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BMW 5 Series: Operation via touchscreen

BMW 5 Series 2016-2024 Owners Manual / iDrive / Operation via touchscreen

General information

Depending on the equipment version, the Control Display is equipped with a touchscreen.

Touch the screen with your fingers. Do not use any objects.

Opening the main menu

Tap on the symbol.

The main menu is displayed.

The main menu is displayed.

All iDrive functions can be called up via the main menu.

Adjusting the main menu

1. Tap on the symbol.

All menu items of the main menu are displayed.

2. Drag the menu item to the desired position on the right or left.

Selecting menu items

Tap the desired menu item.

Dynamic contents

Dynamic contents

You can display dynamic contents within the menu items. The contents of the menu items update automatically, e.g., the active destination guidance in the navigation. To access the dynamic content directly, tap on the lower section of the menu item.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Contents of main menu".

Changing between displays

After a menu item is selected, a new display opens.

An arrow indicates that additional displays can be opened.

  • Swipe to the left.
  • Tap arrow.

The new display opens.

Changing settings

Settings such as brightness can be changed via the touchscreen.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Displays".

4. "Control display".

5. "Brightness at night".

6. To perform the desired setting:

  • Slide in the selected field to the right or left, until the desired setting is displayed.
  • Tap on the symbol., Tap on the symbol.

Entering letters and numbers

Input

1. touchscreen. Tap the symbol on the touchscreen.

A keyboard appears in the Control Display.

2. Enter letters and numbers.

Deleting

letter Tapping the symbol: deletes the letter or number.

all Tapping and holding the symbol all letters: deletes all letters or numbers.

Operating navigation map

The navigation map can be moved using the touchscreen.

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