January 19th, 2017 by

At Baron BMW, we want everyone to have a full understanding of all the features they can find on their BMW. When you know it. You get a better experience behind the wheel, and one technology that all iOS users should know is Apple CarPlay. There’s lots of functionality, and we’ve highlighted some basic details for you to know.

  • To utilize Apple CarPlay on your BMW, you need to have the latest iOS version and an active data plan, as CarPlay uses the data plan of the iPhone that is connected. You cannot connect your iPhone to the vehicle’s WiFi hotspot and use CarPlay at the same time
  • Make sure you have the Apple CarPlay app on your phone, and you will be able to pair it up with the iDrive system easily
  • Once you’ve paired the device, you’ll notice that the interface and menu is similar to what you’d see on any other iOS device so it’s going to be easy for you to pick up on quickly
  • With Apple CarPlay, you’re able to access calls, texts, navigation, and compatible apps, and do so by pressing the buttons or by using Siri by pressing the voice command button on the iDrive, or on your steering wheel
    Apple CarPlay on BMW models can also predict your travel plans and provide you with direction based on events in your phone’s calendar, contacts, and frequent destinations as well, for added convenience

If you want to learn more, feel free to stop in and see us where we’d be happy to discuss all our BMW models here in Merriam, KS with you today.

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