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Old 09-19-2013, 12:07 AM
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iPhone 5 Wont Play Through USB. Help.

Currently my 335i has the base stereo system I believe, It has a usb in the center console and inside glove box. It says USB device not recognized.

Is there another unit that I can get from BMW, like the one with the DVD player? I dont really want to go aftermarket as I like the convenience of this system.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:22 AM
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iPhone 5 should work using the BMW Y cable with an apple adapter ( lightning connector to old type) connecting under the armrest. You need an authentic apple adapter since it does the required digital to analog conversion.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:59 AM
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iPhone 5 should work using the BMW Y cable with an apple adapter ( lightning connector to old type) connecting under the armrest. You need an authentic apple adapter since it does the required digital to analog conversion.
Where can I get the BMW adapter? Will it play if I get the apple adapter and try plugging it in?


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Old 09-19-2013, 05:03 AM
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I think you can get both on Amazon.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:16 AM
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FWIW I just bought a CPO 2011 335i and got the dealer to throw in the Y cable gratis. If you go to amazon, make sure to read the reviews, as it needs to have the specific chip in the Y cable that allows the functionality. Some of the aftermarket ones are flaky, from what I researched. That said, I have a 4S, and had the same problem. Got the Y cable and it works great.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:50 AM
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I used the BMW y cable in my 2012 E92 and it didn't work fully. The iTunes album graphics didn't appear in the media center. Dealer told me y cable doesn't support that function and that my car didn't need me to use the y cable.

When I connect my iPod to the car using the standard iPod USB cable I get the album artwork.

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Old 09-19-2013, 11:21 AM
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I hope the y cable isn't a USB and aux pin. Audio that comes from aux pins are analog compared to the digital signal from the lighting adapter. Quality is reduced.


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Old 09-19-2013, 11:46 AM
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It is USB and AUX. You're not getting a digital signal into your e9x BMW w/o an aftermarket solution AFAIK.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:57 AM
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So I have a 3rd generation ipod. Its got a pin type port in the top of it. the AUX spot in the center console is also a pin type connector. it seems to work fine... am I supposed to have something different than what I do?
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**update**

I am in a 2011 e92. It plays iphone5, and iPod! It's the exact same looking setup i have and in the menu of the rental car it says update software as an option and check version. Here is what it looks like pics below.Click image for larger version

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