Carly for BMW

Carly for BMW

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2011-10-07
  • Current Version: 38.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 165.77 MB
  • Developer: Carly Solutions GmbH Co KG
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 482


WELCOME TO CARLY FOR BMW – THE MOST POWERFUL APP FOR BMW NEW: INCLUDED IN THIS LITE VERSION *** FREE FAULT REPORT AND *** FREE USED CAR CHECK Get the most out of your BMW by keeping it healthy, personalized and connected. With more than 200-thousand happy customers from all over the world you can’t go wrong. With Carly Digital Garage all your reports are saved into your account - a digital version of your car - always in your pocket! These are the functions: -- DIAGNOSTICS: Perform a complete health-check of your car’s electronics -- CODINGS: Get the most out of your BMW (incl. iDrive Codings) -- USED CAR CHECK: Avoid a bad buy! -- PARAMETERS: Analyze BMW engine gauges like a Pro -- BATTERY REGISTRATION: Change and register your car battery by yourself -- SERVICE RESET: Be Independent from your Car Repair shop -- DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER: Check and Regenerate your Diesel Filter -- NOx/DESULFURIZATION: Check and Regenerate your Nox Filter -- ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE: Control your electronic parking brake with the press of a button! -- EXHAUST VALVE: Increase engine sound with Carly! -- TRANSMISSION: Reset adaptation values and read live data! -- OBD: Carly also offers standard OBD features! ------------------------------- THE LITE VERSION: With the Lite Version of Carly for BMW you can test compatibility of your car for all functions that the Full Version offers. For testing with the lite version we recommend our hardware, since some functions depend on the right adapter. Save yourself time and money using the correct adapter right away. You can get the Full Version inside this app. ------------------------------- THE RIGHT ADAPTER: To make it easy to connect to your BMW, we build our own adapters. They were specifically built for Carly Apps and a stable connection. The adapters come with this: -- LIFETIME WARRANTY -- PREMIUM CUSTOMER SUPPORT -- PROMISE OF COMPATIBILITY Check out the adapters: ------------------------------- MORE INFORMATION? ------------------------------- DO YOU NEED SUPPORT OR DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? Support: Current projects of Carly for BMW: ------------------------------- SUPPORTED MODELS AND FUNCTIONS Carly supports all BMW-models starting ca. 1994 until today. (E- and F-Models for Diagnostics and Coding) ● 1 series: all models ● 2 series: all models ● 3 series: all models ● 4 series: all models ● 5 series: all models ● 6 series: all models ● 7 series: all models ● X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6: all models ● Z3, Z4: all models ● Mini (R55, R56 or newer - not R50, R52, R53) This is a yearly subscription. Payment is handled via your iTunes Account. Subscription automatically renews for one year if not cancelled 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. The subscription can be managed in your Account Settings and the automatic renewal can be deactivated there. Terms of use Privacy Policy




    By TorProUpgrade
    Do not be allured by the claims made by this app. It’s super buggy and it can (in my case) ruin your car. I was excited to order Carly and even bought the ridiculously overpriced adapter. After plugging it in the first and making some changes I noticed that my car’s performance decreased significantly. While I was trying to make changes back to OEM the original adapter stopped working! To Carly’s credit, they did ship me a new adapter from Germany after I sent several annoyed messages. The new adapter works but I still can not restore my car to OEM Bc they have updated the app!! Now some of my settings are permanently stuck as a result! I’ve sent emails for the past week but there is zero response. The new app is so buggy that I can’t even upload the picture of codes that are missing. That doesn’t matter however because all my messages have been ignored by Carly. Buyer beware. If you are going to code your car with this app and adapter you risk creating permanent changes and potentially damage. In my opinion, stay away!!
  • No coding functions for new X5

    By bmwenth90
    The app and the features as in information is awesome from the app. I have a 2019 BMW X5 (G05). However there’s no coding options. Though it says it supports all models. It would be great after buying the app and adapter for some coding options to be added.
  • Clunky app - Terrible Customer Service.

    By Zoogleboogle
    I purchased this after hearing a product placement in TBT, The adapter was 3x what it should cost vs other obd adapters and it is wifi only, not bluetooth (check amazon). I used the “trial lite” version to confirm that the functions I wanted were compatible with my car - and when they were, specifically, exhaust flap control, I purchased the $60 annual subscription. Upon launching and properly connecting - the flap control only works occasionally, and the software itself is very slow/clunky. I contacted Carly who tout and advertise their “legendary support” - Hardly. to return the adapter which shipped domestically, I have to send it within 30 days arrival to GERMANY, which would cost me half as much as the adapter did, just to hope it arrives in time for them to issue a refund. They will not refund my annual subscription either, so I have to deal with apple directly for this. Ill probably end up having to do chargebacks through amex to get any restitution. AVOID. 0 stars.
  • Excellent support

    By RinaldiT
    Initially ran into a mysterious coding issue but all it took is one email to the support team and was resolved in minutes. Special shout-out to Robert from the Carly Expert team for a prompt and confident response. Connection was flawless and the app was simple and easy to navigate. I have zero experience in coding and this app makes it really easy.
  • This app is falsely advertising features it does not have yet

    By Tha_Drizzle
    This app is advertising codings available for the BMW X7 that are not available to be coded yet. The worst part is that since it is a subscription Apple can’t refund you. The developer has stopped responded to emails about a refund.
  • X7 Owners Beware

    By JoeMaj
    I just recently purchased the 2019 BMW X7 and after reviewing the light version of Carly for BMW I decided to buy the Carly adapter and purchase the first year subscription. However, I quickly found that the full version did not yet support many of the functions that the light version listed as available for the X7. In fact, of the 32 listed functions in the light version only one function is currently available to be coded. I feel this is deceptive advertising and alert X7 users to stay away from this app until they are certain that the coding functions they are interested in have been actually released for use. I contacted Carly to request a refund and they replied that they could not refund the subscription, only Apple can refund subscriptions. So I reported the problem to Apple and they refused to refund a subscription. So I’m stuck with a $60 annual subscription and an $82 adapter that for now are useless to me. I can only assume that this company is working on providing coding functions for the X7 since they listed 32 of them in the light version but until they actually release them I wouldn’t purchase this product if I were you. Look at the competition who actually offer coding options.
  • Great coding and diagnostic app.

    By alexayaz
    The Carly app is really easy to use and very useful, I just keep the adapter in my cup holder all the time. I had a little issue with coding but Robert (Carly expert team) was super helpful in getting the issue resolved.
  • Policy Changes are Not So Good for Uset

    By LawrenceF1123
    It’s truly sad that everything in AppStore seems to be going the subscription route. Apple is pushing developers to go this route. Soon I may have to subscribe to use my car remote.
  • Very poor support and empty promises

    By JJT489
    The app worked until they updated it. I can’t get to some modules of my 2015 328d xdrive. It is useless right now. Carly support kept emailing me about an update that never got released. Very disappointed.
  • Works great.

    By Court court de
    Had a quick issue when I first received my adapter. I contacted Carly support and worked with Robert who got me coding in no time. 2012 BMW 550i XDrive. Successfully coded - Fold mirrors on key fob and comfort close. Close trunk on key fob and footwell switch. Playlist in HUD Call list in HUD Looking forward to doing more.
  • This product does not turn off adaptive warning light.

    By TheVJLy
    After playing with the app, it can unlock lot of feature but turn off adaptive warning. It's the reason I bought it. Because it can do so much, I give it 4 stars.
  • Money down the drain

    By BSchnitzer
    I bought the original Carly for BMW app, the adapter and unlocked some of the modules by paying additional, totaling nearly $200. It worked great at the time. Then the app forced me to update and when it did, it reverted to the lite version. Meaning I do not have the app, the functions or the modules I paid for. Instead it asks me to pay an additional $60 for the app to work. On top of that, it says it will bill me every year! I tried the restore option and it did not change anything. I am a private user, not a BMW shop and the $200 itself was a bit of a stretch to shell out in the first place for its occasional use. But now I can’t even use what I paid for. If this doesn’t look like a rip-off, I am not sure what is.
  • Full Version Stopped Working

    By vestokes
    I have used the full version of the app with the adapter for months. Suddenly it stopped repot I needed to purchase the full version which I already purchased. I expect to get refunded for the subscription since the service no longer works. No response from support as of yet. If that doesn’t happen I will contact Apple support for a refund. This service may not be ready for prime time.
  • Good

    By bmw tyty
    It’s extremely good app everybody need to try this must have in your toolbox
  • Slowly getting worse

    By b6a4
    Iv had this app about a year and a half now, and with every update i lose more and more functionality of this app. It no longer recognizes over have the ecu’s it used to making it almost useless for coding. For reference i have an e61 530 and a e92 335i.
  • Perfect for new owners

    By olds1368
    I just purchased my first BMW and it was recommended to me to purchase the adapter and full app. I have not been disappointed. I was able to reset several items and program other unique things I wanted. Would highly recommend.
  • They lie about their product to sell it

    By vbvbbhgdfgf
    They told me their product would code things in my car so I purchased the adapter and the software. After spending 150 I found out that it in fact won’t do the things they said. And they refuse to issue a refund. EXTREMELY DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES!!!!!!
  • Never work for me

    By jairovargasg
    The app reboot and never work
  • E93 335i

    By abAdy.777
    This app is very helpful and easy to use U can do so many thing with it The only thing that I didn’t like is u have to buy it annually البرنامج حلو مفيد جداً وسهل وخيارات متعدده انصح فيه 👍 عيبه الاشتراك سنوي
  • MIA review

    By Eli MIA
    Not bad coding adapter.... Wish it was more clear as to what the specific coding or codes do. At times the information is to basic or general But at this point what I’ve understood and wanted to do is happened. Trying to understand the light features or codes so have not tried that yet. Also it would nice to access the coding information or explanations while away from the adapter.
  • Disappointed

    By AhmedElShahed
    After i paid $82 to buy carly from amazon I found out i have to pay another $60 every year to use the app that controls the hardware i got from amazon Other wise the hardware is useless Why they don’t mention that before u get the hardware?????? At least one week or one day coding free with the device Something worse the $82 I paid for If i like the service then i will renew the subscription But buying it and won’t be able to use it That is not acceptable Please help
  • Over price

    By Buntry26
    BimmerCode is a better deal.
  • The best

    By godfathernice
    Thank you for your app
  • If you have a BMW you need this ASAP

    By chris cardet
    I do so much with this app , its like a personalization tool .
  • Rip off

    By your monna
    I upgraded to the full version for $59. And most of the functions are not supported.
  • Unreliable, difficult to use

    By Speedracerindy
    I’m done with this product. Wish I hadn’t wasted my money on the app and the adapter. Getting the app to connect with the adapter (that I purchased from Carley) is nearly impossible. And when it does connect, it will conveniently lose the connection to the adapter just before you are ready to upload adaptations. As a last ditch effort to recover my investment I updated the app and now it won’t recognize my original purchase and wants me to pay another $60 to use it. After several years of use with very spotty results, I won’t be paying any more money. It’s a great idea, but appears to be poorly executed. 5 minutes with Carista’s adapter and app were significantly more productive.
  • Rethink this purchase

    By Scscottish
    I was an original Carly user back many years ago when it was first called BMW What. I was then a beta tester for Carly then I was a Carly Trainer, offering support and advice to enthusiasts looking to purchase an OBD app for their BMW. 4 years ago I was very excited about ivini and this product. They took user suggestions for product improvement seriously and the single purchase fee was reasonable. By the way, I still get commissions on sales of this product so you can be assured that when I offer this review it is from a purely professional perspective and meant as impartial to the thousands of enthusiasts who ask me for advice via the Bimmer forums under my pseudonym “BMW-North”. Today, this product is simply not worth it. There are other products that can perform the same or better functions (for a BMW anyway) that are a single purchase fee and better value. The decision to move to a subscription fee was nothing more than greed. Shame, as it will ultimately see the demise of the progress and acceptance by purists that was occurring. Worse though is the loss of trust by many of the early users, beta testers, and Carly Trainers like myself. We spent countless hours providing free feedback on product development and improvements only to see greed take over the business development aspect. If I were buying a product today to support a Bimmer as an owner, Carly would be bottom of the list due to its subscription basis and relative high cost for basic functions. Other apps are actually better at a lower cost BimmerCode, ISTA, INPA etc. Further, for an automotive professional, Carly simply does not have the capabilities that are demanded and offered in BMW factory tools or others such as Snap-On. It is worth $59, but once, not annually. Apple is as much to blame here as Ivini, it was they who recommended moving to subscription basis as it generates added revenue for them and the authors in a win-win scenario. Unfortunately there has to be a loser in a win-win and that is the prospective purchaser of this app. Look in the Bimmer forums for tools that surpass Carly at a fraction of the cost. Happy motoring. P.s if you purchased the full version prior to March 19, 2018 and ever get charged a fee, look in the future for a website where details will be correlated. The search term will be “BMW Carly Subscription Rip-off”
  • Terrible yearly fee

    By I._@ love this thing here/7\
    I bought the Carly adapter and unlocked some of the features through the app with the previous version and now I can no longer use either the old app or my adapter to code my car. I don’t use the app enough to make the $60 yearly fee reasonable enough.
  • Excellent Support

    By wyshyvanuk
    Quick, accurate, support from Robert while finding my way through some coding questions about the BMW Z4M. He resolved some issues concerning the Brake Force Display capabilities of the software, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks, again, Robert!!!!
  • Disabled old version that I paid full price for.

    By Anonymous01234567899876543210
    This company has disabled the old version of the app where I had full access despite me paying full price for a perpetual license. Now you have to pay the same amount every year to be able to do the same things that I could in the old version for a one time price. Do not support this greedy behavior. Do not buy.
  • Very poor and misleading

    By lkcjjckl
    I purchased the full version of the Carly app after testing with the free version as they suggested . I changed the battery In my 06 series 5 Bmw from a 110 Ah lead acid to a 92Ah agm battery the change was supposed to be easy according to Carly. However when I tried to register the new battery Carly crashed . I tried a couple of times and it did the same thing . I contacted Carly and they told me they new of the issue crashing yet they still sold me the app with no mention anywhere of the issue on the free version . They said they have an update for the problem . I don’t know how a lot of comments on here say their tech support is amazing , it’s not . I can’t get a date from them for the update even though I’ve tried a couple of times I just get the same generic response all the time . I have asked for a refund as they are promoting an app for a considerable price that they know does not function as described . Very disappointed in the app, tech support and generally everything with Carly . How can you charge someone almost $60 for an app and then have to buy the adaptor for a further $80 and you know your product doesn’t work ? Carly you should be ashamed of yourself and apple for allowing an expensive app that doesn’t do what it should be sold .
  • My idrive keeps resetting after coding

    By AntonyKwok
    After watching a lot of reviews for this app for over a year, I decided to give it a shot. After purchasing this app, I was so exited to custom coding my own 2013 bmw F30. However, it said I was successfully coded everything, my CIC keeps resetting such as mirror, cic drive setting, and seat positions. Moreover, I just replaced a new OEM 92Ah battery instead of the old 90Ah battery, I was trying to code it following a video from Kies Motorsport. When I was coding it, it just suddenly shut off from the app. I just unplugged it, forget my phone network setting, turn off Bluetooth, and shut off my car waiting more than 2 minutes. Redo the whole process again, after setting a new battery of 90Ah, I enter “register”, it was failure. Honestly, I put a lot of hope when I purchased this adapter, and upgraded it to have a full function, but now I don’t see anything worth the money, and time I spent on. Very unreliable in my opinion. I wish one day it could be better. Thank you!
  • $60 Per YEAR

    By about 3 puppies
    It’s worth $60, but absolutely not worth $60 per year. Terrible business model.
  • Needs a Different OBDII Adapter than Android

    By Jmkreege
    Purchased this thinking I could use my existing Bluetooth adapter...nope. Need to purchase a new one to the tune of $90 in addition to what is now a yearly subscription versus the previous one time payment. No help from the developer or the iTunes store on a refund for a purchase that is useless to me with spending more money on the hardware. If you're switching from Android, beware.
  • Highway robbery...

    By Centium76
    So I just paid $90 for an adapter that is useless until I pay an ANNUALLY RECURRING $60 FEE!? This is totally not worth the cost. 99% of users will code their car one time and never need it again. Why should I use this when NCSExpert does the same job for less than $30 all-in... FOR LIFE! Shame on you for this shady practice.
  • Customer service...

    By Trick_Diddy
    I appreciate the fact that they respond within a more than appropriate timely manor. Thank you. Keep up the great work. This can only get better for BMW owners.
  • Carly OBD adaptor+App+my BMW+=100% Perfet for my Journey

    By Kyaung Sayar
    I believe these applications is vital tools for Bimmer.
  • Cool purchase for DIYers

    By nbaker64
    Best way to unlock features and diagnose your BMW, if you can’t figure out how to do it on our own the support team will respond to any query quickly. Thumbs up guys.
  • Worth the lifetime subscription

    By PlatinumMedallion
    I’ve been using Carly for many years now and seen them evolve. I’m very protective about my BMW. I’ve been very happy with the stability of the product. The devs are responsive and quality conscious. Initially I would tinker around with the settings, tweaking it and customizing it. Recent my car overheat and went into limo mode while driving in the mountains suddenly. I had the adapter, plugged it in and fired up the app. Within a minute it diagnosed the codes and captured something called sub freeze frames which are specific to BMW and told me what the exact problem was - a failed water pump. It told me exactly when it failed and how long I had been driving without a water pump (less than a mile thankfully). That helped me determine the next steps, I made a few phone calls to get some quotes on installing a new water pump and I had the car towed to the appropriate workshop and I knew exactly what’s needed to be done and I had the best price for the job upfront. No haggling or surprises. That was the neat part, knowing exactly what was wrong at the right time. I knew I could wait for a few minutes for the engine to cool down and then start the car and move it off the road into the shoulder and I knew that I couldn’t drive it more than a minute. Okay peace of mind knowing exactly what was wrong. Totally worth the lifetime subscription. Plus the new digital garage feature is very cool
  • Worth every penny

    By Quik Flix
    I own two BMW’s and this app has help me save money that a dealership would of got. It easy to use saves time and so convenient for the person that likes to work on his own car. It’s a must have!
  • Robert Support Help

    By Greatfather53447
    Robert from the Carly support team was helpful in showing me how to send the parameter log data via email.
  • Very upset

    By socemakkaveli
    I ordered the version previous to this which was supposed to be a lifetime buy and now i have to spend another 60 dollars on this again to work the same features i purchased before what kinda scam is this ?
  • Works great with my 135i BMW E82

    By Jorge_EER
    I had a 2008 E82 and now a 2013 E82. Worked great. Used for coding, battery change and reset maintenance warning after performing the job. Great product.
  • Hate the subscription fee

    By I'm pee-o'd
    I had the old version and used it maybe 3-4 times over the past 3 years with no additional cost. Now if I want to use it I have to pay $60/year. $30 would MAYBE be worth it. It should have been made clear that the “new” version would cost $60/year before committing to the upgrade. Now it’s useless unless I can get another app to communicate with the adapter. I paid a lot for the app and hardware and now it won’t work (except for one time only). Junk! EDIT: After writing the negative review above, Robert contacted me and advised me that if I had purchased before March 29, 2018 I was entitled to a lifetime upgrade to the full version. I just checked the diagnostics after touching “restore” and I have all functions accessible without additional fees. Thank you for the excellent customer service. I’m once again a Carly fan.
  • Requires adapter to do anything

    By nickwantsadaptertowork
    Test of light version showed my existing adapter will work, after purchasing premium it no longer works and I am told to buy the $80-$100 adapter. I want a refund, and have not gotten one.
  • App is buggy, company is greedy

    By atxknepp
    My entire iDrive system locked up and had to be entirely replaced. The screen went black as I was driving, the automatic Bluetooth connection quit working (music stopped mid song), phone wouldn't connect, and the BMW wifi could no longer connect out provide diagnostics to their app. This incident happened just 2 days after I coded everything with Carly. I never mentioned coding to the service department and was not charged but their head technician came out and spoke with me separately and let me know it appeared that the system had been bombarded with some kind of coding system. I played dumb to get out of spending thousands of dollars for the iDrive system. I bought my F85 in February and purchased the adapter at the SAME time. At that time the app was NOT $60/year - it was a one time charge. I didn't get around to opening the adapter and downloading the app until a few months ago. I was blatantly ripped off by this change in pricing model. Now I cannot return the adapter and they want to charge $60/yr. This is a terrible business model and not one that justifies yearly costs. I do not receive updates for my vehicle regardless of how much work they have to do in order to entice new buyers. You should be able to buy the full version once (even cheaper if for your individual model) and be done with it. Better yet, charge me more for the adapter and give the app for free. In summery, their adapter is garbage, the coding ruined my iDrive system, and their app is a rip off!
  • Tech support

    By michaetgon
    Tech support is the best! It’s a five star for me.
  • Awesome

    By wize punk
    Finally DIY coding. So easy to do. I am very pleased with what I can do with my car.
  • Awesome app & support

    By Omar11120811
    At first I was upset with the app due to its price. I ran into a couple of issues coding my 2014 BMW F10 and would just leave it at that. Once I had enough time to sit down and play with the coding, I kept receiving the same errors. I ended up sending an email to the support team and to my surprise someone replied with a solution within an hour. WOW!! Talk about great customer service, the tech instructed me on how to update the obd2 and all the coding options worked as expected. I love this product, it’s worth every penny. Keep up the great work.