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Find the latest information related to BMW ConnectedDrive functionality and features on mobile phones and other smart devices.

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The download of a BMW Remote Software Upgrade via the BMW Connected App increases the speed compared to the download in the vehicle.
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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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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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Log in to your BMW ConnectedDrive Account in the BMW Connected App and make sure that your vehicle is added to your account. Select the menu "Digital Key" to check the compatibility of your smartphone.
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An Android software version of 8.0 or higher is required in order to use the Digital Key.
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The Key Card is just like a hardware key. That means it can be replaced via the spare parts process at the dealership, e. g. when it was lost. However, it is not possible to order additional cards, i. e. having several cards active at the same time.
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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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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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No. You can only activate the Digital Key on one smartphone.
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Check www.bmw.de/bluetooth to see if your smartphone is compatible with your vehicle. Before a repetition: Delete the vehicle from the Bluetooth menu of your smartphone if it is already stored as a known device. Delete your smartphone in the vehicle under "Manage mobile devices" if it is already listed as a known device. You must login within 30 seconds of the code being displayed.
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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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No. The connection is always wireless via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
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Use of the BMW Connected App is free of charge.
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No. You can only download the BMW Remote Software Upgrade via the BMW Connected App and transfer it to your vehicle. The installation is carried out by the vehicle.
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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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Yes. Apple CarPlay connects when Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on the Apple iPhone.  
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No. Your vehicle is offline during a BMW Remote Software Upgrade and cannot be opened or locked using the Remote Services of your BMW Connected App. 
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BMW recommends a USB drive formatted in "FAT32" or "exFAT".
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Yes. The BMW Connected App must be installed on your smartphone to use the Digital Key. In addition your vehicle must be added to your ConnectedDrive Account.
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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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