The number of mobile devices on the market, e.g. mobile phones and MP3 players is growing daily. To enable you to use a selection of the latest devices in your BMW, our specialists continuously check the compatibility of these devices with the connectivity products offered by BMW:
- Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics (optional equipment, code 633)
- Bluetooth telephone preparation (optional equipment, code 644)
- USB audio interface (optional equipment, code SA 6FL)
- Bluetooth connectivity and USB audio interface (optional equipment, code 6NK)
- Bluetooth connectivity including BMW Assist and USB audio interface (optional equipment, code 6NL)
Software updates allow part of the vehicle software to be updated, to enable compatibility of the latest tested Bluetooth or USB devices in the vehicle. You can perform this software update yourself. To do so, all you need is a standard USB memory stick with sufficient memory capacity. If required, your BMW Dealer will also have a USB memory stick for you to purchase.
To perform this software update, you will require the USB audio interface (included in optional equipment codes 6FL, 6NK or 6NL) as well as the Control Display and iDrive. Your vehicle can be updated provided that you have the 'Software update' option on your 'Settings' menu in the Control Display.
The software updates are specifically provided to support new mobile devices. Refer to the most recent set of software update release notes, to find out if the updated software is also available for your vehicle and your device.
You will find further information about compatibility here:
- www.bmw.com/bluetooth: BMW Bluetooth connectivity – tested and approved devices.
- www.bmw.com/usb: USB Audio Interface – tested and approved devices.
Before this download, please first accept the usage right agreements and read the installation guide and the information provided for software updates.
1. Subject of Agreement
The subject of this Agreement is the providing of the software “Update für BMW CE-Device Steuergerät” (hereinafter referred to as “software”) by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Petuelring 130, 80809 Munich (hereinafter referred to as “BMW”) to the end user (hereinafter referred to as “licencee”) for downloading on an USB stick and a following installation on his or her vehicle.
2. Copyrights in the software
The software is protected by copyright. BMW is the sole owner of the exclusive, irrevocable, assignable, unlimited rights of use in the software throughout the universe in perpetuity. BMW reserves all rights in the software, including but not limited to all rights to publish, reproduce, propagate, change, modify, exploit the software.
3. Granting of rights of use
BMW grants herewith free of charge to the licencee the simple, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable right to use the software exclusively for the installation on his or her vehicle.
In particular, licencees are prohibited from altering or copying the software (except for the purpose of installation on the vehicle), creating products derived from the software, transferring the software or any copy to a third party or exploiting it commercially.
The right of use is valid for an indefinite period of time. The right of the licencee to use this software is removed automatically if he or she violates one of the terms of this Agreement. In this case the licencee is obliged to uninstall the software on his or her vehicle.
BMW provides the software to the licencee an “as is” basis. BMW is not responsible for defects of quality or title except in case of bad faith.
BMW is not liable as far as the licencee uses devices not released by BMW for the installation of the software during the download of the software and its installation on his or her vehicle or does not download or install the software according to the installation instructions.
BMW is only liable in cases of wilful intent or gross negligence.
Independently of any possible default, the liability of BMW remains unimpaired in cases of malicious non-disclosure of a given defect or those covered by the German Product Liability Act. The limitation of liability of this chapter does not apply in the event of injury to life, body and health.
7. Choice of legal venue and law
The exclusive jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this Agreement is Munich, Germany, except as otherwise provided by law. This Agreement shall be governed by German law.