BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Last calls

The last outgoing, missed, and incoming calls are transferred to the vehicle. Depending on the equipment, the calls are transferred from the main phone and additional phones.


1. "COM".

2. If necessary, "Telephone".

3. "Recent calls".

4. The last calls are displayed.

Filtering call list

1. "COM".

2. "Telephone".

3. Select desired filter:

  • With two paired phones, select the desired phone:
    "all telephones"
  • "All calls"
  • "Missed calls"
  • "Incoming calls"
  • "Outgoing calls"

4. Select the desired setting.

Selecting number from list

Select from list. Call is established via the mobile phone, from where the entry originates.

Via options: start call via the second mobile phone.

To cancel: "End call"

Active calls

Adjusting the volume

Turn the volume button on the radio during the call, until the desired volume is reached. The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Volume equalization

The microphone volume of the phone can be adjusted during an active call.

1. "Microphone sensitivity".

2. Set the desired volume.

Call transfer

The relaying of an incoming call is handled through the end-user device with which the call was accepted, for instance with the button on the steering wheel via the hands-free system of the car.

The top priority must be assigned to the telephone, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle.

An ongoing call can be transferred between the vehicle and the end device:

  • "Transfer call to vehicle"
  • "Transfer call to telephone"

Dialing a number

1. "COM".

2. If necessary, "Telephone".

3. "Dial number".

4. Enter the numbers.

5. 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".

Holding, resuming

An active call can be put on hold and resumed later on.

  • "Hold call"
    Call is put on hold.
  • "Resume"
    Call is resumed.

Muting the microphone

When a call is active, the microphone can be muted.

The muted microphone is automatically activated:

  • When a new connection is established.
  • When switching between call parties.

DTMF suffix dialing

DTMF suffix dialing can be used for gaining access to network services or for controlling devices, for instance to make a remote inquiry of an answering machine. The DTMF code is needed for this purpose.

1. "Keypad dialing".

2. Enter DTMF code.


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    General information Up to 8 devices can be connected with the hotspot of the vehicle at the same time. Functional requirements Compatible device with WiFi interface. WiFi activated on the device. Registration and data contract with a service provider where required. Internet use is activated

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