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ID6 Connected Drive - What are people using and is there any point?

Just want to check what Connected Drive services people are using on the ID6 systems, will be for an F36? Looking to carry out the retrofit so just thinking whether I need the ATM Module or not. Apart from the remote lock/unlock/GPS and headlight flash is it worth it? TIA
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Just want to check what Connected Drive services people are using on the ID6 systems, will be for an F36? Looking to carry out the retrofit so just thinking whether I need the ATM Module or not. Apart from the remote lock/unlock/GPS and headlight flash is it worth it? TIA
I tried the remote services for 1 month but didn't feel like it was worth it. Besides it didn't work for most of the trial so a big thumbs down from me. IMHO the best thing on ID6 is CarPlay.
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I tried the remote services for 1 month but didn't feel like it was worth it. Besides it didn't work for most of the trial so a big thumbs down from me. IMHO the best thing on ID6 is CarPlay.
Yes CarPlay is what has pushed me towards it, I managed to get a really good deal on an ID6 with the 10.25inch screen. The ID6 UI is a lot better than the NBT for sure. But I think I am going to go with the ATM installation as it is not too expensive when included with installation.
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I use send to car and the lock/unlock feature quite often.

The one thing that stops me using waze on carplay instead of the BMW navigation is that it doesnt work through the HUD.
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I use send to car and the lock/unlock feature quite often.

The one thing that stops me using waze on carplay instead of the BMW navigation is that it doesnt work through the HUD.
Do you have to pay yearly for the remote lock/unlock? I have used it maybe twice so far not really something I use often.

I don't have the HUD option so I guess it won't be an issue, anything else on the ConnectedDrive you use? Thanks
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I use send to car and the lock/unlock feature quite often.

The one thing that stops me using waze on carplay instead of the BMW navigation is that it doesnt work through the HUD.
Do you have to pay yearly for the remote lock/unlock? I have used it maybe twice so far not really something I use often.

I don't have the HUD option so I guess it won't be an issue, anything else on the ConnectedDrive you use? Thanks
No it's included. I think if you don't have it, it's a once and done payment.

I occasionally look at the news headlines, weather etc, and online searches for addresses for navigation. That's about it.
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No it's included. I think if you don't have it, it's a once and done payment.

I occasionally look at the news headlines, weather etc, and online searches for addresses for navigation. That's about it.
Ah okay thanks.
In my NBT iDrive I have not used any of the options in the ConnectedDrive so far but with the retrofit I will get the ConnectedDrive options just not the remote options such as unlock/lock etc.

I have done some googling and came across CarBridge which looks like if you have that on your iPhone you can run any apps. Might have a look into that and see how that works.
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I've always used Pro Nav so I couldn't do without Real Time Traffic Information. That plus Send to Car are the only features I regularly use and the ones that would make me justify renewing the subscription. Occasionally handy to check how much fuel is in the car... If I didn't use the Nav not sure I could see the point in Connected Drive - certainly not enough to add it...
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I've always used Pro Nav so I couldn't do without Real Time Traffic Information. That plus Send to Car are the only features I regularly use and the ones that would make me justify renewing the subscription. Occasionally handy to check how much fuel is in the car... If I didn't use the Nav not sure I could see the point in Connected Drive - certainly not enough to add it...
From using the nav on the car, I have sometimes found that it doesn't always give the fastest route and at times re-routing could take a little long that I want but maybe with ID6 it is all faster.

But the fuel level can only be synced if the car is plugged in via USB right, that is what I've found it to be in NBT at least.
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From using the nav on the car, I have sometimes found that it doesn't always give the fastest route and at times re-routing could take a little long that I want but maybe with ID6 it is all faster.

But the fuel level can only be synced if the car is plugged in via USB right, that is what I've found it to be in NBT at least.
My ID6 in my 2018 car gives me an up to date remote view of fuel (and service due dates/mileage). I rarely plug in via USB - only to charge phone so it is getting it over the air (I think that is from ID6 as you are right previous cars only gave a view from when it was plugged in - which I used to routinely do as I did longer distances than I do now)...
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My ID6 in my 2018 car gives me an up to date remote view of fuel (and service due dates/mileage). I rarely plug in via USB - only to charge phone so it is getting it over the air (I think that is from ID6 as you are right previous cars only gave a view from when it was plugged in - which I used to routinely do as I did longer distances than I do now)...
Ah that is interesting, maybe this might be part of the remote features that might not work when a retrofit is done. Will have to see how it all goes now that I am going for it. Got it all at a pretty decent cost so will update once I find out what works and what doesn't.
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