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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:06 AM
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BMW Remote App and Navigation

Was curious how many either use or were aware of the ability to look up addresses on your device utilizing the BMW Remote app, and then send the directions to the vehicle. It then shows up as a message on the messages folder and from there you can set the destination.

I have the ability through the OnStar remote app and my 2012 Cadillac CTSCoupe, and I was pleasantly surprised that the ability exists with the BMW app too.

I have not seen it mentioned on the forums.

I LOVE this feature.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:16 AM
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To be clear it's through Google Maps on any browser. Great feature, saves a lot of scrolling and searching via i-drive.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:22 AM
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To be clear it's through Google Maps on any browser. Great feature, saves a lot of scrolling and searching via i-drive.
I guess, I have only used it through the BMW Remote app on my iPhone and iPad.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:23 AM
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Is a subscription to BMW Assist required or will it still work if I don't renew?
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:05 PM
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I'm pretty sure our CA said that you can only transfer the info from google maps to the I drive via regular computer browser...mobile apps like iPhone or iPad won't work for transfer.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:01 PM
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I'm pretty sure our CA said that you can only transfer the info from google maps to the I drive via regular computer browser...mobile apps like iPhone or iPad won't work for transfer.
Well that's not true. I have ONLY used the BMW Remote app to search and send.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:14 AM
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The iPhone app is splendid

I use the BMW Remote app on my iPhone 4S all the time. The Google Local Search lets you pull the address from your Contacts, paste an address into the search field or use the Microphone on the keyboard for voice entry.

Once it finds the address on the Map view, click on the List button just below the map. You will see the address ( or addresses ). Touch the address of interest and it sends it to the car almost instantly, whether you are driving or not.

Much faster than the Nav search by name.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:59 AM
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Good news then... Trying it now
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:28 AM
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I use both the APP and Google Maps on a daily basis...they both work great. I prefer the app.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:26 PM
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I can't use the office connect because I don't have BMW apps in the car. Can it be installed or has to be installed my the manufacture???

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:42 PM
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I can't use the office connect because I don't have BMW apps in the car. Can it be installed or has to be installed my the manufacture???

Thanks in advance.
The BMW app I am referring to is the one on your smartphone. If you have BMW Assisst available it should work for you.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:11 AM
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i use both the app and google maps on a daily basis...they both work great. I prefer the app.
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How do I find out what my BMW Assist user name and password are?... assist was working when I picked up the car....ask my CA? BMW Remote won't let me log in...account locked... BMW Connected drive working well. The remote app looks cool but my user name and password from my BMW USA account isn't the one for it so there must be a unique one for BMW Assist.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:49 AM
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How do I find out what my BMW Assist user name and password are?... assist was working when I picked up the car....ask my CA? BMW Remote won't let me log in...account locked... BMW Connected drive working well. The remote app looks cool but my user name and password from my BMW USA account isn't the one for it so there must be a unique one for BMW Assist.
I'm having the same issue. Unsure of my user name and pw and I can't sign up on the BMW website either.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:16 AM
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How do I find out what my BMW Assist user name and password are?... assist was working when I picked up the car....ask my CA? BMW Remote won't let me log in...account locked... BMW Connected drive working well. The remote app looks cool but my user name and password from my BMW USA account isn't the one for it so there must be a unique one for BMW Assist.
Go to My BMW online or press the BMW assist button in the vehicle and the rep should be able to help you.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:00 PM
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Done...and working. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:02 PM
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Same thing for me. BMW assist worked out.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:47 PM
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Done...and working. Thanks
Done? Which one? Did you hit SOS? How did they fix it? I'm having the same issue.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:39 AM
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Done? Which one? Did you hit SOS? How did they fix it? I'm having the same issue.
Hit SOS.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:04 PM
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I'm pretty sure our CA said that you can only transfer the info from google maps to the I drive via regular computer browser...mobile apps like iPhone or iPad won't work for transfer.
That is partially true. The regular smartphone map apps cannot transfer locations to the iDrive but the OP is referring to BMW's own iPhone app which can.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:57 PM
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That is partially true. The regular smartphone map apps cannot transfer locations to the iDrive but the OP is referring to BMW's own iPhone app which can.
Correct, I am referring to the BMW app, but the BMW app utilizes Google maps.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:17 AM
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I wonder how long it will take BMW to release a version of the remote app for android that works on Jelly Bean.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:58 PM
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Correct, I am referring to the BMW app, but the BMW app utilizes Google maps.
Actually it uses MapKit with on iOS6 uses Apple Maps. It dies however use the google POI database on all versions of iOS.
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Exclamation Sending Maps to iDrive (ANDROID)

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That is partially true. The regular smartphone map apps cannot transfer locations to the iDrive but the OP is referring to BMW's own iPhone app which can.
Check out "Send to car" - a free app in the Android Playstore.
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I would love to know this as well.

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I wonder how long it will take BMW to release a version of the remote app for android that works on Jelly Bean.
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