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      07-22-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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I have intentionally not updated the BMW Remote app given its recent neutering of the remote unlock feature. But starting a few days ago, when I try to unlock, I get a message that says:

"For security reasons, the login must be renewed at least once a year. This includes deleting data stored by the app from the iPhone. Otherwise, the app cannot run. Do you wish to continue?"

I've accepted several times, and have to re-enter my BMW assist login credentials, but to no avail. Despite my attempts, I am still receiving the same message and can't proceed to unlock. All other app functions (including remote lock) still work.
This is kind of a bummer if they were able to somehow brick the unlock feature, even without applying the recent update. Has anyone else encountered this issue?

Thanks!
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      07-22-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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Mine is doing the same. I suspect that this is the way they can disable the the feature in the older version in order to force us to update and lose the feature altogether.

I think we BMW drivers should protect by overwhelming the call center with requests to unlock the car. We could pick a day and everybody call all day long requesting the unlock feature. Maybe BMW would gt the idea.
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      07-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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On one hand, I'm happy it isn't just me, but on the other hand, that sucks!
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      07-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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This functionality was removed from the most recent version of the app.

Someone posted it somewhere on bimmerfest I believe.

Basically, your only option is to uninstall that app, and pray you have an older version of the app on your computer somewhere. Seems like that feature is gone for good.
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This functionality was removed from the most recent version of the app.

Someone posted it somewhere on bimmerfest I believe.

Basically, your only option is to uninstall that app, and pray you have an older version of the app on your computer somewhere. Seems like that feature is gone for good.
We are using the older version of the app. It appears that BMW has disabled the feature on the older version, as well.
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We are using the older version of the app. It appears that BMW has disabled the feature on the older version, as well.
It was probably removed for a reason then.

That stinks
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