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      06-26-2012, 10:06 PM   #45
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I think I follow, and again, remember I'm new to all of this.

I just want to clarify that i don't need to go and retrofit apps for this to work?

I do have a developer account but need my phone as my life blood so don't want to risk trying it out until its a bit more stable.
Yep...no retrofit.

Beta 2 is very stable and snappy. I use it everyday on my primary iPhone. If it doesn't workout for you can downgrade back to 5.1.
Thank you, I'll put it on tomorrow and give it a shot. I guess I'm just confused because I don't have office as an option in my Idrive.

Ah is it because I dont have enhanced bluetooth?
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What about calendar functionality?
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      06-27-2012, 11:43 PM   #47
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What about calendar functionality?
Calendar is still handled via BMW Apps.
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Ah is it because I dont have enhanced bluetooth?
Good question. I wonder the same. I have a 2008 335ix, where to get BT I had to order BMW Assist with Bluetooth. Now, "basic" Bluetooth is included as a standard feature, but there is an option for BMW Assist plus Enhanced Bluetooth and USB for $650. I wonder if this will be required in the 2012 and 2013 F30 3 Series?
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Tried this when I tested a demo car yesterday, but could not get it working. The only available option under the office menu was Contacts. Do you know which option codes (in Europe) are required or if you have to do something special to enable it?
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Tried this when I tested a demo car yesterday, but could not get it working. The only available option under the office menu was Contacts. Do you know which option codes (in Europe) are required or if you have to do something special to enable it?
Obvious question, but you had Ios6 installed right?
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Tried this when I tested a demo car yesterday, but could not get it working. The only available option under the office menu was Contacts. Do you know which option codes (in Europe) are required or if you have to do something special to enable it?
Obvious question, but you had Ios6 installed right?
iOS 6 beta 2
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Does this mean I am fully covered with the underneat infotainment spec? This is basically what I ordered, I also do have a iPhone 4s with IOS6 beta loaded on it.

SA609 - Navigation System, Professional
SA614 - Internet preparation
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I have iOS 6 Beta 2. My vehicle is a 2012 328i Coupe.

I get calendar alerts (shows up as a message) and text messages. However, I do not get email.

I downloaded the latest Bluetooth update which I will attempt to install today, but I suspect that my vehicle already has the latest software update.

How do I get to see email on iDrive?
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I have iOS 6 Beta 2. My vehicle is a 2012 328i Coupe.
I get calendar alerts (shows up as a message) and text messages. However, I do not get email.
I downloaded the latest Bluetooth update which I will attempt to install today, but I suspect that my vehicle already has the latest software update.
How do I get to see email on iDrive?
Check the Email Notifications on the iPhone and make sure "View in Lock Screen" is turned on. Make sure the phone is locked or that you are not in the email app during testing. It will only display new messages received during the session. It will not display previous unread mail.
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Check the Email Notifications on the iPhone and make sure "View in Lock Screen" is turned on. Make sure the phone is locked or that you are not in the email app during testing. I will only display new messages received during the session. It will not display previous unread mail.
Thank you. I was actually already considering making this setting change and will test tomorrow and post back.

I hope this functionality improves. It is certainly useful.
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So what you guys are saying is that with iOS6 the sms (text messages) and email will work?

Amongst other specifications, I've ordered the following "infotainment" as we call it here in South Africa, for my F30;-
- Navigation System, Professional
- Internet preparation
- Music interface for Smartphone’s
- Connectivity, Bluetooth and USB devices
- Apps
- BMW Live
- Harman/kardon Surround Sound System

The codes to the above is 6NR, 6AL, 688, 609, 614, 6NF, 6NK

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      07-13-2012, 07:30 AM   #57
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I'm pretty sure you need enhanced Bluetooth for this feature to work.

I do not have "office" as an option in my Idrive.

I figure it is because i don't have EB.
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Check the Email Notifications on the iPhone and make sure "View in Lock Screen" is turned on. Make sure the phone is locked or that you are not in the email app during testing. It will only display new messages received during the session. It will not display previous unread mail.
Well, the emails now appear but I am unable to view the entire content. It displays a couple of lines and then 'Loading..', but nothing more ever loads. I think that this is because it is the notification that is being transmitted via bluetooth and not the email itself.
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Well, the emails now appear but I am unable to view the entire content. It displays a couple of lines and then 'Loading..', but nothing more ever loads. I think that this is because it is the notification that is being transmitted via bluetooth and not the email itself.
The "Loading" issue is probably just a beta software bug. I get it as well but not all of the time. If you find a correlation let us know.
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The "Loading" issue is probably just a beta software bug. I get it as well but not all of the time. If you find a correlation let us know.
By beta software bug I assume you are referring to iOS 6 Beta 2, correct? Not with the software on iDrive.
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By beta software bug I assume you are referring to iOS 6 Beta 2, correct? Not with the software on iDrive.
I would say iOS6 beta but I wouldn't be surprised if a new bluetooth s/w update shows up as well after the GA of iOS6.
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So what you guys are saying is that with iOS6 the sms (text messages) and email will work?


Amongst other specifications, I've ordered the following "infotainment" as we call it here in South Africa, for my F30;-

- Navigation System, Professional
- Internet preparation
- Music interface for Smartphone’s
- Connectivity, Bluetooth and USB devices
- Apps
- BMW Live
- Harman/kardon Surround Sound System
The codes to the above is 6NR, 6AL, 688, 609, 614, 6NF, 6NK
You should be fine.
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I would say iOS6 beta but I wouldn't be surprised if a new bluetooth s/w update shows up as well after the GA of iOS6.
I also wanted to add that the email messages show up as Texts on iDrive.
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Sorry if I'm totally missing the point but still a bit confused. I have a F30 with nav and basic Bluetooth will I be able to access office to read emails and txt aloud or do I need to get a retrofit ?

Thanks in advance.
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I installed iOS 6 Beta 3 last night and since then am not getting any of the alerts on iDrive.
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Has anyone got this to work with Iphone 4 running IOS 6 betas.
I've tried with all betas to current (3)and can't get anything in the office option in my car other than contacts.
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