How to Update BMW Software

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A new BMW is packed full of some of the most cutting-edge tech available in any car today. Still, because of the rapidly advancing rate of automotive technology, you will likely have to do a BMW iDrive update every now and again. Thankfully, if you want to update your BMW iDrive, it’s pretty simple, and BMW of Idaho Falls has some BMW iDrive hacks for you as well. And, if you’ve got a new BMW in your sights, we can help you finance it too!

BMW iDrive Update Tips

Based on what vehicle you drive, you might need to perform a full or partial BMW iDrive update. We’ve got a BMW iDrive hack for updates that will determine which update you’ve got to do.

  • Are you facing system-wide issues? You’ll have to get your car’s electronic control modules updated by a technician. This requires you go to a place like BMW of Idaho Falls for service. This involves the use of BMW computers to figure out what exactly is ailing your car.
  • Most of the time, though, you’ll just need a partial software update. This is generally what will be required of you when you need a BMW iDrive update. This can be performed at home, no need to leave your house in Jackson, WY, Bozeman, MT, or wherever you are.

How to Perform a Partial Software Update

Giving your BMW iDrive an update will only take a bit when you follow these steps:

  • Find your vehicle’s VIN because you need it to check to see if there are updates ready for your model.
  • Enter the VIN here to find any updates.
  • Download any available updates to a USB drive.
  • Place the USB drive into one of your vehicle’s USB ports.
  • Navigate over to “settings” on the BMW iDrive system.
  • Click on “Software Update” and follow the steps that appear on the screen.

After you’ve installed these updates, you’ll be able to take advantage of the most up-to-date software available for your vehicle.

BMW of Idaho Falls: Your BMW Tech Partners

Now that we’ve told you about the BMW iDrive update, if you’ve got further questions, BMW of Idaho Falls is the place to come to, whether you’re right here in Idaho Falls or coming in from Butte, MT. You can schedule service with us online! We’d love to have you. Contact us today to learn more. Want more info on BMW tech? Check out our guide to syncing Apple CarPlay with your BMW.

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