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Old 08-08-2011, 12:59 PM
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iphone 3GS recently won't use ipod function thru iDrive?

I have a 2010 335d, with the iphone adapter. I have an iphone 3GS. I have been playing tunes and podcasts through the iDrive without any problem until recently. I am using iphone firmware 4.3.5 (8L1), and sync/update my iphone regularly because I drive long distances and want new podcasts as often as possible.

Now I can't seem to use the ipod function of my iphone. It works as a phone through bluetooth and iDrive just fine (that is, I can use the address book from my phone), and I can see/navigate to the podcasts, tunes in the iDrive, but there is no sound. The podcasts etc won't play--they just sit at the beginning of the song as though I haven't hit the play feature on the iDrive.

And no, I checked that I had the sound on and the volume up!

Anyone else experience this?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:11 AM
chpstaker chpstaker is offline
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I have a 2008 M3 with iDrive. I plug in my 3gs iphone to the USB port under the arm rest. The iPhone charges, and I can navigate through my contacts via the iDrive (maybe it's the bluetooth that lets me see my contacts) but it doesn't pick up any of my songs. When I go into Multimedia > Aux, the USB option is greyed out. The iDrive will read a regular USB flash drive, but not my iPhone 3gs. Does anyone know why?
-thanks in advance
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