BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Search for an upgrade

Standby must be turned on to search for a software upgrade.

Automatic search

The vehicle regularly searches for updates in the background.

Manual search

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Remote Software Upgrade".

5. "Search for upgrades".

6. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

Download of an upgrade

Automatic download

The available data for Remote Software Upgrade is automatically loaded into the vehicle. The download does not require an approval.

Via BMW app

If an upgrade is available, information about the new software version is displayed in the BMW app.

The data for the upgrade can then be downloaded to a mobile device, for instance via an existing WLAN connection.

The data can then be transmitted from the mobile device to the vehicle.

This transmission method accelerates the download of the data, for instance in areas with limited mobile network availability.

1. Download the upgrade in the BMW app to the smartphone.

2. Follow the instructions in the BMW app.

3. Establish connection to the vehicle.

4. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

Additional information: Connecting mobile devices to the vehicle.

Information about the version

General information

The information about the version contains a description of the updates that are included in the Remote Software Upgrade. During the download and after the installation has been completed successfully, the information about the version can be displayed on the Control Display.

This information is also available in the ConnectedDrive customer portal.

Displaying information

Display in the vehicle:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Remote Software Upgrade".

5. "Info about version".

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