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Ex factory the option code SA 6CP is required. If your vehicle is equpped with the either the option SA 6NS, 6NW 6NP, 6U9 or 6FR, Apple CarPlay can also be ordered in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.
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BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Profiles save individual settings upon leaving the vehicle, connects these to the used car key and reactivates these settings when the vehicle is unlocked with the same key.
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BMW Apps (Part of SA 6AK) integrates 3rd party applications for your smartphone (Apple iOS or Android) into your vehicle.
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Numerous electronic components in your vehicle contain memories that temporarily store information about the vehicle state and potential fault events. These data serve to identify faults and to repair these. In order to provide BMW ConnectedDrive services some of the data stored in the vehicle are forwarded to the BMW server in the form of telematics data via the permanently installed SIM card.
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You can create three profile as well as one guest profile in your vehicle.
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Your individual settings will automatically be saved in a profile and assigned to the used remote key upon leaving the vehicle. When reusing the same remote key for the vehicle the assigned settings are automatically set in the vehicle. Driver profiles are part of BMW ConnectedDrive. They combine various settings for radio stations, Hi-Fi systems, navigation, favorites buttons, seats, mirrors, seering column, camera, lights, central door locking, head-up display, air conditioning, language, driving assistance systems and driveability. You can use up to three driver profiles as well as one guest profile. The different driver profiles can be selected via the control display from the onboard computer. Here it is possible to rename, delete or export your profile on to a USB stick in order to use it in another BMW. With certain older BMW models driver profiles cannot be viewed in the vehicle.
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All BMW models fitted with the option code 6AK ("ConnectedDrive Services") or 6NR ("Apps") and the Professional navigation system can draw on all functions in conjunction with a smartphone and the BMW Connected App, which is available free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Store. In addition, you should also have a suitable mobile phone contract. Some of the BMW Connected applications make intensive use of broadband data services (e.g. Web radio).
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In the vehicle, select "ConnectedDrive" to find a list of all available smartphone apps supported by the function "BMW Apps". Select one of the displayed apps to use the app in the vehicle.
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You can use personalized services in your BMW by logging in to the BMW ConnectedDrive Portal with your access data in your vehicle. In order to do so select the menu point "ConnectedDrive" in the main menu and then select "BMW Online". Now press the "Option" button on your iDrive Controller. Then select the menu point "Login". Here, first insert your e-mail address and confirm with "OK". Following this enter your password and again confirm with "OK". We recommend to enable "Auto-login" by checking the box next to it. Please note however, that this will enable every vehicle user to access your personal data (e-mail, address book, etc.).
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If available the number of persons in the vehicle is determined via a seat occupation recognition technology (on the passengers' side in the front). If not available the seat belt status is used (also for the back row).
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Your vehicle must be telematics-enabled and it must be allocated to your customer account in the ConnectedDrive Portal. All important telematics data that were transferred to and stored on a BMW server from this time onwards are accessible to BMW CarData.
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In addition to your user name, you can also save a shortened vehicle login in order to simplify the login procedure in your vehicle. You can also use the vehicle login to log in to My BMW ConnectedDrive.
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The required NFC Technology, required for the Digital Key, is only available in BMW models since mid-2018. If your BMW’s production date is after this point in time, the availability of the service can be checked via the BMW Connected App. A retrofit of the NFC Technology is not possible.  
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Your car display screen will only show the menu item "BMW Apps" if the car is fitted with the required option (SA 6AK or 6NR). Please ask your dealer for details as to whether the option can be retrofitted in your car.
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With "Screen Mirroring" you can transfer the contents of your smartphone directly to the Control Display of your BMW and "mirror" the screen.
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No. Your vehicle prevents the transmission by the function "Screen Mirroring" from a speed of 7 KM/H.
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No, the simultaneous use of two or more BMW Apps in the vehicle display is not possible.   
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No. Since these models do not have the NFC Sensors built in, a retrofit is not possible.
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The security code is transmitted to your vehicles message inbox. Select ConnectedDrive and you find the security code in "Messages".   
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Telematics data are transmitted from the vehicle to a server operated by BMW using a secure connection on a private sub-network of a mobile service provider that is only accessible tor BMW vehicles. This does not require the customer to have a private mobile phone, as communication takes place via a SIM card installed in the vehicle at the factory. 
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