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Is this likely? In terms of the way Tesla, Polestar, Jaguar etc find ways to tweak software and send over the air updates that improve range, efficiency or even performance.

Has anyone received an update since they got their iX that made the car better than when it was new from the factory?
 

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The most recent update allows you to have air cooling turned on without a/c. That's definitely an improvement. It also added two new modes which are relatively pointless. The previous update added a text-based clock with tiny dots in the corners that you have to count up to calculate the minutes correctly. A bizarre choice in terms of driving safety.
 

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The most recent update allows you to have air cooling turned on without a/c. That's definitely an improvement. It also added two new modes which are relatively pointless. The previous update added a text-based clock with tiny dots in the corners that you have to count up to calculate the minutes correctly. A bizarre choice in terms of driving safety.
@peterkess Thanks for the insights. Fingers crossed their software boffins can figure out stuff that makes a meaningful difference such as improving range or charging speeds.
 

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I have had the car 1 month and had 0 OTA updates.
However, I have had 2-3 map data updates.
This is interesting to me as my Tesla had constant (1-2/month) updates but very infrequent map (1 every 12-18month) updates.

On the one hand I would like BMW to continue to refine the software and fix any glitches.
On the other hand, I have no desire for them to go Tesla mode and constantly move menus/buttons around monthly and completely change the UX annually with updates I have to take.

In my 4 years of owning a Tesla Model 3, the UX changed significantly enough 3 times that it was like going from Windows 95 to 2000 to 7.
 

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With respect to US dealers blocking OTA updates I do not think BMW would condone or allow that since it would create negative publicity. They don't get paid to do software updates unless there's a recall. That would make no sense at all.

My car is due to be built in the next week or two, I am now getting quite anxious to have it--coming from an Audi etron-which I love but 100 miles extra range is hard to argue with.
Happy Labor Day to those to whom it applies....
 

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... I've not seen an option to connect my iX to WiFi, which would be a drag because I have lousy cell service in my garage.
I also have no cell service in my garage and never will have, but I do have a router. There is NO option to connect to wifi which IMHO is a huge oversight. I never know what my car is doing when parked in my garage which is 99% of the time. Tesla, Ranger Rover etc all can connect to home wifi...
 

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The cell reception of the car might be significantly better than of your phone. I have parked our i3 in the basement garage, and the connection to the MyBmw app works (informing when charging is completed, etc.) even though my phone has no reception at all there.
 

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I just heard back from my dealer who asked his rep. The rep said the 7.22 update was too big to do OTA so they suggest bringing to the dealer. ALL other updates are OTA in the US according to BMW.....and more good news, my 2023 iX has entered production today :)
 

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Slightly off topic, but I was chasing the delay for the registration number so that I could arrange insurance. He advised they cannot register it until all software updates had been applied. The PDI process must apply all latest fixes before it will complete the new car release process.
 
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