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Old 07-08-2017, 05:25 AM
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Steering wheel scroll does not work for iPhone

I just took delivery of a new 320i and have run into an issue with the control of audio on my iPhone. Whether connected via Bluetooth or USB, the track display in the control display (in the instrument cluster) is screwed up.

When I am playing an album or playlist from the Music app on my iPhone, most often I am unable to scroll through the tracks using the thumbwheel on the steering wheel. Sometimes I'll get a message saying "No entries exist." Other times, I'll be able to cycle through an album/playlist I listened to earlier––but not the album/playlist I am currently listening to. Only rarely does the feature work as it should.

What is odd is that the forward/back buttons next to the presets work properly. And the iDrive controller also allows me to go forward and back. It's only the thumbwheel and instrument cluster control display that have this issue.

Does anyone else have this issue? Has anyone solved it?

FYI: Phone is an iPhone 6s running the latest version of iOS 10.

Last edited by fsx55; 07-08-2017 at 05:55 AM.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:09 AM
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Well, that really does it. Paid hefty premium for German Engineering, came up short!

I should fire a strongly worded email to BMWNA with copy to Munich and, maybe, dealer. Yes.

BMW smart phone engineering team:

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