Click on the numbers below to view update instructions.
Connect USB Stick
Copy map updates downloaded from the direct link onto a 32 GB USB stick. Connect the USB stick to the system. The screen display will then automatically switch to the navigation update mode.
Start Update Process
Use the iDrive Controller to select and activate the “Start update” option on the display.
If your vehicle doesn’t have a valid subscription for navigation maps, you require a code in order to activate the map data. Enter the 20-digit code using the iDrive Controller. The activation code does not contain the digits 0 and 1 in order to prevent confusion with the letters O and I.
Select “OK” to confirm your entry. The update procedure will then start.
The map data will now be updated as you continue driving. Your navigation system’s basic functions continue to operate normally during this procedure. Please leave the USB stick inserted until the end of the update process.
Completion of Update
The complete update procedure may last for about 30 to 90 minutes. After having successfully installed the update, the system will automatically reboot. After this, the updating procedure is complete.