If your car has professional navigation and the car is from 2016 or younger, it is often possible to have Apple CarPlay activated in the car. This is a lifetime activation. It is possible to activate it in the original BMW layout (split screen) as well as in full screen mode. Existing Carplay can also be converted to display in full screen.
No separate hardware is installed. The quality of such units is not sufficient to measure up to the experience you can expect from your BMW. That is why BMW Tweaks ensures that it is implemented as BMW intended. It goes without saying that our implementation is wireless, as BMW and Apple envisioned.
For the proper functioning of CarPlay, it may be necessary for the car to receive a software update. That chance is greatest with cars from 2016 and 2017 that have not been updated by the dealer since then. We can provide this update and we can indicate in advance whether an update is necessary. Furthermore, not all BMWs come equipped with the necessary WiFi antenna. If this antenna is not yet installed, we can supply and install it for a small fee.
What does Apple CarPlay mean?
CarPlay offers a smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in the car, so you can keep your attention on the road. When you connect your iPhone to CarPlay, you can request directions, make phone calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music.
Starting in iOS 13, the CarPlay dashboard offers a simpler view of the road. The new dashboard gives you one place to keep track of Maps, audio controls and Siri suggestions, giving you easy access to things like your Calendar appointments. You can also use the dashboard to control your HomeKit accessories, such as door openers.