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      09-03-2018, 04:18 PM   #133
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This is only worth it with wireless CarPlay and support for Waze and Google maps. If BMW is looking to charge this as a month to month subscription there should be a way to activate it for free.
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      09-03-2018, 05:14 PM   #134
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depends which version of idrive you have.

go to the map screen and press the options button on the idrive controller and scroll to the bottom of the list and select navigation system version then post a photo of your idrive screen.
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      09-04-2018, 12:23 AM   #135
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depends which version of idrive you have.

go to the map screen and press the options button on the idrive controller and scroll to the bottom of the list and select navigation system version then post a photo of your idrive screen.
on your system car play is only possible with a hardware solution.
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      09-04-2018, 08:39 PM   #136
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on your system car play is only possible with a hardware solution.
So for me, is the best option to the NBT retrofit and lose ConnectedDrive, or do the CarPlay MMI?
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      09-05-2018, 12:28 AM   #137
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So for me, is the best option to the NBT retrofit and lose ConnectedDrive, or do the CarPlay MMI?
Id go for the Bimmertech solution and retain the connected drive services.

NBT EVO with ATM to retain connected drive can be retrofitted but it's usually pricey.
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      09-05-2018, 08:17 PM   #138
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Id go for the Bimmertech solution and retain the connected drive services.

NBT EVO with ATM to retain connected drive can be retrofitted but it's usually pricey.
What’s ATM? Also, since my car is a 2015, what connected drive services would I be losing exactly?
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      09-07-2018, 06:25 AM   #139
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Id go for the Bimmertech solution and retain the connected drive services.

NBT EVO with ATM to retain connected drive can be retrofitted but it's usually pricey.
What's ATM? Also, since my car is a 2015, what connected drive services would I be losing exactly?
ATM - Telemetics module, has a data connection.

anything that use your current data connection will be lost.
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      09-20-2018, 04:07 AM   #140
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This is so annoying.
When I specced my X3, the dealer said it's not necessary to get Carplay since I can always add it later, if I have connecteddrive.
Now they told me that the wireless package was also necessary for this and I am stuck!
Anyone can please tell me if there's an alternate solution for my X3 G01?
If I understand it correctly, if I install the Wi-Fi antenna myself and get some codes, that should get it working?

Help
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      09-20-2018, 01:54 PM   #141
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This is so annoying.
When I specced my X3, the dealer said it's not necessary to get Carplay since I can always add it later, if I have connecteddrive.
Now they told me that the wireless package was also necessary for this and I am stuck!
Anyone can please tell me if there's an alternate solution for my X3 G01?
If I understand it correctly, if I install the Wi-Fi antenna myself and get some codes, that should get it working?

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Yes that is a strange quirk with G01, you can factory order CarPlay and not need to order wireless charging but if you get neither CarPlay can't then be added

You can get a WiFi antenna fitted to back of head unit, apparently it is quite easy to do but no idea how

Once you've done that you can then get CarPlay coded or find someone who will do both for you, in the long run it is better to do that anyway as aftermarket coding is lifetime but the BMW factory option is only for 3 years, just remember to keep hold of the CarPlay coding file as if BMW do any software updates it may wipe CarPlay from system

What do you think of G01 so far?
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      09-20-2018, 11:00 PM   #142
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I have a 2014 328d. I've been searching the forums a bit and still not sure what to do. I want to be able to run Waze through my screen and keep my phone locked or in my pocket. I would love to get CarPlay but willing to settle for just waze. I think I have iDrive 4. Any thoughts on what I should do?
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      09-25-2018, 09:17 AM   #143
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Yes that is a strange quirk with G01, you can factory order CarPlay and not need to order wireless charging but if you get neither CarPlay can't then be added

You can get a WiFi antenna fitted to back of head unit, apparently it is quite easy to do but no idea how

Once you've done that you can then get CarPlay coded or find someone who will do both for you, in the long run it is better to do that anyway as aftermarket coding is lifetime but the BMW factory option is only for 3 years, just remember to keep hold of the CarPlay coding file as if BMW do any software updates it may wipe CarPlay from system

What do you think of G01 so far?
I was the first to order this particular model at the dealership so that's why I give them the benefit of the doubt, however I am still pissed since now I have to resort to 3rd party solutions and it's not something that I want to do with the car being in warranty...

Don't want to go offtopic since this is the F30 forum but I can say the G01 is a very nice balanced car, I like it a lot coming from my E90 and overall I am happy with it. The sound of the engine (diesel 2.0) when cold is a bit rough, which is the only thing I don't like, aside from the missing carplay.
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      10-03-2018, 03:19 PM   #144
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Hi guys, i have 2018 BMW X1, i think its the NBT ID6 whithout navigation and with the normal screen (no touch), can i add carplay through fsc coding?
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      10-04-2018, 08:55 AM   #145
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I decided to take the plunge and get CarPlay activated by wibbles

Absolutely top service from him, I had received the bin file and upgraded my car within 2 hours of my initial email to him. Amazing! My car already had EBT and Wi-Fi so no hardware/coding upgrades required.

I'm about to switch back to Apple music, plus I listen to a lot of podcasts and some audiobooks whilst in the car, so it's a much neater and safer solution than trying to use the touchscreen on my phone, even using a cradle. Plus I'll be getting a new iPhone soon so finally able to take advantage of the wireless charging.

I've been using Deezer for 12 months, subscribing via the connected drive store. It's neat that it's integrated into idrive, and uses the car's data to download tracks, but I've found the functionality a bit limited compared to the app/website. There's no way of selecting your 'flow' or play podcasts, as far as I can tell anyway. The missus is getting a Mini with CarPlay soon so we've opted for an Apple Music family subscription.

First impressions are good, it's been reliable so far and intuitive to use. The only drawback is not being able to utilise the full width of the pro nav screen, as I don't normally bother with split screen.
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      10-04-2018, 09:50 AM   #146
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      10-09-2018, 05:46 PM   #147
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Thanks for all of the info everyone
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      10-10-2018, 04:56 AM   #148
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Hi Wibbles,

Can you PM me the costs of receiving the coding files to enable apple carplay. I checked on the BMW site and my car is available for apple car.
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      10-10-2018, 09:47 AM   #149
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Hi Guys,
I pick my 330D XDrive up tomorrow and CarPlay is definitely something I'd like to be able to activate if my car has the necessary hardware to allow this.

Could someone tell me in layman's terms what hardware is needed so I can check against the specification of my car.

Thanks
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      10-11-2018, 10:37 AM   #150
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Does anyone knows how to contact Wibbles? His PM box is full and I realy would like to get Apple Carplay enabled. If somebody knows his e-mail or from another supplier who can do the same please PM me.
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Does anyone knows how to contact Wibbles? His PM box is full and I realy would like to get Apple Carplay enabled. If somebody knows his e-mail or from another supplier who can do the same please PM me.
Iíll let him know for you!
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Iíve told him, and he has cleared some space for you!
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      10-11-2018, 11:55 AM   #153
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Hi Guys,
I pick my 330D XDrive up tomorrow and CarPlay is definitely something I'd like to be able to activate if my car has the necessary hardware to allow this.

Could someone tell me in layman's terms what hardware is needed so I can check against the specification of my car.

Thanks
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