MINI digital experience - introduction

MINI Digital Experience.
A digital Quantum leap.

This is where innovation and driving converge. Dive into a realm of advanced technology and connectivity that amplifies your driving experience. From intelligent infotainment to immersive driving modes, explore how MINI is redefining the road ahead.

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The new MINI Operating System 9 opens up a completely new intuitive user experience and ensures you're connected and in control more than ever before – on every journey. It’s optimised for your interaction with the 240 mm diameter circular OLED touchscreen and your MINI Intelligent Personal Assistant using your spoken voice, so you now enjoy more personalisation and emotion than ever before.

DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS

THE MINI EXPERIENCE MODES FOR INTENSELY MINI MOMENTS.

Create a unique, multi-sensory experience for you and your passengers. Immerse yourself in up to eight different extraordinary worlds. Each mode follows its own creative design and sound palette. And with the Personal mode you can even use the MINI App to select your own images from your smartphone gallery for the background of the MINI Interaction Unit. The colours of the ambient lighting automatically adjust to suit the images you select. So indulge and bring your interior to life.

YOUR MINI IN-CAR PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

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VISUALLY ACCOMPANIED BY MINI.

A full-featured voice assistant has found its way into the cockpit of the MINI models for the first time. The MINI Intelligent Personal Assistant can be activated using the greeting “Hey MINI” or by pressing the push-to-talk button on the steering wheel. It allows customers to control important functions by voice command, enables travel-related requests or wishes and recognises whether it is the driver or front passenger currently speaking. Voice-controlled interaction on the circular OLED display takes the form of an animation featuring graphical elements, typography and an avatar. In terms of the display, drivers can choose between “MINI” – a stylised visualization of a MINI – and optionally "Spike".

MINI CONNECTED BASE

YOUR MINI DRIVE WITH SMART INNOVATIONS.

Elevate your journey with MINI‘s smart features. Your MINI comes already standard with lots of smart features like the MINI Navigation that provides you always the latest map and traffic data or Remote Services to keep control of your MINI with the MINI App. Experience seamless connectivity and redefine your drive with  MINI - where innovation meets the road.

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MINI CONNECTED PACKAGE

SEEKING FOR AN EVEN BETTER DIGITAL EXPERIENCE?

In conjunction with the optional MINI Connected Package, you have access to an ever-growing range of practical features and entertaining apps, including options for gaming, music and video streaming. The MINI Navigation will be enhanced with even more features to make your life through the daily traffic easier and you can also look forward to the digital avatar “Spike" within the MINI Intelligent Personal Assistant.

MINI CONNECTED UPGRADES

UPGRADE THE EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR MINI.

Find new dimensions of driving with the enhanced MINI Connected experience. Our MINI Connected Upgrades ease every journey with feature highlights like the Driving Assistant Plus or High Beam Assistant.

FURTHER DIGITAL SERVICES

MORE, MORE, MORE.

TAP INTO THE MINI APP.

Get closer than ever to your MINI with the MINI App. Tap into a world of connections and convenience from anywhere and at anytime using your smartphone. Its modern design, intuitive operation and extensive range of functions make it smooth to use enabling you to enjoy carefree mobility – anytime and anywhere.

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Digital Key Plus.

You can now open your MINI just by getting closer to it. The optional Digital Key Plus uses ultra-wideband (UWB) technology with a high safety standard and works in just the same way as a traditional key fob. So if you are nearby, and your compatible phone is in your pocket or a bag, it will unlock your MINI automatically – and then lock it again when you leave.

More facts why you will love the MINI Digital Key Plus: 

  • Use on iOS and Android smartphones, additionally on your Apple Watch TM, linked to your MINI ID
  • Engine start without taking devices out of your pocket or placing it down
  • Sharing the key with up to five people – with option to restrict vehicle functions like acceleration or maximum speed
  • Key functions are available even when battery is empty and without internet connection

REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE.

Keeping your MINI right up to date.

You can receive free over-the-air software updates and improvements for your MINI. And depending on the country, vehicle model, equipment and vehicle condition, you might even be eligible to receive additional new functions or functional improvements free of charge on regular basis.

FAQs.

MINI ID & Personalisation.

Click on the profile picture at the bottom right of the central display, then scan the QR code in the "Login with MINI ID" area with your smartphone camera or a QR code reader. If you have already logged into the MINI App, the MINI ID is automatically transferred to your MINI and the vehicle is automatically added to your MINI App. If not, you will be redirected to the website and once you have logged in/registered, you will also be automatically logged into the vehicle. You can then link your key and Digital Key with your MINI ID in the menu under “MINI ID” - “Settings” - “Driver Recognition”. You will then be automatically greeted personally when you unlock your MINI with a linked key and be able to find your personal settings such as your most recent navigation destinations, favourite radio stations, etc..
After logging in to the vehicle with a MINI ID, the vehicle is automatically added to the MINI App. This ensures access to all vehicle functions such as favourites saved in the quick access menu (“Toolbelt”) and access to recent destinations, etc. In addition, personal vehicle settings, like those for navigation, driver assistance, climate control or media, are saved to the MINI profile and can be synchronised with other vehicles with MINI Operating System 9. Logged-in users can also receive personal recommendations from the MINI Intelligent Personal Assistant.
Up to seven users can log in to one vehicle with the MINI ID. The first user who has successfully added the MINI to the MINI App automatically becomes the main user. All other users are co-users. The main user has special rights. He/she can book MINI Connected Upgrades, set up a Digital Key and share it with fellow users, manage the co-users, and adjust further menu settings.

MINI Connected.

With MINI Connected Base as part of the standard equipment, you can use basic MINI Intelligent Personal Assistant and MINI Navigation functions as well as Remote Services in your MINI with Operating System 9. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa Car Integration are also included as standard equipment of MINI Operating System 9. Depending on the country of delivery, model and equipment, you can purchase optional vehicle functions as “MINI Connected Upgrades” retrospectively from the MINI Connected Store and install them in your vehicle over-the-air. Regular MINI Remote Software Upgrades keep your MINI with Operating System 9 right up to date with the latest technology developments.

In conjunction with the optional “MINI Connected Package”, your MINI with Operating System 9 gives you access to an extended MINI Connected Store with an ever growing range of third-party apps. The MINI Connected Package includes country-specific apps for music, podcasts, news and in-car gaming. The MINI Connected Package also expands the functions of the MINI Intelligent Personal Assistant with the additional visualisation of the "Spike" avatar. The extended MINI Navigation functions include real-time traffic information (RTTI) with colour display across the entire map area (even without activated route guidance), 3D representations of buildings and landmarks, realistic lane guidance visualisation at complex exits and intersections, and additional, dynamic information for special destinations in selected categories. Please note: The range of functions and map content offered by MINI Navigation may vary depending on the country of delivery.

Yes, a free trial period starts after logging in to your new vehicle with your MINI ID. The duration of this period may vary depending on country of delivery. Further information on available services and apps as well as the prices of the MINI Connected Package for different runtimes can be found for MINI models with Operating System 9 in the MINI Connected Store, in the vehicle or online.

Yes, the MINI Connected Package in your MINI with Operating System 9 enables you to use all apps from the MINI Connected Store via the SIM card built into your MINI without any limitations. Please note: You may incur additional costs for in-app purchases.

With a MINI Connected Package, you can expand the standard functions of your MINI with Operating System 9 and add additional vehicle apps from the MINI Connected Store. Further information on available services and apps as well as the prices of the MINI Connected Package for different runtimes can be found for MINI models with Operating System 9 in the MINI Connected Store in the vehicle or online.

Yes, in your MINI with Operating System 9, you can display and operate the apps of your connected smartphone with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay in the central instrument (“MINI Interaction Unit”).
Yes, the regular Remote Software Upgrades provide your MINI with quality enhancements. And depending on the country of delivery, model and equipment, new functions or functional improvements will be added – free of charge and over the air. Once a Remote Software Upgrade is available for your vehicle, you will receive a notification via the MINI App on your smartphone and in the central instrument (“MINI Interaction Unit”) of your vehicle.

MINI App.

With the MINI App, you can use the following functions: vehicle finder, check vehicle status, lock/unlock doors, activate Remote 3D View, start climate/ventilation control, set climate control and/or charging for departure times and activate exterior lights or sound the horn. You can also set up a Digital Key, upload a personal picture for the Personal Mode as part of the MINI Experience Modes and analyse your recent trips. The range of features and functionality may vary depending on the country, model, production date, software version and optional equipment booked for your MINI.

Digital Key.

The Digital Key Plus is a digital vehicle key on your compatible smartphone (iOS or Android) or Apple Watch that allows you to conveniently and securely unlock or lock and start your new MINI without having to remove the device from your pocket. The Digital Key Plus is available as optional equipment with “Comfort Access” (SA 322) in conjunction with “Teleservices” (6AE). Using the “Ultra-Wideband” (UWB) radio technology, your MINI recognises from where you are approaching and how far away you are. As soon as you are about three metres away, your MINI starts to wake up and signals this with a welcome scenario using the lighting outside and inside. During boarding, the personal settings are loaded to your driver profile (MINI ID) and your smartphone is connected via Bluetooth®. A welcome screen on the central instrument (“MINI Interaction Unit”) with a personal greeting, suggestions for activating or setting up services, or information about vehicle functions or available upgrades. Please note: The MINI Digital Key with a limited range of functions is available as an alternative, depending on the country of delivery and mobile device.
Depending on the country of delivery and mobile device, you can unlock or lock and start your MINI using the MINI Digital Key Plus or the MINI Digital Key on your compatible smartphone or Apple Watch. While the MINI Digital Key Plus transmits data via “Ultra-Wideband” (UWB) and Bluetooth®, your vehicle uses the “Near Field Communication” (NFC) wireless standard for the MINI Digital Key. To unlock or lock your vehicle with the MINI Digital Key, you must hold your mobile device against the door handle. The MINI Digital Key Plus automatically unlocks your vehicle as soon as you approach it, starts a welcome scenario and activates all vehicle start functions. With the MINI Digital Key, you must place your mobile device in the smartphone tray to start the engine. In conjunction with the MINI Digital Key Plus, it is sufficient for your mobile device to be located in the passenger compartment. Information on the availability of the MINI Digital Key Plus or MINI Digital Key in the a specific country of delivery and compatible mobile devices can be found in our FAQs.
To set up the Digital Key for the first time, you need both vehicle keys in the passenger compartment and the engine of your MINI must be switched off. Your MINI's SIM card requires a mobile connection. Your mobile device must be compatible with the MINI Digital Key Plus (Ultra-Wideband Technology) or MINI Digital Key (Near Field Communication) and your MINI must be added to your MINI ID in the MINI App. Open the MINI App and select: “Vehicle” (tab) > “Digital Key Plus” > “Set up your Digital Key” and follow the instructions in the MINI App and in the central instrument of your MINI. The digital key is stored in your smartphone's wallet app. Please note: The availability and range of functions of the Digital Key may vary depending on the country of delivery, model and equipment of your MINI, and on the model and software version of your smartphone. Information on the availability of the MINI Digital Key Plus or MINI Digital Key for each country of delivery and compatible mobile devices can be found in our FAQs.

Your digital key is securely stored on your smartphone's Secure Element. In addition, both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Ultra Broadband Technology (UWB) are used to determine the immediate proximity of sender and receiver in a forgery-proof manner.

You can also use your smartphone to unlock, lock, and start when the device needs to be charged. When your smartphone's battery is very low, it goes into power saving mode. With the right setting, you can still use it as a key for several hours.

When activated for sharing a key, the following functions are generally restricted: acceleration is reduced and the maximum speed is limited to about 145 km/h. In addition, vehicle safety systems such as DSC and DTC cannot be deactivated by the driver. The maximum sound volume is reduced to around 65%.
The Key Card is an NFC card that acts as a vehicle key independently of your Digital Key on the smartphone. It comes deactivated with your vehicle, and can be activated or deactivated as required. It is particularly useful if servicing is required or for parking services. The Key Card is activated with a classic vehicle key or an active digital key via the smartphone tray. An active key card should never be left in the vehicle.
Depending on the equipment in your MINI, you can currently use the MINI Digital Key Plus on compatible Apple, Google and Samsung devices. You can use the MINI Digital Key Plus on compatible Apple and Google devices in the following countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Canada, Qatar, Colombia, Croatia, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Austria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Saint Martin, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Czech Republic, Hungary, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Cyprus. You can use the MINI Digital Key Plus on compatible Samsung devices in the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, India, Italy, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, USA, United Arab Emirates, UK. Compatible Apple devices: Apple iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro Max/13/13 Pro Max/13 mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini/11 Pro Max/11/11 Pro with iOS 15 or newer. Apple Watch Ultra/Series 8/7/6 with watchOS 8 or later. Compatible Google devices: Google Pixel 7 Pro/6 Pro/Fold with Android 13 or higher. Compatible Samsung devices: Samsung Galaxy S23+/S23 Ultra/S22+/S22 Ultra*/S21+/S21 Ultra/Z Fold4/Z Fold3/Z Fold2/Please note 20 Ultra with Android 13 or later. * The device is generally compatible with the MINI Digital Key Plus but may require special positioning in the tray due to its size and shape. Positioned this way, the device should work properly, but MINI does not guarantee functionality and does not provide any support in this regard. Please note: Further information on the availability of the MINI Digital Key Plus in your MINI can be found in the MINI App. “Ultra-Wideband” (UWB) radio technology is not legally permitted in some delivery countries. In these cases, the MINI Digital Key Plus uses the “Near Field Communication” (NFC) wireless standard. To unlock or lock your MINI via NFC, you must hold your smartphone against the outer door handle.
Depending on the equipment in your MINI, you can currently use the MINI Digital Key on compatible Apple, Google, Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo and Xiaomi devices. You can use the MINI Digital Key on compatible Apple, Google, OnePlus, Oppo, and Xiaomi devices in the following countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Germany, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Canada, Qatar, Colombia, Croatia, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Austria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Saint Martin, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Cyprus. You can use the MINI Digital Key on compatible Samsung devices in the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, India, Italy, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, USA, United Arab Emirates, UK. Compatible Apple devices: Apple iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro Max/13/13 Pro/13 Pro Max/13 mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/SE (3rd gen)/XS/XS Max/XR with iOS 13.6 or later. Apple Watch Ultra/Series 8/7/6/5/SE (2nd gen)/SE (1st gen.) with watchOS 6.2.8 or later. Compatible Google devices: Google Pixel 8/7/7A/7 Pro/6/6A/6 Pro/Fold with Android 13 or later. Compatible Samsung devices: Samsung Galaxy S23/S23+/S23 Ultra/S23 FE/S22/S22+/S22 Ultra*/S21/S21 Ultra/S21 FE/S20/S20+/S20 Ultra/Z Fold4/Z Fold3/Z Fold2/Z Flip5/Z Flip4/Z Flip3/Z Flip 5G. Please note 20 Ultra with Android 13 or later. Compatible OnePlus devices: OnePlus 11*/Open with Android 13 or later. Compatible Oppo devices: Oppo Find N3/Find N3 Flip with Android 13 or later. Compatible Xiaomi devices: Xiaomi 13/13 Pro/12/12 Pro with Android 13 or later. *The device is generally compatible with the MINI Digital Key, but may require special positioning in the tray due to its size and shape. Positioned in this way, the device should work properly, but MINI does not guarantee functionality and does not provide any assistance in this regard. Please note: For more information on the availability of the MINI Digital Key in your MINI, please see the MINI App.