BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW CONNECTEDDRIVE
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The My Car Is Born feature is an innovative way of sharing information about the progress of your new car as it is being built and delivered to you. You will receive a series of updates in the BMW Connected app regarding the status of your order, along with information about additional options and services, all personalised to you (only available in certain markets).
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Your individual settings will automatically be saved in a profile and assigned to the used remote key upon leaving the vehicle. When reusing the same remote key for the vehicle the assigned settings are automatically set in the vehicle. Driver profiles are part of BMW ConnectedDrive. They combine various settings for radio stations, Hi-Fi systems, navigation, favorites buttons, seats, mirrors, seering column, camera, lights, central door locking, head-up display, air conditioning, language, driving assistance systems and driveability. You can use up to three driver profiles as well as one guest profile. The different driver profiles can be selected via the control display from the onboard computer. Here it is possible to rename, delete or export your profile on to a USB stick in order to use it in another BMW. With certain older BMW models driver profiles cannot be viewed in the vehicle.
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Your activation code for My Car Is Born is provided in the welcome email from your BMW dealer, which is sent after you order your new vehicle. When you receive your code, type it into the associated field on the My Car Is Born page within the BMW Connected app. If you didn't receive a welcome email, please contact your dealer and ask for a new email to be sent.
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All BMW models fitted with the option code 6AK ("ConnectedDrive Services") or 6NR ("Apps") and the Professional navigation system can draw on all functions in conjunction with a smartphone and the BMW Connected App, which is available free of charge from the Apple Store or Google Store. In addition, you should also have a suitable mobile phone contract. Some of the BMW Connected applications make intensive use of broadband data services (e.g. Web radio).
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The BMW Connected application functions are located under the menu command "BMW Apps". In order for the functions to be displayed, your smartphone must be connected with your BMW, and the BMW Connected application must be running. If you are using an Android smartphone, ensure that the [accessory mode] under [ConnectedDrive] [BMW Apps] [connection assistant] has been activated after connecting the smartphone with the vehicle. Provided that an upcoming meeting is saved in the BMW Connected App, the vehicle will show a welcome screen including navgation to destination and the option of calling or messaging participants on the estimated time of arrival.
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Prior to using the function, please check the if the following requirements are met: Your BMW s equipped with the latest generation of the Navigation System Professional or Business and you have purchased the BMW ConnectedDrive Services Option (SA6AK) ex-factory as well as the dictation function via the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.
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The function "Import routes" is only available in the Navigation system Professional (SA609).
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The use of the internet in your BMW on the front screen is also possible while not in motion. As soon as you are driving your BMW will switch off all contents. By booking the option "Rear Seat Entertainment" the internet can be used in the rear while driving.
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The ConnectedDrive Store in Car offers the possibility of purchasing all available ConnectedDrive Services directly from your vehicle. You can find an overview of all purchased services for your vehicle. Also you can see when certain services will expire. In addition you can find an overview of all services that can be purchased for your vehicle.
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You can find addresses or destinations which you send to your vehicle as "My Info" in the menu CONNECTEDDRIVE/MESSAGES. You can accept the address of the point of interest for route directions by pressing a button in the navigation system. If there is a telephone number for the point of interest and you have connected your mobile phone with the vehicle, you can dial the number directly.
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You have to download the application onto your mobile end device before you can use the BMW Connected App in the vehicle. In the case of an Apple iPhone, please use the Apple App Store for this purpose, in the case of an Android phone download is via the Google Play Store.
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BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Profiles save individual settings upon leaving the vehicle, connects these to the used car key and reactivates these settings when the vehicle is unlocked with the same key.
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Yes, different Bluetooth functions can be active at the same time. After the smartphone is successfully paired, select the connected device under “Mobile devices” and activate or deactivate the respective functions, such as “Telephone”, “Bluetooth-Audio” or “Apps”.  
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Yes, the option “ConnectedDrive Services (SA 6AK)” is required.
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You can also use your access data to My BMW ConnectedDrive on the Internet when you are in your vehicle to operate BMW ConnectedDrive services that work with your personal data. To obtain a faster yet equally safe login inside the vehicle, you can create a short vehicle login (alias) in the Settings/My Data menu.
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You can use personalized services in your BMW by logging in to the BMW ConnectedDrive Portal with your access data in your vehicle. In order to do so select the menu point "ConnectedDrive" in the main menu and then select "BMW Online". Now press the "Option" button on your iDrive Controller. Then select the menu point "Login". Here, first insert your e-mail address and confirm with "OK". Following this enter your password and again confirm with "OK". We recommend to enable "Auto-login" by checking the box next to it. Please note however, that this will enable every vehicle user to access your personal data (e-mail, address book, etc.).
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Please only confirm "Update" in the "Setting BMW Services" menu when prompted by BMW.
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BMW Apps (Part of SA 6AK) integrates 3rd party applications for your smartphone (Apple iOS or Android) into your vehicle.
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With our cooperation partner Nuance® the transformation of voice information into text is carried out via the pre-installed vehicle SIM-card. The message itself is sent via the SIM-card of your paired smartphone.
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It is possible that your vehicle does not have a mobile network connection – for example in underground parking garages. Move the vehicle to a different location and update the BMW Services again.
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