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      01-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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iPhone5 "not supported" in my new nav-less f30

Hey guys,

It seems to be that some you can plug in your iPhone5 and play music using only the USB cable.

Plugging my phone in simply shows "not supported", anyone know what I can do to get this working?
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      01-06-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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So what can you do and what can't you do?
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IIRC, you'll need BMW's y-cable and Apple's lightning-to-dock adapter.
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      01-06-2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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So what can you do and what can't you do?
I can't do anything -- here is what i see when I plug the phone in: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9zrt51g0ktlumdm/Photo%20Jan%2006%2C%202%2023%2020%20PM.jpg
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I can't do anything -- here is what i see when I plug the phone in: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9zrt51g0kt...%2020%20PM.jpg
it might just be an iPhone software or firmware update issue because mine shows up when I plug it into my lightning cable through the USB port.
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      01-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #6
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Do you have "BMW Assist with Enhanced Bluetooth and USB"? This is a $650 option.
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      01-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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Which USB are you plugging it in to; the one in the glove box or the one in the center console/armrest?
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      01-06-2013, 11:27 PM   #8
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I believe BMW has recently released a Telephone update to make the iPhone ingrate much more better for the iPhone 5, iOS6.

I just updated mine 2 days ago.

Here's the link, hope it helps

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp
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      01-06-2013, 11:31 PM   #9
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IIRC, you'll need BMW's y-cable and Apple's lightning-to-dock adapter.
You just need the original lightning cable. Plug it in in the center divider usb port. Go to media / external device.

I got my car back in july and havent had to update anything. But it does have enhanced bluetooth.
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      01-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #10
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If you dont have nav or enhanced usb option you need the y cable from bmw that plus inti the usb AND 3.5mm port
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If you dont have nav or enhanced usb option you need the y cable from bmw that plus inti the usb AND 3.5mm port
If I only knew this before ordering my car (328i Luxury). The salesman was rubbish - told me the car would be able to support my IP5. Of course, he was telling the truth but wish he'd made it clear it was just calls (not music) it would support without the EBT option. I went from a relatively base mode VW Golf which played music through the IPhone, to a 37k premium car which doesn't (without an additional purchase of a Y cable). Anyway not BMW's fault, just my dealer was rubbish.
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I have the same problem with my iPhone5. My car does not have BMW Assist or BMW Apps and I get phone not supported. On another forum, I found several folks recommended the Bluetooth software upgrade, but ONE PERSON said they unlinked their phone from Bluetooth.

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      02-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #13
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I earlier stated wrong information given to me by someone else. I think I have it right now. If you have BMW Assist, then the white lightning cable works ok. If you do not have the BMW Assist, for your iPhone5 music to work, you must use the BMW Y cable. To use the BMW Y cable, with your iPhone5, you have to purchase the 30 pin to lightning connector. It is $29 on Apple. For me, this does not work well, because I have to remove my phone case, to fit the 30 pin to lightning adapter into my phone. Apple, has a short cable, with lightning on one end and 30 pin on the other, but it is $39. You can use your white lightning cable from your phone to the car usb and then use a separate stereo cable and this also works the same as the Y cable.

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      02-23-2013, 06:24 PM   #14
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I dont have nav or enhanced USB. I use my 5 via the provided y-cable. I went to best buy and bought the adapter to convert the old style pin connector to the lightning cable and it works great. Adapter was 20 something bucks I think....
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