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BMW X5: Control Display and Controller

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Controls / iDrive / Control Display and Controller

Principle

The iDrive functions are displayed on the Control Display. The Control Display can be operated using the Controller, touchpad, and touchscreen.

Overview

iDrive

  1. Control Display with touchscreen
  2. Controller with buttons and touchpad

Control Display

Safety information

NOTICE

Objects in the area in the front of the Control Display can shift and damage the Control Display.

There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not place objects in the area in front of the Control Display.

Switching on/off automatically

The Control Display is turned on automatically when the vehicle is unlocked or as soon as the control display is needed for operation.

In certain situations, the Control Display is switched off automatically, for instance if no operation is performed on the vehicle for several minutes.

Switching on/off manually

The Control Display can also be switched off manually.

1. Tip the Controller up.

2. "Screen off".

Press the Controller or any button on the Controller to switch it back on again.

System limits

In the case of very high temperatures on the Control Display, for instance due to intense solar radiation, the brightness may be reduced down to complete deactivation. Once the temperature is reduced, for instance through shade or air conditioning, the normal functions are restored.

Controller

General information

The buttons can be used to open the menus directly.

The Controller can be used to select menu items and enter the settings.

Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

Operation

iDrive

iDrive

iDrive

Buttons on the Controller

Go to the main menu.

Go to Apps menu.

Go to the Media/Radio menu.

Go to the Communication menu.

Go to navigation map.

Go to destination input menu for navigation.

Go to the previous display.

Go to the Options menu.

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 Operating via the Controller

Opening the main menu Press the button. The main menu is displayed. Selecting a menu Selecting menu items 1. Turn the Controller until the desired menu item is highlighted. 2. Press the Controller.

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General information Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller. Selecting functions 1. "CAR". 2. "Settings". 3. "General settings". 4. "Touchpad". 5. Select the des

 Operation via touchscreen

General information The Control Display is equipped with a touchscreen. You can tap on menu items and widgets. Touch the touchscreen with your fingers. Do not use any objects. Opening the main menu

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