How To Update the Navigation System in a BMW

Navigation Updates navigation systemKeeping the navigation system up-to-date is an important part of BMW ownership. Up-to-date maps make navigation easier. It’s recommended that a navigation system is updated every six months to keep all roadways and points of interest accurate. From road closure to street changes, navigation map data is updated with thousands of new streets every single year. A system map update will add thousands of new points of interest, miles of new roads, and new addresses.  The map update will first need to be purchased to upgrade the navigation system in a BMW. From there, the system update is relatively simple and requires only a few steps. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions on updating a BMW’s navigation system.

  1. Purchase your navigation system update. Navigation Updates  will have up-to-date information on all the best navigation systems, including customer reviews to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. You will be able to navigate easily, find your vehicle model, and be directed to the exact navigation update you will require.
  2. Secondly, once the update is purchased, you will want to connect the USB stick containing the map update to the system. The screen should automatically turn to update screen for the navigation system. Select “Start Update” on display to activate the update. Your system may need a 20-digit code if your vehicle does not already have a valid subscription. Select “OK” to confirm.
  3. Leave the USB stick inserted into the system while the system updates. You will be able to continue driving as usual while the map date updates. Your map system will be able to continue to do basic functions normally while the navigation system goes through the map data update. Do not remove the USB until the system update is complete.
  4. The entire update process may take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. During this time, your system should be functioning while you drive. After the update complete, the system will reboot automatically. Following the reboot, your navigation system update is completed, and your map data will be up to date. Afterward, you will be able to use your navigation system with all new information for roads and addresses.


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