Common file systems are supported. FAT32
and exFAT are the recommended formats.
A connected USB storage device will be sup‐
plied with charge current via the USB interface if
the device supports this. Follow the maximum
charge current of the USB interface.
The following uses are possible on USB interfa‐
ces with data transfer:
▷ Exporting and importing driver profiles, refer
to page 80.
▷ Playing music files via USB audio.
▷ Playing videos via USB video.
▷ Loading of software updates, refer to
Follow the following when connecting:
▷ Do not use force when plugging the connec‐
tor into the USB interface.
▷ Use a flexible adapter cable.
▷ Protect the USB storage device against me‐
▷ Due to the large number of USB storage de‐
vices available on the market, it cannot be
guaranteed that every device is operable on
▷ Do not expose USB storage devices to ex‐
treme environmental conditions, such as very
high temperatures; refer to the owner's
manual of the device.
▷ Due to the many different compression tech‐
niques, proper playback of the media stored
on the USB storage device cannot be guar‐
anteed in all cases.
▷ To ensure proper transmission of the stored
data, do not charge a USB storage device via
the onboard socket, when it is connected to
the USB interface.
▷ Depending on how the USB storage device is
being used, settings may be required on the
USB storage device, refer to the owner's
manual of the device.
Not compatible USB media:
▷ USB hard drives.
▷ USB hubs.
▷ USB memory card readers with multiple slots.
▷ HFS-formatted USB storage devices.
▷ Devices such as fans or lamps.
Compatible device, refer to page 53, with USB
Connecting the device
The USB storage device is displayed in the de‐
vice list, refer to page 58.
Up to 8 devices can be connected with the hot‐
spot of the vehicle at the same time.
▷ Compatible device, refer to page 53, with
▷ WiFi activated on the device.
▷ Registration and data contract with a service
provider where required.
▷ Internet use is activated for the vehicle.
▷ Standby state switched on.
Activating the WiFi hotspot
2. "iDrive settings"
3. "Mobile devices"
5. "Internet hotspot"
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