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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Compatible devices User Manual


BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Compatible devices User Manual

Compatible Devices

Displaying the vehicle identification number and software part number
When looking for compatible devices, you may have to state the vehicle identification number and the software part number. These numbers can be displayed in the vehicle.

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

Managing mobile devices

General information
After one-time pairing, the devices are automatically recognized and reconnected when the standby state is switched on.
After stored content on the SIM card or the mobile phone, such as contacts, has been detected, the data is transmitted to the vehicle and can be used via iDrive.
For some devices, certain settings are necessary, for instance, authorization; see the operating instructions of the device.

Displaying the device list
All devices paired with or connected to the vehicle are displayed in the device list.
A maximum of four devices can be connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth, and a maximum of ten devices can be connected to the vehicle via WLAN. A maximum of 20 devices will be detected.

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”

An icon to the right of the device name indicates, for which function the device is used.
When the icon is displayed in white, this function is actively connected to the vehicle. The icon is displayed in gray when the function of the device is inactive.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Compatible devices User Manual 01

Configuring the device
Functions can be activated or deactivated for paired and connected devices.
The scope of functions depends on the mobile device.
Follow the information on the Control Display.

  1. “COM”
  2. “Mobile devices”
  3. Select the desired device.
  4. 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®.
    • “Apps”
      With the installed BMW app, apps from the smartphone can be displayed in the vehicle.
    • “Wi-Fi®”
      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. Compatible devices, refer to page 72.
  2. The vehicle key or BMW display 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 presettings, 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.
  4. “New device”
  5. “Phone calls and audio”
    The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.
  6. 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.
  7.  A Bluetooth connection is established.

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:

Why could the mobile phone not be paired or connected?

  • There are too many Bluetooth devices connected to the mobile phone or vehicle.
    In the vehicle, delete Bluetooth connections with other devices.
    Delete the Bluetooth connection from the de‐vice list on the mobile phone and start a new device search.
    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?

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

Why can telephone functions not be used via iDrive?

  • Phone functions are not configured for the mobile phone.
    Connect the mobile phone with the tele‐phone function.
  • Why are no or not all telephone book entries dis‐played or why are they incomplete?
  • Transmission of the telephone book entries is not yet complete.
    It is possible that only the telephone book entries of the mobile phone or the SIM card are transmitted.
    It may not be possible to display telephone book entries with special characters.
    It may not be possible to transmit contacts from social networks.
    The number of phone book entries to be transmitted is too high.
    Data volume of the contact too large, for in‐stance due to stored information such as memos.
    Reduce the data volume of the contact.
    A mobile phone can only be connected as audio source or as telephone.
    Configure the mobile phone and connect it with the telephone function.
    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?

  • Adjust the strength of the Bluetooth signal on the mobile phone, depending on the mobile phone.
    Insert the mobile phone into the wireless charging tray.
    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.

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