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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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We recommend the following procedure: If you use an Android smartphone, first check in the vehicle menu whether the [accessory mode] is activated under [ConnectedDrive] [BMW Apps] [connection assistant]. We also recommend unplugging and replugging the smartphone, terminating and restarting the BMW Connected App. In rare cases, a restart of the smartphone can also help. For Apple smartphones, restart by holding down the Home and Standby buttons simultaneously for at least ten seconds until the Apple logo appears. For Android smartphones, press the "Standby" key for a few seconds and select the option "Power off" followed by a restart.
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Use of the BMW Connected App is free of charge.
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BMW recommends a USB drive formatted in "FAT32" or "exFAT".
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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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It is recommended that you remove all Digital Keys in the app before selling the smartphone.
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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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The card is splash-water proof, but it is not advised to keep it under water for a long time.
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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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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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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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Yes, you can also share the BMW ConnectedDrive Service Digital Key for third parties directly using the Connected App on your smartphone.
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Yes. Apple CarPlay connects when Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on the Apple iPhone.  
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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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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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