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2023 BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID Personal Settings User Guidelines

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BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID 2023 Vehicle Features and 0ptions

The 2023 BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid is the top of the line when it comes to luxury and performance. Its appeal is increased by a carefully built personal settings system. This hybrid SUV offers a level of flexibility that has never been seen before. This is because modern drivers want cars that fit their specific needs. From the shape of the electronically changeable seats to the color of the ambient lighting, from the details of the digital dashboard display to the fine-tuning of the audio system’s sound, the X5 offers a wide range of ways to make the car your own. Also, since it can record multiple driver profiles, it makes sure that each driver’s unique settings are always easy to access, no matter who is driving. This attention to detail and focus on the user shows that BMW wants to construct cars that aren’t just driven, but also experienced in a very personal way.

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Data protection

Data transfer

Principle
The vehicle offers different services, whose use requires a data transfer to BMW or a service provider.

General information
The data transfer can be deactivated for some services. When the data transfer is deactivated, the respective service cannot be used.

Settings
The data transfer can be configured in different stages or individually for separate services.

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. General settings”
  4. Data privacy”
  5. Select the desired setting.

Deleting personal data in the vehicle

Principle
Depending on the usage, the vehicle stores personal data, such as stored radio stations. This personal data can be permanently deleted using iDrive.

General information
Depending on the equipment, the following data is deleted:

  • Driver profile settings.
  • Stored radio stations.
  • Stored programmable memory buttons.
  • Trip computer and onboard computer information.
  • Navigation, for instance, stored destinations.
  • Phone book.
  • Online data, for instance, Favorites, and cookies.
  • Office data, for instance, voice memos.
  • Login accounts.
  • Linking vehicle and ConnectedDrive account.

Altogether, the deletion of the data can take up to 15 minutes.

Functional requirement
Data can only be deleted while stationary.

Deleting data
The personal data in the vehicle will be deleted when the vehicle is reset to the factory settings.

Additional information:
For resetting vehicle data

Driver profiles

Principle
Driver profiles can be created to store personal vehicle settings. If the vehicle is used by multiple drivers, each driver can create his personal driver profile. When a driver profile is selected, the vehicle will automatically apply the stored settings in the driver profile.

General information
Three personal driver profiles can be created.
In addition, a guest profile is available that can be selected by any driver. The guest profile is active when a personal driver profile has not been selected.
Changes to the vehicle settings are automatically stored in the active driver profile or in the guest profile.
The vehicle can already adjust to the driver when it is unlocked. For this purpose, the recognition via a vehicle key or a digital key must be assigned to a driver profile.
ConnectedDrive countries: The settings stored in the driver’s profile can be synchronized with the personal BMW ConnectedDrive account. It is thereby possible to use these settings in other BMW vehicles as well.

Functional requirements
When a driver profile is created, switched or deleted, the vehicle must move at a maximum of walking speed.

Welcome screen
After the Control Display is switched on, the Welcome screen will be displayed.
The following actions can be carried out on the Welcome screen:

  • Switch the driver profile.
  • Starting the set-up assistant.

This option is offered in new vehicle for a limited period of time. As soon as the drive-ready state is switched on or any button is pressed, the Welcome screen will be hidden.

Setup assistant
The setup assistant is offered in new vehicles for a limited period of time on the Welcome screen to configure the most important set-tings for the vehicle.
“Getting started” Select to start the set-up assistant.
The set-up assistant can be started via iDrive at any time.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “General settings”
  4. “Getting started”

The driver is guided step by step through the following functions:

  • Setting the system language.
  • ConnectedDrive countries:
    If the set-up assistant was opened in the guest profile: create a driver profile.
  • Pairing mobile devices with the vehicle.
    If the set-up assistant was opened from an already defined driver profile: set up a personal assistant.
  • Depending on whether the set-up assistant was opened from an already defined driver profile or a guest profile: set up services or confirm the explanation for the transmission of vehicle-related data.
  • Set up other methods for use.

The selected settings are stored in the active driver’s profile.

Guest profile
The guest profile can be activated by any driver. Vehicle settings that are entered when the guest profile is active will be stored in the guest profile.
In the following cases the guest profile is automatically active:

  • A driver profile has not been created yet.
  • No driver profile has been assigned to the vehicle key that was used to unlock the vehicle.
  • No driver profile has been assigned to the digital key that was used to unlock the vehicle.

The following limitations apply:

  • The guest profile cannot be renamed.
  • It is not possible to assign recognition to the guest profile.
  • It is not possible to assign a PIN to the guest profile.
  • ConnectedDrive countries: It is not possible to synchronize with a ConnectedDrive account.

The guest profile is selected on the Welcome screen or via iDrive:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
    As an alternative for Steps 1 and 2, the pro-file image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  3. “Guest”
  4. “OK”

Creating a driver profile

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  4. “Add driver profile”
    Non-ConnectedDrive countries:A name must be entered for the driver profile.
    ConnectedDrive countries:An existing Con-nectedDrive account must be assigned to a driver profile. The following options are available for this purpose:

     

    • “Via My BMW app”
      Scanning the displayed QR code will ac-cept the access data for the Connected-Drive account from the BMW app.
    • “Log in”
      The access data must be entered via iDrive.
    • “New registration”
      Scan the displayed QR code and follow the instructions on the smartphone.
  5. If the vehicle is in the guest profile:
    “Transfer current settings”
    The settings of the guest profile are ap-plied.
  6. ConnectedDrive countries:
    “Synchronize driver profile”
    Future changes to the settings are synchronized with the BMW Cloud.

Selecting recognition

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  4. “Driver recognition”
  5.  Select the desired setting:
    • “with vehicle key”
      The vehicle key that is recognized in the vehicle interior is assigned to the driver profile. If multiple vehicle keys are detected, the unintended vehicle keys must be removed from the vehicle interior.
    • “With Digital Key”
      The digital key that is recognized in the vehicle interior is assigned to the driver profile. If multiple digital keys are detected, the unintended digital keys must be removed from the vehicle interior.
  6. 6. “Activate linkage”
    If the vehicle key or the smartphone with the digital key is not carried with you or not recognized, the driver profile can only be selected on the Welcome screen when a PIN has been set up.

Automatic recognition
If recognition has been defined, automatic activation of the driver profile is triggered by the following activities:

  • By unlocking the vehicle using the button on the assigned vehicle key.
  • By unlocking the vehicle using an external door handle. The assigned vehicle key or the assigned Digital Key must be carried with you.
  • By automatic unlocking when approaching the vehicle. The assigned vehicle key or the assigned Digital Key must be carried with you. Depending on the country, it may not be possible to recognize the Digital Key.
    If there are several vehicle keys or Digital Keys in the vicinity of the vehicle, activation of the driver profile is done according to the following priority:
  • The key that unlocks the vehicle triggers the activation of the assigned driver profile.
    If the vehicle is unlocked using an unassigned key, the guest profile is activated.
  • If a vehicle key and a Digital Key are detected at the same time, the Digital Key triggers the activation of the assigned driver profile.
  • If another key is detected on the driver’s door after activation of the driver profile, the driver profile of the last key detected is activated.
    If no driver profile is assigned to this key, the guest profile is activated.

Setting up a PIN
A driver profile with recognition cannot be activated without a vehicle key and without a digital key. In this case, a PIN can be set up to activate the driver profile.
Countries in which ConnectedDrive is not available: If a PIN was not set up or the PIN is not known, the driver profile cannot be activated.
Countries in which ConnectedDrive is available: If a PIN was not set up or the PIN is not known, the driver’s profile can be activated with the access data of the corresponding ConnectedDrive account.

  1. “CAR”
  2. Driver profiles”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  4. “Driver recognition”
  5. using PIN”

Changing/canceling the recognition function
When another vehicle key or another digital key is assigned to a driver profile, the current assignment must be canceled first.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  4. “Driver recognition”
  5. Select the desired setting:
    • “with vehicle key”
    • “With Digital Key”
  6. “Activate linkage”

When the vehicle and vehicle key will be handed over, such as for maintenance, carry out the following steps first:

  • Setting up PIN.
  • Canceling recognition using the vehicle key.
  • Switching to the guest profile.

The handed-over vehicle key can then no longer be used to access the personal driver profile.

Selecting a driver profile
Depending on the recognition set, the driver profile will be selected automatically.
If the guest profile is active, the driver profile will be selected on the Welcome screen or via iDrive. A PIN may have to be entered.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
    As an alternative for Steps 1 and 2, the pro-file image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  3. Select driver profile.
  4. “OK”

All settings stored in the selected driver profile are automatically applied.

Switching synchronization with the ConnectedDrive account on/off
The settings stored in the driver’s profile are synchronized with the personal Connected-Drive account. This means that it is possible to use the personal settings in other BMW vehicles with ConnectedDrive access as well, if this function is supported.
The synchronization with the ConnectedDrive account is enabled when a driver profile is created or via iDrive:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  4. “Settings”
  5. “Synchronize driver profile”
  6. “Synchronize driver profile”

Renaming a driver profile
Non-ConnectedDrive countries:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
    As an alternative for Steps 1 and 2, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  3. Select driver profile.
  4. “Settings”
  5. Enter a profile name.
  6. Select the icon.

ConnectedDrive countries:
The name of the driver profile is transferred from the ConnectedDrive account. Changes for the profile name must be made in the ConnectedDrive account.

Selecting a profile picture

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  4. “Avatar”
  5. Select the desired profile picture. ConnectedDrive countries:

The profile image is transferred from the ConnectedDrive customer portal or the BMW app.

Deleting the driver profile 

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driver profiles”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
  4. “Settings”
  5. “Remove driver profile”
  6. Select the desired driver profile.
  7. “Delete now”

ConnectedDrive countries:If the driver profile was synchronized with a ConnectedDrive account, the stored data in the ConnectedDrive account will be retained.

System limits
Clear detection of the desired vehicle key may not be possible in the following cases, e.g.:

  • The driver changes, but the vehicle is not locked and unlocked.
  • When multiple vehicle keys or multiple digital keys with an assigned driver profile are located in the outer area on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
  • When the vehicle was unlocked from the BMW app.

ConnectedDrive countries:
A driver profile can only be created and synchronized with the ConnectedDrive account when the vehicle has cellular network reception.
The use of personal settings that are stored in the ConnectedDrive account in other vehicles is subject to technical limitations. For example, settings may be stored for a system that is not available, or available in a non-compatible version, in other vehicles.

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Connections

Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country-specific, and optional features offered by the series. It also describes components and functions not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems. The applicable laws and regulations must be observed when using these functions and systems.

Connecting mobile devices to the vehicle

Principle
Various connection types are available for using mobile devices in the vehicle. The connection type to select depends on the mobile de- vice and the desired function.

General information
The following overview shows possible functions and the suitable connection types for them. The range of functions depends on the mobile device.

Function Connection type The icon in the de- vice list
Making calls via the hands-free sys-

 

tem.

Bluetooth.
Using phone functions via iDrive or

 

touchscreen.

   
Other functions, e.g. Contacts or SMS.    
Playing music from the smartphone or the audio system. Bluetooth audio. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-2
WLAN in the vehicle: Wi-Fi. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-3
Using apps in the vehicle.    
Wi-Fi hotspot: Wi-Fi. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-4
Using the vehicle Internet access.    
USB port: USB. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-5
Playing music or videos from a USB device.

 

 

 

Apple CarPlay:
Using apps via iDrive and via voice operation.

 

 

Android Auto:
Using apps via iDrive and via voice operation.

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

 

 

 

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

 

 

 

 

 

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The following connection types require one-time pairing with the vehicle:

  •  Bluetooth.
  •  Wi-Fi.

Paired devices are automatically recognized later on and connected to the vehicle.

Safety information 

Warning
Operating integrated information systems and communication devices while driving can distract from surrounding traffic. It is possi-ble 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 de-vices while the vehicle is stationary.

Compatible devices

General information
Information on compatible mobile devices is available as follows:

  • On the BMW homepage.
  • Via Hotline/Customer Support
  • At an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Displaying the vehicle identification number and software part number
In a search 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 Wi-Fi.

  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.

Icon Meaning

  • Telephone.
  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-2Bluetooth audio.
  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-4WLAN in the vehicle, Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-3Apps.
  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-6Apple CarPlay.
  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Personal-settings-fig-7Android Auto.

Configuring the device
Functions can be activated or deactivated for paired and connected devices.
The range 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. The mobile phone with the highest priority is preferred, for instance for outgoing calls and messages.

  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.

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Bluetooth connection

Functional requirements

  • Compatible device with Bluetooth interface. For compatible devices
  •  The vehicle key or BMW display key is in the vehicle.
  • The device is ready for operation.
  • Bluetooth is switched on in the vehicle and on the device.
  • The pairing readiness is displayed on the Control Display.
  • Bluetooth settings, 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 confirm that the two match.
  7. A Bluetooth connection is established.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

All prerequisites 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 mobile phones or vehicles.
    In the vehicle, delete Bluetooth connections with other devices.
    Delete the Bluetooth connection from the device list on the mobile phone and start a new device search.
    Too many Bluetooth devices with the same function are paired. Adapt the functions in the device list on the controlled display.
  • The mobile phone is in power-save mode or has only 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 telephone function.
    Why are no or not all telephone book entries displayed 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.
  • The data volume of the contact too large, for instance, due to stored information such as memos.
    Reduce the data volume of the contact.
  • The mobile phone has only been connected as an audio source.
    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, con-tact Customer Relations, an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

WLAN connection

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

Functional requirements 

  • The standby state is switched on.
  • Compatible device with an 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 

  • Compatible device with an activated WLAN interface.
    For compatible devices
  • WLAN is activated on the vehicle.
  • Internet use is activated for the vehicle.
  • Registration and data contract with a service provider where required.
  • The 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 national-market version, data volume can be purchased via the connected mobile communication device or from the ConnectedDrive Store.

  1. COM”
  2. Mobile devices”
  3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
  4. “New device”
  5. Internet, apps”
    The 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.
    “Wi-Fi hotspot”
  8. Tilt the Controller to the left.
  9. Search for WLAN networks on the mobile device. Select the network name on the device.
  10. Enter the 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 hotspot.
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. Wi-Fi hotspot”
  6. Select the desired setting.

Apple CarPlay preparation

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

Functional requirements

  • Compatible iPhone, iPhone 5 or later with iOS 7.1 or later.
    For compatible devices
  •  Corresponding mobile contract.
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Siri voice control are activated on the iPhone.
  • If necessary, the setting for mobile data must be activated on the iPhone.
  • Wi-Fi 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 confirm 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 prerequisites 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, CarPlay 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 as a new device.

If the desired function is still not carried out af-ter the measures listed have been performed: contact Customer Relations, an authorized service center or another qualified service cen-ter or repair shop.

Android Auto preparation

Principle
Android Auto allows select functions of a compatible smartphone to be operated via Google Assistant voice control and via iDrive.

General information
The range of services offered depends on the country.

Functional requirements 

  •  Compatible Android smartphone: Samsung or Google smartphone with Android 10 or an Android smartphone with Android 11, regardless of the manufacturer.
  • For compatible devices
  • Corresponding mobile contract.
  • Bluetooth and WLAN are enabled on the smartphone.
  • The smartphone must support a Wi-Fi connection with 5 GHz.
  •  If necessary, the setting for mobile data must be activated on the smartphone.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled in the vehicle.

Pairing a smartphone with Android Auto 

  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 confirm that the two match.
  8. “Use Android Auto”
  9. If necessary, finish the setup on the mobile device.

The smartphone 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 prerequisites 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 smartphone has already been paired with Android Auto. When a new connection is set up, Android Auto can no longer be selected.

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

If the desired function is still not carried out after the measures listed have been performed: contact Customer Relations, an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

USB connection

General information
The following mobile devices can be connected to the USB port:

  • Mobile phones.
  • Audio devices such as MP3 players.
  • USB storage devices.

Common file systems are supported. FAT32 and exFAT are the recommended formats.
A connected USB device will be supplied with charge current via the USB port if the device supports this. Follow the maximum charge current of the USB port.
The following uses are possible on USB ports with data transfer:

  • Playing music files.
  • Playing videos.
    Follow the following when connecting:
  • Do not use force when plugging the connector into the USB port.
  • Use a flexible adapter cable.
  • Protect the USB device against mechanical damage.
  • Due to the large number of USB devices available on the market, it cannot be guaranteed that every device is operable on the vehicle.
  • Do not expose USB devices to extreme environmental conditions, such as very high temperatures; refer to the operating instructions of the device.
  • Due to the many different compression techniques, proper playback of the media stored on the USB device cannot be guaranteed in all cases.
  • To ensure proper transmission of the stored data, do not charge a USB device via the onboard socket, when it is con-nected to the USB port.
  • Depending on how the USB device is be-ing used, settings may be required on the USB storage device, refer to the operating instructions of the device.

Not compatible USB devices:

  • USB hard drives.
  • USB hubs.
  • USB memory card readers with multiple slots.
  • HFS-formatted USB devices.
  • Devices such as fans or bulbs.

Functional requirement
Compatible device with USB port. Additional information:
For compatible devices

Connecting the device
Connect the USB device using a suitable adapter cable to a USB port.
The USB device is displayed in the device list. Additional information:
USB port

FAQ

Can I customize personal settings in the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023?

Yes, the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023 allows you to customize various personal settings according to your preferences.

What kind of personal settings can I customize in the vehicle?

You can customize settings such as seat position, climate control preferences, audio settings, ambient lighting, and driver assistance system preferences.

How do I access the personal settings in the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023?

Personal settings can usually be accessed through the vehicle’s infotainment system or the driver’s display panel.

Can I save multiple personalized settings profiles?

Yes, the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023 typically allows you to save multiple personalized settings profiles, which can be assigned to different drivers.

Are the personal settings profiles linked to specific keys or driver profiles?

Yes, personal settings profiles are often linked to specific keys or driver profiles, allowing the vehicle to recognize and adjust settings automatically when a particular key or driver profile is detected.

Can I adjust the seating position and store it as part of my personal settings?

Yes, you can adjust the seat position, including seat height, angle, and lumbar support, and save it as part of your personal settings profile.

Is it possible to customize the climate control settings?

Yes, the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023 typically allows you to customize climate control settings such as temperature, fan speed, and air distribution, and save them as part of your personal settings.

Can I personalize the audio system settings?

Yes, you can personalize audio system settings such as equalizer settings, audio sources, and audio balance/fade preferences and save them as part of your personal settings.

Are ambient lighting settings customizable?

Yes, the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023 often provides options to customize ambient lighting colors and intensity, allowing you to create a personalized lighting atmosphere in the cabin.

Can I adjust the settings for driver assistance systems?

Yes, you can typically customize driver assistance system settings, such as the sensitivity of collision warning systems, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control, according to your preferences.

Can I reset the personal settings to their default values?

Yes, you can usually reset the personal settings to their default values through the vehicle’s settings menu.

Are the personal settings retained even if the vehicle’s battery is disconnected?

Personal settings are typically retained in the vehicle’s memory, even if the battery is disconnected. However, it’s advisable to consult the owner’s manual for specific information regarding your BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023.

Are there any limitations to the personal settings customization?

While the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid 2023 offers extensive personalization options, there may be certain limitations depending on the specific features and equipment of the vehicle. Reviewing the owner’s manual or consulting a BMW dealership can provide more details.

Can I access and modify personal settings remotely using a smartphone app?

Some BMW models offer smartphone apps that allow remote access and control of certain vehicle settings. However, it’s advisable to check whether the BMW X5

Useful Link

BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID 2023 User Guide

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

2023 BMW X5 Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

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