The BMW Connected app allows you to connect with your vehicle without the need to be in near vicinity. You can download the BMW Connected app from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Store. After installing the app, log in with your ConnectedDrive credentials or create a new account. To add your vehicle tap the “Add Vehicle” link near the top of the “Vehicle” screen. Connect your phone to your vehicle via USB to automatically transfer your vehicle information, or manually enter the last 7 digits of your vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN can be found by going to “Communication”, “Mobile Devices”, “Settings”, “Bluetooth information”, “System Information”. After entering your VIN, a verifying code will be sent to your vehicle. Locate the code under “Messages” within the “ConnectedDrive” menu. Enter the code in the app, the process is now complete. There may be a waiting period while the vehicle you have connected is confirmed and displayed on the “Vehicle” screen. Continue watching our How-To Series to get the most out of your BMW.