The BMW Android Auto operation has been ongoing since Google launched Android Auto 7 years ago. Though this operation started off slowly. But now the car infotainment system platform has picked up speed in this process.
Continue to read this guide about the BMW Android Auto to learn more about it.
BMW Android Auto
The list of car brands that can be connected with the Android Auto continues to grow. With one among the final holdouts, BMW, joining the fray last year.
Here’s everything you would like to know about Android Auto in your BMW.
BMW Android Auto Update
To use Android Auto in your BMW, it’ll have to go with Live Cockpit Plus. The Android Auto process is available to all BMW that packs a Live Cockpit Plus or Professional that runs on iDrive OS 7.
BMW That Supports Android Auto Update
Models that may receive the update include:
- 4 Series 2021.
- 1 Series 2020.
- 2 Series 2020.
- 5 Series 2020.
- 6 Series 2020.
- 7 Series 2020.
- 8 Series 2019.
- X3 2020.
- X4 2020.
- 3 Series 2019.
- X5 2019.
- X6 2020.
- X7 2019.
- Z4 2019.
If you haven’t received the upgrade already, you’ll get an OTA update using BMW’s Remote Software Upgrade functionality.
Most models from the list above will get the update in this way. However, if you’ve got a 5 series, 6 series, X3, or X4, you’ll be able to get the Android Auto update for your BMW via a software update at the dealership. You’ll need to contact your dealership to find out more.
Does my phone support Android Auto?
You can download the Android Auto app on most smartphones. However, BMW only supports Android Auto Wireless. So, this restricts the list of compatible devices a bit. These are the necessities you’ll have to be aware of.
- Any with Android 11 will support Android Auto Wireless.
- If you have got a Google or Samsung smartphone, you’ll be able to connect with Android Auto in your BMW even though it’s running Android 10.
- A Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 with Android 9.0 also are supported.
- Your phone should be able to connect with 5GHz Wi-Fi.
- You will need a subscription data plan on your phone.
- Make sure that you’ve downloaded the newest version of the Android Auto app.
And that’s it.
Google Assistant BMW Android Auto Control
According to BMW, you’ll be able to use Google’s voice assistant to manage Android Auto in the following countries as of December 2020:
- Canada (English).
- India (English).
- South Korea.
- United Kingdom.
- United States.
And there are more countries to be added in the coming years.
How do I connect my device to Android Auto?
Once you receive the update that permits Android Auto in your car, the method is actually simple.
- Select Android Auto in the Drive 7 apps menu.
- Make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your phone, and remember to make it visible.
- You can then follow the steps that appear on the display and your smartphone to finalize the connection process.
There you get it.