CarPlay MMI Prime Retrofit for BMWs and MINIs (2022)

CarPlay MMI Prime Retrofit for BMWs and MINIs (1) Description

CarPlay MMI Prime is a multimedia bridge connecting your phone to your BMW or MINI either wirelessly or via cable. It is fully integrated with the native iDrive display and controller, and feels and works like OEM BMW Apple CarPlay.

With its user-friendly and instinctive interface, this CarPlay retrofit makes it easy to use many of your iPhone's apps in full screen on your BMW’s or MINI’s native dashboard screen (The screen is NOT included in the CarPlay MMI Prime kit).

Having a host of apps at hand you can choose whether you want to listen to your music or podcasts through Spotify, YouTube Music or others, safely stay in touch with your family via WhatsApp or Messages, and always find the quickest routes via Google Maps or Waze without catching a ticket.

Thanks to the additional BMW Android Auto support our upgrade also allows you to access all of your favorite smartphone apps as well. To control and switch between apps you can use iDrive controller, Siri or steering wheel buttons (only in compatible vehicles).

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BimmerTech's CarPlay MMI Prime upgrade is compatible with 95% of E-Series, F-Series, G-Series BMWs and MINIs with newer or older iDrive generations (e.g. CIC, ENTRY, ENTRYNAV, ENAVEVO, CHAMP2, NBT, NBT EVO ID4, NBT EVO ID5/ID6 etc.).

Access Phone Apps

This BMW CarPlay upgrade gives you direct access to many of your iPhone’s navigation, messaging and music apps, as well as other driver-focused apps in the categories of parking, EV charging, or quick food-ordering.

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Not sure what’s included? Take a look at some of the most popular CarPlay apps for your BMW.

Wireless Capability

BimmerTech’s CarPlay for BMWs and MINIs lets you connect your iPhone wirelessly. It only takes one wireless pairing of your iPhone and CarPlay MMI Prime to help the MMI recognize your iPhone each time you get in your car and connect wirelessly, without you even having to remove your phone from your pocket or bag. When using BMW CarPlay you'll be able to answer calls just like with a Bluetooth hands-free connection.

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If you'd rather connect your iPhone with the use of cable, you are also free to do so. CarPlay MMI Prime supports both wired and wireless phone connections.

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As for the supported iPhones, it’s compatible with devices running iOS up to version 16.

USB Multimedia & Charging Port

Our BMW CarPlay solution comes with a USB port. It lets you charge your iPhone on longer drives, or you can use it for playing videos and music on your iDrive Screen from a USB thumb drive.

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BMW CarPlay Full Screen Mode

CarPlay MMI Prime lets you use all your favorite CarPlay-compatible iPhone apps on the original BMW display in full-screen. The retrofit's 1280x480 resolution for big screens and 800x480 resolution for small screens look great on all screen sizes.

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Note that in MINIs with a rounded screen, a small part of each corner of the CarPlay interface will be obscured when using full-screen mode.

Screen Mirroring

The Full-Screen mode also includes a Screen Mirroring option, which lets you cast the screen of your mobile device onto the BMW's or MINI’s display, and stream audio through the car speakers. This function is especially convenient if you want to stream a video from YouTube.

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iPhones mirror wirelessly, while Android phones require a cable connection.

Please note that mirroring of some apps or content using the Screen Mirroring feature may be blocked due to the copyright-holder's DRM. BimmerTech is not responsible for the continued compatibility of any third-party apps with CarPlay MMI Prime.

Easy Control With iDrive

To navigate the BMW CarPlay apps, you can use your factory microphone for Siri voice commands or the iDrive controller. In some vehicles there's also the option of control with steering wheel buttons, but keep in mind that it is dependent on your head unit version. Decode your VIN to see whether it will be enabled for your car.

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CarPlay MMI Prime isn’t compatible with touch function, however safely controlling the device with the steering wheel buttons, iDrive controller and Siri/Google Assistant still offers plenty of convenience.

Wireless Android Auto Support

The kit contains a Multimedia Interface (MMI) — a module that also adds Android Auto to your BMW or MINI. So if you have family members or friends with Android smartphones, connecting their devices will be a breeze too!

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To enjoy BMW Android Auto wirelessly your phone has to support the wireless Android Auto. If it doesn't, you'll still be able to use the Android Auto via USB.

Integration With Front & Rear View Cameras

The MMI module makes it easy to add front and reversing cameras to your order for a much lower price. The front view camera can easily be activated by holding the Option button for 2 seconds. To exit camera mode, just press Back. It can also be set up to appear automatically for up to 20 seconds when shifting from Reverse to Drive.

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High-quality Audio With An Equalizer

The audio output circuit in our BMW CarPlay upgrade has been specifically selected to squeeze all the quality we can out of the iDrive AUX input, providing great audio quality for music, streaming and calls. If your vehicle is not equipped with an AUX input in Media/Radio, we’ll have to code it. Enter your VIN for more details.

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The MMI also has a built-in 8-band equalizer which allows adjusting the sound to your liking. Whether you like more bass and less treble, or the other way around, you can easily set it up in the MMI menu. It is a great feature especially if you don't have a multi-band Equalizer in your BMW iDrive system or MINI Connected.

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MINI Cooper CarPlay

MINI owners – we didn’t forget about you! If your car lacks the original Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions, our MINI Cooper CarPlay upgrade will add these functionalities even to your 2011+ make. Enter your VIN to check compatibility.

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How is it different from the original software?
Read our blog: BMW Apple CarPlay vs BimmerTech CarPlay MMI Prime.
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CarPlay MMI Prime software

Here are the numbers of the latest CarPlay MMI Prime software versions for specific head units:

  • CIC iDrive system – v3.1.1.7.mmi.c
  • NBT iDrive system – v3.1.1.7.mmi.b
  • NBT Evo iDrive system – v3.1.1.7.mmi.e
  • Black MMI – v2.1.1.7.mmi.b

Before doing the update make sure which head unit is featured in your vehicle. Updating the incorrect version may cause system errors.

Let us find the right version for you.

We'll confirm pricing, compatibility and product details for your car:

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CarPlay MMI Prime Retrofit for BMWs and MINIs (14) Installation

CarPlay MMI Prime retrofit for BMW and MINI Cooper is customized for each model individually due to the different configuration of every vehicle. However, no matter your car specs, our BMW CarPlay upgrade is always fully plug & play, doesn’t require any permanent modifications to your vehicle and thus is completely lease-friendly and doesn’t void your warranty.

Depending on your vehicle the installation of the kit may take from 2h up to 4h.

You can also choose to install the upgrade by yourself or hand it to professional installers. Our precise PDF instructions, videos and dedicated technical support will make it easy for you to follow the process if you decide to DIY. The PDF installation instructions appear in the personal account within 72 hours after the purchased product is shipped.

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If you wish to read the full CarPlay MMI Prime description and know more about CarPlay compatibility for your exact vehicle, type in your VIN.

Compatible with:

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BMW 1 Series:Convertible E88 (2006-2013),Coupé E82 (2006-2013),3-door Hatchback E81 (2006-2011),5-door Hatchback E87 (2006-2011),5-door Hatchback F20 (2010-2018),3 - door Hatchback F21(2010 - 2018),Sedan F52 (2015-2018);BMW 2 Series:Active Tourer F45 (2013-2018),Convertible F23 (2014-2018),Coupe F22 (2012-2018),Coupe M2 F87 (2014-2018),Grand Tourer F46 (2014-2018),Gran Coupe F44 (2019-2021);BMW 3 Series:Coupe E92 (2005-2013),Convertible E93(2005 - 2013),Gran Turismo F34(2012 - 2018),Sedan E90(2004 - 2012),Sedan F30(2011 - 2018),Sedan F35(2011 - 2018),Sedan M3 F80(2012 - 2018),Touring E91 (2004 - 2012),Touring F31(2011 - 2018),Sedan G20 (2018-);BMW 4 Series:Convertible F33(2013 - 2017),Coupé F32 (2012-2018),Gran Coupé F36 (2013-2018),M4 Convertible F83 (2013-2018),M4 Coupé F82 (2013-2018);BMW 5 Series: Gran Turismo F07 (2008-2017),Sedan E60 (2001-2010),Sedan F10 (2009-2016),Sedan G30 (2015-2018),Sedan M5 F90 (2016-2018),Touring G31 (2016-2018),Wagon E61 (2002-2010),Wagon F11 (2009-2017);BMW 6 Series:Convertible E64 (2002-2010),Convertible F12 (2009-2018),Coupé E63 (2002-2010),Coupé F13 (2010-2015),Gran Coupé F06 (2011-2018),Gran Turismo G32 (2016-2018),Gran Turismo G32 (2017-2020);BMW 7 Series:Hybrid F04 (2008-2012),Long Sedan E66 (2000-2008),Long Sedan E67 (2002-2008),Long Sedan F02 (2007-2015),Long Sedan F03 (2008-2012),Long Sedan G12 (2014-2018),Sedan E65 (2000-2008),Sedan F01 (2007-2015),Sedan G11 (2014-2018),Sedan G12 (2015-2020);BMW X1 Series:Crossover E84 (2008-2015),Crossover F48 (2014-2018),Crossover F49 (2014-2018);BMW X2 Series:SUV F39 (2016-2018);BMW X3 Series:SUV E83 (2003-2010),SUV F25 (2009-2017),SUV G01 (2016-2018);BMW X4 Series:Crossover F26 (2013-2018),SUV G02 (2019-2020);BMW X5 Series:SUV E70 (2006-2013),SUV F15 (2012-2018),SUV F85 (2013-2018),SUV G05 (2019-2020);BMW X6 Series:Crossover E71 (2007-2014),Crossover F16 (2013-2018),Crossover M F86 (2013-2018),Hybrid E72 (2008-2011),SUV G06 (2020-2020);BMW Z4 Series:Roadster E89 (2008-2016),Roadster G29 (2019-2020);Mini:Clubman F54,F55,F56,Convertible F57,Countryman F60,Paceman R60,Paceman R61;BMW 8 Series:Convertible G14 (2019-2020),Coupe G15 (2019-2020);BMW X7 Series:SUV G07 (2019-2020),

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FAQs

Can Apple CarPlay be retrofitted BMW? ›

A simple and budget-friendly way to get CarPlay in an older BMW is with BimmerTech's special CarPlay MMI Prime Retrofit for BMW. Luckily Carplay MMI is compatible with 95% BMW's produced since 2008. Simply put, our BMW CarPlay retrofit has a module that connects to the head unit and iDrive screen.

How do I add Apple CarPlay to my BMW? ›

On your iPhone, select your BMW from the Bluetooth menu. The two will now begin pairing, and your iDrive 7 screen will confirm the pairing request. Confirm the PIN displayed on your iDrive 7 and iPhone screens match, then press Yes. Select the option to connect to Apple CarPlay on your iDrive 7 screen.

Why can't I get CarPlay in my BMW? ›

Apple CarPlay touch screen not working

Make sure your iPhone's iOS version is up-to-date. If not, update your phone. Enter your iPhone settings and remove your BMW ID from the CarPlay devices list. Perform the CarPlay/iDrive pairing process all over again.

How do I update MMI prime? ›

So you always want to update the system first so we're going to go in there we're going to click on

How can I add Apple CarPlay to BMW for free? ›

As of 2020, BMW no longer charges drivers a fee to use Apple CarPlay. You can simply download the service and connect it to your vehicle free of charge.

Can Apple CarPlay be installed in older cars? ›

If you have an older car you probably don't have AppleCarplay. Luckily, popular third-party car stereo makers, like Pioneer and Kenwood, have units available that are compatible with Apple CarPlay that you can install in your vehicle right away.

Do all BMWs have Apple CarPlay? ›

Available on all BMW models with the iDrive 7 system, Apple CarPlay is the best way to connect your Apple iPhone to your new BMW. Follow this easy step-by-step guide to pair your Apple iPhone to your new BMW with Apple CarPlay. Make sure Bluetooth, WiFi, and Siri are activated on your iPhone.

Can you add Apple CarPlay to 2015 BMW? ›

Yes, you can! you can add Apple Carplay to various BMW models like you can add apple Carplay to 2015 BMWs and to 2018 BMW x1 etc. Do you wish to use your iPhone's apps as maps, music, texts & Siri commands on your iDrive unit?

Is Apple CarPlay free in BMW? ›

Do BMW owners need to pay for CarPlay? No, Apple CarPlay is now a free service for bimmer owners — as it should be considering it's a no-cost service with other automakers.

Does BMW ConnectedDrive still work? ›

What services are affected? As a result of the sunset of 3G service by wireless carrier partners, by February 2022, vehicles factory- equipped with 3G telematics devices or retrofitted 2G vehicles will no longer be able to receive any ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist services.

What is BMW CarPlay password? ›

CarPlay does not use a password, but your car's bluetooth may require a code to connect to your phone. To connect your iPhone to your car, go to the Bluetooth menu on your car and let it search for your iPhone. On your iPhone, also go to Settings -> Bluetooth.

Does my BMW have iDrive 7? ›

BMW iDrive 7.0 is currently available on the following BMW models produced since 2018: G20 BMW 3 Series. G22 BMW 4 Series. G30 BMW 5 Series.

What is MMI prime BMW? ›

1. Wireless and USB connection. MMI Prime lets you connect your smart phone wirelessly. After pairing your smart phone with the MMI once, the MMI will recognize your smart phone each time you get in your car and connect wirelessly, without you even having to remove your phone from your pocket or bag.

How do I update CarPlay MMI? ›

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How do I tell what version of iDrive I have? ›

With your iDrive navigation open, use the settings menu to scroll to "Navigation system version", where you will see the region, version and year of your current GPS data.

Is BMW ConnectedDrive free? ›

How much is BMW ConnectedDrive? It's free to register with ConnectedDrive for all eligible BMW cars equipped with the software. It's standard on most BMW models for three years.

What year BMW has Apple CarPlay? ›

BMW only started offering CarPlay in 2016 and came under fire for charging a $80 per year fee for access to it, before reneging on the subscription following negative feedback.

Is there a monthly charge for Apple CarPlay? ›

There is no additional cost for Apple CarPlay®. It comes standard when purchasing eligible vehicles.

Can you add Apple CarPlay to a Mini Cooper? ›

Aftermarket CarPlay installation in MINI

Just disassemble the upper and lower trim and the faceplate on your dash, pull the head unit out, connect it to the MMI module using the supplied harness, plug in the new cable from the MMI to the screen and that's it, job done.

Can I upgrade my car to Apple CarPlay? ›

Apple CarPlay can be added to your car by getting a compatible aftermarket radio, uninstalling your car's factory radio, and installing the newly purchased radio. However, some vehicles do not need you to remove the factory radio but instead update their stereo software before installing CarPlay.

How do I get CarPlay in my car that doesn't have it? ›

If you don't already have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in your car, we have something you need to see. It's called the Car and Driver INTELLIDASH+. It adds CarPlay or Android Auto to any car in seconds, with no installation required! Amazon has COVID-19 rapid tests in stock right now if you hurry!

How do I update my BMW iDrive? ›

Download any available updates to a USB drive. Insert the USB drive into one of your vehicle's USB ports. Navigate to the “Settings” menu on your iDrive system. Click on “Software Update” and follow the steps that appear on screen.

How do I know if my car has CarPlay? ›

The USB port might be labeled with a CarPlay icon or a smartphone icon. Be sure to use an Apple Lightning to USB cable. If your car supports CarPlay both wirelessly and with a USB cable, plug your iPhone into the USB port in your car.

Does iDrive 6 have Apple CarPlay? ›

If your car has 6NW or 6CP then it can be activated from the connected drive store. Carplay can be added as long as you have Pro Nav with the Tile menu - option 609. Depending on the firmware version, it can be activated via USB stick or Enet cable via 3rd parties or you can buy the official FSC code from BMW.

How do I know if my BMW supports Apple CarPlay? ›

What are the requirements to use Apple CarPlay™ in my BMW? Apple CarPlay requires iDrive 5.0 and BMW Navigation system. In addition, you must have an iPhone® 5 or newer running on iOS 9.3 or higher. Your iPhone must also have an active data plan, along with Siri, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities turned on.

Can I get Apple CarPlay for free? ›

Is Apple CarPlay Free? Another great thing about Apple CarPlay is that it comes preinstalled as a free feature in new vehicles, and the only cost is your phone's regular data plan.

How do I code my BMW? ›

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Why is BMW charging for Apple CarPlay? ›

BMW 3 Series

Apple claims it doesn't charge car manufacturers a fee to use CarPlay, but costs are incurred in integrating it with the car's screen. Most manufacturers factor this into the list or lease price of the model, but BMW was the first to decide to pass that cost onto the customer and give them a choice.

Does CarPlay expire? ›

But with so many competing manufacturers offering CarPlay either as standard, or as a one-off option, the BMW CarPlay subscription model wasn't going to last long. Since BMW decided to enable Apple CarPlay permanently, it's clear: Apple CarPlay does not expire.

Why is BMW charging for heated seats? ›

BMW executives have spoken for years of plans to offer certain features including, yes, heated seats, on a subscription basis. The heating coils and other hardware required to actually heat the seats are already in the car, but owners can, if they wish, pay a monthly fee to BMW which will allow them to actually work.

Does my BMW have 3G or 4G? ›

BMW Connected Drive.

Your BMW with production date from 07/2017 has a 4G (LTE) compatible SIM card (exceptions: BMW i8 and BMW i8 Roadster from 11/2018). Your BMW with production date before 07/2017 supports 3G (UMTS).

What is the difference between my BMW app and BMW Connected app? ›

While the BMW Connected app started to allow remote access to vehicle statistics, performing updates to the on-board software or control selected vehicle functions, My BMW remote app improved their overview and extended operational scope.

Can BMW track my stolen car? ›

We may also record, monitor, or track your vehicle's location or other information when a) you or other occupants in your vehicle request BMW Assist services, b) your airbag deploys or a severe rear impact occurs, c) your vehicle is equipped to provide stolen vehicle recovery and you report your vehicle as stolen ( ...

Does BMW have built in Wi-Fi? ›

As with all new BMW cars, a built-in SIM card is an integral part in being able to establish a WiFi connection. Passengers can surf the internet or use streaming services for music and videos. You have the choice of connecting any device to the WiFi or using the built-in infotainment system.

What cellular network does BMW use? ›

Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) introduced Magenta Drive for BMW and the first 5G connected cars in the U.S. Available now, the all-new 2022 BMW iX and i4 come T-Mobile 5G ready with unlimited 5G data to turn your car into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and connect all your in-car devices, and unlimited voice calling.

How do I reset my BMW CarPlay? ›

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Can I upgrade to BMW Operating System 7? ›

Vehicles with BMW Operating System 7 produced from July 2021 on already come with the latest version, including all additional functions. Customers can view the software version and check for available upgrades in the vehicle settings under Remote Software Upgrade.

Can I upgrade my BMW infotainment system? ›

Download Software update via My BMW App

Here's how to do the software upgrade via My BMW App: Enter the app and find the Remote Software Upgrade menu. Go to Remote Software Upgrade settings and choose the 'Wi-Fi only' download. Click on 'Start download'.

Can I upgrade iDrive 7 to 8? ›

No. You cannot update the BMW iDrive operating system in your BMW from BMW Operating System 7 or older to BMW Operating System 8.

How do I use the BMW MMI? ›

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Can I add Android Auto to my BMW? ›

Android Auto is supported by every BMW with a Live Cockpit Plus or Professional that runs on Operating System 7. In addition, you need a compatible smartphone which is: Any smartphone with Android 11.0 and 5GHz Wi-Fi.

Can I upgrade my Audi MMI to CarPlay? ›

You can connect Audi's MMI system to Apple CarPlay by following these steps: After ensuring that your iPhone's Bluetooth is enabled, choose the “Phone” option from your MMI's main menu. Touch the “Connect mobile device” option. Choose your device once it appeared on the screen and allow it to pair with your Audi.

How do I get Apple CarPlay on my Audi MMI? ›

On your Audi touchscreen, press Bluetooth > Phone > Connect Mobile Device. The system will now begin searching for devices. Select your desired device, and confirm the PIN matches on both devices. On your iPhone, select Pair > Allow > Use CarPlay.

What does an MMI box do? ›

The BMPerformance MMI box allows for the use of Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with your current screen, both small and large. This is a cost effective plug and play solution where a full display upgrade is not required. Use services such as Spotify, YouTube, Waze & many more.

Can I upgrade my BMW to Apple CarPlay? ›

If your BMW is equipped with a compatible head unit, BimmerTech can perform a software activation to enable Apple CarPlay. In some cases, you might need to add a WiFi antenna if your car does not already have one, to allow establishing a wireless connection between your iPhone and BMW head unit.

What is the latest BMW iDrive version? ›

BMW unveiled the 8th generation of iDrive in 2021 with BMW Curved Display. iDrive 8.0 is available on the following BMW models: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (U06) BMW 2 Series Coupé (G42) (after summer 2022)

How do I know if my BMW has the latest software? ›

Locate your vehicle's VIN in order to see if there are available updates for your vehicle. It is usually printed into the driver's side of the dashboard, best viewed when looking at the bottom of your windshield from outside the car. Enter the VIN here to find any updates. Download any available updates to a USB drive.

Can you add Apple CarPlay after purchase? ›

Apple CarPlay can be added to your car by getting a compatible aftermarket radio, uninstalling your car's factory radio, and installing the newly purchased radio. However, some vehicles do not need you to remove the factory radio but instead update their stereo software before installing CarPlay.

Can you upgrade BMW screen? ›

This BMW screen upgrade is the perfect match for our CarPlay MMI Prime, making it easy to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in full-screen. Get more space for your maps and messages, and more icons on your CarPlay home screen for quick navigation between apps.

How do I know if my BMW supports Apple CarPlay? ›

What are the requirements to use Apple CarPlay™ in my BMW? Apple CarPlay requires iDrive 5.0 and BMW Navigation system. In addition, you must have an iPhone® 5 or newer running on iOS 9.3 or higher. Your iPhone must also have an active data plan, along with Siri, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities turned on.

Do 2015 BMW have Apple CarPlay? ›

Yes, you can! you can add Apple Carplay to various BMW models like you can add apple Carplay to 2015 BMWs and to 2018 BMW x1 etc. Do you wish to use your iPhone's apps as maps, music, texts & Siri commands on your iDrive unit?

Can you add Apple CarPlay to a Mini Cooper? ›

Aftermarket CarPlay installation in MINI

Just disassemble the upper and lower trim and the faceplate on your dash, pull the head unit out, connect it to the MMI module using the supplied harness, plug in the new cable from the MMI to the screen and that's it, job done.

How do I get CarPlay in my car that doesn't have it? ›

If you don't already have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in your car, we have something you need to see. It's called the Car and Driver INTELLIDASH+. It adds CarPlay or Android Auto to any car in seconds, with no installation required! Amazon has COVID-19 rapid tests in stock right now if you hurry!

How much does it cost to have Apple CarPlay installed? ›

All told, the installation took roughly three hours and cost about $200 for parts and labor. The shop installed a pair of USB extension ports and the custom housing and wiring harness necessary for my vehicle.

How much does BMW charge for software update? ›

Updating your BMW software via BMW ConnectedDrive is free of charge. The cost of BimmerTech's iDrive software update starts at $249.

Can I upgrade my BMW infotainment system? ›

Your dealer may be able to update your iDrive firmware next time you take your car in for a service. In other cases, though, the only way to update your BMW iDrive system is by replacing it with a new and improved version.

How do I screen mirror my BMW? ›

Screen Mirroring: BMW iDrive 7 / G8X M3 M4 - YouTube

What is BMW CarPlay password? ›

CarPlay does not use a password, but your car's bluetooth may require a code to connect to your phone. To connect your iPhone to your car, go to the Bluetooth menu on your car and let it search for your iPhone. On your iPhone, also go to Settings -> Bluetooth.

Does BMW have wireless CarPlay? ›

BMW offers one of the most integrated experiences with Apple's ecosystem, with support for Digital Key, Ultra Wideband Digital Key Plus, and a feature-rich dual-screen wireless CarPlay experience.

How do I know what iDrive I have? ›

NBT-EVO iDrive is available in 3 versions, iD4, iD5 and iD6. The easiest way of determining which version you have is by looking at the menu screen.

Does 2012 BMW have CarPlay? ›

And now, we are officially providing an Apple CarPlay also, for those BMW vehicles from 2012 (MY13) to current, those with iDrive CIC-NBT models without Apple CarPlay nor EVO grade audio setup by BMW.

When did BMW Add CarPlay? ›

What year BMW has Apple CarPlay? Apple CarPlay was introduced by BMW in 2017 as an optional extra, available on models with built-in navigation. Whilst it was previously an option, CarPlay is now standard on all cars with navigation across the BMW range.

Can you add Apple CarPlay to 2016 BMW X1? ›

You have to know that only BMW models (except BMW X1 that didn't offer Apple CarPlay) from july 2016 and up can support Apple Carplay. You can use Apple CarPlay only if you have iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8, X, 11 or 12.

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