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      03-29-2018, 04:15 PM   #1
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Send address to car directly from google maps.

So I was looking up a friends address in google maps and instead of posting to send to the connected app it now lets me send directly to my car from google maps. I was told this feature had been disabled but it's working for me now. Just started happening today. Anyone else notice this?
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Recent app update incorporated this.

Problem is, it won’t sent the route calculated by google maps, just the destination. So, useless for me.
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Recent app update incorporated this.

Problem is, it wonÂ’t sent the route calculated by google maps, just the destination. So, useless for me.
Yes it's just the destination no difference there. Uses car gps and rtti. If you have car play then you just use the iPhone navigation but that won't help android users.
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All you need is the destination, that's what's time consuming to input to the car nav.
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All you need is the destination, that's what's time consuming to input to the car nav.
Yep. I'm glad it's back.
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Yep. I'm glad it's back.
Not for me. I'll try again--sometimes (when it worked) I had to send it 2x for it to work.
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How are you sending to GPS from Google maps? I ca nt get it to work
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How are you sending to GPS from Google maps? I ca nt get it to work
You need a connected drive subscription and the connected drive app installed on your phone even if sending from google maps. You still need to pick the app from the send to app menu but then you're prompted to send to your car rather than having to go to the app to send to car. You will need to make sure your car is registered on the app as well. Download the app and make sure you're set up and maybe consult with a bmw genius over the phone or in person at the dealership if you still have questions.
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Is this from google maps app or on a PC, works with apple maps too apparently.
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Is this from google maps app or on a PC, works with apple maps too apparently.
On my mobile device. Should work with any app like waze, google maps, Apple maps, etc as it is an iOS function that the connected drive app takes advantage of.
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Cant figure out how it works
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Cant figure out how it works
Look up the address in google maps. When it appears at the bottom swipe up so it slides to the top. You can then tap the square with the upward facing arrow to choose the connected drive app. You may need to add the app to the send menu if it's not there. It will then ask if you want to send to your car. Kind of hard to describe without a video to demo it. Not sure if it's on YouTube as it was disabled and recently enabled so any video may be out of date but worth looking.
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Some older vehicles like MY2013 or earlier might not have service as they have 2G modems so you're out of luck. You would have to use a lightening to USB cable, you might as well use the voice to text navigation.
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When I press share & point it to Connected app a small box opens asking start or cancel, when I press start box disappears & fak all happens
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When I press share & point it to Connected app a small box opens asking start or cancel, when I press start box disappears & fak all happens
When I press start it gives a link labeled send to car as message. Is your car set up in the connected drive app? May need to update the app and make sure you're running the latest version of iOS.
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Updating to 11.3 as we speak, ill see what happens after the update.
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Bollox to it
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Bollox to it
Maybe it's not supported in the U.K. yet. But it did give you the start vs post option so that's weird. 1st world problems.
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Recent app update incorporated this.

Problem is, it wonÂ’t sent the route calculated by google maps, just the destination. So, useless for me.
It's better than looking up an address using the connected app. The machine learning in google maps is 10 times better at pulling up the correct address within a couple of taps versus having to type almost the entire address in connected even if it's a frequent or recent destination.
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Im guessing this is not possible by using Apple maps directly on iPhone?
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Im guessing this is not possible by using Apple maps directly on iPhone?
I think it also works with Apple maps someone said they could do it. I haven't tried it since all my addresses are saved in google maps. Edit: tried it myself and it works.
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Im guessing this is not possible by using Apple maps directly on iPhone?
I think it also works with Apple maps someone said they could do it. I haven't tried it since all my addresses are saved in google maps. Edit: tried it myself and it works.
Sweet... now how exactly do I send a route to iDrive?

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