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REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE.

Always up-to-date.

To ensure that your BMW is benefitting from the latest digital functionality and enhancements, it’s important that you update your car’s software. The good news is that this can be done remotely. Simply download the upgrades via the My BMW App or the SIM card installed in the vehicle and then install them.

 

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REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE.Always up-to-date.

WHAT IS THE UPGRADE?

BMW’s Remote Software Upgrade updates your car's software. This involves receiving selected function upgrades and/or new functions free of charge. Information on all the software adjustments can be viewed in the car's control display or in the My BMW App.

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BENEFITS OF GOING REMOTE

By updating remotely, you are firstly benefitting from new levels of control. You can download whenever and wherever, and with this remove unnecessary barriers to keeping your BMW equipped with the latest software.

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HOW IT WORKS?

Remote Software Upgrade functions

1. When new software is available, you will be notified on the My BMW App – as long as it is installed on your smartphone and connected with the vehicle – or via the car’s control display.

2. You can open the upgrade and find out what the content updates are or which functions are to be enhanced.

3. The Remote Software Upgrade offers you two ways to download the new software: either via the My BMW App or automatically while driving directly via your vehicle.

4. After the download is successfully completed, you will be prompted to confirm installation of the new software, and in doing so, start it.

5. During installation, your car will not be drivable for approximately 20 minutes. After the upgrade, you will be informed of the successful installation before your next trip. If desired, you can view the contents of the upgrades again.

REQUIREMENTS FOR UPGRADING

Remote Software Upgrade Requirements for Upgrading

Whether your car is compatible depends on the hardware installed. The navigation system currently required for Remote Software Upgrade is BMW Operating System 7.0 or later.*

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to the guidance below to check whether your vehicle is compatible.

HOW TO CHECK?

Remote Software Upgrade How to check

You can perform the following test to determine whether your car is compatible with Remote Software Upgrade.

Select the following in the Menu: 

My Car > Settings > General Settings > Remote Software Upgrade  

If Remote Software Upgrade is not shown, the car is not compatible with Remote Software Upgrade. The Remote Software Upgrade is factory installed, a retrospective purchase is not possible due to hardware restrictions. If your car is not compatible, you can have the latest software installed at any time by your retailer. (Costs may apply. Please contact your preferred BMW Centre for more information).

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE: FURTHER INFORMATION & LINKS.

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BMW CONNECTED DRIVE STORE.

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