BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: WiFi hotspot

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 for the vehicle.
  • Standby state switched on.

Activating the WiFi hotspot

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. "Settings".

5. "Internet hotspot".

Connecting device to WiFi hotspot

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. "Connect new device".

5. "Internet hotspot".

Hotspot name and hotspot code are displayed on the Control Display.

6. Search for WiFi networks on the device. Select network name on the device.

7. Enter hotspot code on the device and connect.

The device is displayed in the device list.

The initial Internet use via the hotspot requires a registration and possibly a data volume purchase from a service provider.

Depending on the country version, data volume can be purchased via the connected mobile device or from the ConnectedDrive Store.

All devices connected via the hotspot use this data volume.


The network name and hotspot code can be changed. In addition, the network name can be hidden so that it cannot be found by other devices.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "iDrive settings".

3. "Mobile devices".

4. Press the button.


  • "Change hotspot key" Enter the desired hotspot code.
  • "Change hotspot name" Enter the desired network name.
  • "Hide hotspot"
    Activate or deactivate the function.

6. Confirm the entry of the hotspot code or network name:

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