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*** Note: Due to a change in iOS 7, switching between apps using the iDrive system is currently not possible. You can currently only start ”BMW Apps ready” apps before you start driving, on the iPhone screen. We are currently working on an update, that will be rolled out to all ”BMW Apps ready” apps soon. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. ***

Experience the undiminished convenience of the BMW Connected app that allows you to use several functions at the same time in your BMW when it is fitted with the appropriate option. With this latest version, you can enjoy switching between different compatible apps when you have activated the iDrive system (as soon as the corresponding updates for the other “BMW Apps ready” applications support these functions) (iOS 6). In addition, the BMW Connected app now informs you when “BMW Apps ready” applications become available.

To use the app in your BMW, connect your iPhone with the USB cable or the SnapIn adapter and launch the app. Now you can experience these functions via the iDrive controller, the display, and your vehicle’s audio system.

New functions

## NEW – Facebook update
-All you need at a glance: a new overview with your account details and a preview of the latest posts from friends. New posts are highlighted with an asterisk.
-All news read out to you at the push of a button.
-Check-ins from your friends and the places they visited last.
-Personal Facebook calendar.

## NEW – Twitter update
-All you need at a glance: a new overview with your account details and a preview of the latest subscribed tweets. New tweets are highlighted with an asterisk.
-All tweets read out to you at the push of a button.
-Access to personal favourites.
-Trends: what the community is talking about.

## NEW – Enhancement to the app’s Info menu:
-A list of “BMW Apps ready” applications now available
-FAQ – answers to the most important questions
-Feedback: let us know of your suggestions for improvement.

Additional functions:
-ECO PRO Analyser (only in conjunction with the latest Professional generation of navigation systems, available in selected models since July 2012)
-Web radio (both inside and outside of the vehicle)
-Last Mile Navigation & Vehicle Finder (destinations and the vehicle’s geometric data transferred to your iPhone)
-Wiki Local is the ideal travelling companion. Browse through Wikipedia articles about the places and sights near you.
-Calendar (view entries in the vehicle, have them read out to you, and transfer the address of your appointment directly to the navigation system).
-News (both inside and outside of the vehicle)

Please note! The BMW Connected app runs only in BMW models fitted with the corresponding option. This option is also available as a retrofit solution (NOTE: retrofit is not available in USA or Canada). Your BMW dealer will be pleased to give you more details.

Terminal compatibility and further details at,, and

Functions may not run properly when bandwidth is restricted. Some functions utilise links to third party services. Their availability, scope, and user interface may therefore change. Please note the requirements for these specific providers.
The functions require a broadband link. The costs (e.g. roaming fees) are regulated in the customer’s contract with the network operator. Please note in addition the requirements and conditions pertaining to your country.
For this reason, BMW cannot accept any warranty for the unrestricted compatibility and functionality of your mobile device when connected to your vehicle’s interface.

What's New in Version 2.3.0

New: now compatible with iOS7

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Customer Reviews

Everything seems to work...

The other reviews paint a terrible picture and frankly I was a little worries when I read them that this would be a pretty useless app when I got my new X5. To my pleasant surprise however I'm able to switch apps via iDrive just fine. I don't know if it's because they updates something in the 2014 models or what but everything seems to be working fine in a 2014 X5 with an iPhone 5S running iOS 7.1...

Does not yet work like iOS6

Upgraded yesterday and tried w/o success to make it work.

Connected apps like Tunein radio, Audible, Aupeo, etc cannot be initialized or switched via iDrive. You have to manually connect them.

C'mon BMW !!! Let's get this app to work !

Btw, email still does not work properly as work around to kill the app before connecting still is required.

Love the app but hate these bugs !

Twitter Feed Broken

I’ve used this heavily since August 2011, mostly for the Twitter feed. At some point during the past two months, that functionality has stopped working entirely. You can post tweets, view favorite tweets, see trending topics, but not the actual stream of tweets from those you follow. Very disappointing.

BMW Connected
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2013
  • Version: 2.3.0
  • Size: 27.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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