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.
The data volume of a BMW Remote Software Upgrade is up to 1.0 GB. The memory space of your smartphone is only needed until the data transfer into your vehicle and is automatically deleted from the smartphone after uploading to the vehicle.
If no Wi-Fi is available, the app uses mobile data for some features. In particular, when using the map on the "Destinations" tab, mobile data could be used to download additional map levels and information. However, if possible, the map is buffered in order to reduce the amount of mobile data consumed.