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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:10 PM
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I meant center console USB
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:27 PM
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Ummm... I just tried one iPhone 5 without issues.

What about Music... can you see your music in the External Devices screen?
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:30 PM
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I saw the phone connected, but it just kept loading. If you got yours to work, then I should be able to get mine to work
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:06 AM
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Agree, a more useful implementation of this feature would be for the car to notify of an incoming message, ask if the driver wants it read to them. Then the only intervention required for the driver to have it read would be to hit the iDrive button once. Ignore the notification and it times out. Anything other than this or something similar falls into the 'gee whiz/who cares' category.
You actually do get a visual notification in idrive showing a little envelope for messages. Not as user friendly as you suggested though.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:58 PM
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The Toyota Entune system shows the notification on the screen when a new message comes in, stops the audio and gives you the option to have it read to you. The Entune system seems to work better than the BMW apps

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:42 AM
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None of the apps functionality or iPod music integration works through the snap-in adapter after upgrading a 4s to iOS 6.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:59 AM
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None of the apps functionality or iPod music integration works through the snap-in adapter after upgrading a 4s to iOS 6.
More details could help understand what you are really saying, considering that the snap-in adapter is the Combox secondary USB port. And my own 4S with iOS 6 works on both the primary and secondary USB ports...
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:23 AM
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More details could help understand what you are really saying, considering that the snap-in adapter is the Combox secondary USB port. And my own 4S with iOS 6 works on both the primary and secondary USB ports...
I have iPhone 4s on iOS6 with the snap-in adapter. I will try it later today and let you know if it works for me.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:19 PM
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Updating the Software

Anyone know what to use to update the software on the BMW because neither my memory stick or Hard drive works. Does it need to be formatted to FAT or NFS or Mac?

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:35 PM
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None of the apps functionality or iPod music integration works through the snap-in adapter after upgrading a 4s to iOS 6.
My apps are working fine with same setup as yours above. Sorry forgot to test music but I'm sure that's working too.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:11 PM
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Anyone know what to use to update the software on the BMW because neither my memory stick or Hard drive works. Does it need to be formatted to FAT or NFS or Mac?

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Use empty memory stick and place .bin file by itself. No folders. I use Windows and it always works 100% of the time -5 cars updated so far.

Once you select "Software update" it should be recognized immediately.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 PM
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Got it!

Thanks alot! It worked!! I was putting the file in a full USB disk.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:35 PM
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After upgrading my 4s to iOS6, it will not connect via the snap-in (media) adapter sold by BMW (no apps, no playlist, no pandora, etc.). Everything does work when plugged in via USB cable. I think the snap-in adapter is more than just another USB port - it connects the phone to the car's antenna system, etc. My snap-in adapter is the one with the small cooling fan.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:36 PM
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Just checking - you have a an iPhone 4S running iOS6 integrated to the car with the console snap-in media adapter sold by BMW (the one with the small fan), and everything is working for you? I'm really stuck since there is no way to go back to iOS5 at this point.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:43 PM
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It looks like he is reporting that it will NOT work with the snap in adapter but does work with the USB cable... which is odd, since it's not possible to do video or iPod out with the USB cable.

In any event it appears that he's having trouble with iOS 6 and the snap-in adapter.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:02 PM
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I was able to finally resolve my issue by completely removing the snap-in adapter and re-installing. I noticed this caused the snap-in adapter to register as new USB device #. Maybe iDrive was trying to resume playing music from last time I ejected my iPhone and didn't expect to find a new OS with the same device #?
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:54 PM
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After upgrading my 4s to iOS6, it will not connect via the snap-in (media) adapter sold by BMW (no apps, no playlist, no pandora, etc.). Everything does work when plugged in via USB cable. I think the snap-in adapter is more than just another USB port - it connects the phone to the car's antenna system, etc. My snap-in adapter is the one with the small cooling fan.
Of course the snap in is more than a secondary USB. However -as you found out- connecting to the OEM cell antenna or iPod Out did not have anything to do with your problem. Your problem was the lack of the secondary USB connection.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:18 PM
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Iphone 5 Snap in Case

Anyone know if they are working on it or completing a snap in case for the 5 yet?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:30 PM
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Anyone know if they are working on it or completing a snap in case for the 5 yet?
I doubt anyone knows for sure, at least who can talk about it but I would assume they are. I would also assume one year minimum for it to come out.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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Anyone know if they are working on it or completing a snap in case for the 5 yet?
Not sure if you're aware, but there are a few reasons why you might not want the snap-in adapter for the iPhone 5 as there is a lot to lose for not a lot of gain. Read this for details:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...5&postcount=78

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So, I am trying this in my 2013 335is

It doesn't seem to work with an iPhone 4 and '13 335is has navi.


Anyone confirm this works on e93 2013 ??




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There was no Combox in any 2008 BMW.

The Combox module allows this to work.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:26 PM
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So, I am trying this in my 2013 335is

It doesn't seem to work with an iPhone 4 and '13 335is has navi.


Anyone confirm this works on e93 2013 ??
It works in any Combox up to MY2013.

Keep seaching and trying and you will get it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:32 PM
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It works in any Combox up to MY2013.

Keep seaching and trying and you will get it.
My iPhone 5 running iOS6 is not playing my text alert tones for incoming messages when paired to iDrive. The envelope icon comes up on the display but my "ding-ding" doesn't sound and I'm delayed getting my messages as a result.

My iPhone 4 running iOS 5 was playing text alert tones for texts as well as syncing them to iDrive, got both the envelope icon and the "ding-ding" for the past two months prior to getting the new phone.

You experiencing the same thing or should I reconfigure?

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:53 PM
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My iPhone 5 running iOS6 is not playing my text alert tones for incoming messages when paired to iDrive. The envelope icon comes up on the display but my "ding-ding" doesn't sound and I'm delayed getting my messages as a result.

My iPhone 4 running iOS 5 was playing text alert tones for texts as well as syncing them to iDrive, got both the envelope icon and the "ding-ding" for the past two months prior to getting the new phone.

You experiencing the same thing or should I reconfigure?

Thanks.

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Is your iPhone 5 set to "vibrate" instead of "ring"?

My 4S sounded the text alert tone like yours when it was running iOS5+ (I do not know how you got the envelop icon with iOS5, though) regardless of my phone being set to vibrate or ring. But now with iOS6 the text alert tones are gone while in vibrate.

When I set my sister's iPhone 5 to her E92 328i I remember hearing the alert tone via the iDrive when I sent a text to her phone. But her phone was not set to vibrate. I have not tested my own phone with vibrate disabled yet.

Perhaps it was a bug all along (it makes sense that no tones are generated if vibrate is enabled) and iOS6 simply fixed it.
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There's a newer telephone software update (3.5.5, UPD01005.bin) that has been posted on the BMW update site.

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...gion=&country=


Maybe it will fix some of these things.

I don't have an iPhone. My BB has shown SMS, e-mail, etc in iDrive Office fine since the 1004 update.
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