BMW iDrive USB Software Update, How To

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How to update your BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive software from home.

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.

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?

  • A computer with internet access.
  • A USB thumb drive.
  • Your 17 Digit VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

 

What is the procedure to update my BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive from home?

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  • Visit BMW websiteCLICK HERE
  • Enter your 17 digit VIN. The VIN can be found on the placard inside the driver door jamb or the corner of the windshield.
  • Download the file to your USB drive. Make sure the USB drive is blank and only contains the software update file.
BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive Software Update USB
  • Insert the USB thumb drive into the USB slot inside your vehicle. This is found under the arm rest on most models.
  • Turn the vehicle ignition on.
BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive Software Update USB
  • Navigate your iDrive / ConnectedDrive to "Main Menu".
  • Under "Main Menu", select "Settings".
BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive Software Update USB
  • Under "Settings", select "Software Update".
BMW iDrive / ConnectedDrive Software Update USB
  • Under "Software Update", select "Update Software".
  • Select "Install Software".
  • The software update will begin. Be patient, the process can take up to 15 minutes. Do not move your vehicle until the update has been completed.
  • Follow the remaining instructions on the screen.

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