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 for installation via USB or P, Q, R, S, U, V, W for cable installation
Does this give me Apple CarPlay if I don’t have it available on my vehicle?
Yes but please note that if your vehicle did not come factory with option 6NW (Wireless Charging) , 6NS (Bluetooth plus smartphone integration) or 6NP (Telephony USA), you will need to add a Wi-Fi Antenna for optimal reception.
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 or O, you can have this activated over USB or if it is P, Q, R, S, U, V or W you can have fullscreen Apple CarPlay activated via ENET cable.
I do not have a compatible version (Older than N) Can I still upgrade?
Yes, you can order a vehicle firmware update when placing your order and our technician will work with you to update the firmware on your iDrive head unit.
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 F2x and F3x vehicles)
— F15/F16/Mini/G01/G30 models can run the flash with the engine running although the battery maintainer is highly recommended