BMW HOW TO: NAVIGATION.

How do I enter a navigation destination?

Your BMW is equipped with a highly sophisticated, fully connected navigation system, which provides a wide range of techniques to enter information and tailor the guidance to suit your requirements. Firstly, you can send an address or destination to your BMW ahead of your journey using the BMW ConnectedDrive portal or BMW Connected App. It can then be accessed in the car from within your notifications. To manually enter a destination from within the vehicle, select ‘Navigation’ from the main menu or press the ‘NAV’ button on the iDrive controller. On the map screen, tilt the iDrive controller to the left and scroll up to select ‘Route Guidance’. You can choose how much detail you would like to enter, from a postcode or just the town or city name, to a full address with a street name and house number included. Within each section you have a range of options for how the information can be entered. You can use the iDrive to turn and select each character, use the touchpad on top of the iDrive to actually write each letter, speak the information using the voice assistant, or use the digital keyboard on the touchscreen. Once the required level of information is entered, simply scroll down and select ‘Start Guidance’. Alternatively, you can use your BMW’s connectivity and complete a points of interest search with the online feature returning live results from the Google database. The recent destination menu shows previous addresses, which can be reselected at the touch of a button, and from here, commonly visited locations can be saved as a favourite button. Simply highlight the destination with the iDrive, and press and hold the respective favourite button. The navigation guidance automatically stops when you reach your final destination. The guidance can also be manually stopped at any time by again selecting ‘Route Guidance’ from the left map menu and then ‘Stop Guidance’. Alternatively, simply ask for the guidance to be switched off by pressing the voice assistant button on the steering wheel and say ‘Stop Guidance’. There are many more convenient features available within the BMW Professional Navigation System. For more information, please refer to the integrated owner’s handbook in the car or contact your BMW Centre.

How do I programme the navigation system (Professional Navigation System)?

One of the key benefits of the BMW Professional Navigation System is the high level of customisation that is available, so you can tailor the system to your exact requirements. Firstly, a number of settings can be adjusted to ensure your guidance is easy to follow. By scrolling down the menu on the left of the map screen, you can set your route criteria, enable or disable spoken instructions, access detailed traffic information and choose your preferred map view. Further navigation settings are available by pressing the ‘OPTION’ button on the iDrive. Here you can choose between various map styles and the type of information that is displayed. Taking advantage of the larger screen size, a split screen mode is also available, allowing a primary and secondary display to be viewed in parallel. You can activate this feature by tilting the iDrive to the right and selecting ‘Split Screen’, allowing for multiple combinations of information to be displayed together. Many of these navigation preferences are automatically saved to the key profile to be seamlessly enabled the next time that key fob is used. There are many more convenient features available within the BMW Professional Navigation System. For more information please refer to the integrated owner’s handbook in the car or contact your BMW Centre.

How do I programme the navigation system (Business Navigation)?

Your BMW is equipped with a sophisticated, fully connected navigation system, which provides a wide range of options to enter information and tailor the guidance to suit your requirements. Firstly, you can send an address or destination to your BMW ahead of your journey, using the BMW ConnectedDrive portal or BMW Connected app. It can then be accessed in the car from within your ConnectedDrive menu and ‘Messages’. To manually enter a destination from within the vehicle, select ‘Navigation’ from the main menu or press the ‘NAV’ button on the iDrive controller. On the map screen, tilt the iDrive to the left and scroll up to select ‘Route Guidance’. You can choose how much detail you would like to enter, from simply a postcode or just the town or city name, to a full address with street name and house number included. Once entered, just scroll down and select ‘Start Guidance’. Alternatively, you can use your BMW’s connectivity and complete a points of interest search with the online feature returning live results from the Google database. The ‘Recent destination’ menu shows previous addresses, which can be reselected at the touch of a button, and from here, commonly visited locations can be saved as a favourite button. A number of settings can be adjusted to ensure your guidance is easy to follow. By scrolling down the menu on the left of the map screen, you can set your route criteria, enable or disable spoken instructions, access traffic information and choose your preferred map view. Many of these navigation preferences are automatically saved to the key profile to be seamlessly enabled the next time that key fob is used. The navigation guidance automatically stops when you reach your final destination. The guidance can also be stopped at any time by again selecting ‘Route Guidance’ from the left map menu, and then ‘Stop guidance’. Alternatively, push down the iDrive controller from the map screen and select ‘Stop guidance’ from the pop-up menu. For more information about the navigation system please refer to the integrated owner’s handbook in the car or contact your BMW Centre.

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