BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Operating via the Controller

Opening the main menu

Press the button.

iDrive

The main menu is displayed.

Selecting a menu

Selecting menu items

1. Turn the Controller until the desired menu item is highlighted.

2. Press the Controller.

Select a widget

1. Move the Controller to the right.

2. Select a widget.

3. Press the Controller.

It is also possible to select widgets in the instrument cluster.

Adjusting the menu

Adjusting widgets

The widgets can be adjusted in the main menu.

It is possible to create multiple pages with widgets and switch between pages. The adjustments can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary.

Via iDrive:

1. Select the desired page in the main menu.

Only the currently selected page can be adjusted.

2. Tip the Controller up.

3. "Adjust main menu".

4. Select the desired adjustment:

  • Add new widget: select symbol and select desired widget.

    The requested widget will be inserted in the relevant position. A maximum of four widgets can be displayed per page.

  • Delete selected widget: select symbol.
  • Add new page: "Add page".
  • Delete selected page: "Delete page".
  • Adjust the content of the widget: select widget.

5. "Done"

Adjusting menu contents

The display of the menus of "MEDIA", "COM" and "NAV" can be adjusted, for instance to remove the entries of functions that are not used from the menu.

Via iDrive:

1. Select the menu.

2. "Personalize menu".

3. Select desired menu contents to be displayed.

Changing between displays

After a menu item is selected, for instance "Settings", a new display appears.

  • Move the Controller to the left.

    The current display closes and the previous display is shown.

  • Press the button.

    The previous display re-opens.

  • Move the Controller to the right.

    The new display opens.

An arrow indicates that additional displays can be opened.

Opening the Options menu

Press the button.

The "Options" menu is displayed.

The menu consists of various areas:

  • Help for the selected menu, for instance "Help".
  • System settings, for instance "Turn off screen".
  • Control options for the selected main menu, for instance for "Media/Radio".

Changing settings

Settings, such as brightness, can be entered.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Displays".

4. "Control display".

5. "Brightness at night".

6. Turn the Controller until the desired setting is displayed.

7. Press the Controller.

Entering letters and numbers

Input

1. Turn the Controller: select letters or numbers.

2. : confirm entry.

Deleting

Press the Controller: delete letters or number.

Hold the Controller down: delete all letters or numbers.

Using alphabetical lists

For alphabetical lists with more than 30 entries, the letters for which an entry exists can be displayed in a text box.

1. Turn the Controller to the left or right quickly.

2. Select the first letter of the desired entry.

The first entry of the selected letter is displayed in the list.

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