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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 WLAN Connection User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 WLAN Connection User Manual

WLAN connection

General information
For certain applications, such as apps, the data exchange between smartphone and vehicle occurs via WLAN.

Functional requirements
The Standby state is switched on.
Compatible device with activated WLAN interface.

Activate WLAN in the vehicle

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  4.  “Settings”
  5.  “Wi-Fi®”

Wi-Fi hotspot

Principle
Compatible devices with WLAN interface can use the Internet connection of the vehicle via the Wi-Fi hotspot.

General information
Up to ten devices can be connected to the Wi-Fi hotspot simultaneously.

Functional requirements

  1. Compatible device with activated WLAN interface.
  2. Compatible devices, refer to page 74.
  3. WLAN is activated on the vehicle.
  4. Internet use is activated for the vehicle.
  5. Registration and data contract with a service provider where required.
  6. Standby state is switched on.

Connecting a device to the Internet via the Wi-Fi hotspot

Using the Internet for the first time via the Wi-Fi hotspot requires registration and possibly a data volume purchase from a service provider.
Depending on the country version, data volume can be purchased via the connected mobile de‐vice or from the ConnectedDrive Store.

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  4. “New device”
  5. “Internet, apps”
    Hotspot name and hotspot code are dis‐played on the Control Display.
  6. Activate Internet usage via WLAN if necessary.
    “Open settings”
  7. Activate Internet usage.
    “Internet connection”
  8.  Tilt the Controller to the left.
  9. Search for WLAN networks on the mobile de‐vice. Select network name on the device.
  10. Enter hotspot code on the device and connect.

The device is displayed in the device list.
Additionally, a QR code will be displayed on the Control Display. Alternatively, this QR code can be used to pair the mobile device with the hot‐spot.
All devices connected via the hotspot use this data volume.

Deactivating Internet usage via the Wi-Fi hotspot

Internet usage may be deactivated if the data volume is used up, for instance.

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

Screen Mirroring

General information
Screen Mirroring enables mirroring (outputting) of the smartphone display on the Control Display.

Functional requirements

  1. Compatible smartphone with Screen Mirroring interface.
  2. For compatible devices, refer to page 74.
  3. Screen Mirroring is activated on the smartphone.
  4. WLAN is activated on the vehicle.

Pairing a smartphone with Screen Mirroring

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  4.  “New device”
  5. “Screen Mirroring”
    The WLAN name of the vehicle is displayed on the Control Display.
  6. Search for WLAN devices in the surrounding area of the smartphone.
    The WLAN name of the vehicle appears on the device display. Select the WLAN name of the vehicle.
  7. Confirm the connection via iDrive.

The device is connected and displayed in the device list.

Apple CarPlay© preparation

Principle
CarPlay allows certain functions of a compatible Apple iPhone to be used via Siri voice control and iDrive.

Functional requirements

  1. Compatible with iPhone, iPhone 5 or later with iOS 7.1 or later.
  2. For compatible devices, refer to page 74.
  3. Corresponding mobile contract.
  4. Bluetooth, WLAN, and Siri voice control are activated on the iPhone.
  5. If necessary, the setting for mobile data must be activated on the iPhone.
  6. Booking the ConnectedDrive service: smartphone integration.
  7. WLAN and Bluetooth are enabled in the vehicle.

Pairing the iPhone with CarPlay

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  4. “New device”
  5.  “Phone calls and audio”
    The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.
  6. On the mobile device, search for Bluetooth devices in the vicinity and select the vehicle. A control number is displayed.
  7. 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.
  8. “Use Apple CarPlay”

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

Operation

For more information, refer to the Integrated Owner’s Manual or the Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication.

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.

In this case, the following explanations can help:
The iPhone has already been paired with Apple CarPlay. When a new connection is set up, Car‐Play can no longer be selected.

  • Delete the iPhone concerned from the device list.
  • On the iPhone, delete the vehicle concerned from the list of stored connections under Bluetooth and under WLAN.
  • Pair the iPhone with a new device.

If the steps listed have been carried out and the required function is still not available: contact Customer Relations, a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

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Reference Links

View Full User Guide: BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

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