BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW CONNECTEDDRIVE
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A BMW ConnectedDrive Account is required. Your vehicle must be able to use ConnectedDrive. For vehicles with a construction date before 3/2012 the SA 612 (BMW Assist) is required. For vehicles with a construction date after 3/2012 the SA 6AK (ConnectedDrive Services) is required.   
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Follow these steps to add your vehicle and open up new features: • Tap the "Add Vehicle" link near the top of the "Vehicle" screen • Connect your phone to your vehicle via USB to automatically transfer your vehicle information, or manually enter the last 7 characters of your vehicle identification number (VIN) – this can be found in your BMW service agreement or at the base of your car’s windshield (in North America) • Select Primary or Secondary user account – choose Primary unless another user is already linked to the same vehicle (this step is only applicable to users in North America; please disregard if you are located outside of North America) • Locate the code sent to your vehicle under the "Messages" folder within the "ConnectedDrive" menu • Input the code into the app where prompted Once this process has been completed there may be a waiting period while the vehicle you have inputted is confirmed and displayed on the "Vehicle" screen. Note: After purchasing a new vehicle there is a standard account set-up period, during which time your ConnectedDrive account is linked to your new vehicle. Therefore, please wait a few days after the purchase date before attempting to add your vehicle in the app.
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You can delete your vehicle from your account via the BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Portal or via the BMW Connected App by selecting "Delete Vehicle".
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Either you have not yet added a vehicle to your user account in the "Manage vehicles" menu or you have removed a vehicle that had been added. When you add a vehicle, it may take up to 24 hours before it is displayed in My BMW ConnectedDrive.
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The services and functions in My BMW ConnectedDrive use modern browser technologies and programming languages. You should therefore use a JavaScript-capable browser or activate the JavaScript functions in the browser.
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The status of your BMW eDrive dates back to the end of your last trip. Your BMW eDrive transmits important data to BMW every time you park your car. If your vehicle is parked no data will be transmitted.
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You can change your user name, password and vehicle login in the Settings/My Data menu.
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For security reasons, the security code is only valid for a limited period of time. You can request a new security code at any time in the "Manage vehicles" menu. Please contact BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Support if you have any queries.
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The BMW ConnectedDrive Store allows you to add new ConnectedDrive services to your BMW, renew subscriptions and take out new subscriptions on a flexible basis with subscription lengths to suit you.
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Please note that the new password must follow these rules: Use at least eight characters. Use characters from at least two of the following groups - Letters (abc = ABC, no ÄÖÜ) - Numbers - Special Characters ( _/,;&@#*)(–+.")
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The PIN-entry feature of the app is a good first step toward protecting your data. Beyond that, from the "Settings" menu within the "More" tab you can manage the app’s access permissions to various device functions. Additionally, at any time you can choose to delete all personal data from the app by going to the "Privacy and Terms" menu. BMW will not share your data with any third parties without your permission.
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Within the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal you have the possibility of managing your personal data and BMW ConnectedDrive Services. The integrated BMW ConnectedDrive Store informs you on possibilities, costs and runtimes of different services like Online Entertainment or Real Time Traffic Information for example. Services that are available for your vehicle can be directly purchased through the BMW ConnectedDrive Store for different time periods.
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Due to the special significance for the purely electric drive and the associated additional equipment, BMW eDrive and BMW i vehicles transfer additional data, which are displayed in the vehicle status and in the BMW eDrive services menu.
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Yes. Via the settings in the BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Portal.
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You have received your personal access data for BMW ConnectedDrive via email or text message and have then activated the services in your BMW. You can use this access data to log in on our website www.bmw-connecteddrive.nsc. If you have not submitted an email address with your personal data please make sure to do so in order to use BMW ConnectedDrive. Following this you just need to register your vehicle in the portal and directly manage your personalized services based on your needs.
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When you login to your ConnectedDrive account at www.bmw-connecteddrive.nsc you will be able to see your BMW at the top of the screen and then on the right-hand column a list of currently active services and below this a link to services that are available to add to your BMW.
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Yes, if your e-mail server supports the IMAP protocol. You can do this in your BMW ConnectedDrive portal by means of the "User defined" option in the "E-mail provider" field. The security settings of your company e-mail server may lead to restrictions in the transfer of data to your vehicle or cause problems with the certificate. If this is the case, please contact the e-mail administrator of your company.
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First, log in to the BMW ConnectedDrive Portal. Under "Add Vehicles" enter the last seven digits of your vehicle identification number and press "Add Vehicle". Following this a security code is sent to your vehicle. The security code is found in the menu under "Messages". The code must be entered in the portal in order to directly manage and edit your personalized services. In addition you wil receive an e-mail, confirming that the vehicle has been added to your customer account.
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The messages and symbols match those in your vehicle. You will also find a description of the symbols in the Owner’s Handbook for your vehicle. If a service is required, please contact your BMW Service Partner.
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