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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual

Input and display

General information

The main menu is divided into two areas. The left area contains menu items that can be used to call up all the iDrive functions. The right area contains widgets that provide quick access to certain functions.

  1. Via the Controller.
  2. Via the touchscreen.
  3. Via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
  4. Depending on the equipment: with the gesture control.

Safety information

Warning
Operating the integrated information systems and communication devices while driving can distract from traffic. It is possible to lose control of the vehicle. There is a risk of an accident. Only use the systems or devices when the traffic situation allows. As warranted, stop and use the systems and devices while the vehicle is stationery.

Input and display

Main menu

General information
The main menu is divided into two areas. The left area contains menu items that can be used to call up all the iDrive functions. The right area contains widgets that provide quick access to certain functions.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 01

Media/Radio

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 02All functions of the entertainment system, e.g., radio stations or connection with external devices.

Communication

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 03Phone and message functions, e-mail and calendar, and also the connection and management of mobile devices, such as smartphones.

Navigation

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 04Access to the navigation system, destination input and traffic bulletins. Configurable map views and other functions, such as points of interest and areas to be avoided.

My Car
BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 05Information about vehicle status and trips. Access to the Integrated Owner’s Manual and also the administration of driver profiles and range of adjustments for vehicle and iDrive.
Apps
BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 06Management of apps, access to apps and vehicle functions. Additional apps and vehicle functions can be purchased from the BMW Store.

Widgets
BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 07Widgets provide quick access to frequently used functions. The configured widgets display dynamic contents such as the navigation map, and serve as interfaces at the same time.

Letters and numbers

Letters and numbers can be selected when making the destination input, for example.
Letters and numbers can be entered using the Controller, the touchpad, touchscreen or voice control. The keyboard’s display changes automatically.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 09

Entry comparison

When entering names and addresses, the choice is narrowed down with every letter and number and added automatically as needed.
Entries are continuously compared with data stored in the vehicle.

  • Only those letters and numbers are offered during entry for which data is available.
  • Destination search: place names can be entered in all languages that are available in iDrive.

Activating/deactivating the functions

Several menu items are preceded by a checkbox. The checkbox indicates whether the function is activated or deactivated. Selecting the menu item activates or deactivates the function.

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 08The function is activated.

  • The function is deactivated.

Status information

General information
The status field can be found in the upper area of the Control Display. Status information is displayed in the form of symbols.

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Programmable memory buttons

General information

The iDrive functions can be stored on the programmable memory buttons and called up directly, for instance radio stations, navigation destinations, phone numbers and menu entries.

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Programmable memory buttons

Storing a function

A function can be stored on a programmable memory button. A button with a stored function can be overwritten with another function.

  1. Select a function via iDrive, for instance, a radio station.
  2. Press and hold the desired button until the displayed bar on the Control Display has loaded completely.

Executing a function
Press the button.

The function will work immediately. This means, for instance, that the number is dialed when a phone number is selected.

Displaying the key assignment
Touch buttons with a finger. Do not wear gloves or use objects.
The assignment of the buttons is displayed in the upper area of the Control Display.

Deleting all button assignments
All button assignments can be deleted.

  • Press and hold buttons 1 and 8 at the same time.
  • “OK”

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