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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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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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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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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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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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In order to receive a security token in the vehicle, the vehicle must have a sufficient mobile network connection.  
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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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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 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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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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Depending on the use of ConnectedDrive services by the driver, the vehicle usually takes this decision itself. Moreover, BMW can explicitly trigger the transfer of telematics data to BMW servers for rendering ConnectedDrive services. Once your vehicle has transmitted telematics data to BMW, you can retrieve the currently saved telematics data for your BMW from the BMW CarData data archive. If no data has been transmitted, no entries will be shown in the data archive. This may apply, for example, to older vehicles without active teleservices.
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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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The term telematics data refers to data that are generated in your vehicle and transferred via an installed SIM card to the BMW Server in order to provide networked services such as BMW ConnectedDrive or BMW Teleservices.
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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 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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A SIM-card is pre installed in your BMW. BMW ConnectedDrive services operate using this SIM-card and therefore no additional roaming costs are prevalent.
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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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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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To be able to use BMW ConnectedDrive in your vehicle again, please "Activate" your vehicle in the Settings / Manage vehicles menu or contact BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Support.
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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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