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Some cool iconic sounds with Expressive, Relaxing and Sport, Sport much better than pre update

Efficient is for economy, Sport you can adjsut settings for suspension etc.

A seach on Youtube is likely to show the garphics and sound
 

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"Expressive" and "Relax" modes have different (sort of musical) sounds rather than the "electric" iconic sounds, and also adjust climate control and the sunroof. Haven't fiddled with them enough to catalog the features. None of them are actually adjustable for driving features other than Sport Mode.


 

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I haven't received these additional modes yet. I read before that someone got these after taking their vehicle in for servicing to update the airbag controller. Has anyone received this via OTA update?
 

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i don't think you can get OTA. Requires taking car in. I had mine installed at dealer. Haven't been able to find anything that really explains the driving characteristics of the new modes.
 

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I haven't received these additional modes yet. I read before that someone got these after taking their vehicle in for servicing to update the airbag controller. Has anyone received this via OTA update?
This update can't be done OTA. You must take to dealer, which i did. When you have the safety recall issue fixed, they will update to this version. The best thing about this update, which many may not have noticed is that finally you have the option to "precondition now" as soon as you turn off the car. This is great for when you want to make a quick trip to the store and leave the AC running. Now a simple press on the display does it . Before I had to constantly open the app and hit "precondition now" to keep AC going
 
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This update can't be done OTA. You must take to dealer, which i did. When you have the safety recall issue fixed, they will update to this version. The best thing about this update, which many may not have noticed is that finally you have the option to "precondition now" as soon as you turn off the car. This is great for when you want to make a quick trip to the store and leave the AC running. Now a simple press on the display does it . Before I had to constantly open the app and hit "precondition now" to keep AC going
Does BMW have the functionality to send OTA updates?
What makes an update different so that it can only be processed thru a BMW Service Center rather than an OTA updates?
 

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Does BMW have the functionality to send OTA updates?
What makes an update different so that it can only be processed thru a BMW Service Center rather than an OTA updates?
They do and they have, but apparently they're having problems with OTA on iD8. The OTA updates are always one iteration behind, i.e., never the most current update but -1. I've heard that the newest (currently, 11/2022/xx) will be released sometime in the spring (which by my calendar would be probably 3-4 months away). Dealerships/service centers are randomly inclined to run an update for no reason, but never hurts to ask....
 
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They do and they have, but apparently they're having problems with OTA on iD8. The OTA updates are always one iteration behind, i.e., never the most current update but -1. I've heard that the newest (currently, 11/2022/xx) will be released sometime in the spring (which by my calendar would be probably6 3-4 months away). Dealerships/service centers are randomly inclined to run an update for no reason, but never hurts to ask....
Thanks for info. I kept hearing about doing updates at the dealer's service center. I hope they are working on the OTA updates issues. My car will be arriving at the port on Dec20 😆🎉🎊🎉😆. What OS version should I expect?
 
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relax mode = useless mode
expressive mode = creepy iconic sound mode
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Isn't the 1st icon "Personal"? How can it be "Personal" if it doesn't let you modify it for your personal settings? 😳

I'm gonna try these 2 modes Relax and Expressive when I get my iX. That will be interesting....or not. At least BMW can add more modes rather than just 3 buttons max on console. Maybe after all these modes are out and tested, it would be all of the owners responsibilities to make noise to BMW to add or just change the feature in each mode. They have it in Sport mode so why not other modes?.

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Hi everybody! Does anybody know how to change default mode to Efficient? When I stop and start car again it is switched to Personal mode every time. And I couldn’t find where I can change this.
 
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