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Apple CarPlay Activation - SIS

Original price £220.00 - Original price £240.00
Original price
£220.00 - £240.00
Current price £220.00
Type: Activation


Apple CarPlay seamlessly integrates your iPhone with your BMW, enabling access to iOS apps on the dashboard. Stay focused on the road while enjoying music, calls, directions, texts, and navigation apps—all hands-free with Siri, enhancing your driving experience

This is our Self Installation Service (SIS) allowing you to have the products listed above. You will be undertaking the installation of both software configuration and physical hardware (if applicable). All necessary instructions and steps will be provided to you.

This also includes an OBD ENET II Cable required for our solution to be activated.


BMW Apple CarPlay compatibility is limited because it requires the NBT Evo head unit with ID5 or ID6 software (Proffesional Navigation Option 8.8"). In other words, your BMW needs the latest on-board computer and operating system. Even if you have a vehicle from 2016, 2015 or 2014 with recent technology, your vehicle may only have the ID4 software, or the older head unit hardware, regular NBT.

If your BMW is equipped with a compatible head unit, we can enable Apple CarPlay with our bespoke software solution. In some cases, you might need to add a WiFi antenna if your car does not already have one, to allow establishing a wireless connection between your iPhone and BMW head unit. You can check here if your BMW needs one and if so — order it with us. With the appropriate hardware fitted in your vehicle, Defined Coding, unlike BMW, can do the BMW CarPlay activation even if you live in a country which is not on the Apple CarPlay availability list.

Please find the details below to verify whether the version of CarPlay compatible with your vehicle will be Fullscreen or Standard, to check your firmware version please follow the instructions below.
Go to "Navigation" > Choose "Map" > Press Options button > Select "Navigation settings" > Scroll down to "Position and Version" > Select "Version Information".
If your firmware starts with the letter N, O, P, Q, R, S, U, V, W, X or any following letter after . e.g. NBTevo_N then your firmware is compatible.

Contact us to find out more information prior to purchasing if there is any confusion and ensure you provide us with the Last 7 Characters & Digits of your VIN Number

Wi-Fi Antenna

If your vehicle is equipped with either the Wireless Charging option or Wi-Fi Hotspot then you will not require the Wi-Fi Antenna to be installed.

Please note if your vehicle does not have either of the above options, then you will require the Wi-Fi antenna to be fitted as a requirement for Apple CarPlay to function correctly. It is the buyers responsibility to ensure the above is checked, but if there is any doubts please feel free to reach out to us directly.

Installation Requirements

Please ensure you have access to a Laptop, which is either Windows 10 or Macbook (Running Windows 10 via Virtual Machine).

When purchasing this product you will receive an email containing your Apple CarPlay activation details, including simple step by step instructions on how to activate it. Please note we also include the required OBD ENET Cable with this package and this will be shipped also (If your device does not have an Ethernet port you will require an Ethernet (RJ45) to USB C or A Adapters)

Access to an external stable Wi-Fi connection is required

Alternatively if you would like the above install by us, please contact us prior to purchasing to arrange an appointment.

Work devices may not compatible due to company restrictions and policies installed, its advised to use a personal device and any additional troubleshooting/support will be provided at an additional cost

Note - Returns/Refunds are not applicable with this product due to Files/Activation Codes being bound to the vehicles VIN once ordered.