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Old 06-16-2015, 10:19 PM
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2015 535i - Iphone Text Message

Saw a couple of threads about texting but not sure if it was answered. I have the iphone 6 and I set up the whole bluetooth and everything. It works fine except for texting new message sound alert. Now I don't need it to read out text messages or anything like that. I'm wondering two things.

1. Is there a new text message noise alert that can be set. So when I do get a new text I know. In my gs350 I had it set where it wouldn't read it out or pop up on the screen, all it would do is have a specific new text noise come through the car.

2. If there isn't, is there a way to connect all bluetooth functions to the car except the text message alerts. That way when I do get a text message, my regular text message sound will come from the iphone and I can at least know.

I was driving before, and stopped at a light and saw I had 5 new texts and there wasn't one single alert. I have tried all the show notifications and bluetooth settings. So not sure if there is something I am missing.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:07 PM
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There should be a little envelope appear in the extra info box, top RHS of your IDrive screen when you get a new message.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:19 AM
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There should be a little envelope appear in the extra info box, top RHS of your IDrive screen when you get a new message.
I have the same issue as OP.
I don't see a little envelope on my display...
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:19 PM
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I just managed to get incoming text messaging to work with my iPhone 6 and 2013 528xi. I do get the icon envelope alert but no audio alert. That would be nice. On a related thought - I did turn on "Hey Siri" which I believe came with the 8.x firmware update. I don't have to push the voice command button on the steering wheel for her to respond. My iPhone is in the center console tethered and armrest closed. Not sure how she is hearing me, but she answers through the car's audio system. I know I can ask her if I have any new text messages. Haven't used Siri much so still have a lot to learn. Now, if I could just get new email messages......
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:28 AM
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I just managed to get incoming text messaging to work with my iPhone 6 and 2013 528xi. I do get the icon envelope alert but no audio alert. That would be nice. On a related thought - I did turn on "Hey Siri" which I believe came with the 8.x firmware update. I don't have to push the voice command button on the steering wheel for her to respond. My iPhone is in the center console tethered and armrest closed. Not sure how she is hearing me, but she answers through the car's audio system. I know I can ask her if I have any new text messages. Haven't used Siri much so still have a lot to learn. Now, if I could just get new email messages......
Did you change any settings on the vehicle or phone to have the envelope appear?

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Old 06-18-2015, 08:08 AM
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Here is an interesting thing I just discovered trying to get email messages: When my phone is connected solely by bluetooth I can get both text and email messages by making sure email is closed, notifications are on, and the phone is locked. I also get text messages.

When the phone is in the snap-in cradle in the center console, I can continue to get text messages but not emails, no matter how the phone is configured. Anyone else see this happening? Is there a setting in the car I am missing?
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:43 AM
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I have never been able to get texts or email from my iPhone on my F10. I get the envelope icon but that's about it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:33 AM
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I have never been able to get texts or email from my iPhone on my F10. I get the envelope icon but that's about it.
I am in the same boat here.
I was able to get Mail Icon displayed but not possibility of reading through iDrive. Now I stopped even getting the icon all of the sudden. My phone is configured to have notification and all. I get full list of my Contacts. I can receive and make phone calls but no Text Messages nor Emails.
Anyone knows what to do to enable this and get it going?
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:27 AM
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I had all of these features working perfectly with a Blackberry Q10. Switch to an iPhone 6 - once in a while a text message works but nothing for email.

I really thought that getting the #1 market share device would SOLVE problems, not create them. Silly me...
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:36 AM
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Texts is hit/miss for me on my Iphone4. Emails never worked. On my Android and windows devices. Texts always work. I never had to do anything special like I have to on the Iphone. The windows phone even anounces "Text from John Doe, read it or ignore"
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:30 PM
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I am in the same boat here.
I was able to get Mail Icon displayed but not possibility of reading through iDrive. Now I stopped even getting the icon all of the sudden. My phone is configured to have notification and all. I get full list of my Contacts. I can receive and make phone calls but no Text Messages nor Emails.
Anyone knows what to do to enable this and get it going?
I have finally was able to figure things out and got email working in iDrive using iPhone.
1. I have Notification enabled for email accounts and configured to Push.
2. I have set to Display on Lock Phone in Banner configuration and set to Preview 5 messages.
3. The most important that wasn't set is Bluetooth: go to Settings > Bluetooth > (your BMW number) and select the small blue "i" icon, make sure Show Notifications is turned on as well.
4. Make sure in iDrive Office > Option is configured to Display Messages: All, Filter is set to: All, and Bluetooth box is checked.
5. To receive emails on iDrive Mail Apps within iPhone needs to be closed, otherwise it may not work. Not sure for Text. I haven't tried it yet.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:44 PM
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I have given up on getting message alert on my 535. What I did was go to the bluetooth configuration and hit option. There you have Audio, Office, Images, and Telephone all with check boxes. I have them all checked on except Audio. So every function works except when I get a text, the sound will go through the iphone and I hear my regular iphone text message sound through my iphone. As long as I'm not blasting music very loud I should be able to hear it.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:26 PM
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My '12 535iX was receiving/displaying text messages fine until the iOS 8.3 software update. I assume it will take BMW quite a while to provide an update, if at all?
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:05 PM
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Check if your notification is on under BMW Bluetooth in iOS setting. Click in i next to Bluetooth to check.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:17 PM
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Check if your notification is on under BMW Bluetooth in iOS setting. Click in i next to Bluetooth to check.

Thanks, but I've already done that.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:04 PM
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My '12 535iX was receiving/displaying text messages fine until the iOS 8.3 software update. I assume it will take BMW quite a while to provide an update, if at all?
I'm running iOS v8.3 on an iPhone 6 and texts are coming in to the car. In a 2013 528ix.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:19 AM
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I struggled with getting emails on the iDrive for months! The problem is with iOS 8 as Apple disabled emails to the car in order to sell CarPlay. But, good news is there is a work around! After all the normal install, here is what you have to do EVERY time you start the car (sorry). After your iPhone connects, go into setting, then Notifications and change the number of messages from 1 to 10 (or 10 to 1). Close everything out and drive off. You won't get an audible notification, but the envelope icon will appear when you receive a message or text which can now be read on the iDrive.

Works for me (2015 520d with Navi Professional and Snap-in adapter) EVERY TIME. Good luck, I hope this helps.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:17 AM
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I struggled with getting emails on the iDrive for months! The problem is with iOS 8 as Apple disabled emails to the car in order to sell CarPlay. But, good news is there is a work around! After all the normal install, here is what you have to do EVERY time you start the car (sorry). After your iPhone connects, go into setting, then Notifications and change the number of messages from 1 to 10 (or 10 to 1). Close everything out and drive off. You won't get an audible notification, but the envelope icon will appear when you receive a message or text which can now be read on the iDrive.

Works for me (2015 520d with Navi Professional and Snap-in adapter) EVERY TIME. Good luck, I hope this helps.

Thank you! I will try that workaround method today.
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:58 PM
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I've gotten my email just opening and the closing the mail app after you start the car. No need to change anything in the settings.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:22 PM
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After my Bluetooth was updated by dealer to fix a random disconnect issues my Text and Emails become intermittent. One issue is fixed but new one is introduced. Oh well, nothing is perfect. To fix intermittent receive of Text and Emails I do the following every time I start the car:
1. My email App is off
2. On iDrive I go to Office>Select first line I believe Control where envelops are displayed>Click Option button near the iDrive knob and uncheck Bluetooth on iDrive
3. Click Menu>Office>First line selection>Click Option button near the iDrive knob and select Bluetooth again.
4.Go Back to the screen where envelops are displayed>Click Option button near iDrive knob and select Update Data, I believe
5. You will see the circle on iDrive start to run, thus making synch with your phone device
6. It works afterwards every time.

I think Bluetooth SW in BMW has a synch bug that hopefully will be fixed in the later release. The process may sound complicated at first but after doing it ones, you will see that it is easy. My Bluetooth S/W was updated in March 2015. I will be visiting a dealer for Oil Change for the last time in a week, as I have 49k already and will ask if there is an updated version available.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:54 AM
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I just got a new 528i yesterday. The SA was about to explain how to get notifications and then he saw my iPhone 6 is running iOS 8.3. He stopped right then and there and stated it doesn't work with 8.3.
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:08 AM
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I get email, text, instagram, snapchat notifications in my car
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:49 AM
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I just got a new 528i yesterday. The SA was about to explain how to get notifications and then he saw my iPhone 6 is running iOS 8.3. He stopped right then and there and stated it doesn't work with 8.3.

You're SA is full of it. I have iOS 8.3 and get texts and emails fine
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:59 AM
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You're SA is full of it. I have iOS 8.3 and get texts and emails fine
I concur. But, in BMW's eyes it seems it all depends on if you've lived a good life so far! I get texts with iOS 8.3, but have yet to see an email come through. Bottom line for me though is I have a Pebble watch and get my texts and emails just fine on my wrist wherever I go - and it alerts me when one comes in. Not bad for a $79 watch compared to a $50K+ German car.

I may have to just go back to a good 'ole Made in the USA car - Toyota.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:29 AM
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I concur. But, in BMW's eyes it seems it all depends on if you've lived a good life so far! I get texts with iOS 8.3, but have yet to see an email come through. Bottom line for me though is I have a Pebble watch and get my texts and emails just fine on my wrist wherever I go - and it alerts me when one comes in. Not bad for a $79 watch compared to a $50K+ German car.

I may have to just go back to a good 'ole Made in the USA car - Toyota.
Geee, thanks I don't have to depend on email in order to go through life. (:
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