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No. You can download a USB Map Update from BMW ConnectedDrive via your BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Portal on the Internet.
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No. The My Car Is Born feature is currently only available for Apple iPhone or Apple iPad.
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To download the USB Map Update of BMW ConnectedDrive you need Microsoft Windows 7 or higher. For an Apple computer, Mac OS X 10.11 or higher.
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BMW recommends using Wi-Fi to download a BMW Remote Software Upgrade via the BMW Connected App of your smartphone. To do this, select "automatic download if Wi-Fi is available" in your smartphone settings for the BMW Connected App. This means that you have no additional costs or high data consumption in your mobile data network. 
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No. The data is transferred to the BMW server via the permanently installed SIM card in the vehicle and from there to the third party/service provider.
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A Samsung Galaxy smartphone (A5/ 2017, A7/ 2017, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, S10, S10 Plus, Note8, Note9) with an Android version 8.0 or higher is required.
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You must have at least an iPhone 5 with iOS version 9.3 or higher. You must activate Siri, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the "Settings" menu of your smartphone.
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Yes, while using Apple CarPlay, other devices can use your vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot. Only the Apple iPhone connected to your vehicle for Apple CarPlay cannot use your vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot.
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No. If there are other files on your USB memory, the vehicle may not recognise your USB Map Update data.
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No. The USB Map Updates from BMW ConnectedDrive do not require a specific USB standard (1.0, 2.0, 3.0) for either computer download or vehicle upload.
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Yes. You can also connect your Apple iPhone directly from the menu "Settings" and "Bluetooth". To do this, select the vehicle ID of your BMW paired via Bluetooth and confirm the connection with "Use CarPlay".
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Use a USB device that is FAT32 formatted and at least 32GB.
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No. If you use Apple CarPlay in combination with your Apple iPhone in your vehicle, you will not be able to use another device via Bluetooth.
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No, Facebook is currently not available. An overview of available apps can be found at: www.apple.com/ios/CarPlay/.
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Yes. The next time you open the BMW Download Manager, the download of the USB Map Update from BMW ConnectedDrive will continue automatically.
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Yes. To uninstall the BMW Download Manager after a USB Map Update, select "Settings" and "Uninstall" from the Download Manager menu.
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The BMW Download Manager for the BMW ConnectedDrive Service USB Map Update has a data volume of approximately 40 MB.
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No. If you use Apple CarPlay in combination with your Apple iPhone in your vehicle, you will not be able to use the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot with this device at the same time.
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Besides Apple Maps, you can use Google Maps and WAZE.
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The cost of a BMW Remote Software Upgrade via the BMW Connected App of your smartphone depends on your Wi-Fi usage or your mobile data tariff. 
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