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      11-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 question

Hi everyone,

Sorry this might be a redundant question.

I just got my iPhone 5 and it seems to connect with iDrive for phone calls only through bluetooth but not for music. Even through the new cable. Is there a new software update for iDrive I need to download for it to work with iOS 6. What am I doing wrong.
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The latest update online for the iDrive mentions only iOS 5 software. There is no mention about iOS 6.
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The latest update online for the iDrive mentions only iOS 5 software. There is no mention about iOS 6.
My iPhone 5 works with Lightening Cable or Bluetooth for music. But it has to be one or the other. Better onscreen graphics with the cable as you get album art and iDrive controls the iPhone more completely.
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iPhone 5 question

Guys,

How can I get the messages/imessages to be displayed through iDrive. Does it happen over Bluetooth or through the USB cable.

Thanks a lot
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Guys,

How can I get the messages/imessages to be displayed through iDrive. Does it happen over Bluetooth or through the USB cable.

Thanks a lot
It should work either way. Go to "Messages" in iDrive and select "ALL" and your new texts should be there.

After I did it once, any time a new text comes in, I see the message envelope in the nav display.
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Guys,

How can I get the messages/imessages to be displayed through iDrive. Does it happen over Bluetooth or through the USB cable.

Thanks a lot
Bluetooth only.

There are numerous settings that have to be just-right in order for this to work.

You need to read the threads that cover this topic extensively in the Audio subforum.

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When I get to messages through office or connected drive it shows "no messages". Where is "all"
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When I get to messages through office or connected drive it shows "no messages". Where is "all"
You aren't connected so it's showing no messages by default.

When you are connected, it doesn't show old texts, only brand new ones that you've received while sync'd in the car.

You need to read the threads that cover this topic extensively in the Audio subforum.

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you have to make sure that your bluetooth software is up to date. And then you should probably see it. That is what I did. but you just gotta play around to get it to work.
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How can u get the messages displayed?
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I updated the software to latest version from the website, thing is, that software update does not mention iOS 6, only iOS 5.
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I updated the software to latest version from the website, thing is, that software update does not mention iOS 6, only iOS 5.
There is a specific sequence of settings in iDrive and the iPhone akin to cracking a safe in Las Vegas. About 10 different clicks and spins and presses to make it work. It isn't a simple plug-and-play affair.

You need to read the threads that cover this topic extensively in the Audio subforum.

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Hi everyone,

Sorry this might be a redundant question.

I just got my iPhone 5 and it seems to connect with iDrive for phone calls only through bluetooth but not for music. Even through the new cable. Is there a new software update for iDrive I need to download for it to work with iOS 6. What am I doing wrong.
There is an option called BMW Assist With Enhanced Bluetooth & USB that must be on the car in order to steam music via Bluetooth.

If you don't have that option, you can't stream music.

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BJ forgot to mention that you'd need about a dozen guys, all with a variety of experties.

Including but not limited to:
some kiddo who thinks he's a hotshot
a tiny chinese guy (must be very flexible)
2 redneck brothers (must argue constantly)
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BJ forgot to mention that you'd need about a dozen guys, all with a variety of experties.

Including but not limited to:
some kiddo who thinks he's a hotshot
a tiny chinese guy (must be very flexible)
2 redneck brothers (must argue constantly)
dinosaur


Mr. Benedict is not happy.

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no wonder, there is a tiger coming out of his chest

PS: am I the only one seeing that?
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You need to read the threads that cover this topic extensively in the Audio subforum.
With utmost respect; normally I'd say this is sound advice, but that thread is several hundred pages long of which 95% is back and forth banter. I really wish there was a concise guide available, or at least a link to the post which covers it accurately. We have enough "me too", "ASS sux" and "read the other thread" posts.

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With utmost respect; normally I'd say this is sound advice, but that thread is several hundred pages long of which 95% is back and forth banter. I really wish there was a concise guide available, or at least a link to the post which covers it accurately. We have enough "me too", "ASS sux" and "read the other thread" posts.

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That's fair, and usually I'm not the "RTFM" type, but this guy created no less than 4 threads asking the same question which rubbed me as excessive.

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Thanks for the info BJ and I apologize for the excessive posts guys buy the iPhone 5 thread wasn't really helpful. I have the BMW assist with Bluetooth and USB option. Can someone please post the # of latest software you downloaded to get this to work. I went through all the clicks and steps posted and still can't get this messages to work.

My software version is

Multimedia MX-003.005.004
Telephone TX-003.005.005

Appreciate it.
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Got it to work. It was the dinosaur for sure.
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Got it to work. It was the dinosaur for sure.
After all that, you're not going to tell us what you had to do to get it working??

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The dinosaur was the most essential on the list, I knew I should have put it in red and put a dozen exclamation marks behind it
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