Can My BMW iDrive System Be Updated?

When it comes to your BMW iDrive system, software for smartphones, tablets, music players, and more is being updated all the time. That's why it's important to stay on top of these updates to get the most functionality out of your iDrive system. At BMW of Devon, we want to provide drivers from all over Devon, PA with the information they need to know the insides and outs of their BMW vehicle, and the iDrive system can play a huge role in your experience behind the wheel. That's why we're going to go over the steps on how you can update your iDrive system and get it installed with the latest software updates today.

What Kind of Updates Are Available?

There are two kinds of updates. The first, and the larger of the two, is a main software updates that upgrade the system entirely. Those can be done at your BMW dealership by professionals. The other type of updates are partial system upgrades, including features like BLuetooth, multimedia, compatible devices, and more. Partial upgrades can be done right at home.

How to Update Your iDrive System

  • First, you can visit the BMW website and simply enter your vehicles VIN identification number. The number is 17 digits and can be found on your vehicle's registration certificate.
  • Once you enter your VIN number, your vehicle and its current iDrive system will be automatically looked up. You'll then be told whether any updates are available for your iDrive system.
  • If you have an update available, you can download the update and put it on a USB drive, which you can then plug into the USB port of your vehicle.
  • Then simply go to the Setting menu on your system and select the option for Software Update and follow the directions on the screen.

Update Your iDrive System at BMW of Devon Today

If you want to have your iDrive system updated in the quickest and most convenient manner possible, we invite you to have it all taken care of by our professionals at BMW of Devon today. While you're here, we encourage you to check out our wide selection of new BMW models in person to learn more about all of your options in the future.

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