Have you ever felt that surge of frustration when the Audi MMI system throws a tantrum? If you own Audi models from 2019 to 2022, including A6, A7, A8, Q7, and Q8, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Those pesky messages like “NOTE, Loading the system, please wait” can be a real mood killer. But fret not! I’ve got the ultimate solution for you: the Audi MMI Forced Reboot.
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The Audi MMI Experience: A Love-Hate Relationship
Congratulations on your Audi purchase! With it, you’ve also bagged a front-row seat to the unique MMI experience.
When it works, it’s a dream. But when it doesn’t? Well, let’s say it’s less than luxurious.
Why the Audi MMI Reset is Essential
Imagine You’re running late, and your Audi Q7’s MMI decides to play hard to get. The screen displays error messages, and you’re left in the lurch.
That’s when the Audi MMI reset becomes your best friend. It’s the quick fix every Audi owner needs to master.
Understanding the Audi MMI
MMI stands for ‘ multi-media interface ‘ for those new to the Audi family. Think of it as the brain behind your car’s infotainment system.
Those dual screens on your dashboard? That’s the MMI, replacing the traditional knobs and buttons, making your drive smoother and more tech-savvy.
Signs You Need an Audi MMI Forced Reboot
- Constant error messages like “NOTE, Loading the system please wait” or “Welcome, checking remote access rights.”
- The MMI screen appears grayed out.
- You see “Loading the system Please Wait” on the dashboard.
Which Audi Models Need the MMI Reset?
This reboot trick isn’t just for one model. It works wonders for:
The MyAudi App and MMI: A Complex Relationship
While the MyAudi app is a handy tool, it can sometimes be a bit… temperamental. When the MMI needs a reset, the app often crashes, too.
The Audi MMI Hard Reset is not something I prefer to encounter, and I am sure since you are here, you don’t want to have to do the MMI reboot, but you are also looking for answers.
And let’s not even talk about those unexpected logouts and password prompts. But, for the record, the app isn’t the culprit behind the MMI issues.
Insider Info from My Audi Dealer
I had a chat with my Audi dealer in Pittsburgh. I’m not the only one seeking the MMI Forced Reboot.
These MMI hiccups are becoming common with Audi’s switch from AT&T to Verizon and continuous system upgrades. But hey, every tech has its quirks.
Step-by-Step Guide to the Audi MMI Forced Reboot
Alright, let’s get down to business.
Here’s how you can perform the Audi MMI Forced Reboot:
- Turn on the car using the start/stop engine button.
- Locate the volume control on the right.
- Press and hold DOWN on it for about 15 seconds.
- Wait for the screen message to disappear and then reappear.
- Voila! You’ve rebooted the MMI.
Now, your screen should display all your apps and controls as usual.
Audi MMI Reset FAQs
- Is the 2021 Audi Q7 the only model with this issue?
No, the MMI issue spans across various models from 2019 to 2021.
- Do the cameras work during the error?
Unfortunately, no. You’ll need to reset the MMI to access them.
- Is the MMI reset a one-time solution?
Not really. System updates can trigger the issue again, so keep this guide handy!
Quick Fixes Before the Big Reboot
Before you jump to the reboot, here are a few things you can try:
- Move your car out of the garage.
- Turn off your phone’s WiFi and Bluetooth.
- Start and turn off the car, then walk away with the key.
So, the next time your Audi’s MMI decides to be stubborn, you know what to do.
With this guide, you’re equipped to tackle any MMI issue head-on. Drive on, Audi lovers!
Bonus: Audi Accessories for the Ultimate Experience
Looking to add extras to your Audi? Check out these accessories tailored for your model:
- Audi E-Tron: mats, fob covers, and more.
- A6: all-weather mats, trim covers.
- A8: bumper protector guards, car cup coasters.
- Q7: car covers, luminous air caps, and all-weather mats.
FREE PRINTABLE Resetting Audi MMI
- Start Stop Button
- Volume Control
- Your fingers
- A bucket of cuss words to spew
- Turn the car on by pushing the start/stop engine button,
- then, move your hand to the right, for the volume control
- and push DOWN On it (the volume control)
- Hold it for about 15 seconds (seems like eons)
- then the screen message that you see will disappear, then reappear.
- You've completed the reboot.
- Now you have completed the AUDI MMI Forced Reboot.
For whatever this is worth you might want to try any of this as well, and it might seem as worthless as a monkey scratching his ass, but it could remedy other issues.
In case you want to know, I tried many other things before the reboot, the more practical things because I had no idea it was in need of a reboot, but as I have been told a few of these items may cause the messaging as well.
A few things I tried when all of this was going on and not sure if all or nothing helped except the true reboot.
First, if you are in your home garage and this happens, "NOTE, Loading the system please wait!" pull out of the garage and down the driveway a bit.
- Take your phone off WiFi and Turn Off Bluetooth, I just did both to cover myself.
But, I also did this so that my phone didn't connect (which it didn't anyway) to the car.
Therefore I could use my phone to text etc. and it was important as well because once I got everything all working, I didn't feel like dealing with the MyAudi app which popped up and needed a reset too and I didn't have the time!
- Next, start the car and then turn it off. Open the doors and walk away with the key.
Call it insanity or whatever you want, but I was thinking that if there were issues, maybe it was as minor as an on/off, so I started out with all the easy options!
My neighbor had been advised to do this by their Audi mechanic so I tried it and while futile, it might help yours!