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Old 11-12-2012, 09:38 PM
snowboardjoe snowboardjoe is offline
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iDrive and bluetooth pairing preferences

This has been one core frustration for me with our 2013 X3 (ok, so the nav is even more annoying, but that's for another post).

My partner and I both have iPhone's that are paired with iDrive. It seems to pick at random between our phones when we both get in the car and drive off. Most of the time this results in the car pairing with his phone, but I'm the one driving. So, the phone rings and I can't answer the damn thing until I get to a stopping point. I know I can use voice and get to BT options to make the switch, but on the next drive it always seems to pair with his phone first.

I was hoping the car would associate my phone with my key fob which is unlocking and starting the car. I assume that is not the case? Are pairing preferences completely at random, or is there a way to give preference to the person who is actually driving?
Joe Morris
2014 328xi GT (prem, tech, cold, conv, Msport)
2013 X3 28i (prem, tech, cold1&2, conv, hud) - Died Mar 2017
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:48 AM
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I've asked this question as well. The answer I received is that the car will pair with the phone that it communicates with first. My only solution would be for the passenger to turn off his/her bluetooth.

Not like Benz where it could sync with two phones simultaneously.
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