Apple CarPlay seamlessly supports the convenient and wireless use of selected iPhone functions directly in the vehicle.

It means that many of the familiar iPhone icons will appear on your BMW navigation screen from where you can safely and legally control features including Apple Music, iMessages, telephone calls, mapping, Siri, and selected third party apps such as WhatsApp and Spotify. You can even have WhatsApp or iMessages read out to you by Siri – and you can reply to them in the same way.

How does it work?

Key points to note.

  • Available on iPhone 5 and above.

  • Apple CarPlay replaces BMW Intelligent Voice control with Apple’s Siri which can be activated from the button on the steering wheel.

  • If your car is fitted with BMW Head up display, the functionality of this is reduced with Apple CarPlay.

  • If the car is moving only dictation and read-out-aloud functionality of content is possible.

  • Apple CarPlay does not currently provide access to Calendar or Email functionality.

Why would I buy this?

  • Apple CarPlay delivers the ability to mirror a certain level of functionality of your iPhone operating system on your vehicles central information display.

  • If you are a frequent user of WhatsApp or iMessage, Apple CarPlay allows messages to be read out and replied to using voice control through Siri.

What you will need.

  • Available to purchase via the ConnectedDrive Store on all vehicles built from July 2016 if fitted with Professional Navigation (609) and Enhanced Bluetooth with Wireless Charging.