How To Update BMW Software

You’ve got a lot of software that goes into your BMW, such as the firmware that allows the BMW iDrive infotainment system to operate. Sometimes, you’ll need to update this software. If you’re confused or unsure of how to update BMW software, there’s no need to worry. BMW of Murrieta has all the details and will walk you through how to do a BMW iDrive update, below!

What Versions of BMW iDrive Are There?

Updating your BMW iDrive system is dependent on the version of iDrive you have on your car. Some of the systems that BMW has had over the years include CHAMP, EntryNav, EntryNav Evo, CCC, CIC, NBT, NBT Evo, and MGU. If you are in Corona or Riverside and need to come in for an update, schedule a service appointment with us at BMW of Murrieta.

All About the BMW iDrive Update

If it’s time for a BMW iDrive update, you might have to go for a full or partial update. A great BMW iDrive hack will help you figure out whether you need a full or partial BMW iDrive update.

  • System-wide issues that persist for multiple features in your car might require that your dealer reset your electronic control modules. BMW of Murrieta is highly skilled in BMW iDrive updates and other facets of automotive service.
  • You might also need a partial software update for things like Bluetooth® or mobile device compatibility. This is something that you can do at home by following the steps below.

Partial BMW Software Update Steps

If you think your vehicle needs a partial BMW software update, simply follow these steps:

  1. Find your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which is typically printed into the driver’s side of the dashboard and best visible from outside the car looking at the bottom of the windshield.
  2. Enter the VIN on the main BMW software updates page to see if updates are available.
  3. Download the updates and move them to a USB drive.
  4. Insert the USB drive into one of the BMW USB ports in your vehicle.
  5. Navigate to “Settings” on your iDrive system.
  6. Once you’re in the Settings menu, click on “Software Update” and follow the on-screen steps for how to update BMW software.

It’s that simple to update BMW software! After following these steps, you’ll be cruising through Murrieta with a seamlessly operating system.

Learn More About BMW Updates with BMW of Murrieta

Corona and Ontario come to BMW of Murrieta because they trust our excellent customer service — when there’s a BMW update you need to know about, we’ll keep you informed! We always have the customer in mind and are laser-focused on making sure you enjoy a seamless experience from the moment you’re considering your next car to long after you’ve driven it off the lot.

Our Certified Pre-Owned BMW models are a great value and we have a vast selection of them if you’re in the market for your first BMW. Contact us to find out more or to get one-on-one help with a BMW update to the software in your current vehicle.

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