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Old 01-07-2013, 05:03 PM
kssod kssod is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2010
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Mein Auto: Acura RL
I have an iphone 5 (Verizon) and have had success with most of these issues:

Playing internet radio / pandora / etc.

First phone needs to be connected to vehicle directly via usb for BMW Apps to work. With Iphone 5 that means using a new lightning cable since in car cradle is not compatible.
From phone can start Pandora, then Pandora should appear in Apps and can be controlled via idrive. Bmw internet radio, Facebook, Twitter and news etc, are all controlled via drive.
Download BMW Connected from Apple app store to set up accounts. Need to launch BMW Connected App first from phone to be able to then control all apps from idrive.

- Receiving email

This seems to be hit or miss. First make sure you have the latest Bluetooth software update on your BMW.

then go into iphone notifications>email>notifications on >banners>view in locked screen On
Also Blutooth>BMW>show notifications>on

Get in vehicle, sync via bluetooth and test from different phone. Works only when iphone is locked/sleep, thus hard to send email to self to test.
If it does not work, then turn car off to disconnect bluetooth, go to notifications turn off then back on for email, and bluetooth notifications.
Retry, txt should work email from this forum appears hit or miss.
A message icon should show up on the screen.
Hit voice command and say messages and should take directly to messages

- BMW Apps in general (Google Search, Bloomberg, etc.)

Again only work if connected to USB
Must start BMW Connected app on iphone first.

- Google Maps from desktop sent to car

Works great, search for place, go to more>send>car>BMW>enter bmwassist account name

Can also download MyBMW Remote app that has a Google local search feature and can also send to car from iPhone.
Apple Maps and Google Maps app on iOS devices do not have the send to car feature even if use Safari to go to google maps.

Last edited by kssod; 01-07-2013 at 05:05 PM.
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