F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Navigation, iDrive, Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics > Navigating iPod with snap in adapter
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
rjc32000
First Lieutenant
 
rjc32000's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M Sport X Drive
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alaska

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

Navigating iPod with snap in adapter

Got my car yesterday, and thanks to the insight and wisdom of other posters, I am slowly figuring out how to use iDrive and preset 1-8 buttons effectively.
One issue: I notice that if I plug in iPhone and access through USB, I can go through all the songs in the playlist/album on my HUD; when I use the Snap In interface, I can only see current song and "next song" and "last song" options on HUD. Any way around this or are others experiencing something different?
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, so can anyone give me a few pointers? Thanks in advance; my enjoyment of this car has been substantially enhanced by this forum, and I'm really quite appreciative.

Last edited by rjc32000; 10-14-2012 at 06:19 PM.
rjc32000 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
Mako
2000 M Roadster (sold), 2006 M Coupe (sold)
 
Drives: '12 X3 35i M Spt '13 335 M Spt
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago

Posts: 1,318
iTrader: (0)

I just got my snap in and noticed the same thing and was a little dissapointed. I like the layout and control using the iphone/ipod interface when using the snap in, but the HUD only shows the current song and the next and back buttons.

I haven't tried it yet, but in idrive you can select from two different "plug in" choices, the snap in version which gives you the ipod controls and the regular version which gives you the BMW controls, I am guessing using that you still see all the songs in the playlist when scrolling on the HUD. Guess we can't have our cake and eat it too.

One thing I was suprised with is how hot my phone got, I have the media snap in with the fan (who knows if the fan really works or not), and was just playing music, the phone was almost too hot to handle when I took it out after 45 minutes of driving.
Mako is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
Drk280
Second Lieutenant
 
Drk280's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F30
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Australia - NSW - Central Coast

Posts: 253
iTrader: (0)

There are two snap in adapters here in Australia, one has the "music" label and the other has "media", the media one will let you access the playlist, and my media one does not have a fan, and yes the phone runs quite hot
Drk280 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
keith_p
New Member
 
keith_p's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d MSport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Do you guys still have bluetooth audio enabled? you get this behaviour on the main idrive screen even if you use the snap in adapter with that still switched on (don't have HUD myself)....

also noticed today that navigating playlists with iDrive doesn't work if your using playlists in folders, playlists in the root seem fine though...
keith_p is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
arnsbrae
Lieutenant
 
arnsbrae's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 520d
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom

Posts: 508
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drk280 View Post
There are two snap in adapters here in Australia, one has the "music" label and the other has "media", the media one will let you access the playlist, and my media one does not have a fan, and yes the phone runs quite hot
I think that later media cradles do have a fan and they facilitate video streaming from the iPhone.
__________________
August 2012 F10 520d SE sport automatic, Jet Black, Oyster\Black Leather, light ash wood trim, Professional media/ navigation, mobile apps, Internet, DAB radio.

Last edited by arnsbrae; 10-24-2012 at 04:11 PM.
arnsbrae is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
rjc32000
First Lieutenant
 
rjc32000's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M Sport X Drive
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alaska

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

I can confirm that. My cradle has a fan, and plays video from iPhone, which is a great "wow" feature, but not something I can ever imagine actually taking advantage of.

Quote:
Originally Posted by arnsbrae View Post
I think that later meda cradles do have a fan and they facilitate video streaming from the iPhone.
rjc32000 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
RichardM
Major
 
Drives: F31 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Herts UK

Posts: 1,474
iTrader: (1)

Do you know the BMW part number of the new cradle?
RichardM is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #8
keith_p
New Member
 
keith_p's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d MSport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I have the "media" adapter for an iphone 4s PN B84.21.2.298.309

...but... whether this works or not depends on what set of options you have.

My dealers parts desk were great, I gave them my VIN, which they went and checked first on their list, against my options plus when I bought it the actually gave it to me to try out first before I paid for it... 144 !!!! but I get album aret a lot better 3g connectivity for bmw live and phone, plus it keeps the phone charged to so worth having....

Keith
__________________
Active - F30 - 330d MSport - Tanzanite Blue - Black Dakota Leather
Retired - E92 - 330i SE - Azurite Black - Platinum Leather
E81 - 120d Sport - Quartz Blue / E46 Coupe - 330i SE - Steel Blue
keith_p is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
arnsbrae
Lieutenant
 
arnsbrae's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 520d
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom

Posts: 508
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardM View Post
Do you know the BMW part number of the new cradle?
This looks like it, but no mention of the cooling fan...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BMW-Genuine-...1113823&sr=8-1

HTH
__________________
August 2012 F10 520d SE sport automatic, Jet Black, Oyster\Black Leather, light ash wood trim, Professional media/ navigation, mobile apps, Internet, DAB radio.
arnsbrae is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #10
RichardM
Major
 
Drives: F31 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Herts UK

Posts: 1,474
iTrader: (1)

Thanks Keith. I thought it was .308 from the accessories book online but it wasn't clear. I have ordered Pro Nav with apps and internet and there are a lot of the Media cradles for sale on ebay now that people are upgrading to iPhone 5's.
RichardM is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
RichardM
Major
 
Drives: F31 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Herts UK

Posts: 1,474
iTrader: (1)

This is from the 3 series accessories price list on line, but it's not clear this is definitely the F30 and the bluetooth link doesn't give any part numbers.
Attached Images
 
RichardM is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #12
keith_p
New Member
 
keith_p's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d MSport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
This is why I went to the dealer..... my parts are 6NF and 6NK, which weren't listed... the amazon price is the same as the dealer, so why take the risk of buying online, when you can talk to human beings, who were actually quite friendly and helpful...


Richard, this numbers from my ivoice so could be a typo. part was 120 + VAT
__________________
Active - F30 - 330d MSport - Tanzanite Blue - Black Dakota Leather
Retired - E92 - 330i SE - Azurite Black - Platinum Leather
E81 - 120d Sport - Quartz Blue / E46 Coupe - 330i SE - Steel Blue
keith_p is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #13
RichardM
Major
 
Drives: F31 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Herts UK

Posts: 1,474
iTrader: (1)

I've seen both the .308 and .309 for sale on ebay but I've no idea the difference now. I'll speak to my dealer but I don't have a VIN number yet, just hoped to get it cheaper with people upgrading to iPhone 5's.
RichardM is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #14
keith_p
New Member
 
keith_p's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d MSport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
not sure if mine has a fan or not, the phone does get hot but that's because I close the armrest... will check it
__________________
Active - F30 - 330d MSport - Tanzanite Blue - Black Dakota Leather
Retired - E92 - 330i SE - Azurite Black - Platinum Leather
E81 - 120d Sport - Quartz Blue / E46 Coupe - 330i SE - Steel Blue
keith_p is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 05:13 PM   #15
rjc32000
First Lieutenant
 
rjc32000's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M Sport X Drive
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alaska

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

This is the cradle I ordered from Amazon for my 4S. The item I received is the media cradle (i.e., plays video) for enhanced USB/BT & Apps equipped cars. It plays videos from my phone, and has the fan. Part# is: 84212218390

Genuine OEM BMW Apply iPhone 4 Media/BMW APPS Version Snap In Adapter

As I mentioned, the ability to play videos isn't really that awesome or useful, other than to impress other people. I can't imagine ever actually sitting in my car and watching a video when I have much better options available (plasma, computer, iPad, etc).
And I think the enhanced interface is of debatable significance. I almost never use Nav, so ability to navigate through artists, albums, playlists like I would on my iPhone is really, really awesome, and much better than standard BMW interface, which is cumbersome in comparison. Plus, you can navigate using the enhanced interface, and then switch back to standard interface once you've dialed in the particular album or artist you want to listen to. This permits the benefits of the improved interface to select music, + the convenience of having split screen when you need it. The music just keeps on playing when I switch interfaces. I then just go back to cradle interface (which I've set to a preset) when its time for different music. Personally, I love the enhanced interface, but also don't really have the need for split screen.
rjc32000 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-24-2012, 05:20 PM   #16
keith_p
New Member
 
keith_p's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d MSport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: UK

Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Richard, regarding your VIN, if you have a rough delivery date from your dealer they should also have your VIN already, that's how they track things with BMW, might be worth checking with them.
__________________
Active - F30 - 330d MSport - Tanzanite Blue - Black Dakota Leather
Retired - E92 - 330i SE - Azurite Black - Platinum Leather
E81 - 120d Sport - Quartz Blue / E46 Coupe - 330i SE - Steel Blue
keith_p is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST