How to Update BMW Software

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BMW is one of the world’s top automakers, backed by decades of experience and engineering excellence. As such, your Los Angeles BMW has been equipped with some of the most innovative technological features on the market today. However, new technology is developing all of the time. You might need to update your BMW software periodically to take advantage of all your vehicle can offer.



Fortunately, performing a BMW iDrive update is quite simple. The service team at Rusnak BMW is happy to share the quick and easy steps on how to update BMW software to enhance your Westlake Village commutes, weekly errands, weekend getaways, and cross-country vacays. Find out how to perform a BMW iDrive update with our guide.

BMW iDrive Update Tips

Depending on your vehicle, you may need to perform a full or partial BMW iDrive update. Our BMW iDrive hack for updates will help you determine which update is necessary for your particular model.

  • If you have system-wide issues, you may need to update your car’s electronic control modules. This needs to be done by a skilled technician, like any of the staff at the Rusnak BMW service center. A technician will need to use BMW computers to determine the root cause of the problem. This step is only when something in your vehicle is not working properly. A full update is only recommended when absolutely necessary. Don’t worry. Our factory-trained technicians can easily fix this problem.
  • A partial software update is the more commonly required BMW iDrive update. This involves components like Bluetooth®, multimedia systems, and mobile device compatibility. This simple BMW iDrive update can be performed easily and right at home, on your own time, as we teach you how to update BMW software for your vehicle.

Steps on How to Update BMW Software Partially

Updating the tech features in your BMW will only take a short time when following these simple steps:

  • Find your vehicle’s VIN. You will need it to check and see whether there are any updates available for your particular model.
  • Enter the VIN here to find any updates.
  • Download any available updates to a USB drive.
  • Insert the USB drive into one of your vehicle’s USB ports.
  • Navigate to the “Settings” menu on your iDrive system.
  • Click on “Software Update” and follow the steps that appear on the screen.

Once the updates have been transferred, you can take advantage of the most up-to-date software available for your vehicle. This information will keep your system working properly and maintain its security.

Test Drive a New BMW Filled With High-Tech Features

Our BMW iDrive hack makes it easy to have the latest tech features in your BMW. Now that you have learned how to update BMW software, feel free to contact us or call with any questions or to schedule a test drive of a new BMW vehicle!

We would be glad to discuss the BMW iDrive and all of the advanced safety features that make a BMW a great choice for Malibu drivers. If your tech features need extra care, schedule service with our team.


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