How to update your BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive software from home.
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As modern BMWs become less mechanical and more electrical, it is important to keep your vehicle updated with the latest version of iDrive / ConnectedDrive. Just like your smartphone software updates, the latest BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive versions provide bug fixes, compatibility updates to newer bluetooth standards and overall stability updates among other things.
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Many BMW owners think this software update can only be done by a BMW dealership, however it can be performed at home in under 15 minutes. Below we will go over the simple steps to perform this procedure.
What do I need to update my BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive software?
➊ A computer with internet access.
➋ A USB thumb drive.
➌ Your 17 Digit VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).
What is the procedure to update my BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive from home?
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➊ Insert the USB thumb drive into the USB slot inside your vehicle. This is found under the arm rest on most models.
➊ Navigate your iDrive / ConnectedDrive to 'Main Menu'.
➊ Under 'Settings', select 'Software Update'.
➊ Under 'Software Update', select 'Update Software'.
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