Operating principle

With the ignition at radio readiness or beyond, , the following message is displayed on the Control Display:

To hide the message: Press the controller.

To hide the message: Press the controller.

The main menu is displayed.

The message is automatically hidden after approx. 10 seconds.

Opening the main menu

Press the button.

The main menu is displayed.

The main menu is displayed.

All iDrive functions can be called up via the main menu.

Selecting a menu item

The menu items shown in white can be selected.

1.  Turn the controller until the desired menu item is highlighted.

2.  Press the controller.

2.  Press the controller.

Menu items in the Owner's Manual

In the Owner's Manual, the menu items that should be selected are depicted in quotation marks, e.g. "Settings".

Changing between panels

After a menu item is selected, e.g. "Radio", a new panel is displayed. Panels can overlap.

> Move the controller to the left.

The current panel is closed and the previous panel is displayed.

Pressing the BACK button reopens the previous panel. This does not close the current panel.

> Move the controller to the right.

A new panel is opened and laid over it.

White arrows pointing to the left or right indicate that additional panels can

White arrows pointing to the left or right indicate that additional panels can be opened.

View of an opened menu

When you open a menu, generally the panel last selected in this menu is displayed. To display the first panel of the menu:

> Move the controller to the left repeatedly until the first panel is displayed.
> Press the menu's button twice on the controller.

Open the Options menu

Press the The "Options" menu is displayed. button.

The "Options" menu is displayed.

Another possibility: move the controller to the right repeatedly until the "Options"

Another possibility: move the controller to the right repeatedly until the "Options" menu appears.

Options menu

The "Options" menu is composed of different areas:

> Screen settings, e.g. "Split screen". The region remains unchanged.
> Control options for the selected main menu, e.g. "Radio".
> Other control options for the selected menu, e.g. "Store station".

Adjusting settings

1.  Select a field.

2.  Turn the controller until the desired setting is displayed.

3.  Press the controller to confirm the setting.

3.  Press the controller to confirm the setting.

Activating/deactivating functions

Some menu items are preceded by a check box. It indicates whether the function is activated or deactivated. Selecting the menu item activates or deactivates the function.

The function is deactivated. The function is activated.
Example: setting the clock The function is deactivated.

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