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BMW X5: Operating via the Controller

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2022 Owners Manual / Controls / iDrive / Operating via the Controller

Opening the main menu

Press the button.

iDrive

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.

Select a widget

1. Move the Controller in the main menu to the right.

2. Turn the Controller until the desired widget is selected.

3. Press the Controller.

It is also possible to select widgets in the instrument cluster.

Adjusting the menu

Adjusting widgets

The widgets can be adjusted in the main menu.

It is possible to create multiple pages with widgets and switch between pages. The adjustments can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary.

1. Select the desired page in the main menu.

Only the currently selected page can be adjusted.

2. Tip the Controller up.

3. "Adjust main menu".

4. Select the desired adjustment:

5. "Done"

Adjusting contents

Depending on the equipment, the contents of menus "MEDIA", "COM" and "NAV" can be adjusted, for instance to remove the entries of functions that are not used from the menu.

1. Select the menu.

2. "Personalize menu".

3. Select the desired setting.

Changing between displays

After a menu item is selected, for instance "Settings", a new display appears.

An arrow indicates that additional displays can be opened.

Going to the Options menu

Press the button.

The "Options" menu is displayed.

The menu consists of various areas, for instance:

Entering letters and numbers

Input

1. Turn the Controller: select letter or number.

2. : confirm entry.

Deleting

Press the Controller: delete letter or number.

Hold the Controller down: delete all letters or numbers.

Using alphabetical lists

For alphabetical lists with more than 30 entries, the letters for which an entry exists can be displayed in a text box.

1. Turn the Controller to the left or right quickly.

2. Select the first letter of the desired entry.

The first entry of the selected letter is displayed in the list.

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