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No. The data is transferred to the BMW server via the permanently installed SIM card in the vehicle and from there to the third party/service provider.
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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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iOS version 9.3 or higher , Android version 5.0 or higher. Please make sure that your smartphone can download the required software version. For further information, please contact the manufacturer.
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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 another device via Bluetooth.
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It is possible that you must first disconnect an existing Bluetooth connection between your vehicle and your Apple iPhone. Following this reconnect your vehicle and confirm the use of Apple CarPlay.
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If a BMW Remote Software Upgrade is available, you will receive a push notification in the BMW Connected App on your smartphone. You can start the download directly and then transfer the BMW Remote Software Upgrade to your vehicle via Wi-Fi (Android) or Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (Apple iOS). You can start the installation of the BMW Remote Software Upgrade in the vehicle in the "Car", "General settings" and "Remote Software Upgrade" menu.
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Yes. The BMW Connected App must be installed on your smartphone to use the Digital Key. In addition your vehicle must be added to your ConnectedDrive Account.
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Log in to your BMW ConnectedDrive Account in the BMW Connected App and make sure that your vehicle is added to your account. Select the menu "Digital Key" to check the compatibility of your smartphone.
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The cost of a BMW Remote Software Upgrade via the BMW Connected App of your smartphone depends on your Wi-Fi usage or your mobile data tariff. 
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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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Use a USB device that is FAT32 formatted and at least 32GB.
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Yes. The next time you open the BMW Download Manager, the download of the USB Map Update from BMW ConnectedDrive will continue automatically.
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Yes. Apple CarPlay connects when Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on the Apple iPhone.  
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No. You can only activate the Digital Key on one smartphone.
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You must have at least an iPhone 5 with iOS version 9.3 or higher. You must activate Siri, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the "Settings" menu of your smartphone.
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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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No. Your vehicle is offline during a BMW Remote Software Upgrade and cannot be opened or locked using the Remote Services of your BMW Connected App. 
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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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No. The connection is always wireless via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
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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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