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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Settings User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Settings User Manual

Settings

Setting the voice control

You can set the system to use standard dialog or a short version.
The short version of the voice control plays back short messages in abbreviated form.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
  5. “Voice control”
  6. “Response length”
  7. Select the desired setting.

Speaking during voice output
It is possible to answer inquiries of the voice activation system. The function can be de‐activated if inquiries are often undesirably interrupted, for instance, due to background noise or conversations in the vehicle.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
  5. “Voice control”
  6. “Speaking during voice output”

Online speech processing

Online voice processing improves the quality of speech recognition and search results for points of interest. To use the functions, data is transmitted to a service provider via an encrypted connection and stored locally there.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
  5. “Voice control”
  6. “Online speech processing”

Adjusting the volume
Turn the volume button during the voice guidance until the desired volume is set.
The volume remains constant even if the volume of other audio sources is changed.

Using the voice activation of the smartphone

Depending on the device, a smartphone connected to the vehicle can be used via voice control.

The device must be connected via Apple Car‐Play or Android Auto.

  1. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Settings User Manual 04Press and hold the button on the steering wheel for approx. 3 seconds.
    The voice activation of the smartphone is activated.
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  3. Release the button.
    If activation is successful, a confirmation appears on the Control Display.

Automating routines

General information
The Personal Assistant can automate routines, for instance, the automatic activation of the seat heating from a specific outside temperature. Rules are created for this purpose, which can be activated and deactivated at any time.

Activate/deactivate

  1. “APPS”
  2. “Installed apps”
  3. “Personal assistant”
  4. “Automate habits”
  5. Select the desired setting.

Caring Car

Principle
Different vehicle functions in the car’s interior are harmonized for the driver in a short-term program.

General information
By selecting a program, the interior lighting, cli‐mate control and music selection will be adjusted. A program takes 3 minutes.

Activate/deactivate

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Caring Car”
  3. Select the desired program.

The program can be stopped prematurely:

“End program”

Adjusting a program

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Caring Car”
  3. Select the desired program.
  4. “Music settings”
  5. Select the desired setting.

System limits

  1. The Personal Assistant provides information about vehicle functions that may not be in‐stalled in the vehicle.
    This also applies to safety-related functions and systems.
  2. Certain noises can be detected and may lead to problems. Keep the doors, windows, and glass sunroof closed.
  3. Noises from the front passenger or the occupants can impair the system. Avoid making other noise in the vehicle while speaking.
  4. Major language dialects can cause problems with the speech recognition feature.
  5. A poor data connection influences the response time of the Personal Assistant and the Search.

BMW Gesture Control

Principle
Several iDrive functions can be operated by hand motion using BMW Gesture Control.

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The camera in the headliner detects gestures that are carried out in the area of the center console at the height of the Control Display.

Activate/deactivate

  1. “CAR”
  2.  “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. “Gesture control”
  5. “Gesture control”

Settings

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. “Gesture control”
  5. Select the desired setting.

Carrying out gestures

  1. Perform gestures underneath the interior mirror and next to the steering wheel.
  2. Execute gestures clearly.
  3. The gestures can also be executed from the front-passenger side.

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Assigning gesture individually

General information
Two gestures can be assigned individually and can be configured for certain functions, such as:

  1. Destination guidance to a home address.
  2. Mute/Playback
  3. Control Display on/off

Select function

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3.  “General settings”
  4. “Gesture control”
  5. “Function assignment gesture 1” or “Function assignment gesture 2”
  6. Select the desired setting.

System limits

Gesture recognition by the camera in the head‐liner can be disturbed by the following circumstances:

  1. The camera lens is covered.
  2. Objects are located on the interior mirror.
  3. The camera lens is the dirty, clean camera lens. For sensors and camera lenses, refer to page 374.
  4. The gesture is executed outside of the detection range.
  5. Wearing of gloves or jewelry.
  6. Smoking in the car’s interior.

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