BMW 5 Series: Destination entry by voice - Destination input - Navigation - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Destination entry by voice

General information ▷ Instructions for voice activation system<>.

▷ When making a destination entry by voice, you can change between voice operation and iDrive.
▷ To have the available spoken instructions read out loud: ›Voice commands‹

Saying the entries

▷ the town/city, street, and house number can be entered as a single command.
▷ Countries, towns and cities, streets, and intersections can be said as whole words or spelled in the language of the system.
Example: to enter a town/city in a US state as a whole word, the language of the system must be English.
▷ Spell the entry if the spoken language and the language of the system differ.
▷ Say the letters smoothly, and avoid exaggerating the pronunciation and inserting lengthy pauses between the letters.
▷ The options available for entering data depend on the navigation data and the country and language settings.

entering an address using a command

1. steering Press the button on the steering wheel.
2. ›Enter address‹
3. Wait for a request from the system.
4. Say the address in the suggested order.
5. Continue making the entry as prompted by the system.
If necessary, individually name the separate components of the address, e.g., the town/city.

Entering a town/city separately

The name of the town/city can be said as a word or spelled out.

With the destination entry menu displayed:

1. steering Press the button on the steering wheel.
2. ›City‹ or ›Spell city‹.
3. Wait for the system to prompt you for the town/city.
4. Say the name of the town/city, or say at least the first three letters.
Depending on the entry, up to 20 towns/cities may be suggested.
5. Select the town/city.
▷ To select a recommended town/ city: ›Yes‹
▷ To select a different town/city: ›New entry‹
▷ Select an entry: ›Entry ...‹ e.g., entry 2
▷ To spell an entry: ›Spell city‹
6. Continue making the entry as prompted by the system.

If there are several towns/cities with the same name:

Towns/cities of the same name are grouped in a list and displayed as one location followed by an ellipsis.

1. Select an entry: ›Yes‹ or ›Entry ...‹ e.g., Entry 2.
2. Select the desired town/city.

Entering a street or intersection separately

Enter a street and intersection in the same way as you would enter a town/city.

Entering a house number separately

Depending on the data in the navigation system, house numbers up to number 2,000 can be entered.

1. ›House number‹
2. Say the house number.
Say each digit separately.
3. Continue making the entry as prompted by the system.

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