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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:24 PM
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Iphone 5 Message Downloads?

I've got my new X1 with the tech package. However, I did not order the BMW apps. So I resigned myself to the fact that my iPhone 5 will not be able to download my text messages on the idrive display and BMW office would not work. However, yesterday my husband's android phone was synched up to my X1 and voila, his text messages downloaded into my X1. No setting changes on his phone, no cable connected to my car, just his phone, bluetooth and his messages. It is really neat how the message display and functionalities worked.

Q1. Am I missing some setting change that is prohibiting my text messages from my iphone phone (verizon cellular provider) to download into my X1 idrive?
Q2. Why does his android phone work yet the iphone does not?
Q3. Anyone else experience this problem?
Q3. Is it possible to have my iphone 5 text messages download into the 'office' on my BMW?

Thanks so much for any help.

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:35 PM
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You don't need apps for text messages to show up on your iDrive with your iPhone 5. Go to the F30 forum and do a search, BJ posted step by step instructions to get this to work. Emails will not work yet as apple had been very slow to enable this feature.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:31 PM
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Will it automatically read your incoming text or do I still have to scroll thru the office>message menu & press play in oder to read incoming text?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:58 PM
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Will it automatically read your incoming text or do I still have to scroll thru the office>message menu & press play in oder to read incoming text?
You will see an envelope in your iDrive screen. You can hit the telephone button twice and choose the message menu to see your text. You can also have it read to you but you can not reply via iDrive.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:37 AM
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Do you have a link? I went and searched and couldn't find what I was looking for.

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You don't need apps for text messages to show up on your iDrive with your iPhone 5. Go to the F30 forum and do a search, BJ posted step by step instructions to get this to work. Emails will not work yet as apple had been very slow to enable this feature.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:17 AM
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This works too - u see/hear a text message has come in. Pull over, stop, turn off car, pull out your phone, read your text, respond if you need to, then get back on road.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:08 AM
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This is true... That does work as well. Much too time consuming and arduous to do all the time.

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This works too - u see/hear a text message has come in. Pull over, stop, turn off car, pull out your phone, read your text, respond if you need to, then get back on road.

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Do you have a link? I went and searched and couldn't find what I was looking for.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=646784
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Is this only for the iphone 5 or can i also do this for the iphone 4S? I have tried doing all of that but could not get it to work. I dont see the option to check Office in the bluetooth configuration screen, only telephone and audio.

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Old 03-22-2013, 02:31 AM
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It works with the 4s as well. In fact emails work now as long as you close the email app (kill the process by double clicking the home button) each time you get in the car. If you visit the F30 thread above BJ has posted very detailed instructions on how to set this up. I am not sure my iDrive is the same version, but I can look In my car today and take a picture of my screen for you.
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