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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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A Samsung Galaxy smartphone (A5/ 2017, A7/ 2017, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, S10, S10 Plus, Note8, Note9) with an Android version 8.0 or higher is required.
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Yes. To uninstall the BMW Download Manager after a USB Map Update, select "Settings" and "Uninstall" from the Download Manager menu.
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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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An Android software version of 8.0 or higher is required in order to use the Digital Key.
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In the main menu of the BMW Connected App select "Vehicle" and then select the vehicle to be deleted from the account. Confirm "Delete" by swiping from right to left.
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To download the USB Map Update of BMW ConnectedDrive you need Microsoft Windows 7 or higher. For an Apple computer, Mac OS X 10.11 or higher.
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The USB Map Update of BMW ConnectedDrive requires a USB memory with at least 32 GB storage capacity. Not all USB memory devices have the complete specified storage volume.
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No. The My Car Is Born feature is currently only available for Apple iPhone or Apple iPad.
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No. The USB Map Updates from BMW ConnectedDrive do not require a specific USB standard (1.0, 2.0, 3.0) for either computer download or vehicle upload.
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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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BMW recommends using Wi-Fi to download a BMW Remote Software Upgrade via the BMW Connected App of your smartphone. To do this, select "automatic download if Wi-Fi is available" in your smartphone settings for the BMW Connected App. This means that you have no additional costs or high data consumption in your mobile data network. 
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BMW recommends a USB drive formatted in "FAT32" or "exFAT".
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No. You can download a USB Map Update from BMW ConnectedDrive via your BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Portal on the Internet.
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Connecting your new vehicle to your ConnectedDrive account takes some days.
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For the communication between the smartphone and the vehicle the Digital Key uses NFC Technology (Near Field Communication) , an international standard for contactless data exchanges over short distances. 
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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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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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Yes, while using Apple CarPlay, other devices can use your vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot. Only the Apple iPhone connected to your vehicle for Apple CarPlay cannot use your vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot.
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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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