How do you use CarPlay in a BMW?

I’m out of town for the entire month visiting family. I am renting a BMW to avoid having to share vehicles. Typically, I don’t connect my phone to rental cars, but I want to this time because it’s an extended stay. How can I use Apple CarPlay in a BMW?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Renting a car sounds like a great way to avoid the stress of sharing vehicles. Most importantly, I hope you’re enjoying the visit!
To set up CarPlay in a
, you should:
  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.
Finally, it’s important to know that your personal
car insurance
policy should extend to your rental vehicle, which saves you from having to purchase
rental car insurance
. However, it could still be a smart idea. If you want to find out more about rental car insurance or you just want to save some money on your personal insurance, you should use
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