BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Status information

General information

The status field can be found in the upper area of the Control Display. Status information is displayed in the form of symbols.

Radio symbols

Symbol /Meaning

HD Radio station is being

- Satellite radio is switched on.

Telephone symbols

Symbol /Meaning

- Incoming or outgoing call.

-Missed call.

- Signal strength of cellular

- Network search.

- Cellular network is not

-The critical charge state of the
mobile phone has been reached.

- Roaming is active.

- Locating is active.

- SMS text message received.

- Message received.

Symbol /Meaning

- Reminder.

- Sending not possible.

Entertainment symbols

Symbol /Meaning

- Music hard disk.

-Bluetooth audio.

- USB storage device.


Other symbols

Symbol /Meaning

- Check Control message.

- Sound output active.

- Sound output deactivated.

- Voice activation system active.

- Request for the current vehicle

- Checking the current vehicle

- Driver profile.

- Messages.

- Service notifications.

- Information.

- Stop.

- Data protection.

Programmable memory buttons

General information

The iDrive functions can be stored on the programmable memory buttons and called up directly, for instance radio stations, navigation destinations, phone numbers and menu entries or pages in the Integrated Owner's Manual.

Settings are stored for the driver profile currently used.


Programmable memory buttons

Programmable memory buttons

Storing a function

A function can be stored on a programmable memory button. A button with a stored function can be overwritten with another function.

  1. Select function via iDrive, for instance radio station.
  2. Press and hold the desired
    button until the displayed bar on the Control Display has loaded completely.

Executing a function

Press the button.

The function will work immediately. This means, for instance that the number is dialed when a phone number is selected.

Displaying the key assignment

Touch buttons with finger. Do not wear gloves or use objects.

The assignment of the buttons is displayed in the upper area of the Control Display.

Deleting all button assignments

All button assignments can be deleted.

  1. Press and hold buttons 1 and simultaneously for approx. 5 seconds.
  2.  "OK"


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