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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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Connecting your new vehicle to your ConnectedDrive account takes some days.
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For the communication between the smartphone and the vehicle the Digital Key uses NFC Technology (Near Field Communication) , an international standard for contactless data exchanges over short distances. 
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The USB Map Update of BMW ConnectedDrive requires a USB memory with at least 32 GB storage capacity. Not all USB memory devices have the complete specified storage volume.
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In the main menu of the BMW Connected App select "Vehicle" and then select the vehicle to be deleted from the account. Confirm "Delete" by swiping from right to left.
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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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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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For the use of BMW Apps in the vehicle with an iPhone the BMW Connected App is not necessary. For the use of BMW Apps in the vehicle with an Android Smartphone the BMW Connected App must also be installed on the smartphone.
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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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No. The My Car Is Born feature is currently only available for Apple iPhone or Apple iPad.
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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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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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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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If a BMW Remote Software Upgrade is available, you will receive a push notification in the BMW Connected App on your smartphone. You can start the download directly and then transfer the BMW Remote Software Upgrade to your vehicle via Wi-Fi (Android) or Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (Apple iOS). You can start the installation of the BMW Remote Software Upgrade in the vehicle in the "Car", "General settings" and "Remote Software Upgrade" menu.
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It is possible that you must first disconnect an existing Bluetooth connection between your vehicle and your Apple iPhone. Following this reconnect your vehicle and confirm the use of Apple CarPlay.
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iOS version 9.3 or higher , Android version 5.0 or higher. Please make sure that your smartphone can download the required software version. For further information, please contact the manufacturer.
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Use a USB device that is FAT32 formatted and at least 32GB.
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If you have access to your vehicle, you can revoke individual or all Digital Keys of the BMW ConnectedDrive Service Digital Key. If you no longer have access to the vehicle, you can contact ConnectedDrive Customer Service and they will remove your keys for you.
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Yes. BMW recommends reloading the BMW Download Manager for each USB Map Update from BMW ConnectedDrive in order to guarantee optimum data transfer.
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