Digital tools when you’re out on the road.

BMW apps make using your phone’s features in your car easier and safer. For example, BMW Connected and BMW Link Apps give you access to many more applications like Facebook, web radio and navigation. Simply download the BMW applications to your smartphone or tablet and you’ll be on your way.

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BMW Mobile Applications.

The BMW Connected App creates new possibilities for unique networking between the vehicle, your iPhone, and the outside world. Functions include:
  • News (can be used both in and outside the vehicle) - Receive news services via RSS and view them on your vehicle display.
  • Wiki Local – allows you to find Wikipedia articles relating to nearby locations (and even have them played back to you).
  • Web radio (can be used both in and outside the vehicle) - Allows you to listen to countless Internet radio stations from all over the world.
  • Twitter / facebook - the latest status messages from your social networks are displayed in the vehicle and can also be played back via a text-to-speech function.
  • Calendar – Keep an eye on your appointments by having your calendar entries displayed in-vehicle and then to have them played back when required.
  • Last Mile Navigation & Vehicle Finder – this allows your car to share navigation information with your phone, as well as telling you where it’s parked!
Please note: the BMW Connected App can only be used in BMW models with the "Apps" special equipment.
The My BMW Remote app allows you to connect with your car when you’re nowhere near it, so if you want your vehicle to be nice and cool before you get in it, you can activate the air conditioning remotely. Or if you can’t remember whether you locked it, you can do so from wherever you are.

Other features include:
  • Remote Light Flash – if you’re struggling to find your car in the dark, you can remotely flash your lights to help you out.
  • Google Local Search – this allows you to do an address search on your iPhone and transfer to the results to the vehicle navigation system.
  • Vehicle Finder -  This displays your vehicle’s location on a your phone’s map (within a radius of up to 1.5 kilometres).
The My BMW Remote app is free, but you will need an active BMW Assist contract in order to use it. If you have not yet activated BMW Assist, you can do so by going to and filling out the online application form. You will also need Professional or Business navigation system with integrated Bluetooth telephone preparation in your car.

For vehicle functionality and compatibility information please visit the app store. 
As part of the specially designed range of BMW i ConnectedDrive Services, the BMW i Remote app provides an extension of your BMW i3 on your smartphone to deliver a fully networked driving experience.
Functions that can be performed with the BMW i Remote App include:
  • Display of battery charge status and available vehicle range.
  • Start charging, stop charging or program charging based on departure times.
  • Search for points of interest (POI) and locate charging stations.
  • Send address information, including charging stations, to the vehicle.
  • Access the Dynamic Range Map to check if locations can be reached based on charge status.
  • Remote Services for vehicle lock, unlock or pre-conditioning of interior temperature.
  • Measure the efficiency of previous journeys and share with the BMW i community.
  • Check on vehicle condition and servicing requirements
Please note that the BMW i Remote App can only be used in conjunction with a BMW i vehicle that has an active BMW ConnectedDrive contract and Remote Services configured within the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal.
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