BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Control Display

Brightness

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Displays".

4. "Control display".

5. "Brightness at night".

6. Turn the Controller until the desired brightness is set.

7. Press the Controller.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Depending on the light conditions, the brightness settings may not be clearly visible.

Selecting the contents of the main menu

You can select the displayed contents for some menu items in the main menu.

1. Press the button.

2. "Contents of main menu".

3. Select the desired menu and the desired content.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Messages

Concept

The menu centrally displays all messages arriving in the vehicle in list form.

General information

The following messages can be displayed:

  • Traffic messages.
  • Communication messages, for example emails, SMS text messages or reminders.
  • Messages from, e.g., the Concierge service or the BMW Connected app.
  • Check Control messages.
  • Service requirements messages.
  • Messages from the vehicle manufacturer.

Messages are additionally displayed in the status field.

Retrieving messages

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Notifications".

4. Select the desired message.

The respective menu is opened, where the message is displayed.

Deleting messages

All messages, except Check Control messages or messages from the vehicle manufacturer, can be deleted from the list.

Check Control messages or messages from the vehicle manufacturer are displayed as long as they are relevant.

Via iDrive:

1. "Notifications".

2. Select the desired message.

3. Press the button.

4. "Delete this notification" or "Delete all notifications"

Adjusting

The following settings can be adjusted:

  • Select the applications, from which messages will be permitted.
  • Sort the messages according to date or priority.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Notifications".

4. Select the desired setting.

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