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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 07-22-2014, 12:27 PM
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Phone and Voice recognition issues

Newbie here. Love the car but the phone has me confused a bit. After my android phone put my phone book on the cars hard drive all the names are now listed last name first comma first name. When I try to use voice recognition I do not have any luck if i use the first name then last name. Is there a way to reconfigure the names on the cars hard drive so that the first name is first or to use voice recognition do I need to say the last name then the first name. Looked around and did not see a way to do this. Also did not see a tread on this topic so what am i doing wrong as this seems odd?
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:28 AM
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May be based on how your phone stores and send out the phone book.

My Galaxy S3 sends the phone list to the car first name, then last name...
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:17 PM
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That is good to know. I did find this video and on the video the names on the IDrive show up last first.


I should mention that my phone is a Droid Maxx HD. My phone is synced to my outlook and has about 1000 contacts. When I use the phone's phone book the names are listed first name first.
Hope someone that uses this phone can also comment. I have been using the voice recognition using last name first, but need to remember to do it and not yell at the car!
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:11 PM
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Well I figured out how to get the names to be first name first. It is a setting in the option menu when you are in phone book.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:40 AM
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Thanks for the tip! I had the same thing in my downloaded phone book with my Android Mini. Bugged the hell out of me. Went to my phone book and then options, up popped "enter first name first and last", hit enter and vola, directory reversed itself!
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:48 AM
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And if you add a . before select names on your android phone contacts, each of those names will be alphabetized before the remaining contacts in the phone book. e.g. .John Jones Red color for emphasis only!!
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