BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual

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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual

Operation via touchpad

General information
Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

Selecting functions

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

Entering letters and numbers

  • Enter characters as they are displayed on the Control Display.
  • Always enter associated characters, such as accents or periods so that the letter can be clearly recognized.
  • The set language determines what input is possible. Where necessary, enter special characters via the Controller.

Entering special charactersBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 01

Using the map

The map in the navigation system can be moved via the touchpadBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 02

Using alphabetical lists

Alphabetical lists with more than 30 entries permit a direct jump to letters for which an entry exists. Enter the first letter on the touchpad. The first entry of the entered letter is displayed in the list.

Operation via touchscreen

General information
The Control Display is equipped with a touch‐screen. You can tap on menu items and widgets. Touch the touchscreen with your fingers. Do not use any objects.

Opening the main menu

BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 03Tap on the icon.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 04The main menu is displayed.

Adjusting widgets

The widgets can be adjusted in the main menu. It is possible to create multiple pages with widgets and switch between pages. The adjustments can only be performed when the vehicle is stationery.

  1.  Select the desired page in the main menu. Only the currently selected page can be adjusted.
  2. Tap the icon in the main menu.
  3. Select the desired adjustment:
  4. Tap the icon and select the desired widget: add a new widget.

The requested widget will be inserted in the relevant position. A maximum of four widgets can be displayed per page.

  • Tap icon: delete the selected widget.
  • Add a new page: tap “Add page”.
  • Delete selected page: tap “Delete page”.
  • Adjust the content of the widget: tap the center of the widget.

Tap “Done”.

Showing hiding the display bar
In the upper area of the Control Display, it is possible to show or hide a display bar with additional functions.

  1. To show the display bar, pull down the dis‐play bar at the top edge of the screen.
  2. To hide the display bar, pull up the display bar at the top edge of the screen.

Changing between displays

After a menu item is selected, a new display opens. An arrow indicates that additional displays can be opened.

  1. Swipe to the left.
  2. Tap arrow.
  3. The new display opens.

Entering letters and numbers

Input

  1. When approaching the touchscreen, a keyboard appears on the Control Display.
    Enter desired letters and numbers.

DeletingBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 05

Using the map

The navigation map can be moved using the touchscreen.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 06

Using alphabetical lists

For alphabetical lists with more than 30 entries, the letters for which an entry exists can be dis‐played in a text box.

  1. Tap the letter in front of the list. A letter box is displayed.
  2. Tap the first letter of the desired entry.

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant

Principle

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is a personal assistant that enables the natural voice operation of various vehicle functions. The Personal Assistant simplifies the operation of the vehicle with the automation of processes and habits.

General information

  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is available depending on the national-market version.
  • The system includes special microphones on the driver side and the front passenger side Say commands at a normal volume.
  • Speaking directly into the microphone does not improve speech recognition.
  • Say the commands and numbers fluently as well as with normal volume, emphasis, and speed.
  • ›…‹ identifies commands that can be spoken.

Functional requirements

  • A language that is supported by the Personal Assistant must be set via drive.
  • For setting the system language, refer to page 62.
  • Always say commands in the configured system language.
  • Enter the following settings to access the full range of functions:
  • “Online speech processing” is activated.
  • All settings under “BMW Connected Drive” activated.
  • The activation word is activated.
  • The Driver profile is activated.
  •  “Synchronize driver profile” under
  • Personalization” is activated.
  •  Relevant Connected Drive Services purchased from the Connected Drive Store.

Activating the voice control system

General information

There are various methods for activating the voice control feature:

  1. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 02Press the button on the steering wheel.
  2. The microphone on the driver’s side is active.
  3. Say the wake word ›Hello BMW‹ or a personal wake word.
  4. The microphones on the driver’s or front passenger’s side are active with the following voice control, depending on where the activation word was spoken.
  5. Then say the command. The activation word and the command can be spoken without pause in one sentence. No other commands may be avail‐able. In this case, operate the function via iDrive.

Button on the steering wheel

  1. Press the button on the steering wheel briefly.
  2. Say the command.

Wake word

General information
Speaking the wake word ›Hello BMW‹ or the personal wake word will start the system.

Preset wake word

The preset wake word ›Hello BMW‹ can be activated and deactivated.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
  5. “Voice control”
  6. “Wake word”
  7. “Wake word”

Personal wake word

In addition to a preset activation word ›Hello BMW‹, a personal activation word can be set up in the active driver profile. The personal activation word can also be changed or deleted. The activation word should consist of multiple syllables to ensure good recognition. An addition, such as ›Hello‹ is not necessary.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
  5. “Voice control”
  6. “Wake word”
  7. “Personal wake word”
  8. “Set wake word”
  9. Select the desired setting.

Activation word from third-party providers
Depending on the national-market version, some third-party providers provide digital voice assistants, e.g., Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Supported voice assistants can be used with a connected smartphone in the vehicle. In addition to the preset or personal activation word, the activation word from connected third-party providers can be used.

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

Reference Links

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