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BMW Connected

BMW Connected

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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With BMW Connected, BMW drivers can safely and easily access general and vehicle-related functions during, before and after making a journey with their BMW. This requires a BMW vehicle with a production date of July 2013 or later, equipped with the special feature 'Apps' or 'ConnectedDrive Services' (varies according to model and market). The following models, which were also produced after July 2013, are excluded: 1 Series Convertible, 1 Series Coupé, 3 Series Convertible (model from 2010), X1 (model from 2009), X5 (Model from 2006), X6 (model from 2008) and Z4 (model from 2009).
For compatible smartphones, see www.bmw.com/bluetooth.

To use a BMW Connected app in your BMW, connect the smartphone to the car using either the snap-in adapter or the USB connection in the centre console, and follow the instructions from the connection assistant, which you will find in the Connected Drive menu.

Current functionality:

Facebook & Twitter
Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites, and community trends in your car. Moreover, pre-defined texts which are able to access current vehicle information can be sent during the journey.

Calendar
Displays calendar entries in your car. Enables you to call meeting-participants should you need to. Appointment details can be read out through the audio system.

Wiki local
Discover interesting Wikipedia articles relevant to the sights and localities in your destination region..

News
Access the latest news at any time from your RSS news feeds..

Audio player
Access the music library in your smartphone through your BMW.

ECO PRO analyser
Rates your driving style and gives you advice as to how to drive even more efficiently. The ECO PRO Analyser is not supported by the following models: all BMW M and BMW i models, and BMW models without the ECO PRO mode.

Last mile navigation
Transfers your navigation destination and the position data of your car to your smartphone and continues your navigation even after you have left the vehicle. Makes it easy to find your car when returning to it at your destination.
The application is displayed in the car in the language configured for the vehicle.
An Internet connection is required. This can incur costs (for example due to roaming) in accordance with the contract concluded between the customer and the network operator. Please observe national requirements and conditions specific to the country you are in.
Restricted functionality is possible in the event of insufficient data transfer speed and with volume-based bandwidth restrictions of the network operator. Moreover, it is possible that selected functions based on services supplied by third-party providers will not be available at all times or may be subject to change. The specific conditions of these providers must be observed.
For the aforementioned reasons, BMW is unable to warranty unrestricted compatibility and functionality of your mobile device in combination with the vehicle interface.

This app requires the following Android authorisations:
Location:
Required for location-based functions such as Last Mile and Wiki Local. Last Mile guides you to your navigation after you have left your vehicle. Wiki Local shows how far you are from different POIs (points of interest).
Read calendar:
Needed to display your smartphone calendar in your vehicle.
Read contacts:
Allows you to call meeting-participants and to post your last call to Facebook.
Write to memory:
Required in order to save data, e.g. Facebook user images.
Bluetooth:
Reads out the Bluetooth address to enable USB audio communication with the vehicle.
Prevent standby mode:
Enables problem-free USB communication during the journey.
Read network and Wifi status:
Allows quality checks of Internet connection.
For further details, see the privacy statement for the app.

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Recently changed in this version

-Bug fixes


Comments and ratings for BMW Connected
  • (30 stars)

    by Jeff Anton on 28/09/2014

    It's really that bad!.. Believe what your reading, a shame BMW does not work and fix this. Seriously BMW give us BT Pandora functionality at a minimum, a $100 aftermarket radio has this function, and so did the ATS I had prior to my M235i.. This app is not worth even installing, it really isn't useful.

  • (30 stars)

    by Renato Rosales on 26/09/2014

    I have an HTC One M8 and app won't even connect to the phone. Step it up BMW!

  • (30 stars)

    by Jonathan Owens on 22/09/2014

    I was on the fence between buying a new 535i and a Volvo S60 R Design. I can assure you I would have bought the Volvo if I'd know what a joke the BMW app is! I have see the BMW iPhone app and assumed a company like BMW could never crate such a lame excuse for an app. I truly believe this borders on false advertising! Would never buy another BMW unless Android integration is seriously improved.

  • (30 stars)

    by Ron Leung on 19/09/2014

    Latest update seems to have "broken" the ECO PRO function! One star reduction. Happen to have both Galaxy S3 & iPhone 4s; the 2014 328xd sport wagon is quite biased towards the 4s! I did get the S3 to connect. Great news! I got echo pro to log and fully work (nice feedback and graphs) ! Calendar did come thru as did the media access; no contacts as of yet. Agree that apps such as Pandora, TuneIn

  • (30 stars)

    by Jonathan Concha on 18/09/2014

    Its a fun app to mess with, but I think it could use a few other features to make it better.

  • (30 stars)

    by Sam Frankiel on 17/09/2014

    Doesn't work with BMW 335I... Worst app development team ever...

  • (30 stars)

    by Dawn Sam on 17/09/2014

    Car does not recognize the app!!