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BMW X5: Settings - BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2023 Owners Manual / Controls / iDrive / Settings - BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant


Setting the voice control

You can set the system to use standard dialog or a short version.

The short version of the voice control plays back short messages in abbreviated form.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. If necessary, "Personal assistant".

5. "Voice control".

6. "Response length".

7. Select the desired setting.

Speaking during voice output

It is possible to answer during inquiries of the voice activation system. The function can be deactivated if inquiries are often undesirably interrupted, for instance due to background noise or conversations in the vehicle.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. If necessary, "Personal assistant".

5. "Voice control".

6. "Speaking during voice output".

Online speech processing

Online voice processing improves the quality of the speech recognition and search results for points of interest. To use the functions, data is transmitted to a service provider via an encrypted connection and stored locally there.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. If necessary, "Personal assistant".

5. "Voice control".

6. "Online speech processing".

Adjusting the volume

Turn the volume button during the voice guidance until the desired volume is set.

The volume remains constant even if the volume of other audio sources is changed.

Using the voice activation of the smartphone

Depending on the device, a smartphone connected to the vehicle can be used via voice control.

The device must be connected via Apple Car‐ Play or Android Auto.

1. Press and hold the button on the steering wheel for approx. 3 seconds.

The voice activation of the smartphone is activated.

2. Release the button.

If activation is successful, a confirmation appears on the Control Display.

Automating routines

General information

The Personal Assistant can automate routines, for instance the automatic activation of the seat heating from a specific outside temperature.

Rules are created for this purpose, which can be activated and deactivated at any time.


1. "APPS".

2. "Installed apps".

3. "Personal assistant".

4. "Automate habits".

5. Select the desired setting.


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