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Old 10-01-2012, 06:31 AM
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I keep reading references to selecting "Office" in the main menu - but I cannot find it anywhere on my system. My car has Idrive with Nav...also has BMW assist. I have an Iphone 4s with iOS6 paired up. So with bluetooth I can see my contacts/phone numbers, but cannot get messages on the car system.

I have also searched this forum and net in general, but cannot come across any enlightenment.

So how do I get the Office functions?

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:11 PM
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Angie,

Here is the link from BMWUSA and the email feature won't work with with Apple iphone.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...hframedin.aspx
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:48 AM
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Thanks, so I can see there is not email functionality with my iphone. But should I be able to see the "Office" choice on the main menu, anyway - or is that dependent on the phone?

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:44 AM
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I don't think so since you can't view mail and office won't apprear on idrive that is my understanding.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:54 AM
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Nah that's incorrect. I have office on my idrive even though email doesn't work. Maybe it's something to do with the Bluetooth settings on idrive.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:00 AM
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Nah that's incorrect. I have office on my idrive even though email doesn't work. Maybe it's something to do with the Bluetooth settings on idrive.
Office should be displayed on iDrive independently of the settings on the iPhone. Maybe a software update is missing on OPs car?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:56 PM
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So, do I have to go to dealer for software update, or can I do it some other way?

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:02 AM
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I founds a BMW website for updating software...but based on my VIN number, the site claims that my car software is up to date...guess its dealer-time.

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I keep reading references to selecting "Office" in the main menu - but I cannot find it anywhere on my system. My car has Idrive with Nav...also has BMW assist. I have an Iphone 4s with iOS6 paired up. So with bluetooth I can see my contacts/phone numbers, but cannot get messages on the car system.

I have also searched this forum and net in general, but cannot come across any enlightenment.

So how do I get the Office functions?

Angie
Office is displayed in the iDrive menu only if there is a Combox installed in your car, i.e. production date from 09/10-on.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:54 AM
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Thank you. Based on your post, I researched Combox, and your answer is right on. Production date on my car was before that, so no Combox. I will stop looking for "Office" to appear on my system (of course). I do understand that a Combox can be retrofitted, but the solution is $$$, so that function will have to wait for my next BMW.

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