Are you running on iOS 13 and wished that you could use the split screen functionality of Apple CarPlay to its full potential? Use Apple CarPlay on the full dimensions of your 8.8″ or 10.25″ display and improve your Apple CarPlay experience on your BMW!
– iDrive 5.0 or iDrive 6.0
– Vehicle firmware must be N, O, P, Q, R, S, U, V, W or X
Does this give me Apple CarPlay if I don’t have it available on my vehicle?
This is for vehicles that already have Apple CarPlay from the factory or purchased afterwards on the ConnectedDrive store. If you need a custom Apple CarPlay activation, you can place an order for our Level 1 Remote support Package along with a Wi-Fi antenna.
How to check if your vehicle is compatible
Open the map interface of your vehicle, and hit OPTION on your iDrive controller and scroll down to position and version. Check the letter after NBTevo_ and if it is N, O, P, Q, R, S, U, V , W or X you can have fullscreen Apple CarPlay activated via ENET cable in conjunction of the app we provide you with.
I do not have a compatible version (Older than N) Can I still upgrade?
Yes, be sure the select ” Firmware Update ” under the additional options prior to checkout. Please be advised that the process can take up to 1.5 hours.
If I require a flash due to having older firmware, what are the requirements?
— Windows laptop or Mac running Bootcamp/VM software
— Minimum 25GB of available local disk space
— 25 Amp battery maintainer or jumper cables connected to another idling car (Required for the F15, F16, F25, F26, F20, F21, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34 and F36 chassis)
— Mini/G01/G30 models can run the flash with the engine running although the battery maintainer is highly recommended