January 23rd, 2017 by

Here at BMW of El Paso, we know that technology is an important part of the driving experience. BMW of course provides that technology in high amounts, and one way people stay connected is through Apple CarPlay. It’s convenient because many of us have iPhones, and this makes it simple to integrate.

  • 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

You can learn more when you stop in and see us here in El Paso, as our team would be happy to provide you with more details, and discuss all our BMW models.

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