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 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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Your car display screen will only show the menu item "BMW Apps" if the car is fitted with the required option (SA 6AK or 6NR). Please ask your dealer for details as to whether the option can be retrofitted in your car.
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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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Yes, the option “ConnectedDrive Services (SA 6AK)” is required.
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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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If the message "Connection not possible" repeatedly appears in your vehicle when you try to execute various BMW ConnectedDrive services, please first make sure if your vehicle is connected to the mobile network. This is often the case in underground parking garages for example. Is this not the case, please contact your BMW Service partner.
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Your vehicle must be telematics-enabled and it must be allocated to your customer account in the ConnectedDrive Portal. All important telematics data that were transferred to and stored on a BMW server from this time onwards are accessible to BMW CarData.
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In addition to your user name, you can also save a shortened vehicle login in order to simplify the login procedure in your vehicle. You can also use the vehicle login to log in to My BMW ConnectedDrive.
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Ex factory the option code SA 6CP is required. If your vehicle is equpped with the either the option SA 6NS, 6NW 6NP, 6U9 or 6FR, Apple CarPlay can also be ordered in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.
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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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No. With the option “Comfort Access (SA 322)” the NFC reader is included in any case.  
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A BMW vehicle (Models from 07/18) with a “Live Cockpit (SA 6U1/6U2/6U3)” Navigation System is required. The option “Comfort Access (SA 322)” is required.  
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Not all the attributes listed are available for all vehicles. For example, the sun roof status is only relevant for your vehicle if it has a sun roof. If this is not the case, the corresponding attribute for your vehicle is set to the value NOT AVAILABLE.
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Access "Settings" then "Driver Profiles" in the main menu of your new BMW. Here, select "Import Profile (USB)" and connect the USB storage medium. Press "OK" to start the import.
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The transmission date of the latest Teleservice Calls (Teleservice Report, Teleservice Battery Guard and Automatic Teleservice Call) is stored in the vehicle. The data transmitted by these Teleservice Calls will not be stored.
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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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No, a restart of the vehicle is not required.
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In case you have already created a driver profile in your vehicle, which is however not active yet - meaning you are driving in "guest" mode - you must first activate the profile. Following this return to the ConnectedDrive Store and continue with the purchase.
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Normally your BMW ConnectedDrive Services will automatically update in the background. Should one of your services be unavailable in the vehicle, we recommend a manual update.
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