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Old 02-19-2012, 10:05 AM
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My BMW Remote iPhone App

Anyone get this thing to work?
It won't recognize my username/password.

For the username I use the email address to log onto BMW (web.)
I don't have another username.

No wonder it's got such a low rating.

You'd think they'd capitalize on features like this.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:35 AM
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Dont feel bad I have the same problem. I don't think its ios5 compatible.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:44 AM
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I got it to work using my BMW Assist username and PIN #. The MyBMW info wouldn't work for me either. I got it to work, and I really like the "Send to car" feature via Google Maps. Doing that from the computer is easy, but if I'm out and about it's pretty much impossible, so you have to search via iDrive - doable but not nearly as simple as Google Maps. This allows you to search for the name of the business (I usually narrow with city, state, etc.) and it gives a list as well as pins dropped on the map. Then you just select the one you want, and you can send it to your car (find it under "messages").

You can also flash the lights, honk the horn, and unlock the doors. I guess these could be useful, but it took a few minutes to send the info and actually carry out the request - might just be quicker to call BMW Assist to unlock. The OnStar App is also slow when I use it on my Denali.

You also have the ability to locate the car as long as you're within 0.6 mi of it. Don't really expect to use this.

I wish that you could control the Climate functions from the App (set temp., turn on seet warmers, etc.), but I guess they're having issues with that. I think they can do that over in Europe (think I read that somewhere), so I don't know what the issue is.

Maybe not the best App in the world, but the Google Maps/Send to Vehicle is going to be useful.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:01 PM
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The app is definitely iOS 5 compatible. I had no problems getting it to work with iPhone 4S. Logged in just as described. Make sure your username email is ALL CAPS.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:20 AM
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The app is definitely iOS 5 compatible. I had no problems getting it to work with iPhone 4S. Logged in just as described. Make sure your username email is ALL CAPS.
That did it. Thanks!
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:26 PM
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Finally got mine to work on IOS 5. Call BMW Assist 888-333-6118 and have them reset your account. There seems to be a couple of systems that need to be reset. EMAIL: ALL CAPS PASSWORD: ALL CAPS

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That did it. Thanks!
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:07 PM
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Mine worked the first time...but password was not all caps. Pretty cool app!
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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Mine didn't require all caps either - just BMW Assist info (MyBMW didn't work).
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:08 PM
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Mine works but the send to door/light/alarm has such a delay--I can't think of a practical way it'd be useful.

The google map push is great tho.

Looking forward to this app's evolution. It's got potential.

I'd like to see window control. +++
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:58 PM
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I wish I can remote start the car with it.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:19 AM
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Mine works but the send to door/light/alarm has such a delay--I can't think of a practical way it'd be useful.

The google map push is great tho.

Looking forward to this app's evolution. It's got potential.

I'd like to see window control. +++

any idea why the light/honk feature does not work for the X5?
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:23 AM
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Did you give it ample time?

There's a significant delay.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:40 AM
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I *FINALLY* got mine to log in after speaking with BMW - apparently they had to sync my account with yet *another* database of some kind. So now it is working!
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:34 AM
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I tried using the BMW remote app, but I also assumed it was the MyBMW username and password. Now, my account is locked. I tried calling BMW assist to have my account reset, but it didn't help. I guess I'm going to have to call them back to escalate the the problem to the next level.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:00 AM
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I tried using the BMW remote app, but I also assumed it was the MyBMW username and password. Now, my account is locked. I tried calling BMW assist to have my account reset, but it didn't help. I guess I'm going to have to call them back to escalate the the problem to the next level.
Have you tried using your BMW Assist username and password/PIN in all caps when logging in? I've read that worked for several people.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:09 AM
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Did you give it ample time?

There's a significant delay.
+1. The delay is ridiculous. A few weekends ago I was at a park, and I could see my car from where I was standing, so I thought I'd play with it and see how it worked. I kept an eye on it from my peripheral vision, and I swear it took between 3-5 minutes. I think the tracker that shows you where you and your car are is a better method if you lose your car. But does anyone who drives a BMW and has the App really lose their car? I thought that was more of an elderly phenomenon. I can't see my grandma (a) having an iPhone, (b) knowing what an App is, and (c) being able to do anything except for touching that green box on the screen, typing in the number, and pressing call... and this is a hypothetical world where Mercury has an iPhone app. lol
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:31 PM
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Yeah the delay makes it useless.

But sending the google addy to the car is really cool and handy.
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Have you tried using your BMW Assist username and password/PIN in all caps when logging in? I've read that worked for several people.
Yeah, I found out that's what it is. But, by the time I figured it out, I had entered the password wrong too many times and the account got locked.
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Yeah, I found out that's what it is. But, by the time I figured it out, I had entered the password wrong too many times and the account got locked.
That's definitely the correct combo. BTW, once you're in the first time, it will ask you for your Assist password again, but will sort of appear like they're asking you for a different password. (stupid). Put in the same password in all caps and then you'll be prompted to enter in a new PIN. You'll use the PIN to re-access the app from then on.
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Remote app

I finally got my proper login info from BMW Assist and all seems fine but the only thing I get on the app is the Google Search and the lock/unlock. Nothing for honk or flash. I have a 2012 X5

I also toe on the BMW website that you should be ale to use the Google search as well as other sets in the car from the iDrive yet I can't seem to get that working. I'd also like to know if there is a list of apps that works through "connected" like Pandora and Tune In Radio. I just downloaded 2012 MLB At Bat which would be great to have in car. Yes, I know that I cold hook it up through the AUX via the headphone cord but the other way is so much easier.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:37 AM
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Got locked out for wrong p word.
It's directing me to call connected drive but doesn't give phone #.

Anyone know it?

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Got locked out for wrong p word.
It's directing me to call connected drive but doesn't give phone #.

Anyone know it?

Thanks
Try the BMW Assist button (SOS) in the car.
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try the bmw assist button (sos) in the car.
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Sounds like an app I'm going to delete
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