All you need is a 3rd generation* MINI featuring the ""MINI Connected"" option.
Simply connect up your smartphone to the USB port of your MINI to experience the various functions of the app - with the help of the MINI Controller, the high-resolution display and the audio system of your car.
Information on the compatibility of end devices and further details can be found at www.MINI.com/connectivity.
Displays the latest community status messages in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving. From Events, event locations can also be transferred to the optional navigation system as destinations.
Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites or community trends in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving.
Displays calendar entries in the car and lets you phone the subscriber, if required. It also lets you listen to vocalised details of appointments over the car audio system. Addresses stored in the calendar can also be transferred directly to the optional navigation system as destinations.
With this feature, you have constant and immediate access to the latest news from your RSS News Feeds subscription.
This feature ensures that you can also access the music library stored on your smartphone at any time when using the MINI Connected app.
*MINI Hatch (from production date November 2013). Not MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster, MINI Coupé, MINI Countryman, MINI Paceman.
Requirements and tips
User registration is required before activating the app for use.
Several functions are only available when the end device is connected to a MINI with the ""MINI Connected"" option. The range of features and functions may differ from version to version and country to country. As selected functions are dependent on connections to third party providers, it is possible that they may not be available at all times and in the same form.
A broadband connection is required. Any extra costs resulting from this (e.g. roaming charges) are a part of the customer's contract with the network provider. Please also take care to observe country-specific preconditions and requirements. Limited functionality may be experienced as a result of insufficient bandwidth or volume-based bandwidth limitation (bandwidth capping) on the part of the network provider.
As a result of this, MINI can provide no guarantee for the unlimited compatibility and functionality of your mobile device when connected with the vehicle interface.
This app requires, amongst other things, the following Android permissions:
to display the calendar in the car.
to call subscribers registered in the calendar.
Write to memory:
to store data, e.g. Facebook user photos.
to read the Bluetooth address to enable trouble-free, USB audio communication with the car.
Prevent standby mode:
for trouble-free USB communication.
For compatible smartphones, see www.bmw.com/bluetooth.
To use a BMW Connected app in your BMW, connect the smartphone to the car using either the snap-in adapter or the USB connection in the centre console, and follow the instructions from the connection assistant, which you will find in the Connected Drive menu.
Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites, and community trends in your car. Moreover, pre-defined texts which are able to access current vehicle information can be sent during the journey.
Displays calendar entries in your car. Enables you to call meeting-participants should you need to. Appointment details can be read out through the audio system.
Discover interesting Wikipedia articles relevant to the sights and localities in your destination region..
Access the latest news at any time from your RSS news feeds..
Access the music library in your smartphone through your BMW.
ECO PRO analyser
Rates your driving style and gives you advice as to how to drive even more efficiently. The ECO PRO Analyser is not supported by the following models: all BMW M and BMW i models, and BMW models without the ECO PRO mode.
Last mile navigation
Transfers your navigation destination and the position data of your car to your smartphone and continues your navigation even after you have left the vehicle. Makes it easy to find your car when returning to it at your destination.
The application is displayed in the car in the language configured for the vehicle.
An Internet connection is required. This can incur costs (for example due to roaming) in accordance with the contract concluded between the customer and the network operator. Please observe national requirements and conditions specific to the country you are in.
Restricted functionality is possible in the event of insufficient data transfer speed and with volume-based bandwidth restrictions of the network operator. Moreover, it is possible that selected functions based on services supplied by third-party providers will not be available at all times or may be subject to change. The specific conditions of these providers must be observed.
For the aforementioned reasons, BMW is unable to warranty unrestricted compatibility and functionality of your mobile device in combination with the vehicle interface.
This app requires the following Android authorisations:
Required for location-based functions such as Last Mile and Wiki Local. Last Mile guides you to your navigation after you have left your vehicle. Wiki Local shows how far you are from different POIs (points of interest).
Needed to display your smartphone calendar in your vehicle.
Allows you to call meeting-participants and to post your last call to Twitter.
Write to memory:
Required in order to save data, e.g. Facebook user images.
Reads out the Bluetooth address to enable USB audio communication with the vehicle.
Prevent standby mode:
Enables problem-free USB communication during the journey.
Read network and Wifi status:
Allows quality checks of Internet connection.
For further details, see the privacy statement for the app.