BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Operation via touchpad

General information

Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

Selecting functions

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Touchpad".

5. Select the desired setting:

  • "Character input": enter letters and numbers.
  • "Map": use the map.
  • "Search fields": to write letters without selecting the list field.
  • "Audio confirmation": pronounces entered letters and numbers.

Entering letters and numbers

  • Enter characters as they are displayed on the Control Display.
  • Always enter associated characters, such as accents or periods so that the letter can be clearly recognized.
  • The set language determines what input is possible. Where necessary, enter special characters via the Controller.

Entering special characters

Using the map

The map in the navigation system can be moved via the touchpad.

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