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How to Update BMW Software

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BMW vehicles are not only luxurious, but they are also known for their pioneering technology in the automotive industry. Because technology is constantly evolving, you need to know how to update BMW software. This helps you gain access to the latest features and innovations available in your vehicle. Luckily, installing a BMW iDrive update is quite simple and can be done in a few simple steps. 

Let the experts at Motorwerks BMW explain how to update BMW software so you can use all its features to the fullest extent while driving around Minneapolis. If you have any questions, contact us anytime!

Tips for Your BMW iDrive Update 

You may need to install a full or partial BMW iDrive update, however, this varies by model. Check out this BMW iDrive hack to install updates to help you decide which type of update you need for your model:

  • If the entire iDrive system is not working properly, it may require a full update on the vehicle’s electronic control modules. If this is the case, it is best to bring it to a certified BMW technician. The expert staff at our service center at Motorwerks BMW will conduct an in-depth analysis of your vehicle’s control models and properly diagnose the issue. It is important to note that you should only fully update your system if it absolutely needs it.
  • A partial software update is a regular BMW iDrive update where the latest software is installed in your vehicle. Updates usually include features such as media systems and mobile device compatibility such as Bluetooth®. Luckily, a regular BMW iDrive update can be installed right in your Minneapolis driveway.

Installing a Partial Software Update

When learning how to update BMW software, a partial software update is the quickest way to take advantage of the latest features. Let’s review some of the simple steps you can take to update your software:

  • Identify the VIN assigned to your vehicle. This will allow you to see if updates are available for your BMW model. 
  • To see if any updates are available, you can enter the VIN here.
  • Any updates should be installed to a USB drive. 
  • Plug the USB drive into a USB port inside your vehicle.
  • Locate the “Settings” menu on the iDrive system.
  • Press the “Software Update” button, and just follow the steps given.

After the update is complete, you can now check out all the new features included in the new software update!

For More Information About BMW Technology, Visit Motorwerks BMW!

Now that you know our BMW iDrive hack and how effortless it is to update your BMW iDrive system, come stop by Motorwerks BMW and let us know if you have any questions! You can visit our new vehicle inventory and check out the latest BMW models that include the intuitive iDrive system. Our experienced service technicians will explain all you need to know about how to update BMW software and help you feel more confident and connected while driving around Richfield!

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