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Old 09-16-2012, 08:43 AM
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IOS 6 works with Office... again!

Those of you testing IOS 6 would know that by Revision 2 the email started working between BMW's Office and the iPhone, but you would only get the subject of the message.

Then Rev. 3 came out, and you could read the whole messages, which was great.

Unfortunately, when Rev. 4 came out, all the email messages were gone. Something changed and we lost email messages on iDrive. Bummer.

Well, I'm glad to report that after downloading the IOS 6 Golden Master (final version) all is good again and you can get notifications about new email messages on iDrive, and have your messages (complete messages!) read out loud over the speakers.

Wohooooo! A long awaited dream has come true.

Here are some pics:



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Old 09-16-2012, 08:48 AM
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Excellent! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:43 AM
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I downloaded the GM and I can't get emails. I too lost emails in beta 4. Kinda bummed out about that
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:56 AM
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I downloaded the GM and I can't get emails. I too lost emails in beta 4. Kinda bummed out about that
I also thought so in the beginning. What you have to do is enable notifications while locked.

Here's the step by step:

1. Go to Settings --> Notifications --> Mail --> Select any of your email accounts

2. Notification Center: ON

3. Alert Style: Banners or Alerts (I've only tested it to work with Banners...)

4. Show Preview: ON

5. View in Lock Screen: ON


I would suggest you delete the previously paired iPhone on iDrive, and remove the pairing on your iPhone too.

Re-pair the phone and iDrive.

You will get the notifications ONLY while the phone is locked (or screen is off). If you are testing this by sending an email to your iphone while you have your phone unlocked, you will never receive the notification on iDrive.

If you want to test it, lock your phone (or turn off the screen), or put it on the cradle, and wait a couple of minutes.

Then send yourself an email from your computer. You will see the notification on iDrive.

Hope this helps you out!

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Old 09-16-2012, 01:19 PM
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When can the general public expect this? or is it out already?
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:22 PM
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iOS 6 released on the 19th- Wednesday
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:25 AM
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Is there any update on the BMW side necessary in order to make it work? TIA
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:36 AM
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Is there any update on the BMW side necessary in order to make it work? TIA
No, as long as there is an Office selection in your iDrive main screen. Otherwise there will be no hardware -much less software- in your car to support this.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:52 AM
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Thanks for this Alex. I am getting the iphone 5 and hopefully the latest version of ios6 will come preloaded on the phone. I was dreading giving up my BB and losing the office integration feature.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:43 AM
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Here's the step by step:

1. Go to Settings --> Notifications --> Mail --> Select any of your email accounts

2. Notification Center: ON

3. Alert Style: Banners or Alerts (I've only tested it to work with Banners...)

4. Show Preview: ON

5. View in Lock Screen: ON

I set mine up last night (also using iOS6 GM release) and I do not have Show Preview or View in Lock Screen set to ON. It works fine.

What I would like to know is if there is any audible tone in the car that can go off when there is an incoming message - now that would be helpful. The little Envelope icon is great but only if you're staring at the screen.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:51 PM
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I am thinking about switching to an iPhone from a bb. Currently I have e-mail, text, calendar all show up on idrive from my bb. Does IOS 6 send text and calendar to idrive?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:27 AM
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Does IOS 6 send text and calendar to idrive?
My advice: Keep your BB until further. Only few persons I heard of (one) have managed to get email working correctly. Calendar is supported, but through BMW Apps. Tasks: Don`t think so. Reminders: No

I think BMW must update their system so that it works 100% together with IOS 6, and hopefully soon.

In the meantime, I use an old Nokia (30 USD), that gives me all but email. Just keep it in the car all time with tripple-SIM (three SIM-cards with the same number).
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:36 AM
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I am looking forward to updating the software on my iPhone 4s, as I have the cradle. I just read through the thread on the iPhone 5 and not being compatible for iPod functions, and it is just too confusing right now, considering that I am just off a plane from Italy yesterday.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:38 PM
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I also thought so in the beginning. What you have to do is enable notifications while locked.

Here's the step by step:

1. Go to Settings --> Notifications --> Mail --> Select any of your email accounts

2. Notification Center: ON

3. Alert Style: Banners or Alerts (I've only tested it to work with Banners...)

4. Show Preview: ON

5. View in Lock Screen: ON


I would suggest you delete the previously paired iPhone on iDrive, and remove the pairing on your iPhone too.

Re-pair the phone and iDrive.

You will get the notifications ONLY while the phone is locked (or screen is off). If you are testing this by sending an email to your iphone while you have your phone unlocked, you will never receive the notification on iDrive.

If you want to test it, lock your phone (or turn off the screen), or put it on the cradle, and wait a couple of minutes.

Then send yourself an email from your computer. You will see the notification on iDrive.

Hope this helps you out!

Alex.
Alex, do you need the cradle? I plan on using my 4s with my new 2013 F10 with just the usb cable and I want to make sure I can access this functionality...
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:27 AM
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Alex, do you need the cradle? I plan on using my 4s with my new 2013 F10 with just the usb cable and I want to make sure I can access this functionality...
BMW Office communicate over Bluetooth, so no cable is needed.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:38 PM
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Doesn't work for me

I have a 2012 535 with BMW apps and the media snap-in.
I upgraded my iphone 4s to IOS6 today and I deleted and re-added my bluetooth profiles but I still get no new menu items in the Office menu. It only has Contacts and Messages. Messages include only the ones I sent to the car from google maps.
I even followed the link to update the software in the car to 003.005 but it did not change anything.
Can you suggest what to do next?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:41 PM
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To use BMW Office do you need the new 2013 navigation and io6?

Anyone figure out how to use SIRI with a F10?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 PM
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I have a 2012 535 with BMW apps and the media snap-in.
I upgraded my iphone 4s to IOS6 today and I deleted and re-added my bluetooth profiles but I still get no new menu items in the Office menu. It only has Contacts and Messages. Messages include only the ones I sent to the car from google maps.
I even followed the link to update the software in the car to 003.005 but it did not change anything.
Can you suggest what to do next?
Go to Settings>Bluetooth>Blue Right-Pointing Arrow of your car > Show Notifications "on"

That said, I have done all these steps and only two messages have appeared on the dash, several others have not.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:12 PM
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Not working for me
Can you show us the office menu
You don't need connect drive for this do you
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:16 PM
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I have a 2012 550i. I was able to get all emails and text messages today via Office and my iphone (AT&T) after upgrading to the new operating system. The key for me was to re-sync my iphone with the car. After doing that, I automatically starting getting all the emails and texts. In terms of using Siri on you car, all you have to do is access Siri like you normally would (hold down the home button) and Siri will alive over the vehicle's speaker system via bluetooth. I love this car!!

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:23 PM
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Emails show up as messages rather than emails. So you're SMS and emails are all shown under the messages category.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:37 PM
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Go to Settings>Bluetooth>Blue Right-Pointing Arrow of your car > Show Notifications "on"

That said, I have done all these steps and only two messages have appeared on the dash, several others have not.
Thanks. That helped. Both messages are working!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:08 PM
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Having used this for a couple of days ... SMS works great. Email is flakey at best.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:22 PM
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My iPhone 5 is being delivered tomorrow. I can't wait to get iOS 6 synced with iDrive. I'm still on the 3GS, don't ask why.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:20 AM
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I just updated my iPhone to iOS6 last night and noticed the BMW online now looks different and I beleive has a couple new features like weather. Or was that there all the time and I just never used it.....
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