BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Using the phone

Accepting a call

Depending on the equipment, incoming calls can be answered in several ways.

  • Via iDrive:
    "Accept"
  • Press the button on the steering wheel.
  • Via the selection list in the instrument cluster:
    Use the thumbwheel on the steering wheel to select: "Accept"
  • Via touch screen: tap on the corresponding entry on the Control Display.
  • Via gestures: point the index finger into the direction of the Control Display.

Dialing a number

Via iDrive:

1. "COM".

2. If necessary, "Telephone".

3. "Dial number".

4. Enter the numbers.

5. Select the symbol. The connection is established via the mobile phone to which this function has been assigned.

If connection is to be set up via the additional phone:

1. Press the button.

2. "Call via"

Apple CarPlay preparation

Concept

CarPlay allows certain functions of a compatible Apple iPhone to be used via Siri voice operation and iDrive.

Functional requirements

  • Compatible iPhone.

    iPhone 5 or later with iOS 7.1 or later.

  • Corresponding mobile contract.
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, and Siri voice operation are activated on the iPhone.

Switching on Bluetooth and CarPlay

Via iDrive:

1. "COM".

2. "Mobile devices".

3. Move the Controller to the right.

4. "Settings".

5. Select the following setting: "Apple CarPlay".

6. Activate the function.

Pairing the iPhone with CarPlay

Pair iPhone via Bluetooth with the vehicle.

Select CarPlay as the function: "Apple CarPlay".

The iPhone is connected to the vehicle and displayed in the device list.

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