BMW Apple CarPlay: Take Siri on the Road
It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, Chicago drivers would’ve hit the road oblivious to the idea of taking something named “Siri” with them. While some automakers drag their feet on technology, you can find many new BMW models with Apple CarPlay — the system that brings your iOS device and the dashboard of your BMW 5 Series (above) together in harmony.
BMW + Apple CarPlay: How it Works
Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use an iOS device in a car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and broadcasts them right to your vehicle’s display, including:
- Making Calls
- Sending/Receiving Messages
- Listening to Music
Using Apple CarPlay in Your BMW
Apple CarPlay Preparation can be installed on all iPhone 5 and newer models with iOS 7.1 or better.
- From there, you will need BMW ConnectedDrive Services, including BMW apps
- Your vehicle also needs to have Navi Professional.
- Activate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your phone while in your vehicle.
- Connect to your vehicle.
- Use the in-vehicle touchscreen or voice commands as if it were your iPhone.
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