How to update GPS on my Bmw Serie 2 F22 ?

I have a 2018 M240i convertible with the navigation system. Really like it versus the suboptimal Apple CarPlay that uses half the screen. Maybe when ios 13 comes out — the updated CarPlay might be better.

In the mean time, my maps are from 2017, so I want to update them to the latest and be able to update them more regularly. After talking to my deal, I found what I think are the two items that I need from BMW for the update — a USB stick (first item at URL below) and an FSC code (third item at URL below). Total price around $150.

Do these sound like the right two items to purchase?

Are there any other better and legal and warranty-friendly options that provide updated maps?

thru BMW connected services.

Automatic Map Update enables the Navigation System Professional to always receive the most current navigation map data, over-the-air

06-16-2019, 07:32 AM #3

I have a 2018 M240i convertible with the navigation system. Really like it versus the suboptimal Apple CarPlay that uses half the screen. Maybe when ios 13 comes out — the updated CarPlay might be better.

In the mean time, my maps are from 2017, so I want to update them to the latest and be able to update them more regularly. After talking to my deal, I found what I think are the two items that I need from BMW for the update — a USB stick (first item at URL below) and an FSC code (third item at URL below). Total price around $150.

Do these sound like the right two items to purchase?

Are there any other better and legal and warranty-friendly options that provide updated maps?

06-16-2019, 09:54 AM #4

thru BMW connected services.

Automatic Map Update enables the Navigation System Professional to always receive the most current navigation map data, over-the-air

06-16-2019, 12:50 PM #5
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06-17-2019, 06:11 PM #6

Current: 20 M340i

Sold: 19 x3 30i X drive, 18 230i X drive Convertible
18 x3, 30i X drive 16 428i Convertible, 16 X1 X drive, 14 i3 Rex, 14 328i, 14 x1 28i X drive, 08 328i, 03 M5, 99 323i Convertible, 00 z3 M Roadster, 99 328i, 00 323i

06-22-2019, 02:34 AM #7

You can even get the full maps free..

06-22-2019, 06:17 PM #8
06-27-2019, 10:05 AM #9

Don’t forget — Carplay/Android Auto don’t work in areas of spotty cell coverage. So if you’re out in the boonies or even local but in the hills/mountains with zero bars they go inactive. Only the built in car GPS stays working without functioning cell service.
Ask me how I know : )

06-28-2019, 09:26 AM #10

Thanks for all of the replies. I did try the official USB, but my F23 would not even recognize it. I returned it and the FSC for a full credit. Took your advice and changed my region to the Florida area. That seems to have worked. Now i regularly get messages about over the air updates. My new community is now there, though it has my house in the wrong place. Good thing I know where my house is!

I am looking forward to trying the updated Carplay in iOS 13 with improved maps. We shall see if it is really any better.

07-08-2019, 11:06 PM #11
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Thanks for all of the replies. I did try the official USB, but my F23 would not even recognize it. I returned it and the FSC for a full credit. Took your advice and changed my region to the Florida area. That seems to have worked. Now i regularly get messages about over the air updates. My new community is now there, though it has my house in the wrong place. Good thing I know where my house is!

I am looking forward to trying the updated Carplay in iOS 13 with improved maps. We shall see if it is really any better.

07-09-2019, 11:14 AM #12

1. Go to: connecteddrive.bmwusa.com
2. Login in or create an account and log in
3. Scroll down and look for a section called ‘Subscribed Services’
4. In that section, look for a box/tile called ‘Map Update’ and click that box
5. Expand a section called ‘Automatic Map Update’
6. Find the region that represents your area and click the circle
7. Hit Save and that is it.

Wait a couple of days and look for a message on your car’s idrive panel that talks about map updates. Always choose that you want it now versus waiting. They keep coming up for me. I just choose do it now. It restarts your nav system right away.

If this does not happen after several days, let us know.

07-09-2019, 02:56 PM #13
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1. Go to: connecteddrive.bmwusa.com
2. Login in or create an account and log in
3. Scroll down and look for a section called ‘Subscribed Services’
4. In that section, look for a box/tile called ‘Map Update’ and click that box
5. Expand a section called ‘Automatic Map Update’
6. Find the region that represents your area and click the circle
7. Hit Save and that is it.

Wait a couple of days and look for a message on your car’s idrive panel that talks about map updates. Always choose that you want it now versus waiting. They keep coming up for me. I just choose do it now. It restarts your nav system right away.

If this does not happen after several days, let us know.

Perfect, thank you very much! I was clicking on «Automatic Map Update» at the top of the Subscribed Services page, but needed to click «Map Update’ at the bottom, as your screenshot made clear to me. Pretty odd to have two boxes so similarly named!

07-09-2019, 09:31 PM #16