How do you connect CarPlay in a BMW?

My mom recently got a company car through work and has decided to gift me the BMW she bought last year. I absolutely love the car! I’m still figuring out the features though. How do you use Apple CarPlay in a BMW?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Oh, wow—that’s very nice of her to gift you the
. I’m sure you’re excited to have a new car!
To connect CarPlay in a BMW:
  1. Open your phone and go to Settings, General, and then CarPlay to enter pairing mode.
  2. Locate and open your car’s Com menu using the display screen.
  3. Select Mobile devices and then New device.
  4. Select Phone calls and audio and then choose your iPhone from the list displayed on the screen.
  5. Hit Pair on your phone and follow any additional prompts.
  6. Select Confirm note and connect to Apple CarPlay on your car’s display screen.
Additionally, you can switch between your car’s iDrive program and CarPlay by:
  1. Opening the Com menu in your car.
  2. Selecting Mobile devices and the device you want to connect.
  3. Selecting Connection mode and choosing between BMW iDrive or Apple CarPlay.
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