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      02-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Question Do people actually use the contact addresses?

So far my efforts to use the navigation to give directions to addresses already in my contact list have been painful.

Are other people using navigation routinely with iDrive-accessed addresses from the phone? Are they having as much trouble as I am with the BMW navigation not recognizing the contact addresses, even once they are specified with the contact search function?

Alternatively, I could just mount my iPhone 5 where I can see it, and use its turn-by-turn directions, which is not hard to do with Siri.
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      02-24-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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If your contact address information is correct, then it works flawlessly. If part of the address is wrong, then it doesn't work right
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I have addresses that work on my phone but give an "address not found" in the car nav, such as this one

Seattle BMW
1002 Airport Way S
Seattle WA 98134
United States

I suppose I could start permuting the S around to see whether 1002 S Airport Way or 1002 Airport Way South work better. As many of the addresses around Seattle and Bellevue have NE, S, E, etc., this could be a nuisance.
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JohnVidale,
I am not sure if this is the reason you cannot use your phone contacts, like you posted above, but this is what I find with my Acura Navi. I do not have BMW Navi. In in my Acura, I do not enter the compass direction, such as N or North as part of the street address. The street number typically determines whether it is say North or South.

For you address above, I would just input 1002 Airport Way and the navi will come back with the address, showing it as South or North and I confirm address is correct.
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      02-25-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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The whole thing is even more screwy with Google/Android contacts. If I try to navigate to work it directs me to somewhere in Turkey. I'm in the UK. And I don't work in Turkey.
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Same exact issue here.
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