BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: System limits

  • Certain noises can be detected and may lead to problems. Keep the doors, windows, and glass sunroof closed.
  • Noises from the front passenger or the rear seat bench can impair the system. Avoid making other noise in the vehicle while speaking.
  • Major language dialects can cause problems with the voice recognition feature. Speak loud and clear.

Using the voice activation system of the smartphone

A smartphone connected to the vehicle can be used via voice activation.

Activate voice command response on the smartphone for this purpose.

1. Press and hold the button on the steering wheel for approx. 3 seconds.

Voice command response is activated on the smartphone.

2. Release the button.

If activation is successful, a confirmation appears on the Control Display.

If it was not possible to activate voice command response, the list of Bluetooth devices appears on the Control Display.

Amazon Alexa Car Integration

Concept

Alexa is a digital assistant by Amazon. With Amazon Alexa Car Integration, Alexa can be used in the vehicle.

General information

Some of the Alexa functions are limited in the vehicle to prevent any impairment of safety while driving.

Functional requirements

  • Amazon Alexa Car Integration purchased via ConnectedDrive Store.
  • The ConnectedDrive account in the vehicle is the same as in the BMW Connected app.
  • The vehicle is connected in the BMW Connected app.
  • Amazon account and BMW account are connected in the BMW Connected app.
  • Bluetooth connection or USB connection between vehicle and mobile device is active.

Activation in the BMW Connected app

The Amazon Alexa Car Integration is activated in the BMW Connected app.

Follow the instructions in the app.

Activation in the vehicle

An authorization for the use of Amazon Alexa Car Integration is required every time before starting a trip.

1. Authorizing Amazon Alexa Car Integration:

  • Pair mobile device with the vehicle via Bluetooth.
  • Select driver profile.

2. Say activation word ›Alexa‹ and desired command.

Information about the active function is displayed on the Control Display.

Malfunction

In case of a malfunction, switch off the vehicle and start the engine again.

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