How to Set Up Apple CarPlay on a BMW

Apple CarPlay in a BMW 3 Series

The high-tech features on your BMW can help you navigate Bedford with ease, and learning how to set up Apple CarPlay can unlock brand new possibilities for the road ahead. In this guide, we’ll show you how to utilize the Apple CarPlay apps in your BMW in mere minutes. And if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service department for advice.


What are Apple CarPlay Apps?

Cars with Apple CarPlay can be used with your iPhone seamlessly, so learning how to set up Apple CarPlay is well worth your time. This technology provides a wide range of cutting-edge conveniences. Pull up turn-by-turn directions in Londonderry, find a nearby restaurant in Manchester, stream your favorite music, make calls and text messages hands-free, and much more. Apple CarPlay allows you to get the information and entertainment that you need without taking your eyes off the Auburn roads, which leads to a safer and more enjoyable driving experience.


Steps to Set Up Apple CarPlay

BMW models with the iDrive 7 system have Apple CarPlay built into the system, so you simply need to sync your phone with your vehicle. Here are the steps to pair your iPhone to your BMW:

  • Check to make sure Bluetooth, WiFi, and Siri are all activated on your iPhone.
  • Go into your iDrive 7 screen. Press COM > Mobile Devices > New Device > Phone calls and audio.
  • From your iPhone, turn on “BMW” from your Bluetooth menu and the systems should begin pairing.
  • Your iDrive 7 screen will display a PIN. Make sure that it matches the PIN on your iPhone screen and confirm.
  • Choose the option to connect to Apple CarPlay on your iDrive 7 screen.
  • Your iPhone and BMW are now synched to the Apple CarPlay apps.

Find Out More with Tulley BMW of Manchester

Whether you need help using Apple CarPlay apps or other cutting edge tech like BMW ConnectedDrive, Tulley BMW of Manchester is here to help. Contact us with any questions about the latest BMW technology, and we’d be happy to offer our personalized advice – based on your make and model. Looking for cars with Apple CarPlay? Visit our dealership in Manchester or buy from home using the Tulley Advantage!

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