Can you retrofit MINI Connected?

BimmerTech made sure that owners of pre-2017 MINIs would be able to retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto solutions without the need to alter their iDrive systems, or exchange their senior MINI for a later version.

Can I add CarPlay to my MINI?

Connect your Apple iPhone to your MINI USB port using an Apple-approved Lightning-to-USB cable. The USB port should be located in the center console. When prompted about using Apple CarPlay on your MINI Display Audio screen, select OK. Your Apple iPhone and MINI are now connected via Apple CarPlay.

Can you upgrade MINI to have sat nav?

Your MINI Cooper navigation maps can be updated through the USB port. With the latest map data saved to a USB stick, just plug it into your car. You will be prompted to enter an FSC activation code to complete installation.

Can you add a navigation system to a Mini Cooper?

The navigation only version is fully integrated into your Mini although cost a bit more. We much prefer the full integration, but the ultimate choice would be yours. The below information talks about BMW, but the Mini with navigation system is identical to the BMW system.

Can I upgrade my MINI to Apple play?

No it doesn’t. Mini didn’t start including Apple Carplay and Android Auto until the 2018 models, AND they don’t offer a software upgrade for older models…

What year did Mini Cooper get Apple CarPlay?

Unfortunately, that means Apple CarPlay is currently only available on the 2018 MINI Countryman and MINI Clubman models built after July 2017 when properly equipped with the aforementioned tech–but the good news is that it will be an option for all MINI models going forward!

Can you upgrade the radio in a Mini Cooper?

MINI Cooper 2006-2016 Aftermarket Radio Upgrade has a 8 inch touchscreen, it is specially designed to upgrade the MINI cooper stock radio system. The same harness and plugs as the original radio, plug and play.

Is Apple CarPlay standard in MINI?

Mini Cooper supports Apple CarPlay that lets you access your iPhone apps like iTunes, Google Maps, Waze and Spotify through the touch-screen of your vehicle. You can also make phone calls, send messages or use navigation with voice commands using Siri.