu, tap Coordinates.
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You can enter a destination using coordinates in two ways:
Decimal Degrees
Ordnance Survey Grid
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Enter the latitude and longitude values in the format that you are asked for
and then tap Next.
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Tap GO to begin navigating there.
Planning a journey in advance
Your CoPilot Live let’s you plan a journey from start to finish with as many
destinations and waypoints as you like.
Important: For safety reasons, always plan your journey before you start driving and ensure that your device is securely
mounted.
Enter multiple destinations
BMW Link let’s you plan a journey with multiple destinations. Here’s how:
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In the main menu, tap Route.
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Tap Plan or Edit Trip.
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To enter a destination, tap Add Stop.
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Tap Address. Enter the city, street name and house number of the
address.
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Tap Add Stop again to add additional addresses.
Change the order of your destinations
If you’re planning a journey with multiple destinations, you can change the order you
want to visit each location.
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Select the destination you wish to move.
A pop-up menu will display a list of options.
To move the stop, tap the Move Up
or Move to End
need in the trip list.
, Move Down
, Move to Start
button, until the stop appears in the position you
Show on Map
You can view any of the destinations you’re planning on going to on a map:
Select a destination from the list.
Tap Show on Map to display the destination on the map.
To return to the Plan or Edit trip list, tap Back.
Create Waypoints
BMW Link can route you through a specific place without considering it as a stop. By
setting Waypoints you can adjust BMW Link's route, to calculate a detour via the
waypoint.
Note: A stop is a specific destination in your itinerary that BMW Link will provide guidance to. A waypoint is simply a location
that you want to be routed through, it is not treated as a Stop in BMW Link for route optimisation or for estimated time of arrival
Select the destination you want to change to a Waypoint.
A pop-up menu will display a list of options.
Tap Set as Waypoint.
The address will now be set as a Waypoint, the arrow next to it will also
change to white to indicate that it is a Waypoint.
To change a Waypoint back to a Stop, select the destination and choose Set as
Stop from the pop-up menu.
Save as Favourites
You can save destinations listed in your Plan Trip list as Favourites, so that you can
easily return to those places.
Select the destination that you wish to save as a Favourite.
A pop-up menu will display a list of options.
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Tap Add to Favourites.
The address will be saved in your Favourites list.
Delete a destination
Once you’ve entered a destination, you can always delete it from your itinerary if you
no longer wish to go there.
Select the destination you want to delete.
A pop-up menu will appear containing a list of options.
Tap
to remove the selected destination from the list.
Select Yes to delete the destination, tap No to keep it in the list.
Advanced trip planning
Your BMW Link has additional trip planning functions that can help you plan your
journey more effectively. From optimising your route, to saving a trip, your BMW Link
can help.
In the Plan or Edit Trip screen, tap Options.
The following options are available:
Clear
You can delete all the destinations in your Plan Trip list.
Tap Clear
Select Yes to confirm, otherwise tap No.
Save
For any trips that you make regularly, it’s worth saving those trips so that you can
access them any time you need to make the same trip.
Tap Save.
Enter a name for the trip and tap Save.
Load
If you’ve already saved a trip, you can re-load it easily any time you want to make it.
Tap Load.
Select the trip that you would like to load from the list and then tap Open.
To remove the saved trip, tap Delete.
Optimise Stops
If your trip contains 3 or more stops, you can use BMW Link’s powerful trip optimiser
technology to calculate the best way around multiple destinations. Simply enter all of
the places you want to visit for your journey and let BMW Link re-order them into the
most efficient route.
Tap Optimise Stops.
BMW Link will reorder all of your stops to give you the most efficient route for
your journey.
My Route
BMW Link makes it easy to find the best way to your destination.
Once you have entered a destination, BMW Link will calculate a route there based
on your current location (or starting point if you are using Plan or Edit Trip).
You can see the route that your BMW Link has created for your journey on a map
along with an info box about your destination. The roads for your route will be
highlighted in white. Your current location or starting point is indicated with a green
flag, your end destination is indicated with a red flag. The total distance and
estimated journey is shown at the bottom of the My Route screen.
Tap
on the info box to view more details about that location, add it to favourites
list, edit the trip or delete the destination.
If you are happy with the route provided, tap GO to start navigating to your
destination.
Alternate routes
Tap Alternates to view up to 3 possible routes to your destination.
The different routes are colour coded according to the roads used plus the distance
and journey time for each.
Simply tap on the route you want to take and tap GO to be guided to your destination
using that route.
Drag Route
With BMW Link you can drag a route to change it and create the exact route that you
want.
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In the My Route screen, select the Drag Route button found in the top right of
the screen.
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Using your finger, select the route and drag the white line to customise your
route to suit you.
While you’re dragging, you’ll see the route change with a blue dashed line and
Waypoints will be added along your route. Keep dragging until you’re happy
with the selection. BMW Link will automatically calculate a new route and
update the distance and estimated journey time.
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Once you are happy with the new route, tap GO to start navigating.
Drag the Destination
Now you can tap and drag to change the location of the destinations along your
route.
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In the My Route screen, select the Drag Route button.
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Using your finger, select and drag the destination flag from its current position
to a new location on the map.
As you drag, a blue dashed line shows the previous position of your
destination to its new one, together with the name of the road that you moved
the destination flag to.
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Once you are satisfied with the new location, tap GO to start navigating.
If you make a mistake or want to cancel the
the new destination, simply tap on the
destination info box and select Delete.
Route Options
Tap the Options
button in the bottom left of the My Route screen to further
customise your route and access trip preview features.
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Vehicle Preferences allows you to change your mode of travel and choose
relevant route preferences.
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Route Demo plays a simulation of your entire journey
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View Turn Maps lets you scroll through all the turns for your trip
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View Turn List shows a list of all of the turn instructions
instructions for your trip
Mode of Travel
BMW Link works out the best route to your destination depending on whether you're
driving or travelling by foot.
Vehicle Preferences
You can adjust how your BMW Link calculates routes based on the vehicle you’re
driving.
In the main menu, tap Route
Tap Vehicle Preferences
Select your vehicle type, choose from Car, RV (Recreational Vehicle),
Motorcycle, Bicycle or Walking.
Toll Road: Choose to Use, Avoid if Possible or Always Avoid toll roads
along your route.
This option is not available for bicycles or walking.
Congestion - Set your BMW Link to Avoid or Allow congestion charge
zones, or to Warn when driving through one.
This option is not available for bicycles or walking.
Avoid Ferries – Tick the box to Avoid Ferries along your route where
possible
Scenic Route: Tick the box to be guided along a route with scenic
surroundings.
Custom Road Speeds – The ultimate in personal route settings. You can
choose to favour or bias against specific road types and allocate a personal
speed setting for each. For each road type, first set BMW Link to Strongly
Avoid, Avoid, stay Neutral, Favour or Strongly Favour certain roads when
calculating routes, then set your preferred speed for each one.
This option is not available for bicycles or walking.
An icon will be displayed in the dashboard to show you the mode of travel you've
selected.
Mode of travel
Car
RV
Motorcycle
Bicycle
Walking.
Guidance Display
BMW Link gives you a choice of guidance views that make it easy to see which way
you need to go. There’s a variety of ways to customise the display, including the trip
status and the map perspective.
Once you've entered a destination and tapped GO, you’ll be at the map view.
Driving
The standard BMW Link driving view provides a 3D perspective of the road ahead.
Details about the next turn are shown on the dashboard at the bottom of the screen,
with a description of the turn, a large turn arrow and the distance to the turn.
Lane assist arrows are displayed at the top of the screen when you approach a
complex junction. Sign post information is displayed at major intersections that
match real-life signs.
Driving views
There’s a choice of driving views available from the Driving Menu:
3D Map – displays your current position, next turn and route ahead on a 3D map
2D Map – shows your current position, next turn and route ahead on a 2D map
Directions – This view lets you see your next turn in full screen view or you can
choose to see your next turn in a large display together with a complete itinerary of
your entire journey.
Here’s how to switch between the single turn instruction and a list of directions:
Tap
on the dashboard to view your next turn instruction in full screen view
Tap
in a list
to see all roads, turn instructions and distances to each turn displayed
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Real sign post display
Lane assist arrows
My Current location
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Safety camera display/alert
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GPS status indicator
On-screen help
Customisable info display – right
Zoom in and out of the map
To zoom in and out of the map either pinch the map with two fingers or tap the
+ and - buttons at the top of the map display.
Drag the map to pan
You can move around the map by dragging up, down, left, or right.
Customisable information displays
Two additional information displays are shown on the lower left and right hand side
of the dashboard, providing useful information such as estimated time of arrival and
distance to destination. You can tap on either of these to choose what information
you would like shown, including:
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Distance
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ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
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Time Remaining to reach your destination
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Current Speed
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Current Altitude
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Heading
Turn-after-turn display
A small turn indicator is displayed above the large Next Turn indicator for situations
when you need to make two turns in quick succession.
My Current Location
If you drag the map away from your current location or route, the My Current
Location
button will appear on the middle left of the screen. Tap
map back to your current location.
to snap the
Note this feature only functions if you have GPS fix
Speed limit alert
BMW Link can display the speed limit of the current road and warn you if you
accidentally exceed it. You can adjust this feature in the Settings menu.
Note: This feature is not available in North America
Safety Camera Alert
BMW Link can warn you on the approach to a safety camera location, showing you
the distance to the camera and the speed limit of the road. You can adjust this
feature in the Settings menu
Note: This feature is only available in Western Europe.
Driving Menu
Tap
to access the Driving Menu. Here you can access the 2D, 3D or Directions
map view, take a Detour, Find POIs, view or change My Route, switch to walking
mode and access the Main Menu.
Walking
BMW Link is designed to help you find your way around on foot, making it easy to
see exactly where you are and where you need to get to.
In walking mode, your location is displayed as a dot on-screen rather than a direction
arrow. Once you have entered a destination, BMW Link will draw a dashed line there
– just follow the line.
BMW Link also provides turn by turn directions along streets and footpaths where
available in the map.
Walking Menu
Tap
to bring up the Walking Menu to access the most commonly used features
when walking. Here you can Find POIs, see or change My Route, switch to driving
mode and access the Main Menu.
Map tools
Tap, GO and discover more
You can tap on any town or city, road or Point of Interest on the map to find out more
information about the place and to add it as a destination. You can also see more
information about the destinations you’ve entered, manage them and change your
trip.
Here’s how:
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Tap on any town or city, road, POI or destination flag on the map
An info box will show the location on the map.
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Tap
on the info box to bring up location options
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Choose from the following options, where available:
o Set Destination - to set the location as your destination
o Add to favourites - to save the destination as a Favourite
o Avoid this road - to find an alternative road to the one you have
selected
o Route through here - to be routed through the road you selected
o Telephone number - if the phone number for a POI is available, you
can call the place using your phone. For example, you may want to call
a restaurant to reserve a table.
o Hide category POIs – to choose not to display this category of POI on
the map anymore
o Delete - to remove the stop from your journey
o Edit trip - let's you change the trip you've planned
On the move
Detour
Once you’ve started your journey, you may need to make a detour to reach your
destination.
Find an alternative road
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Select the quick menu
button then tap Detour.
You can also access this feature from the main menu, tap Route > Detour.
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When asked how much of your route ahead do you want to avoid?,
choose from the different distance options:
o 1 Mile/Kilometre
o 2 Miles/Kilometres
o 5 Miles/Kilometres
o 10 Miles/Kilometres
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BMW Link will attempt to calculate an alternative route to avoid the section of
the route based on the distance that you selected above.
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You can compare both routes on the map and view the distance and
estimated journey for each one.
o Select Current Route to use the original route
o Select New Route to accept the detour
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If you’ve start travelling along the new route and something unexpected
happens, you can return to your original route by selecting Detour then
Cancel Detour.
Note: BMW Link can only calculate a detour when suitable alternative routes exist.
Find an alternative road
Your route may use a particular road that you would prefer to avoid.
There are two ways you can do this:
1. Tap on the map to avoid a road
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Browse the map to find the road on your route that you wish to avoid.
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Tap the road. An info box will be displayed.
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Tap
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Select Avoid This Road.
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BMW Link will attempt to calculate an alternative route, and the original road
will be shown in red on the map to indicate that you have chosen to avoid it.
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If you change your mind and decide you want to use the road after all, tap the
road again and select Allow This Road.
on the info box to bring up location options for this road.
2. Avoid a road from the Directions view
You can easily choose to avoid a road from the Directions guidance view.
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Select Directions in the Driving Menu.
A turn-by-turn list of all the roads on your journey will be displayed
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Select the road you want to avoid and tap Yes to confirm.
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You can compare both routes on the map, and view the distance and
estimated journey time for each one.
o Select Current Route to use the original route
o Select New Route to accept the detour
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You can return to your original route by selecting Detour then Cancel Detour.
Clear Destination
You can clear your current destination and stop receiving turn by turn guidance.
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In the Main menu, tap Route.
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Tap Clear Destination.
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When asked are you sure? tap Yes.
This will clear all destinations and waypoints from your trip. You can return to the
map view to monitor your current location by selecting the Map button in the top left
of the screen
At your Destination
Now Arriving
As you approach your destination, BMW Link will display the Now Arriving popup.
You can choose from the following options:
To save the destination as one of your Favourite locations
Clears your current destination
Info
Features and upgrades
You can review all the standard features in your BMW Link Navigation, together with
all the great extra features and services also available, all on one simple screen.
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In the main menu, tap Info.
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Tap Features and Upgrades.
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A list of features will be displayed. You can also see more detail about each
feature and a small icon next to it showing you the current status of the
feature.
Status icons
Green
Red
Blue
This icon is shown when you’re
licensed for a feature, service or
subscription
This icon shows you any additional
features, services or subscriptions that
are available for you to purchase from
with the BMW Link app
The restore icon lets you re-download
any feature(s) you have already
purchased from with the app again for
free
How to purchase extra content
You can purchase extra content for your BMW Link from within the app.
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Choose the feature or service you wish to purchase from the list
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Tap Buy
Once you tap Buy, you’ll be required to create or enter your BMW Link ID to
continue with the purchase.
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You will be asked to confirm your in app purchase, tap Buy.
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Enter your iTunes Store account password to complete the purchase.
My BMW Link ID
To change your BMW Link ID name or password:
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In the main menu, tap Info > My BMW Link ID
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Tap Edit.
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Enter a new email address for your BMW Link ID.
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Create a new and secure password that you can also remember easily.
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Tap Done to save the changes.
Settings
You can change the way your BMW Link works and looks to suit you.
Tap Settings in the main menu.
Important: We recommend you only make changes to your BMW Link’s settings when you are stationary. It is dangerous and
illegal to use your phone while you are driving.
Map options
Let’s you change the look and feel of the maps included with your BMW Link. You
can also decide whether certain features like Points of Interest are shown in the
map.
Tap Map Options
The following options are available:
Show Turn Restrictions - BMW Link can display a turn restriction sign in the map
view to show you where any restricted turnings are along your route.
Show Walking Breadcrumb - When you’re making a journey on foot, BMW Link
can guide you from your starting point to your end destination by displaying a dashed
line for you to follow. A walking breadcrumb can be displayed in the map to show
where you have walked.
2D Map Rotation - set the2D map display as Heading Up to always display the
road ahead facing upwards on the map or you can select Northup to always keep
the map pointing North.
2D Auto Zoom - BMW Link will automatically zoom in to the map as you approach a
turn. Here you can choose:
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To disable automatic zooming, tap Off.
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To re-enable automatic zooming in 2D view, tap Always Show Next Turn
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To show the route from your current position to your destination in 2D view,
tap, Always show full route
Show POIs on Map - To set when to display POIs on the map.
Choose to show POIs Always, When Stopped or Never.
You can select which specific POI categories are shown on the map, by selecting
Currently Displayed POIs.
Map Styles – Choose from a variety of map colour schemes and styles for the day
and night.
Day and Night Mode - Set your BMW Link to use a Day or Night map style, or
choose Automatic to switch between the day and night map styles you have
selected.
Your BMW Link will automatically switch between day and night mode based on
UTC time if available, or else it will use the time set on your phone’s clock.
Guidance
You can choose exactly how you'd like to be guided for every journey you make.
Tap Settings > Guidance
To show a map view on approach to a turn while in the Directions view, tap Show
Map in Directions View.
You can also set how near to a turn you’d like to be before your BMW Link switches
from the directions view to a map view. Choose one of these options:
Metric (Miles)
Never
1 mile from turn
0.7 miles from turn
0.5 miles from turn
0.3 miles from turn
Metric (Kilometres)
Never
2 kilometres
1 kilometre
500 metres
Turn Warning Distances lets you choose how far from a turn you wish to be before
you receive a next turn instruction.
Choose from the following options:
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At 2 miles/2 kilometres
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At 1 mile/1 kilometre
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At 0.3 miles/0.5 kilometres
Turn after next turn distance
BMW Link can alert you if you need to make two turns in quick succession.
You can change the distance at which you’ll receive a turn after next turn instruction.
Choose from:
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0.2 miles/0.3 kilometres
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0.3 miles/0.5 kilometres
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0.5 miles/0.7 kilometres
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0.7 miles/1 kilometres
To hear a spoken instruction when you need to make a turn, tap turn now
announcement.
To change how near to a turn BMW Link provides the spoken turn now instruction,
select one of the following options:
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Never
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50 yards/metres
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100 yards/metres
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150 yards/metres
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200 yards/metres
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250 yards/metres
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300 yards/metres
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350 yards/metres
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400 yards/metres
Background navigation
Your BMW Link can continue to provide you with turn-by-turn directions while you’re
on a call or using another app on your iPhone.
To change the way your BMW Link works when minimised, tap Background
Navigation.
You can select the following options:
Disable/Enable Background Navigation - If you enable background navigation,
BMW Link will continue to run in the background when using other apps. If you
disable background navigation, you will not receive guidance while you use using
other apps.
Turn GPS Off - if you have enabled Background Navigation, you can set your BMW
Link to automatically switch off GPS after a certain period of time to save power on
your iPhone. Choose from: 5, 10, 15 and 20 minutes.
Display GPS Warning - check this box if you would like to receive an on-screen
warning before GPS is switched off to save power.
Show ClearTurn™
At some intersections and exits, BMW Link can display a more realistic image of the
road layout with lane indicator arrows and real sign post information.
To switch ClearTurn on and off, tap Show ClearTurn.
Safety Alerts
Safety Alerts warn you when you are approaching a safety camera location.
BMW Link displays the location of the safety camera on a map and gives you a
spoken warning.
You can change the way your BMW Link warns you about safety cameras, tap
Settings > Safety Alerts.
Enable safety camera warnings
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Tap Display Safety Alerts to receive on-screen and spoken safety camera
warnings.
Changing the warning distance
You can set how close to a safety camera location you want to be warned.
You have three distance options to choose from:
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250 yards/metres ahead
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500 yards/metres ahead
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1,000 yards/metres ahead
Updating safety camera locations
BMW Link comes pre-installed with a database of thousands of safety camera
locations across Western Europe.
The location of these safety cameras can change frequently and without any prior
notice.
We recommend you regularly update the safety camera database so that you have
the latest locations for alerts when you’re travelling.
*Available in Western Europe only. Safety camera locations are not available in Switzerland, and customers are advised to
deactivate camera warnings completely when travelling in Switzerland to comply with local legislation.
Speed limit
BMW Link can display the speed limit of the road you are on and can warn you to
slow down if you’re speed exceeds the maximum speed limit of the road.
To set the way your BMW Link warns you about speeds limits, tap Settings > Speed
Limit.
Note: If the speed limit for the road you are on is available, it is shown next to your speed.
If you’re drive faster than the speed limit, your speed is shown in red.
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To display the speed limit in Driving Views, select show speed limit.
To set BMW Link to warn you if your speed exceeds the limit:
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Select show warning when speed exceeds
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Select a speed, above the speed limit of a road, to set when you would like to
receive a warning
To hear an audible warning if you’re speed exceeds the limit, select enable speed
warning sound.
Always respect the speed limit of a road and drive at a safe speed for conditions such as weather and traffic.
Different speed limits may apply to different types of vehicles travelling on a road.
Check the road speed limits set by a particular country before you start a journey
Language and voice
You can change the language used for all buttons, information and instructions
displayed on-screen and spoken by your BMW Link navigation.
Tap Settings > Language & Voice.
Change the language
BMW Link provides on-screen and voice guidance in a wide range of languages.
You can change the language used by your BMW Link navigation.
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Choose a language from the list.
Choose a voice
Once you have selected a language, you can then choose the voice you want to use.
Select a voice from the list.
You can:
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Select Test to hear a sample of your chosen voice.
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Press Download (if available) to download the selected voice to your phone.
Your BMW Link has two different kinds of voices:
Standard voice – Provides pre-recorded spoken instructions such as ‘Just Ahead
Turn Right.’
Text To Speech (TTS) voice. TTS provides more detailed spoken instructions using
advanced TTS computer voice technology. TTS converts written text into a computer
generated voice to pronounce street names and other announcements.
TTS voices are indicated with an asterix.
GPS
Your BMW Link will automatically use your phone’s built-in GPS receiver for
navigation or the built-in GPS receiver of the BMW Link Station.
BMW Link relies on GPS satellite signals to locate you on the map and to provide
turn-by-turn guidance to your destination. To check the current status of your
phone’s GPS reception, select Settings > GPS.
The GPS Status screen displays the information received from your phone’s GPS
receiver. You can see your current latitude and longitude position, the UTC time and
date, your speed and your elevation.
GPS Performance
It's important that the location, date and time are set correctly on your phone to
ensure that the GPS information you receive is accurate. The first time you use a
GPS receiver it may take a few minutes to determine your current position. In future,
your position will be found much faster.
To ensure you have the best possible GPS reception, make sure that your phone
has a clear line of sight to the sky. Large objects, like big trees and tall building, can
sometimes interfere with your phone’s GPS signal.
BMW Link can use enhanced positioning technology to provide continued guidance
when you’re driving in a tunnel. The In tunnel mode icon will be displayed.
You will not be able to get a GPS signal inside buildings, garages, multi-storey and
basement car parks.
Sounds
BMW Link makes the following kinds of sounds:
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Spoken instructions
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Warning sounds
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Button sounds
To adjust the sounds played by your BMW Link, tap Settings > Sound.
Change the volume level
You can adjust the volume level of your BMW Link using volume buttons on your
phone or the volume control of your car radio if you use the BMW Link Station for
iPhone.
Choose Mute, to turn off all BMW Link navigation sounds. When set to mute, BMW
Link doesn’t provide any spoken instructions, alerts or button sounds.
Button sounds
Choose button click sounds to turn on and off the click sounds that play every time
you touch a button in the navigation.
Change the way BMW Link provides spoken instructions when
music is playing
You can set how BMW Link plays spoken instructions when you’re also listening to
music on your iPhone. Choose from the following four options:
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Mute music during voice prompt
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Reduce music volume during voice prompt
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Play same volume for music and voice prompt
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No voice prompts whilst music is playing
Units of Measure
To set your preferences for the type of units of measurement used in maps and
instructions, tap Units of Measure.
Choose from Imperial (distances in miles) and Metric (Kilometres)
BMW Link Info
Provides details about the software version, maps, Points of Interest, product key
and serial number of your BMW Link.
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