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      09-22-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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iPhone (office) features.

Has anyone with a 328i with Bluetooth kits got the office integration working in Aus?
I have the office menu in iDrive but I don't get txt messages or email on iDrive.

I did have the iPhone 4 and figured it was an iPhone 4 issue.
Now with the iPhone 5 I have the same issue.

I've set the paired deveice to use the car for notifications and I think I've sent in notifications the right settings for it to work. Messages, phone, and email set to alert and notify on locked screen.

So I wanted to see if anyone in Aus actually has this working or is this another feature we don't get?
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      09-22-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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I am in the US with an iphone 4s and ios6 and cannot see email nor sms on the screen. Did setup the bt connection on the phone and in the car to no avail.
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      09-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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In the navigation section of the forums is a guide as to what you have to enable on phone and car. It's all settings from what I read.
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      09-23-2012, 01:40 AM   #4
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      09-23-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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I managed to get email working on mine (sort of). Each time you get turn on ignition, you need to use the phone/settings menu - go to notifications and email, and change the value of "show X Unread items" - for example toggle between 5 and 10.

I found this tip on another forum somewhere - and if seems to be working ok. I am guessing it wont be fixed properly until we see an IOS6 patch.

Text messages are working fine for me - very cool.
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      09-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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Whats the add on required to have this capability (email/txt msg)
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      09-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #7
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I am not 100% certain sorry, I only picked my car about 10 days ago, and it came with the various options the dealer had pre-ordered. I know one of the options was listed as "Connectivity, Bluetooth and USB devices".

Is that the question you are asking?
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      09-24-2012, 01:22 AM   #8
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Ya.. I wonder if it's an extended blue tooth and IOS connectivity
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      09-24-2012, 04:55 AM   #9
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I don't know what I'm doing wrong I have :
Navigation system Professional
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Options but can't get this feature to work..

Found it ....
I had to go into the iDrive bluetooth setting and enable the options...

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      04-12-2013, 03:21 AM   #10
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May require some further direction here ... I have spent a good 30mins going through each menu but do not seem to be able to get the SMS/text messages working.

In summary,
- I have the "Extended Connectivity with Bluetooth/USB Voice control" (6NK)
- In Bluetooth, ticked all options for Telephone, Audio, Additional phone, Show Pictures
- In Office, only have My Contacts as an option

Anything else I may have missed?
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      04-12-2013, 04:49 AM   #11
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May require some further direction here ... I have spent a good 30mins going through each menu but do not seem to be able to get the SMS/text messages working.

In summary,
- I have the "Extended Connectivity with Bluetooth/USB Voice control" (6NK)
- In Bluetooth, ticked all options for Telephone, Audio, Additional phone, Show Pictures
- In Office, only have My Contacts as an option

Anything else I may have missed?
On your iphone Bluetooth menu, tap on your BMW, make sure "Show Notifications" is activated (make sure you have ios6 and above).

Then, on your phone Notification menu, make sure Messages & Mail is in the notification centre...

Only NEW mail & message that arrive after your phone is connected with the car will be shown.

On Blackberry, all old email & message will be shown (so this is an IOS issue).
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On your iphone Bluetooth menu, tap on your BMW, make sure "Show Notifications" is activated (make sure you have ios6 and above).

Then, on your phone Notification menu, make sure Messages & Mail is in the notification centre...

Only NEW mail & message that arrive after your phone is connected with the car will be shown.

On Blackberry, all old email & message will be shown (so this is an IOS issue).
Thanks Kon ... Will try it tomorrow
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      04-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #13
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The downside I find is that there is no audible notification that you have received a text message. At least not that I have noticed since I'm usually listening to net radio. I just seem to have to keep an eye for the envelope icon on the screen Do any of you get a sound from your car speakers when you receive a new text?
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      04-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #14
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On your iphone Bluetooth menu, tap on your BMW, make sure "Show Notifications" is activated (make sure you have ios6 and above).

Then, on your phone Notification menu, make sure Messages & Mail is in the notification centre...

Only NEW mail & message that arrive after your phone is connected with the car will be shown.

On Blackberry, all old email & message will be shown (so this is an IOS issue).
The first time I paired the phone, I would hear the SMS tone through the speakers (music gets interrupted) ... Now nothing .. no sound and no option.

Unfortunately followed Kon's instructions and still no luck with SMS. I made sure that Mail and Messages are in the Notification centre but selecting Bluetooth on my phone and selecting on BMWXXXX, there is no such option as "Show Notifications". I am running the latest ios unless the SMS function is not compatible with a dinosaur of iPhone 3GS.
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sms working here with iphone 5 - NO audible tone though

hilarious getting car to read out a message that included a smiley face - car reads out "SMILEY HAPPY"
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      04-22-2013, 07:19 AM   #16
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The first time I paired the phone, I would hear the SMS tone through the speakers (music gets interrupted) ... Now nothing .. no sound and no option.

Unfortunately followed Kon's instructions and still no luck with SMS. I made sure that Mail and Messages are in the Notification centre but selecting Bluetooth on my phone and selecting on BMWXXXX, there is no such option as "Show Notifications". I am running the latest ios unless the SMS function is not compatible with a dinosaur of iPhone 3GS.
You need to check whether you have Office activated in your Telephone/Bluetooth menu.

Go to Telephone > Bluetooth, click on option the bottom right button on your idrive controller and scroll to Bluetooth Settings (or something similar), you should see Additional Telephone, Office, Picture, and (one more item can't remember what it is lol!)... Make sure you have office checked.

If all is in order and you still can't see Show Notifications on your iPhone bluetooth menu, remove the pairing and repair the phone again... If it still doesn't work, I don't know why
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The first time I paired the phone, I would hear the SMS tone through the speakers (music gets interrupted) ... Now nothing .. no sound and no option.

Unfortunately followed Kon's instructions and still no luck with SMS. I made sure that Mail and Messages are in the Notification centre but selecting Bluetooth on my phone and selecting on BMWXXXX, there is no such option as "Show Notifications". I am running the latest ios unless the SMS function is not compatible with a dinosaur of iPhone 3GS.
Just checked on my IPhone 5 and show notifications is there - so it must be an iphone 3 thing. When I click on the other car on the iphone (Lexus) - thee is no show notifications option. (I don't think the Lexus does it - it does not do much)
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      04-24-2013, 12:21 AM   #18
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I'm shagged if I can get my messages to apppear!

As far as I can see I have everything set up.

I can see the messages folder on the Idrive screen, I have the notifications selected on the iPhone 4 (iOS 6.1.3) but yet no new messages are appearing.

All I can get is my contacts.

Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong!

Thanks.
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      04-25-2013, 03:13 AM   #19
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I got it to work today. What I did:

Updated my IPhone 4 to 6.1.3 software

Followed the steps in this post - Post #2 by bimmermeupscoty. Step 3 seemed to be the missing link for me.

I get new SMS and emails displayed in the Office app and car will read them to me if I wish.

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Thanks mate.

I can now get SMS's but still no new emails.

I think I'll give up and just read them when I stop.

Be safe.

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      04-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #21
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Thanks mate.

I can now get SMS's but still no new emails.

I think I'll give up and just read them when I stop.

Be safe.

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For me, SMS works all the time but whatsapp and email will work for me only if I toggle the "notifications" section and change the number of unread items (ie if it was 1 unread items, then I change it to 5 items etc). This seem to reset it and works during the drive.
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So you can receive SMS ? Do you have an audible alert from the car when a new text arrives? I still get no audible alert only the "envelope" icon on the screen.
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