BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: WiFi hotspot

Concept

Compatible devices with WiFi interface can use the Internet connection of the vehicle via the WiFi hotspot.

General information

Up to 10 devices can be connected to the WiFi hotspot simultaneously.

Functional requirements

  • Compatible device, with activated WiFi interface.
  • WiFi is activated on the vehicle.
  • Internet use is activated for the vehicle.
  • Registration and data contract with a service provider where required.
  • Standby state is switched on.

Connecting a device to the Internet via the WiFi hotspot

Using the Internet for the first time via the WiFi hotspot requires registration and possibly a data volume purchase from a service provider.

Depending on the country version, data volume can be purchased via the connected mobile device or from the ConnectedDrive Store.

Via iDrive:

1. "COM".

2. "Mobile devices".

3. Move the Controller to the right.

4. "New device".

5. "Internet, apps".

Hotspot name and hotspot code are displayed on the Control Display.

6. Activate Internet usage via WiFi if necessary.

"Open settings".

7. Activate Internet usage.

"Internet connection".

8. Move the Controller to the left.

9. Search for WiFi networks on the mobile device.

Select network name on the device.

10.Enter hotspot code on the device and connect.

The device is displayed in the device list.

Additionally, a QR code will be displayed on the Control Display. Alternatively, this QR code can be used to pair the mobile device with the hotspot.

All devices connected via the hotspot use this data volume.

Deactivating Internet usage via the WiFi hotspot

Internet usage may be deactivated if the data volume is used up, for instance.

Via iDrive:

1. "COM".

2. "Mobile devices".

3. Move the Controller to the right.

4. "Settings".

5. "Internet connection".

6. Select the desired setting.

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