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Old 02-22-2013, 10:01 AM
schpenxel schpenxel is offline
Location: Greensboro, NC
Join Date: Nov 2009
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Mein Auto: 2004 545i
Originally Posted by Phil75070 View Post
Went to use navigation in my '05 545i and the street address was too new to come up. So, I put the address in my iPhone using Google Maps. To my surprise, all of the voice directions from Google Maps on my phone came through the car's speakers! I tried it with Apple's Map app and the Mapquest app and neither of them utilize the Bluetooth connectivity to provide turn-by-turn directions through the car itself.
Same thing happened with me! I was pleasantly surprised.

If it ever stops doing it (happens to me if I force the phone to use the built in speaker/mic sometimes), you need to hold the home button to get siri to pop up, then change the output source via the button to the right side of the screen to switch it back to using bluetooth/your car speakers.
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