BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Connecting a mobile phone

General information

After the mobile phone is connected once to the vehicle, the mobile phone can be operated using iDrive and the steering wheel buttons.

Connecting the mobile phone via passkey entry

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. "Connect new device".

5. Select the functions for which the mobile phone is to be used.

The vehicle's Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.

6. To perform additional steps on the mobile phone, refer to the mobile phone owner's manual: e.g., search for or connect the Bluetooth device or a new device.

The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears on the mobile phone display. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle.

7. Depending on the mobile device, a control number is displayed or the control number must be entered.

  • Compare the control number displayed on the Control Display with the control number on the display of the device.

    Confirm the control number on the device and on the Control Display.

  • Enter and confirm the same control number on the device and via iDrive.

The device is connected and displayed in the device list.

Using the phone

Accepting a call

Incoming calls can be answered in several ways.

  • Via iDrive:
    "Accept"
  • Press the corresponding button on Press the corresponding button on the steering wheel.
  • Via the selection list in the instrument cluster: Use the thumbwheel on the steering wheel to select: "Accept"
  • Via gestures: point the index finger into the direction of the Control Display.

Dialing a number

1. "Communication".

2. "Dial number".

3. Enter the numbers.

4. connection is established Select the symbol. The connection is established via the mobile phone to which this function has been assigned.

Establish the connection via the additional phone:

1. Press the button.

2. "Call via"

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 switched on on the iPhone.

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 iPhone via Bluetooth with the vehicle.

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.

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