Various connection types are available for using
mobile devices in the vehicle. The connection
type to select depends on the mobile device and
the desired function.
The following overview shows possible functions
and the suitable connection types for them. The
scope of functions depends on the mobile de‐
Making calls via the hands-free
Using phone functions via iDrive.
Using the smartphone Office
Playing music from the smart‐
phone or the audio player.
Using compatible apps via
USB storage device:
Exporting and importing driver
Performing software updates.
Exporting and importing stored
Playing videos from the smart‐
phone or the USB storage de‐
Using the vehicle Internet ac‐
Using Apple CarPlay apps via
iDrive and voice operation.
The following connection types require one-time
pairing with the vehicle:
▷ WiFi hotspot.
▷ Apple CarPlay.
Paired devices are automatically recognized later
on and connected to the vehicle.
Operating the integrated information systems
and communication devices while driving can
distract from traffic. It is possible to lose control
of the vehicle. There is a risk of accident. Only
use the systems or devices when the traffic sit‐
uation allows. As warranted, stop and use the
systems and devices while the vehicle is sta‐
Information on mobile devices compatible with
the vehicle can be found at www.bmwusa.com/
Malfunctions may occur with devices not listed
or deviating software versions.
Displaying the vehicle identification
number and software part number
When looking for compatible devices, you may
have to state the vehicle identification number
and the software part number. These numbers
can be displayed in the vehicle.
2. "iDrive settings"
3. "Mobile devices"
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