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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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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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In the "Settings" menu within the "More" tab, select the option for low battery consumption. Note that this will disable some app functions or reduce their quality.
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Use of the BMW Connected App is free of charge.
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No, Facebook is currently not available. An overview of available apps can be found at: www.apple.com/ios/CarPlay/.
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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 also connect your Apple iPhone directly from the menu "Settings" and "Bluetooth". To do this, select the vehicle ID of your BMW paired via Bluetooth and confirm the connection with "Use CarPlay".
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The Key Card is just like a hardware key. That means it can be replaced via the spare parts process at the dealership, e. g. when it was lost. However, it is not possible to order additional cards, i. e. having several cards active at the same time.
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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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No. Once the Digital Key is recognized, it can be removed and the engine can be started within 10 seconds.
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It is recommended that you remove all Digital Keys in the app before selling the smartphone.
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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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The BMW Download Manager for the BMW ConnectedDrive Service USB Map Update has a data volume of approximately 40 MB.
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Besides Apple Maps, you can use Google Maps and WAZE.
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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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No. If there are other files on your USB memory, the vehicle may not recognise your USB Map Update data.
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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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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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You can check if your Android Smartphone is able to use Screen Mirroring via the Bluetooth compatibility matrix under the menu item "Screen Mirroring" at www.bmw.com/bluetooth. Apple iPhones do not support this function.
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It is recommended that you remove all Digital Keys in the BMW Connected app before deinstalling it, e. g. when you plan to sell the smartphone.
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Yes. Open the Windows file manager and select "Properties" with the right mouse button. The available memory must be more than 31 GB for the USB Map Updates from BMW ConnectedDrive.
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