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BMW 7 Series: Data protection

Vehicle features and options

This chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with the series.

It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems.

When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.

Data protection

Data transfer

Concept

The vehicle offers different services, whose use requires a data transfer to BMW or a service provider.

The data transfer can be deactivated for some services.

General information

When the data transfer is deactivated, the respective service cannot be used.

Only make these settings while stationary.

Adjusting

The data transfer can be configured in different stages or individually for separate services.

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "General settings"
  4. "Data privacy"
  5. Select the desired setting.

Deleting personal data in the vehicle

Concept

Depending on the usage, the vehicle stores personal data, such as stored radio stations. This personal data can be permanently deleted using iDrive.

General information

Depending on the equipment package, the following data can be deleted:

  • Driver profile settings.
  • Stored radio stations.
  • Stored programmable memory buttons.
  • Travel and Onboard Computer information.
  • Music hard disk.
  • Navigation, for instance stored destinations.
  • Phone book.
  • Online data, for instance Favorites, cookies.
  • Office data, for instance voice notes.
  • Login accounts.

Altogether, the deletion of the data can take up to 15 minutes.

Functional requirement

Data can only be deleted while stationary.

Deleting data

The personal data in the vehicle will be deleted when the vehicle is reset to the factory settings.

Additional information: Resetting the vehicle configuration

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