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Old 06-30-2007, 12:13 PM
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iPhone Bluetooth with BMW's

Ok, now that the iPhone is publicly released, who here has successfully paired one with their BMW? Which year and model? Did you encounter any pairing issues or operational problems during phone calls?
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:16 PM
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No Problem - Easy Setup

Set up took 1 minute. Works with iphone screen or via steering wheel. Adress book and all.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:04 PM
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Ok, now that the iPhone is publicly released, who here has successfully paired one with their BMW? Which year and model? Did you encounter any pairing issues or operational problems during phone calls?
It worked great with my 650. I think the total time to get it paired was 2 or 3 minutes.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:32 PM
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That's good news to hear - thanks for the reports. Hope to test BT out with my E46 coupe in the near future - after the wait lines for the phone have diminished.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:10 AM
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Just found this announcement on BMW NA's website. Sounds like BMW was able to do some advance testing across their model line of the iPhone Bluetooth interface.

http://www.bmwusa.com/owners/iphone

Wonder if they have a iPhone cradle in the works, too?
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:56 AM
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The iPhone paired with my '06 X5 (no navi) and with my '07 550i flawlessly.

I have the dealer installed iPod interface in my X5 and upon plugging it in to the connector, it states that this is not an approved accessory and do you want to put it in "airplane mode". Just disregard the warning, do not respond, and the iPhone worked perfect. It loaded my phonebook (2500 entries) quickly. My Nextel was worthless when it came to that. My contacts come up on the display above the buttons. That's cool. It even distinguishes whether it is a mobile or home number.

In the 550i (build 8/2006), I also have the dealer installed iPod connector in the glovebox. The contacts all come up on the navi screen and are very descriptive. The iPod feature works great and I haven't had any problems with either vehicle yet (knocking on wood).

All I can say is "nice work BMW".
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:16 AM
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is the bluetooth killing your iphone battery? I haven't even attempted pairing mine yet cause I always hated using it with my RAZR. There didn't seem to be any good way to switch the call from handsfree to handset if I have other people in the car and I dont' want them to hear what I'm discussing. And my RAZR's battery had gotten so bad it wouldn't last a full day if I left bluetooth on.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:34 PM
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is the bluetooth killing your iphone battery?
I have the dealer installed iPod adaptor in my X5 and even though it shows a charging symbol on the iPhone, it sucked the battery dry in less than 12 hours. I hope that there is a fix in the works.
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:51 PM
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Iphone on '06 750LI

Iphone paired with my '06 750LI without any problem.
All functions performing normally as far as I can tell (steering wheel, dial pad, idrive)

Cannot listen to music via bluetooth. That would be very nice.

Sadly, I still can't listen to my ipod/iphone in the car with quality sound. (No FM transmitter I have used has been good)
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:26 PM
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Cannot listen to music via bluetooth. That would be very nice.

Sadly, I still can't listen to my ipod/iphone in the car with quality sound. (No FM transmitter I have used has been good)
Stereo bluetooth would be great! One of the online product review websites mentioned that stereo audio bluetooth could be added by Apple in a future firmware upgrade. Even if that happens in the first iPhone product, do any BMW models also support it?
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:48 PM
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Paired my iphone with my 05 e46 330xi yesterday. Worked like a charm. No real noticeable decline in battery life, although if I was using it constantly in the car, I'm sure I'd start seeing one.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:35 AM
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Paired my iphone with my 05 e46 330xi yesterday. Worked like a charm. No real noticeable decline in battery life, although if I was using it constantly in the car, I'm sure I'd start seeing one.
How, I can't get mine to dial, everything else works though
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:38 PM
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Here's how pairing/dialing works on my E46:

To pair:
1. Turn iPhone on.
2. Ignition key in position 1 or higher.
3. Browse on iPhone to Settings->General->Bluetooth and enable Bluetooth.
4. Your BMW should now be discovered under "Devices", and a new window opens on the iPhone requesting your PIN.
5. Enter the PIN and confirm the entry. Your BMW shows as "Paired" on the device list.

The iPhone Bluetooth symbol is colored blue when iPhone is connected, grey otherwise. At connection time, your iPhone contact list will be copied into the BMW phone directory.

To dial:
1. Use the up and down arrows on the steering wheel to scroll through the phone directory.
2. Push the call button to dial, and then again at the end to hang up.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:03 AM
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Here's how pairing/dialing works on my E46:

To pair:
1. Turn iPhone on.
2. Ignition key in position 1 or higher.
3. Browse on iPhone to Settings->General->Bluetooth and enable Bluetooth.
4. Your BMW should now be discovered under "Devices", and a new window opens on the iPhone requesting your PIN.
5. Enter the PIN and confirm the entry. Your BMW shows as "Paired" on the device list.

The iPhone Bluetooth symbol is colored blue when iPhone is connected, grey otherwise. At connection time, your iPhone contact list will be copied into the BMW phone directory.

To dial:
1. Use the up and down arrows on the steering wheel to scroll through the phone directory.
2. Push the call button to dial, and then again at the end to hang up.
I was never given a "pin". I got all the way through the paring until the pin. Where can I find more info regarding that?
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:12 PM
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Sorry - a better choice of words would have been a "Bluetooth Passkey". It's a four-digit number printed on a 6" x 8" card that's bundled with the owner's manuals for your car.

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Old 07-29-2007, 08:10 PM
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I was able to pair my iPhone with no problem, but it seems to only auto-activate occasionally. More often than not, it seems to have problems seeing the iPhone. After fiddling for a few minutes, it always works itself out. I don't really see this situation being workable in the long run. I want to just get it my car and have things work.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:24 AM
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If you have the USB/Ipod connector, can you use the iPhone to play tunes through the connector (and charging it) and also switch over to BT phone?
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:08 AM
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If you have the USB/Ipod connector, can you use the iPhone to play tunes through the connector (and charging it) and also switch over to BT phone?

Can anyone comment?...going phone shopping today.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:40 PM
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Can anyone comment?...going phone shopping today.
Did you get the iphone to charge and play with the via the Ipod connector? thanks
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:29 AM
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I was able to pair my iPhone with no problem, but it seems to only auto-activate occasionally. More often than not, it seems to have problems seeing the iPhone. After fiddling for a few minutes, it always works itself out. I don't really see this situation being workable in the long run. I want to just get it my car and have things work.
I was having the same problem (May build E92) and the latest iPhone firmware seems to have fixed. Give it a try.
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:08 PM
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Yep, the latest iPhone firmware revision is worth a try (v1.0.1). Several Safari-related security bugs are addressed, as listed on Apple's website, but there are other unlisted bug fixes as well. Until I upgraded the firmware yesterday, my iPhone was not playing music through a Kensington FM transmitter. Today, it works great in both normal and airplane mode, and mutes the music when a call is active.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:11 PM
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I was having the same problem (May build E92) and the latest iPhone firmware seems to have fixed. Give it a try.
Apple has released another firmware update for the iPhone - v1.0.2. Contains bug fixes according to Apple. The update took only 3 minutes, and it's been rock solid since. v1.0.1 was less than steller for me - the touch screen locked up in the middle of a long drive with music playing and Bluetooth enabled. Required a hard reset to clear it (depress home and sleep buttons simultaneously for 10 sec).
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:32 AM
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My iphone pairs, but not without problems. As with the above poster, usually the car doesn't recognize the phone when I get in, though the phone recognizes the car. The only fix I've found is that I must power-off, and then back on, the iphone. Turning bluetooth off and on doesn't do it. I'll try turning off wifi and someone else suggested, but even if that works, it's still a hassle to go through whenever I get in the car.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:10 PM
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I have a 12th gen module on it's way to test. Right now i have the 9th gen module ULF in my car. It may fix the problem.

If that's the case, Apple better update it's bluetooth software...or there will be a lot of pissed off BMW owners!
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