BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Managing mobile devices

General information

  • After one-time pairing, the devices are automatically recognized and reconnected when standby state is switched on.
  • The data stored on the SIM card or in the mobile phone is transferred to the vehicle after recognition.
  • For some devices, certain settings are necessary, for instance authorization; see the owner's manual of the device.

Displaying the device list

All devices paired with or connected to the vehicle are displayed in the device list.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

A symbol indicates, for which function a device is used.

"Telephone"

"Additional telephone"

"Bluetooth audio"

"Apps"

"Internet hotspot"

"Apple CarPlay"

Configuring the device "Screen Mirroring"

Configuring the device

Functions can be activated or deactivated for paired and connected devices.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. Select the desired device.

5. Select the desired setting.

If a function is assigned to a device, the function will be deactivated where appropriate for a device that is already connected and the device will be disconnected.

Disconnecting the device

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. Select device.

5. "Disconnect device" The device remains paired and can be connected again.

Connecting the device

A disconnected device can be reconnected.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. Select device.

5. "Connect device".

The functions that were assigned to the device before disconnecting are assigned to the device when it is reconnected. The functions may be deactivated on a device already connected.

Deleting the device

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. Select device.

5. "Delete device".

The device is disconnected and removed from the device list.

Swapping the telephone and additional phone

If two mobile phones are connected to the vehicle, the functions of the phone and additional phone can be switched.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. "Settings".

5. "Swap telephone/additional tel."

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