You can easily play music from either your iOS or Android device in your BMW through Bluetooth, a USB cable or the Apple Carplay® and Android Auto systems. Ensure you have Operating System 7, navigate to the “Media” section on your side panel and you can see the list of audio sources available, your main interface for connecting your device for playing music! Learn from us at Edmonton BMW how you can get the most out of your BMW, and connect your phone to get the music pumping!
Playing Music from an iOS or Android Device with Bluetooth
Two devices can stay connected through Bluetooth streaming. Bluetooth is as simple as pairing your phone with your BMW vehicle. If you have any issues, make sure Bluetooth is turned on and stays discoverable through both your BMW and phone. If you select “Media” then “Mobile Devices”, you can see any found devices that your BMW detects, and connect to it. This is also the area where you can connect an entirely new device, or delete one of the devices. Remember your BMW won’t control your phone, so, for example, turn up the volume on your phone all the way, then make further adjustments with your BMW’s volume control.
Playing Music from an iOS or Android Device with a USB Cable
With connecting your phone through a USB cable, it’s best to use the cable that came with your device to ensure proper compatibility. Turn off Bluetooth audio, then connect the cable to your phone and the USB port interface on the BMW. Press “Media” on your touchscreen, then press “USB” or your device that appears in the side panel. That’s it! You’re connected and can enjoy your music while your phone is charging.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in your BMW
Want a little more utility out of your phone’s connection to your BMW? Enter Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity (depending on, of course, your device). More than just a link to play your music, these systems give you more varied access to your phone’s features, including everything from messaging to phone calls to navigation to voice controls and more. Setting up Apple CarPlay® is as simple as pairing your device and BMW, much like with Bluetooth, and we’ve made a handy step-by-step guide for you to easily connect. No matter your method of connectivity, enjoy the ease of connection that your BMW offers!
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