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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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Besides Apple Maps, you can use Google Maps and WAZE.
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To use the "BMW Apps" function, your Android smartphone requires an installed and open BMW Connected App and an activated Bluetooth connection. Check the Bluetooth compatibility of your Android smartphone with your vehicle under www.bmw.com/bluetooth.
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Yes. You can use your smartphone while downloading a BMW Remote Software Upgrade for making calls, using apps and the Internet.
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The friend also needs to have a capable Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Android 8.0 or higher, the BMW Connected App installed, and an active ConnectedDrive account.
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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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When downloading a BMW Remote Software Upgrade via the BMW Connected App on your smartphone, make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi or mobile phone connection. Make sure your smartphone has enough battery and memory capacity.
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No. Once the Digital Key is recognized, it can be removed and the engine can be started within 10 seconds.
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Switching off your smartphone while downloading a BMW Remote Software Upgrade does not result in the loss of data that has already been downloaded. Restart the download later.
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You can check if your Android Smartphone is able to use Screen Mirroring via the Bluetooth compatibility matrix under the menu item "Screen Mirroring" at www.bmw.com/bluetooth. Apple iPhones do not support this function.
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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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When you start your vehicle, the last smartphone used automatically connects. If the device is not found within a certain period, the vehicle automatically searches for the next device in the login list. If necessary, the list is searched several times. 
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Yes, BMW Connected is also integrated into the Apple Watch. You can perform remote functions, receive departure time notifications, check your vehicle status, and more. Familiarise yourself with the Watch app to get to know all the functions.
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It is recommended that you remove all Digital Keys in the app before selling the smartphone.
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In the "Settings" menu within the "More" tab, select the option for low battery consumption. Note that this will disable some app functions or reduce their quality.
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The "My Car Is Born" function of the BMW Connected App currently only works with Apple iPhone smartphones and the Apple iPad.
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For iPhones a software version from iOS 11.0 is required. For Android smartphones a software version from 6.0. is required  
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Under "Manage mobile devices", make sure that your smartphone has been successfully connected and that the "Apps" function is enabled for this device. The BMW Connected as well as selected apps tested by BMW, such as Spotify or TuneIn, can be started in the menu "Media/Radio", "Navigation" and "ConnectedDrive", depending on the function. Android users must have installed the BMW Connected App and started it on their smartphone in order to use apps in the vehicle.
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Yes. Open the Windows file manager and select "Properties" with the right mouse button. The available memory must be more than 31 GB for the USB Map Updates from BMW ConnectedDrive.
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To use the "BMW Apps" function, check the Bluetooth compatibility of your Android smartphone with your vehicle under www.bmw.com/bluetooth.
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Android smartphones require an active Bluetooth connection to the vehicle as well as an installed and opened BMW Connected App.
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