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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Configuring the Device User Manual


BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Configuring the Device User Manual

Configuring the device

  1. Functions can be activated or deactivated for paired and connected devices.
  2. The scope of functions depends on the mobile device.
  3. Follow the information on the Control Display.
  4. “COM”
  5.  “Mobile devices”
  6. Select the desired device.

Select the desired setting:

“Connect device”
The functions that were assigned to the device before disconnecting are assigned to the device when it is reconnected. The functions may be deactivated on a device already connected.

  • “Disconnect device”
    The device remains paired and can be connected again.
  • “Delete device”
    The device is disconnected and removed from the device list.
  • Connection mode”
    Select a connection mode, for instance Apple CarPlay.
  • “Telephone”
    Set telephone.
    “Bluetooth® audio”
    Playback of music files on external devices such as audio devices or mobile phones via Bluetooth®.
    With the installed BMW app, apps from the smartphone can be displayed in the vehicle.
    Connects the device with the WLAN in the vehicle.

Priority of the phones

When multiple mobile phones are connected to the vehicle, you can specify the priority of the mobile phones for reconnection.

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  4. “Settings”
  5. “Priorities for telephones”
  6. Select the desired device.
  7. Select the desired priority by sliding.

Bluetooth connection

Functional requirements

  1. Compatible device with Bluetooth interface. For compatible devices, refer to page 74.
  2. The vehicle key is in the vehicle.
  3. The device is ready for operation.
  4. Bluetooth is switched on in the vehicle and on the device.
  5. The pairing readiness is displayed on the Control Display.
  6. Bluetooth presetting, such as visibility, may be required on the device; refer to the operating instructions of the device.

Activate Bluetooth

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  4. “Settings”
  5. “Bluetooth®”
  6. Select setting.

Connecting the device

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  3. “New device”
  4. “Phone calls and audio”
    The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.
  5. Compare the control number displayed on the Control Display with the control number on the display of the mobile device, and con‐firm that the two match.
  6. A Bluetooth connection is established.

The mobile device is connected to the vehicle and displayed in the device list.

Frequently Asked Questions

All requirements are met and all required steps were completed in the specified order. Despite that, the mobile device does not function as expected.

Why could the mobile phone not be paired or connected?

  1. There are too many Bluetooth devices connected to the mobile phone or vehicle.
  2. In the vehicle, delete Bluetooth connections with other devices.
  3. Delete the Bluetooth connection from the de‐vice list on the mobile phone and start a new device search.
  4. Too many Bluetooth devices with the same function are paired.
  • The mobile phone is in power-save mode or has only a limited remaining battery life. Charge the mobile phone and deactivate the power-save mode where required.

Why does the mobile phone no longer react?

  1. The applications on the mobile phone do not function anymore.
  2. Switch the mobile phone off and on again.
  3. Too high or too low ambient temperature for mobile phone operation.
  4. Do not subject the mobile phone to extreme ambient temperatures.

Why can telephone functions not be used via iDrive?

  1. Phone functions are not configured for the mobile phone.
    Connect the mobile phone with the tele‐phone function.
  2. Transmission of the telephone book entries is not yet complete.
  3. It is possible that only the telephone book entries of the mobile phone or the SIM card are transmitted.
  4. It may not be possible to display telephone book entries with special characters.
  5. It may not be possible to transmit contacts from social networks.
  6. The number of phone book entries to be transmitted is too high.
  7. Data volume of the contact too large, for in‐stance due to stored information such as memos.
    Reduce the data volume of the contact.
  8. A mobile phone can only be connected as audio source or as telephone.
    Configure the mobile phone and connect it with the telephone function.
  9. Contact was created in the contact list of the phone after the last synchronization. Synchronize contacts again: “Reload contacts”

How can the telephone connection quality be improved?

  1. Adjust the strength of the Bluetooth signal on the mobile phone, depending on the mobile phone.
  2. Insert the mobile phone into the wireless charging tray.
  3. Adjust the volume of the microphone separately in the sound settings.

If all points in this list have been checked and the required function is still not available, contact Customer Relations, a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Why are no or not all telephone book entries dis‐played or why are they incomplete?

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