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      10-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #89
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Are you using the snap-in adapter or just the plain 'ol USB cable?

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I'm using the USB cable. I meant it shows up under the list of devices I'm just missing music. I can take pictures later today.
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      10-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #90
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I'm using the USB cable. I meant it shows up under the list of devices I'm just missing music. I can take pictures later today.
Bingo.

You have to turn off Bluetooth audio. The car can only handle one or the other. Bluetooth or USB, not both. Find Bluetooth > Audio in iDrive settings and turn it off.

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      10-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #91
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Bingo.

You have to turn off Bluetooth audio. The car can only handle one or the other. Bluetooth or USB, not both. Find Bluetooth > Audio in iDrive settings and turn it off.

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My car turns off BT automatically when I plug it in with a cable.
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      10-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #92
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My car turns off BT automatically when I plug it in with a cable.
Mine too but I'm thinking if we have apps and he doesn't there's nothing turning his BT off.

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      10-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #93
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I get no functionality with the new cable. Obviously the "Y" cable I bought doesnt' fit my iPhone 5 so now I have no functionality at all
I have Nav but no Apps or enhanced bluetooth.
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      12-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #94
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I am using Spotify Premium to play music through my BMW 328i F30 via an iPhone 5.

The music will play using the iPhone 5 connected to the USB port with the supplied apple iphone 5 USB cable. I hear the music, but I cannot change the song with the iDrive controller, or the steering wheel controls.

I have setup the iPhone 5 as a Bluetooth device. I also can hear the music play through the car stereo, but again I cannot change the songs with the iDrive or the steering wheel.

I must pick up the phone, and touch the arrows on the screen to change tracks.

Is there any way I can use my steering wheel controls to change the music?

This does work with a USB stick connected. I can browse playlists, search music, move back and forth etc. as normal.
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      12-31-2012, 05:16 PM   #95
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Hoping to get some help with listening to tunes from my iPhone.

For info purposes I have a 2013 328 with optional Premium (which includes Nav) and Executive packages but not BMW Assist/Bluetooth Audio

I bought a Y cable from ebay (reputable seller with 99.5% positive feedback) and unfortunately it is not working. When I plug in my 4S there is sound that comes through the AUX cable however the USB icon displays "Not Connected".


It could be that the USB portion of the cable does not work, however it actually charges the phone so at least there is some connection. I tried resetting the phone, restarting the car, trying out my old iPhone 3GS and still no results. I read the manual but there don't seem to be any other tips other than "plug it in and enjoy". Is there anything else I could try?

If anyone has any tips I would greatly appreciate it.

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