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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:48 AM
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Problem 2012 GT535I F07 Gran Turismo, MESSAGES Google MAPS Email

The Word Messages is missing, any ideas.

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:08 AM
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Are you referring to the Google Map "send to car" feature? It sounds like your iDrive menu gets changed after the software update by the dealer. I don't have a GT so I don't know exactly how the menu looks.

But the fact that you see the envelope icon on the top of the screen means that the message from Google is received by your car. Try going through the telephone menu and then messages. If you press the Tel button on the iDrive button, you'll probably land in your phone book. Push the iDrive controller to the left (to go to the main telephone menu). There should be a menu item for Messages there.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:00 PM
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You need to call BMW. I have the same problem. THey said it would be corrected in 24 hours. That was 2 months ago. It still doesn't work for me but I only went to use it once. Maybe I'll call back.
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I've never tried to send a route to my car, but send POI's on occasion (sent maybe 5 last week). They've always worked. The new software may have things in different places, but if the system shows unopened mail, it's in there somewhere. You might ask the dealer, then download the newer user's manual that corresponds to the new software in your vehicle. If the s/w was updated, it probably updated on the user's manual stored in the vehicle...have you looked there?
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:34 PM
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Can you send a route to a car? I thought you can only send a destination.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:38 PM
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Asking how to get and pull up Google MAPS.

thanks

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:56 PM
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Can you send a route to a car? I thought you can only send a destination.

Thanks

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:57 PM
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I've never tried to send a route to my car, but send POI's on occasion (sent maybe 5 last week). They've always worked. The new software may have things in different places, but if the system shows unopened mail, it's in there somewhere. You might ask the dealer, then download the newer user's manual that corresponds to the new software in your vehicle. If the s/w was updated, it probably updated on the user's manual stored in the vehicle...have you looked there?
thanks so much

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:58 PM
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Are you referring to the Google Map "send to car" feature? It sounds like your iDrive menu gets changed after the software update by the dealer. I don't have a GT so I don't know exactly how the menu looks.

But the fact that you see the envelope icon on the top of the screen means that the message from Google is received by your car. Try going through the telephone menu and then messages. If you press the Tel button on the iDrive button, you'll probably land in your phone book. Push the iDrive controller to the left (to go to the main telephone menu). There should be a menu item for Messages there.
Thanks for your help, I tried but no change here yet. Thanks for your help.
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In the newer software BMW has been tinkering with their "branding", for lack of a better way to say it.... They now collect the connectivity options under a menu heading called "Connected Drive". Under the Connected Drive menu is an option for Messages, which is where I normally go to retrieve the destinations I've sent to the car.

I can't speak to sending overrides to the routing -- I haven't tried to do that.

I would think that since you describe the appearance of the envelope icon, that the connectivity to the car is working correctly, so take a look for a "Connected Drive" menu, and let us know what you see.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:48 AM
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The PROBLEM was my IPHONE-5 blocking Messages

Yes,

Here the word MESSAGES now showing up, but not working as it did. Thanks for everyone help on this,

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:09 PM
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I have the same issue, though not with my iphone. The dealer updated my software when I had the vehicle in for its last scheduled maintenance. I suspect it should not have been done. My build date is 5/2010 which I believe is before the roll out of connecteddrive. I have a service ticket started with BMW Assist, but I'm not anticipating a call back.

Torn between taking the car in for a minor issue and just living with the loss in feature. Specifically, the Google Maps function of sending an address to the car from my desktop.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:16 PM
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Did as you suggested and still did not work, but I do thank you.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:33 PM
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NOT FIXED and now seems to be more of a PROBLEM

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6:30PM today I learned this issue is NOT Fixed.
So I may have to work with what I have all is good.

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Did as you suggested and still did not work, but I do thank you.

THE PROBLEM WAS MY I-PHONE-5, read more below.
I called my dealer and went into the service department and the young man guided me to a BMW tech guy.
I went over the problem as stated above. That the word MESSAGES was no where to be found in Conned Drive or Office.

He asked for my Iphone-5 Setting and went into the Bluetooth on the Iphone. Then looking at the BMW device clicked on the small arrow to the right. looking at "SHOW NOTIFICATIONS" he turned from OFF to ON. That was my problem. (Both sync contacts and show notifications are turned "ON") Now back to the vehicle.

Not sure if pictures are showing here or not. The Car, we opened menu and went down to OFFICE, now this time was wonderful as just under contacts was MESSAGES and my messages. (I was told once sent would take about 30min for them to show up in messages) it was a bit less than that. But I;m back in service with maps. SO CHECK YOUR I-PHONE First and paring is correct.
Fields BMW in Lakeland, Florida, where able to fix it back for me. Thanks to all of you who helped, on this issue and I hope it helps others
Hmm, something doesn't add up here..... Being a skeptic, and a bit of a geek, I'm thinking they tweaked a setting on the car and didn't 'fess up.

Whether the phone delivers notification of text messages, or uploads it's internal phone book to the car shouldn't preclude the car from receiving address messages from Google, which, I believe, are delivered via BMW Assist. In other words, to the best of my knowledge, the cell phone plays no part in the delivery.

To confirm this, I turned off the paired phones, so the car had "nothing" to talk to, then queued up an address, fired up the car and waited about 30 seconds. Once the system finished start-up, it reached out and received the address.

It'd be nice to know if they turned a feature set back on that might have been missed during programming.....
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Thanks for your feedback, you have been helpful.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:19 AM
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Messages still not working as it once did

testing...................

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I have a MY 2014 and iPhone 5s. Text Messages and emails on my iPhone are not accessible via iDrive. That is my understanding of how things are. iDrive's "Current Office" doesn't work with the iPhone. I'd love to know if there is way to do it other than having Siri read them to me.

Messages under Connected Drive are Google MyInfo messages that are destinations for the Navigation. They have nothing to do with the iPhone.

Calendar works. I can see a text listing of my iPhone's calendar.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:51 AM
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Returned to dealer and it took a few days and from what I understand they called and download the correct software and now everything seemed to work. Messaging and as for maps, Google has made some changes so that is a new issue. But all thing in the vehicle are working correctly. Thank You Fields BMW.

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:59 AM
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:06 AM
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Can you send a route to a car? I thought you can only send a destination.
possible YES, but not after the SAT RADIO INSTALL. NO MESSAGES at all.....

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How do you create a signature with photos like you have here?
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Click User CP in the Bimmerfest menu bar. Then click Edit Signature.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:48 AM
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I was also trying to understand the same idea and found this link: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34981
Here is how I found it, All the way to the top right (your right) on screen is a search box. Type in "signature with photos" go down the retrieved page to a picture and you will find a few links which should help you find what you were looking for. I am going back now and try and see for myself. Good Luck hope this helps you.
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Got it, thanks!
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