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2011 BMW idrive started displaying txt messages from iphone 4S once I upgraded to iOS 6. When I paired iphone 5 ... It all stopped. Any suggestions how to make it work?
I have a 2008 BMW 535xi. When i used it with my iphone 3G all was fine. I have now noticed after all the upgrades including upgrading to iphone 4 that all of my contacts are not showing up in the idrive. I have removed my phone and re-paired and my computer has been upgraded recently. I sync with MobileMe which is probably part of the problem but I need the sync service. It almost makes the iphone useless if you can only dial "some" of your contacts! Anyone know how I might sort this out?
Heres the story. Ive had the same BMW since 2008, it has idrive on it. I had the orignal iphone and the when the address book from the iphone would show up on the idrive display, it would look like this:John A Smith Then when Apple updated the software to 3.2, the name on the idrive display became:Smith, John AThen I switched to new iphone 4 and the name remained:Smith, John Auntil the new iphone 4.1 upgrade, now the names on idrive display show:Smith, A JohnIm not changing any settings on the idrive or on the iphone. In fact the contact cards look fine both on iphone and on Mac OSX Address Book, just the idrive is now screwed up.Are Apple and BMW still working together to QA this stuff? iMAC 24" Mac OS X (10.6.4) iphone 4 iOS 4.1
I upgraded my iphone to 3.0 and now it is not recognized as an external audio device by the idrive in my BMW any more. Prior to the upgrade, as soon as the phone was clicked into the cradle in the car, the play-lists were available on the screen. Please, Apple, come out with a patch to make the USB audio work again. Or let me know how to downgrade from 3.0 - as being able to play music is more important to me than cut and paste! Thanks. iphone 3G iphone OS 3.0 BMW Z4 with smartphone USB audio interface
I have just bought a 6 series BMW. Its on an 05 plate but has had the idrive software updated to the 08 version. I try and pair my 3G iphone, it finds the BMW but will not pair. HELP!!!!!!!
My iphone does synchronize with the idrive system of a 2009 BMW 7, but about 10 to 20% of the contacts (always the same ones) are not synchronized. Is this a known issue? Any solutions? Thanks Dell Windows Vista
I just upgraded my iphone from the first generation to the 3G. My first iphone worked with my BMW idrive Bluetooth flawlessly. But for the 3G, it pairs and syncs my contacts, but not all of the contacts sync to the car (the ones I need most seem to be left out, of course). I tried unpairing and repairing, but again not all of the contacts from the phone transfer to the car. Has anyone else had this problem, and do you have a solution? I searched the forums, but couldnt find this exact problem. iMac 24" (Intel), MacBook Pro, iBook G3, iphone 3G Mac OS X (10.5)
When I have multiple people with same Phone number, People at work with different ext. but same main number.The phone only downloads to the idrive the first name and number but no one else? Dell Windows Vista
I would like to report that since SW 2.2 iphone / BMW bluetooth integration is corrected. Now address book is transferred to idrive and there is no echo.Thanks.Matej Macbook Pro (late 2008), iMacG5 2.1, MacBook, MacMini Mac OS X (10.5.5)
There has been a fair amount of discussion of the compatibility of the 3G phone with BMW/Mini factory installed and dealer installed iphone/iPod adapters. I posted a number of questions myself and had decided to beg off the 3G based on reports here. Yesterday I happened to be near an Apple store that had no line, had a stock of 3G phones, and an employee going on a break. I described the issues for him: 1) Blue tooth echo; 2) no synching of phone contacts with factory installed Bluetooth system; 3) no charging of 3G with factory supplied iPod/radio connector; 4) no charging of 3G with BMW snap-in phone adapter.I drive the Mini Cooper all the time, and my initial experiences are based on that car. It is a 2008 model, and this detail may be important (the BMW is an 07 and that too may be significant).1) There is NO blue tooth echo when paired with the Minis factory bluetooth system. The bluetooth connection is solid, the volume is clear, and there is no discernable echo on either my side or the recipients side. This is true in the BMW as well.2) As far as I can tell, my complete contact directory from the phone was selectable through the info console on the radio panel. (This is NOT true of the BMW itself).3) I only have the iPod kit in the Mini. This kit consists of a cable that plugs into a USB hub in the Mini (factory installed). This permits the iPod to be controlled completely through the buttons on the cars stereo system. It also keeps the iPod charged. The 3G phone works perfectly. I still have access to the music, it still pairs with bluetooth, AND it charges the 3G phone.4. The BMW snap in adapter is a BMW-manufactured part that works in both the Mini and the BMW. It fits into an armrest console between the two front seats. It has two functions: 1) it charges the phone and 2) it provides an interface between the phones antenna and the cars antenna. It is supposed to provide some degree of signal amplification. The main issue reported here was that the adapter didnt charge the 3G phone. My experience shows that in both the BMW and the Mini, the snap-in adapter DOES charge my phone. I tested this with a practically dead battery. I snapped it into the adapter, it showed the connected symbol (looks kind of like a plug) in the upper right of the phone, and provided me with a half to 3/4 charged phone when I turned the engine off about an hour later. (I was running errands).The issue I see with the snap-in adapter is that it really isnt designed for the case changes of the 3G phone and the fit is VERY snug. You have to be really careful to make certain the top (of the phone) is clipped in with the adapters ledge ABOVE the phone. It requires some effort to do this. Once it is done, the phone does everything it is supposed to do. The real problem comes in when you want to take the phone OUT of the adapter. There is a button to release the upper ledge. You cant (usually) get the upper ledge to release the phone without forcing the adapter pretty hard. In most instances, you almost have to remove the whole adapter to get the phone out. Since the adapter (at least in the Mini) is a pretty tight fit itself, this becomes more effort than it is worth. The take home message seems to be that all of the BMW/Mini accessories work with very late model BMW and Mini Coopers. My BMW is too early (an 07!!) that the idrive firmware doesnt seem to play well with the new phone. The BlueTooth works, but the 3G directory doesnt sync. I imagine this might work if BMW/Apple release a firmware upgrade to the idrive system. It may work in the 08 models, but I have only tested it in the 07. The Mini system works exactly as expected. I appreciate the time of the Apple store employee who allowed me to test this out in my Mini. Alas, I ended up buying the iphone at the ATT store because Im on a significant rate discount plan through my employer.I will keep testing the phone up to the 30-day return date and report back on any other experiences I end up having. In the meantime, a 3G phone with 2.0.2 firmware and, presumably, relatively current production, WILL work with virtually all the BMW/Mini accessories from very late model vehicles. A few cautions are in order, of course. And your mileage may vary.3) Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz 32GB, 3 TB Storage, MBP 2.4, 2-MB, MBP 2.0, 2 MB 2.0, iMac 2.8 Mac OS X (10.5.4) More iPods than people, a new 32 GB Touch and 16 GB 3G iphone