BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Messages

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.

Concept

The menu centrally displays all messages arriving in the vehicle in list form.

General information

The following messages can be displayed:

  • Traffic messages.
  • Check Control messages.
  • Messages on service notifications.
  • Communication messages, for example emails, SMS text messages or reminders.
  • Messages from, e.g., the Concierge service or the BMW Connected app.
  • Messages from the vehicle manufacturer.

The number of messages is additionally displayed in the status field.

The Messages menu can also be created as Widget.

Retrieving messages

Via iDrive:

  1. Tip the Controller up.
  2.  "Notifications"
  3.  Select the desired message.

Deleting messages

All messages, except Check Control messages or messages from the vehicle manufacturer, can be deleted from the list.

Check Control messages or messages from the vehicle manufacturer are displayed as long as they are relevant.

Via iDrive:

  1. Tip the Controller up.
  2. "Notifications"
  3.  Select desired message, for instance. SMS.
  4. Press the button.

  5. "Delete this notification"

"Delete all notifications"

Adjusting

The following settings can be adjusted:

  • Select the applications, from which messages will be permitted.
  • All messages or a limited time period for received messages.

Via iDrive:

  1. Tip the Controller up.
  2. "Notifications"
  3. Move the Controller to the right.
  4. "Settings"
  5. Select the desired setting.

Time

Setting the time zone

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "General settings"
  4.  "Date and time"
  5. "Time zone:"
  6. Select the desired setting.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Setting the time

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "General settings"
  4. "Date and time"
  5. "Time:"
  6. Turn the Controller until the desired hours are displayed.
  7. Press the Controller.
  8. Turn the Controller until the desired minutes are displayed.
  9. "OK"

Setting the time format

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "General settings"
  4.  "Date and time"
  5. "Time format:"
  6. Select the desired setting.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Automatic time setting

Depending on your vehicle's optional features, the time, date and, if needed, the time zone are updated automatically.

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "General settings"
  4. "Date and time"
  5. "Automatic time setting"

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Date

Setting the date

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3.  "General settings"
  4. "Date and time"
  5. "Date:"
  6. Turn the Controller until the desired day is displayed.
  7. Press the Controller.
  8. Make the settings for the month and year.
  9.  "OK"

Setting the date format

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "General settings"
  4. "Date and time"
  5. "Date format:"
  6. Select the desired setting.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

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