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      02-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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USB port on non-nav 328i does not recognize iPhone 4S

Any ideas on how to use iPhone 4S for playing music over car speakers?
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      02-22-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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yep, need that y cable
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yep, need that y cable
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      02-22-2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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yep, need that y cable
is the Y cable required if you have Navi?
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is the Y cable required if you have Navi?
Not sure. But it sounds better than i thought with the analog connection.
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Not sure. But it sounds better than i thought with the analog connection.
I was told all new BMWs only require Apple's USB-dock cable to work, but maybe that is for Navi equipped BMWs only?
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I was told all new BMWs only require Apple's USB-dock cable to work, but maybe that is for Navi equipped BMWs only?
idk, but that white cable only did not work in my non nav, maybe i try again since it does take a few seconds for it to be recognized with the y cable, will ask the head service guy tomorrow.
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I was told all new BMWs only require Apple's USB-dock cable to work, but maybe that is for Navi equipped BMWs only?
On the F30 with just he standard 6NH option you need the y cable. Apple USB will not work

With option 6NL the Apple USB will work

I believe with just Pro Navigation (609) the Apple USB will also work, but a few functions may not.

For full functions its always best to get 6NL
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idk, but that white cable only did not work in my non nav, maybe i try again since it does take a few seconds for it to be recognized with the y cable, will ask the head service guy tomorrow.
If you only have 6NH and no Nav the Apple USB will not work in your F30.
Only with the Y Cable.

People are confusing other model requirements with the F30
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OK, I'm confused. I was led to believe that the F30 came with USB Audio Interface as standard and this meant I could plug my iPhone 4 into the USB port using a standard white iPhone cable and access tracks / playlists via the idrive (nav and non-nav versions). No artwork though unless you went for full integration.

Is that not the case? Should I be ordering a snap-in adaptor or Y cable? Thanks.
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OK, I'm confused. I was led to believe that the F30 came with USB Audio Interface as standard and this meant I could plug my iPhone 4 into the USB port using a standard white iPhone cable and access tracks / playlists via the idrive (nav and non-nav versions). No artwork though unless you went for full integration.

Is that not the case? Should I be ordering a snap-in adaptor or Y cable? Thanks.
The F30 does have a USB connector standard. You can put Flash drives with MP3's into it to play, but you cannot connect a Apple Ipod or Iphone via the white Apple USB cable and control it.

With the standard system (6NH) you can connect the Apple products via a BMW Y Cable

With the Option 6NL you can connect and control the Apple products via the Apple white USB cable


If you dont have 6NL or Navigation I do not believe a snap in adapter will allow music transfer, it will only charge the phone and connect it to the cars roof antenna
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I guess its the same for 6NL and 6NK right ? 6NK can also use Apple white USB Cable ? (even if you have non-Nav)
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I guess its the same for 6NL and 6NK right ? 6NK can also use Apple white USB Cable ? (even if you have non-Nav)

Yes, Euro cars in areas without BMW Assist need 6NK
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Yes, Euro cars in areas without BMW Assist need 6NK
Good news I got 6NK but I don't think I ll buy the cradle . I just plan to use bluetooth for calls and usb cable for audio. What will I lose if I don't buy the cradle accessory ? Whats the disadvantage of not using cradle
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Thanks all. That comes as a bit of a blow. I wish they made all this stuff standard instead of presenting so many variations.

I really wanted integrated functionality with my iPhone and idrive but it looks like I failed to tick the right boxes.

Incidentally, if I connect my iPhone / iPod using the Y cable can I at least see playlists & track info via idrive?
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If you read the sales brochure for the F30, it specifically states that iPod/iPhone integration is standard. Based on that brochure, it sounds you like should not need the Y cable.

I would paste the link to that if I had the time but I've got to run....
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If you read the sales brochure for the F30, it specifically states that iPod/iPhone integration is standard. Based on that brochure, it sounds you like should not need the Y cable.

I would paste the link to that if I had the time but I've got to run....
I agree that you would need the Y-Cable, but if Ipod/Iphone integration is standard wouldn't the Y-cable be included?
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I agree that you would need the Y-Cable, but if Ipod/Iphone integration is standard wouldn't the Y-cable be included?
They should include the y cable, that pissed me off, had to take it from another one of my bmws
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I agree that you would need the Y-Cable, but if Ipod/Iphone integration is standard wouldn't the Y-cable be included?
They should include the y cable, that pissed me off, had to take it from another one of my bmws
Thanks Justin. Do you have access to tracks & playlists via iDrive when connected via the Y cable?
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Thanks Justin. Do you have access to tracks & playlists via iDrive when connected via the Y cable?
Yea, also can search by artist, album,.... it works well and sounds pretty damn clear
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Thanks Justin. Do you have access to tracks & playlists via iDrive when connected via the Y cable?
Yea, also can search by artist, album,.... it works well and sounds pretty damn clear
The relief is washing over me in an awesome wave!!
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