BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Touchpad

General information

Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

Selecting functions

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Touchpad".

4. Select the desired setting:

  • "Speller": enter letters and numbers.
  • "Map": use the map.
  • "Search fields": to write letters without selecting the list field.
  • "Audio feedback": pronounces entered letters and numbers.

Entering letters and numbers

Entering letters requires some practice at the beginning.

When entering, pay attention to the following:

  • The system distinguishes between upper and lower-case letters and numbers. To make entries, you may need to change between upper and lower-case letters, numbers and characters.
  • Enter characters as they are displayed on the Control Display.
  • Always enter associated characters, such as accents or periods so that the letter can be clearly recognized. The set language determines what input is possible. Where necessary, enter special characters via the Controller.

Entering special characters

Using the map

Using the map

The map in the navigation system can be moved via the touchpad.

Programmable memory

Programmable memory buttons

General information

The iDrive functions can be stored on the programmable memory buttons and called up directly, for instance radio stations, navigation destinations, phone numbers and menu entries or pages in the Integrated Owner's Manual.

Settings are stored for the driver profile currently used.

Storing a function

1. Select function via iDrive.

2. button Press and hold the desired button until a signal sounds.

Executing a function

Press the button.

The function will work immediately. This means, for instance that the number is dialed when a phone number is selected.

Displaying the key assignment

Touch buttons with finger. Do not wear gloves or use objects.

The button assignment is displayed at the top edge of screen.

Deleting the button assignments

1. Press and hold buttons 1 and simultaneously simultaneously for approx. 5 seconds.

2. "OK".

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