BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: WLAN connection

General information

For certain applications, such as apps, the data exchange between smartphone and vehicle occurs via WLAN.

Functional requirements

Activate WLAN in the vehicle

1. "COM".

2. "Mobile devices".

3. Tilt the Controller to the right.

4. "Settings".

5. "Wi-Fi".

Wi-Fi hotspot


Compatible devices with WLAN interface can use the Internet connection of the vehicle via the Wi-Fi hotspot.

General information

Up to ten devices can be connected to the Wi-Fi hotspot simultaneously.

Functional requirements

Connecting a device to the Internet via the Wi-Fi hotspot

Using the Internet for the first time via the Wi- Fi hotspot requires registration and possibly a data volume purchase from a service provider.

Depending on the country version, data volume can be purchased via the connected mobile device or from the ConnectedDrive Store.

1. "COM".

2. "Mobile devices".

3. Tilt the Controller to the right.

4. "New device".

5. "Internet, apps".

Hotspot name and hotspot code are displayed on the Control Display.

6. Activate Internet usage via WLAN if necessary.

"Open settings".

7. Activate Internet usage.

"Internet connection".

8. Tilt the Controller to the left.

9. Search for WLAN networks on the mobile device.

Select network name on the device.

10.Enter hotspot code on the device and connect.

The device is displayed in the device list.

Additionally, a QR code will be displayed on the Control Display. Alternatively, this QR code can be used to pair the mobile device with the hotspot.

All devices connected via the hotspot use this data volume.

Deactivating Internet usage via the Wi-Fi hotspot

Internet usage may be deactivated if the data volume is used up, for instance.

1. "COM".

2. "Mobile devices".

3. Tilt the Controller to the right.

4. "Settings".

5. "Internet connection".

6. Select the desired setting.


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