How do I get Apple CarPlay to work on my BMW?

Last week, I purchased a BMW from a private seller, and although I’m still getting used to it, I’m enjoying it. The one thing I haven’t figured out is getting Apple CarPlay set up. Any tips on how I can get it to work on my BMW?

Answer
Congratulations on the new BMW; I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying it! To set up Apple CarPlay on your BMW, just follow these simple instructions:
  1. Enable Bluetooth > Wifi > Siri in your iPhone settings.
  2. Press COM on your iDrive 7 screen. Then Select Mobile Devices > New Device > Phone Calls & Audio.
  3. Select your BMW on your iPhone and they will begin to pair.
  4. Enter and confirm the pin shown on your BMW’s display then connect to CarPlay.
Now that you have successfully connected your BMW to Apple CarPlay, you can enjoy a plethora of hands-free capabilities to improve your driving experience. If you’re interested in more car-related convenience, check out the Jerry app and find out how you can get the best car insurance coverage for the lowest prices out there.
Once you download Jerry, just answer a handful of questions that will take you roughly 45 seconds to complete and you’ll immediately get car insurance quotes for coverage similar to your current plan. Jerry customers save an average of $879 a year.
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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