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BMW 5 Series: Apple CarPlay preparation

BMW 5 Series 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Connections / Apple CarPlay preparation

Concept

CarPlay allows certain functions of a compatible Apple iPhone to be used via Siri voice operation and iDrive.

Functional requirements

  • Compatible iPhone.

    iPhone 5 or later with iOS 7.1 or later.

  • Corresponding mobile contract.
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, and Siri voice operation are activated on the iPhone.
  • Booking the ConnectedDrive service: Apple CarPlay preparation.

Switching on Bluetooth and CarPlay

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. "Settings".

5. Select the following settings:

  • "Bluetooth"
  • "Apple CarPlay"

Pairing the iPhone with CarPlay

Pair the iPhone with the vehicle via Bluetooth.

Select CarPlay as the function:

The iPhone is connected to the vehicle and displayed "Apple CarPlay"

The iPhone is connected to the vehicle and displayed in the device list.

Operation

For more information, refer to the Integrated Owner's Manual or the Owner's Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, Communication.

Frequently Asked Questions

All requirements are met and all required steps were completed in the specified order. Despite that, the mobile device does not function as expected.

In this case, the following explanations can help: The iPhone has already been paired with Apple CarPlay. When a new connection is established, CarPlay can no longer be selected.

  • Delete the iPhone concerned from the device list.
  • On the iPhone, delete the vehicle concerned from the list of stored vehicles under Bluetooth and under WiFi.
  • Pair the iPhone as a new device.

If the steps listed have been carried out and the required function is still not available: contact the hotline, a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

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