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Old 09-22-2012, 07:02 AM
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Guys... the email issue is at iOS6, not at the Combox firmware.

A couple of iOS 6 beta versions got the email working with MAP but then it got broken somehow.

This was reported months ago.
Lets see if other car manufacturers have the same issue. If so I would agree its a ios6 only issue ... But generally apple are pretty good at resolving regressions during the betas., so I'm skeptical.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:17 AM
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Lets see if other car manufacturers have the same issue. If so I would agree its a ios6 only issue ... But generally apple are pretty good at resolving regressions during the betas., so I'm skeptical.
They will have the same issue... http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...90&postcount=1 and the full saga: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708494

Cliff Notes: Revision 1 no emails, Rev 2 only email subject shown, Rev 3 got it working in full, broken again in Rev 4 and the pre-release version got it back.

All that while the Combox has the latest firmware.

Now the release version have it working sporadically, and still the Combox software have not changed. That really looks to me like an iOS 6 issue...
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:50 AM
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Email Not Working

I am having similar results to others who have reported that email is not working on the iDrive. My Office menu has some new features other than contacts, however, it does not populate emails received while connected, nor does it populate texts not received while connected. I have yet to test texts received while connected, and will advise.

I have latest firmware for the car, and I have iOS 6 in an iPhone 4s from Verizon. I will keep you posted about further testing, and will check with dealer tomorrow.

I am somewhat relieved that the music/album functions appear to remain intact using the new lightning cable, but I prefer the cradle so may wait for that before upgrading to iPhone 5.

Situations like this are a perfect illustration of the need for better communication between tech suppliers like Apple and car manufacturers--apparently such compatibility issues can affect sales on both sides........an interesting world we live in.....
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:40 AM
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Situations like this are a perfect illustration of the need for better communication between tech suppliers like Apple and car manufacturers--apparently such compatibility issues can affect sales on both sides........an interesting world we live in.....

All do respect but if you look at units sold, BMW is not even a blip on the Apple radar, considering they expect to sell about 50 million Iphone 5 this year. BMW just like everybody else gets it when everyone does... developer edition. For BMW it takes time to upgrade software and get out updates. Give them a chance.

Also, are you saying that if you knew the new iPhone was not going to work you would not have bought a BMW? I understand your frustration, but really? Affect sales? If Apple still had stock there would still be a line at the Apple store... LOL They just changed the connector which screwed EVERY accessory seller and did not even blink.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:41 AM
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All do respect but if you look at units sold, BMW is not even a blip on the Apple radar, considering they expect to sell about 50 million Iphone 5 this year. BMW just like everybody else gets it when everyone does... developer edition. For BMW it takes time to upgrade software and get out updates. Give them a chance.

Also, are you saying that if you knew the new iPhone was not going to work you would not have bought a BMW? I understand your frustration, but really? Affect sales? If Apple still had stock there would still be a line at the Apple store... LOL They just changed the connector which screwed EVERY accessory seller and did not even blink.
True. Same when they eliminated floppy drives, then optical drives from laptops, switched from SCSI connections, introduced and later dropped FireWire for USB, adopted Thunderbolt, etc., etc. I have several early iPods with FireWire connections sitting on my shelf. The world will have to adapt to Apple, and not the other way around. Given the volume of iOS sales, it's basically required to be in the game. I'm not saying that Apple shouldn't work harder to ease transitions to new platforms, but agree that we shouldn't be surprised or treat this switch as an unprecedented event.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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Miamiboyca, I am not saying I would not buy a BMW but there are people who might make this a specific condition of their choice.

BTW I tested the system extensively this morning and had my wife text me while in the car, and I am receiving neither texts or emails..the only messages are from concierge or the maps. I do get the current office display in office showing three categories of messages, but it is not relaying emails or text messages to the car. Any ideas?
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:45 AM
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Miamiboyca, I am not saying I would not buy a BMW but there are people who might make this a specific condition of their choice.
I can't imagine anyone who bases a 60k purchase on $500 worth of electronics.

Besides the text and email is very new to any brand. I wish you luck and hope you get it working soon.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:13 PM
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Miamiboyca, I am not saying I would not buy a BMW but there are people who might make this a specific condition of their choice.

BTW I tested the system extensively this morning and had my wife text me while in the car, and I am receiving neither texts or emails..the only messages are from concierge or the maps. I do get the current office display in office showing three categories of messages, but it is not relaying emails or text messages to the car. Any ideas?
Try again deleting the pairing on both ends (iDrive and phone), pair again and before receiving any text go to Settings->Bluetooth->BMWXXXX->Send Notifications->ON.

That is assuming that you already set the Notifications as posted before.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:39 PM
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I think it is safe to assume to office functionality is quite limited , is still buggy and not worth the effort.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:47 PM
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Has anyone tried to answer an Iphone email or text with Dragon Drive?
I tried and replies not received, yet when I used my Blackberry, I can answer Email and they are received, Can not reply to texts.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:19 PM
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I can't imagine anyone who bases a 60k purchase on $500 worth of electronics.

Besides the text and email is very new to any brand. I wish you luck and hope you get it working soon.
if there's an alternative to the 60k purchase (like another 60k car who works better with the electronics), it doesn't matter how much the electronics costs really.
for many of us, the "toys" are a huge factor.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:53 PM
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I am all about the toys,and am even replying from an iPhone 5 but it never even entered my mind not to buy a BMW because my iPhone which can make and receive calls can't display my email.

I get a BMW because its a sweet ride.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:27 PM
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i am all about the toys,and am even replying from an iphone 5 but it never even entered my mind not to buy a bmw because my iphone which can make and receive calls can't display my email.

I get a bmw because its a sweet ride.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:01 AM
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I still cant get my email to work, but I did just update the BMW software so maybe it will work after a while. Text messages are working though. I do wish a sound would let you know u have a text or email.....
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:34 PM
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Griffen 27, any luck with emails?

I updated software but still no emails although texts show up. Emails do show up on my locked iPhone 5 screen as notifications but not in iDrive.

Any suggestions on settings?
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:17 AM
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Griffen 27, any luck with emails?

I updated software but still no emails although texts show up. Emails do show up on my locked iPhone 5 screen as notifications but not in iDrive.

Any suggestions on settings?
Ah, it does not work. I doubt it will work until there is another update to IOS6 and the bluetooth software from BMW.

Until then it won't work. Even now what does work is pretty damn sad.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:11 AM
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I get the emails as SMS messages, and only if I set the notification type to 'Alert'.

No other way works for me which is sad.
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Do you really want to get emails as your are driving? I get the SMS - but emails? I guess I get so many emails I would just find it to be a huge distraction while driving.

I get that is would be cool - I am just not sure how useful. The texts i get, but email.. don't know. Again just my 2 cents.
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Griffen 27, any luck with emails?

I updated software but still no emails although texts show up. Emails do show up on my locked iPhone 5 screen as notifications but not in iDrive.

Any suggestions on settings?
Nope, no luck with emails. I have everything up to date and nothing but text messages and even then you have to be looking at the idrive screen and paying attention to it. I really wish there would be a short ding or something.

What would be cool is this. Your driving along, you get a ding, press the voice button on the steering wheel and the car reads it to you. The hit the voice button and dictate a text back.

Now that would be awesome !!! O well our cars are still VERY awesome !!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:21 PM
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Do you really want to get emails as your are driving? I get the SMS - but emails? I guess I get so many emails I would just find it to be a huge distraction while driving.

I get that is would be cool - I am just not sure how useful. The texts i get, but email.. don't know. Again just my 2 cents.
VIP emails, ie boss or your key reports (which you can now set up with io6) would be great, I agree 99 emails a day would be a bit crazy to view on a screen while driving
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:22 PM
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VIP emails, ie boss or your key reports (which you can now set up with io6) would be great, I agree 99 emails a day would be a bit crazy to view on a screen while driving

Good point - I am new again to iOS coming from Android and I forgot the VIP thing. I can wait to try this in Germany...

Where no one will be able to get in touch with me... LMAO
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I can't imagine anyone who bases a 60k purchase on $500 worth of electronics.

Besides the text and email is very new to any brand. I wish you luck and hope you get it working soon.
It's not very new. I was able to read SMS messages on my board monitor screen in my 2004 BMW M3 with Bluetooth and a old janky Sony erricson t637 ! Worked just the same with a small envelope appearing on the status line.

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It's not very new. I was able to read SMS messages on my board monitor screen in my 2004 BMW M3 with Bluetooth and a old janky Sony erricson t637 ! Worked just the same with a small envelope appearing on the status line.
Yes with aftermarket accessory sure, but not part of the 2004 equipment, and i am pretty certain not in 2004.
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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.
I had a malfunctioning 3G (original) until last Oct when the 4S came out.
By the way I cannot get emails to work, just SMS. If I turned off and then on the email notifications while connected to car then it works until I turned off the engine, on the next start only SMS, I do not know why, I tried everything
It looks like you have to turned off and then on emails notification with each start .
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:53 AM
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Griffen 27, any luck with emails?

I updated software but still no emails although texts show up. Emails do show up on my locked iPhone 5 screen as notifications but not in iDrive.

Any suggestions on settings?
Everytime you turn ignition on, when iPhone is connected (bluetooth) go to phone notifications>email and turned off and then back on notification. You have to repeat this step each time.
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