How can I activate CarPlay in my BMW?

I recently purchased a new BMW and I want to activate my Apple CarPlay service on it. How can I do this?

Answer
Congratulations on your new BMW! Although getting accustomed to a new car can be difficult at times, Apple CarPlay can be a familiar system to help you along the way. To activate your Apple CarPlay service on your BMW, just follow these quick instructions:
  1. Turn on Bluetooth, Wifi, and Siri on your iPhone.
  2. Locate and press the COM option on your BMW iDrive 7 screen. Then select Mobile Devices > New Device > Phone Calls and Audio.
  3. When you see your BMW appear on your phone screen, select it and they will start to pair.
  4. You should see a set of numbers appear on your BMW’s screen; enter the PIN into your phone and they should start to pair.
  5. Connect Apple CarPlay on your BMW screen.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Jan 11, 2022
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.
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