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BMW 3 Series 2018-2022 Owners Manual: BMW Remote Software Upgrade

BMW 3 Series 2018-2022 Owners Manual / BMW Remote Software Upgrade

Concept

Remote Software Upgrade can be used to update the software of the vehicle. Remote Software Upgrade makes new functions, functional enhancements or quality improvements available.

General information

BMW recommends performing the Remote Software Upgrade as soon as it becomes available.

The available data for Remote Software Upgrade is automatically loaded into the vehicle.

For reasons of safety, the loaded upgrade can only be installed when the vehicle is stationary.

The installation is not installed until it was confirmed on the vehicle.

Validity of the Owner's Manual

Production of the vehicle

At the time of production at the plant, the printed Owner's Manual is the most current resource.

After a software update in the vehicle

After a vehicle software update - such as, a Remote Software Upgrade - the Integrated Owner's Manual for the vehicle will contain the latest information.

Functional requirement

The use of the Remote Software Upgrade requires an active ConnectedDrive contract.

Information about the version

General information

The information about the version contains a description of the updates that are included in the Remote Software Upgrade. During the download and after the installation has been completed successfully, the information about the version can be displayed on the Control Display. The information is available in the ConnectedDrive customer portal at any time.

Displaying information about the version

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Remote Software Upgrade".

5. "Installed version:"

Safety information

Warning Unattended children or animals in the vehicle can cause the vehicle to move and endanger themselves and traffic, for instance due to the following actions:

There is a risk of accidents or injuries. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle.

Take the vehicle key with you when exiting and lock the vehicle.

Search for and download of an upgrade

General information

There are various options to search for and download an upgrade:

Automatic download

The available data for Remote Software Upgrade is automatically loaded into the vehicle. The download does not require an approval.

Via iDrive

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Remote Software Upgrade".

5. "Search for upgrades".

6. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

Via BMW Connected app

1. Download the available upgrade to the smartphone in the BMW Connected app.

2. Follow the instructions in the BMW Connected app.

3. Establish a simultaneous WiFi and Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and the vehicle.

The data transfer of the upgrade from the smartphone to the vehicle occurs only while driving.

4. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

Install the upgrade

General information

After successful download completion, installation is offered once the vehicle is parked. The installation can be carried out immediately following the download or at a later time.

Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

After the successful completion of the upgrade, booked services, for example RTTI, will be reactivated automatically while driving.

Functional requirements

Preparing the vehicle

Additional vehicle related functional requirements are shown on the Control Display.

Install the upgrade later

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Remote Software Upgrade".

5. "Start upgrade now".

Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

Functional limitations

During the upgrade, the majority of functions is temporarily unavailable, for instance:

The driver's door can be locked and unlocked from the outside using the integrated key.

Malfunction

In the event of a malfunction, follow the instructions on the Control Display or in the BMW Connected app.

If the malfunction cannot be remedied, contact a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

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