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Old 10-01-2012, 08:41 PM
MARINE2 MARINE2 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 535i
Try this step


I found a serious work-around for most phones. Here's the steps.
1) Go to Bluetooth > Settings > pair phone (do not start pairing just yet)
2) Set on your Bluetooth selection in your phone and turn the phone off.
3) Turn your phone back on.
4) With the Voice command (in the newer vehicles) follow these steps:
>Press voice command and say > Bluetooth (it will repeat the command)
>Go down the iDrive menu to >Settings >start pairing
> With your phone >go to Bluetooth settings > pair >enter pin code on phone & iDrive
5) It will tell you that pairing is successful but not display phone information
>Press Voice command and say >Bluetooth
>Go to phone in your iDrive >Go down to your phone in the list and say> A to Z
6) The Voice Command Module will say "Searching for paired phones". If it does not say this then you did something wrong.
7) While searching for the phone it will enable Bluetooth again on its own in about 6 seconds.
8) Now toggle your phone from "MUSIC ONLY >on" to "MUSIC ONLY>off" your phone book will be displayed.

Note: if you already have a phone paired but can't see your listings, jump to step "5".

I hope this wasn't too long. Once you get use to it it'll go faster.

Key Points:
>Clear Paired phones
>Activate blue tooth in your phone then turn cell phone off
>Turn phone back on and use voice commands
>Pair phones> use voice commands> say "Bluetooth">go to phone in iDrive>
>Go down to phone ID> press voice and say> A to Z
>Listen for "Searching for Paired phones"
>Toggle from MUSIC ONLY>on to MUSIC ONLY >off after 6 seconds
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