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Old 10-04-2016, 09:55 PM
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2010 335i - iDrive and IPhone/Bluetooth doesn't work at all

I'm very new to BMWs, this site, and everything. I recently built muscle cars at a shop back home. Joined the military, and recently purchased a 2010 335i manufactured in late December 2009. Love the car, but I can't get Bluetooth audio to work at all. The USB doesn't sync with the iPhone either. I have seen other forums where I need a special plug for the USB but I haven't seen anyone talk about Bluetooth. Everyone else seems to work, I don't even have an option for it in IDrive. I have searched everywhere. And on the BMW website for the update it only mentions post March 2010 BMWs, I'm losing my mind. I just want to listen to music and have the ability to change the song without looking at my phone.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:42 PM
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I'm very new to BMWs, this site, and everything. I recently built muscle cars at a shop back home. Joined the military, and recently purchased a 2010 335i manufactured in late December 2009. Love the car, but I can't get Bluetooth audio to work at all. The USB doesn't sync with the iPhone either. I have seen other forums where I need a special plug for the USB but I haven't seen anyone talk about Bluetooth. Everyone else seems to work, I don't even have an option for it in IDrive. I have searched everywhere. And on the BMW website for the update it only mentions post March 2010 BMWs, I'm losing my mind. I just want to listen to music and have the ability to change the song without looking at my phone.
It may not even support bluetooth audio. You should be able to connect to it with the specific cable in the armrest though. I am not sure if you have to have the special cable for that model year or not.

You might want to check in the E90 forum (which would be the forum for a 2010 335) and see if they have any more info for you. I am not sure exactly what bluetooth module etc comes with a 2010 335.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:11 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E90 3 Series forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 10-05-2016, 07:13 AM
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2010 335i - iDrive and IPhone/Bluetooth doesn't work at all

I think your first step is to determine if the car is equipped with the Bluetooth option. I believe it requires a separate Bluetooth module that mounted in the trunk. Pull back the drivers side (left hand drive) carpet in the trunk. You'll see several electronic modules mounted there. Check to see if one is a Bluetooth module.

This is what the Bluetooth module look like: http://m.ebay.com/itm/251902663933?_mwBanner=1

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Old 10-05-2016, 07:32 AM
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Is there a TEL button on iDrive controller?
On my '09 335xi the Bluetooth setting is in the Telephone menu.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:46 PM
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It does have Bluetooth, I can send, receive calls through it and can even search through my contacts and whatnot. Under settings there is no option to update software and I've checked where it's suppose to allow me to enable streaming but there's nothing there.
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Bluetooth for phone calls is not the same as audio.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:47 PM
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So do some of the models just not have blue tooth audio? It has the sport, premium, and cold weather package.
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:23 PM
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So do some of the models just not have blue tooth audio? It has the sport, premium, and cold weather package.
My '09 has the same packages. I have read there is a way to play audio from phone over Bluetooth but have not yet figured it out.
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:57 PM
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I said screw it and purchased the Y-cable and the lightning to 30pin so I can use the USB. On amazon it was like 25 for both with one day shipping. I will let you guys know tomorrow if it works.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:48 PM
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How about this:

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Old 10-05-2016, 07:08 PM
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I wish it was that easy. I don't have that option, the BT Audio just isn't there.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:20 PM
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I wish it was that easy. I don't have that option, the BT Audio just isn't there.
I have not found that yet, either.
But I note the video was posted in 2012, and our cars may not be new enough.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:21 PM
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I have not found that yet, either.
But I note the video was posted in 2012, and our cars may not be new enough.
I just don't get it; That's the one thing I didn't worry about was music. And I love the car, but come on, it's so simple.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:41 PM
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I just don't get it; That's the one thing I didn't worry about was music. And I love the car, but come on, it's so simple.
I love mine too! But there are so very many new things to learn!

There are other ways to get music into the system as well, like loading it into the iDrive music library via USB. However I haven't tried that yet, either.

One of my favorites: passing on a 2-lane highway. No need to "floor it;" just a little more gentle pressure on the accelerator and in 2-3 seconds I'm back in the lead.

And driving is just sweet, like an apple covered with honey!
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:08 PM
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Your model most likely does not have Bluetooth audio streaming.

Bluetooth Audio streaming and Handsfree Bluetooth are 2 different things. One uses the AD2P Bluetooth profile while the other uses the HFP/HBAP/PBA profiles for handfree and phonebook access.

Either or requires different hardware for these cars.

Get a Viseeo Tune2Air module and plug it into the USB outlet.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:11 PM
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I'm just useing the Y cable. The whole purpose is so I don't use my phone when driving, safer and more convinient. At least with the USB I know I have higher sound quality, can charge my phone, and see my playlist and things. That is if it works. It's the off band Y-cable so we will just see.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:21 PM
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The Viseeo module plugs into the Y cable and gives you Bluetooth audio streaming and forwards music info to the radio. No Cover Art but you get song info and playlists. Car will handle handsfree Bluetooth if your car is optioned for it.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:38 PM
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The whole purpose is so I don't use my phone when driving, safer and more convenient.
Actually, although I haven't done much with music yet, my iPhone 6 pairs just fine with '09 335, and hands-free calling and answering works. The key is following the pairing procedure in just the right sequence.

However, I find even hands-free phone conversations to be uncomfortably distracting to my driving. Even if I do recognize the caller and answer, I will simply say I'm in the car and must call back, then disconnect, or pull over and stop to converse further.
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:53 AM
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It doesn't bother me as much, my last vehicle had hands free, and that all works fine. I just miss the ability to hit a button and change the song without ever taking my eyes off the road. And the cops around here are anal about people on there phones for any reason.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:47 AM
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My last car (E39) had a CD changer in addition to Bluetooth kit, so I like that feature as well. I'm thinking I will first try adding to the system's music collection from a USB flash drive.

But I agree, anything which takes attention away from driving is unwise, especially with so many inattentive drivers out there these days.
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:55 PM
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FUUUUUUUUUU. It didn't work. It charges the phone and allows music to be played through the aux but no freaking USB support!! Wtf BMW!!
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Old 10-06-2016, 05:56 PM
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FUUUUUUUUUU. It didn't work. It charges the phone and allows music to be played through the aux but no freaking USB support!! Wtf BMW!!
Bummer! Do you need to alter some settings in the iDrive menu under Telephone?
Wish I had time to experiment along with you. but no such luck.
Hoping someone else here can.

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Old 10-06-2016, 06:23 PM
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I have searched everything in IDrive and I can't find anything. I tried the cheap Y-cable which is just a Y-cable, not specific for car use, today I ordered the 12 dollar one which I suppose to be a knock off of the BMW and had good reviews partaining specifically to a 2009 335xi but we will see. I will post what happens.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:16 PM
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Thanks! I see your post in the other thread, so I've subscribed to that as well.
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