BMW vehicles are always at the forefront of integrating advanced technologies into its vehicles. Not only does it push the boundaries forward for what’s possible inside the vehicle, but it also accommodates today’s modern advancements with ease. One of those modern advancements comes in the form of the ubiquitous Apple CarPlay system for your iOS device. Today, Edmonton BMW will take you through the easy-to-follow set-up process on how you can take full advantage of the Apple CarPlay system in your BMW model.
A Few Requirements
Before getting started, you should have a few things ready at hand to set up Apple CarPlay on your BMW:
- Youur vehicle needs to be equipped with Navi Professional
- An iPhone 5 model or newer, running iOS 7.1 and up
- The BMWConnected app installed in your phone
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on your iPhone with the Bluetooth settings open in the display
Setting up Apple CarPlay
- Enter into the menu item ‘Media’ on the BMW control display and select ‘Manage mobile devices’.
- Select “Connect New Device”
- Select the option “Apple CarPlay“
- The control display of your BMW will prompt for a Data transfer request (Including extracting sensor data from your BMW model, as well as it’s vehicle information) to which you can consent by clicking “confirm”
- From there, the pairing process will appear on the control display of your BMW. You can confirm it on your display and/or iPhone by just clicking ‘OK’ on the prompt.
- Your phone is successfully connected to the Apple CarPlay system! From there, a preparation menu will appear on your BMW control display and you know I’ll have access to all of the Apps compatible with the Apple CarPlay system.
That’s it! Setting up Apple CarPlay on your BMW vehicle is just that simple. It’s just one of the several modern innovations the company prides itself with seamlessly integrating into its latest vehicles. To learn more about Apple CarPlay on your BMW, or to learn more about our BMW miles in general, continue browsing your website or contact our Roper Road dealership today!