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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:04 AM
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Mein Auto: 2008 535i sport
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Car model: 2008 535i
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[?] phone book automatically synches to car - yes, but resynches every time, never 'remembers' from session to session
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system) - no, 'your phonebook is empty'
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)

I also bought the Blackberry Music Gateway to stream music from my phone via the AUX input - didn't work. Seems to pair just fine, but the BB device is not offering up any output.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:11 AM
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Did you ever get these questions answered i just recently purchased my BMW
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:30 AM
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Sorry - no information at all here!
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:55 AM
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Can anyone help me with steps to pair my Sprint HTC EVO (4G LTE) with my 2008 5281? Got the phone yesterday but having difficulty pairing. I get a failure message after keying in the PIN on both handset and iDrive. Based on other posts, pairing appears to be possible. Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:58 AM
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Sorry I can not help but figured I would share that I have paired iPhones, Blackberry and two cheapy verizon free phones effortlessly. 2007 530xi with NAV.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:02 PM
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I am a new owner of a 2008 550i. My cell phone is the Motorola Droid X, which I bought 2 years ago. Anyone have the Droid X with an e60 BMW? How does it work with your car? Or does it?
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:52 AM
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Hello, I just picked up a 2004 BMW 530i with 112k on the dial. Its does have the iDrive but without the Nav (sucks). I have been looking through the fourms on how I can sync my iphone/ipod/Sprint HTC phone with my iDrive.

Any ideas, or has anyone found a work around?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:05 PM
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Any one got a HTC The One S to pair? I got a 2007 530xit and I get to the part where I enter the password on the HTC and then the password on the car, but it fail to pair. Any ideas?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:47 PM
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Any one got a HTC The One S to pair? I got a 2007 530xit and I get to the part where I enter the password on the HTC and then the password on the car, but it fail to pair. Any ideas?
Okay, I got it paired with my car, but no phonebook or any other feature work. Just dailing and receiving calls only.

Hope HTC patch the bluetooth on the phone to make it work!
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:37 AM
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What else would you need. Basically that is all you are doning in your car, IMO I would not get caught up in those additional features.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:06 PM
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New Samsung Galaxy S-III (S3). Works & pairs well, full phone book, bluetooth, dialing & receiving calls.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:26 PM
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I have an iPhone 3GS, will be upgrading soon and can't pIr with my e60! Help?
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:33 AM
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E90 Pre LCI with Pro iDrive & HTC Desire Z (flip out keyboard Android)

Make and Receive calls
Access Phone Book Directly
Voice Dial without preprogramming (I think)

Nothing else tested

E90 LCI with Professional Radio (no iDrive) & HTC Desire Z

Make and Receive Calls
Access Phone Book Directly
Voice Dial ONLY with preprogrammed tags on car

Nothing else tested but does not display SMS info.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:12 AM
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I am a new owner of a 2008 550i. My cell phone is the Motorola Droid X, which I bought 2 years ago. Anyone have the Droid X with an e60 BMW? How does it work with your car? Or does it?
I have Droid X and the phone only features work just fine on my 2005 545. Pairing is fairly straight forward if you go into bluetooth settings and turn on make discoverable and scan for other devices. Then select the BMW bluetooth device to pair with, enter your pin. Then go into Bluetooth setting and turn on bluetooth. You should see your pin prompt on the iDrive screen. Enter the pin and then it should pair with device.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:41 PM
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Hi there -

Did you get your Samsung Galaxy Nexus to pair with your car? I got the same phone a few weeks ago and it won't pair with my 2006 325i sedan.
Not sure if you ever got an answer to this. I've got a 2010 528ix, my Nexus pairs fine and dials fine but my entire phonebook won't synch for some reason. I get a partial contact list as well....

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:41 PM
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:42 PM
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:48 PM
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So I managed to kind of get my Nexus working right. I originally could pair with no issue, calls worked fine both receiving and placing, but only a partial contact list synched. I tried sending it via BT but I got the OBEX profile not there error. I ended up exporting my contacts to storage then importing them back to my phone, unpaired, re-paired and voila all contacts are there now. The only problem is that I have double contacts in my phone and on the car. I'm in the process of cleaning that up now. Not sure what will happen if I add new contacts. I guess I will just see what happens as I continue to mess around.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:37 PM
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New Samsung Galaxy S-III (S3). Works & pairs well, full phone book, bluetooth, dialing & receiving calls.
Any tricks to this? I can get to pair, but no phonebook.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:27 AM
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Any tricks to this? I can get to pair, but no phonebook.
When I first started to use the S3 after pairing, there was a popup message on the phone, something like "BMWxxx has requested to access the address book." There was an OK and a NO button. Plus a check box that said "remember this choice". I checked OK and remember.

It's possible you didn't see that, and it faded away after some preset time. I'm not sure how to get it back, but maybe that's what you need to do.

Good luck!
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:38 AM
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I have a iphone4s. The phone pairs perfectly with our 2007 525xi wagon. The phone pairs with our 2010 550i m sport, but will not recognize my phone book. Recent calls show up. I can use voice commands with Siri. I called BMW customer service and they said it was a module issue with the 2010. They said compatibility is arbitrary where it works in one car and not another with a same model year. How a new phone would pair no problem with a older car and not the newer car is baffling. I would love to get my phone book up in the car, but I think I am out of luck unless I change my phone or my car.. Any one else have this issue or any solutions?
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:57 PM
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Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 535i
Phone model: Samsung Focus (Windows Phone 7)
Car model: 2008 535i
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system) - Have not tried yet
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:46 AM
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Does the sms messaging work with your 9800 ?
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:15 AM
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Couple of questions on 08 535i with iphone 3gs

1. Why wouldn't all missed/reveived/dialed numbers from my iphone show up in the idrive communications
2. I do no see an option of Messaging/sms in the idrive communications

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:22 PM
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All,
I found a serious work-around for most phones. Here's the steps.
1) Go to Bluetooth > Settings > pair phone (do not start pairing just yet)
2) Set on your Bluetooth selection in your phone and turn the phone off.
3) Turn your phone back on.
4) With the Voice command (in the newer vehicles) follow these steps:
>Press voice command and say > Bluetooth (it will repeat the command)
>Go down the iDrive menu to >Settings >start pairing
> With your phone >go to Bluetooth settings > pair >enter pin code on phone & iDrive
5) It will tell you that pairing is successful but not display phone information
>Press Voice command and say >Bluetooth
>Go to phone in your iDrive >Go down to your phone in the list and say> A to Z
6) The Voice Command Module will say "Searching for paired phones". If it does not say this then you did something wrong.
7) While searching for the phone it will enable Bluetooth again on its own in about 6 seconds.
8) Now toggle your phone from "MUSIC ONLY >on" to "MUSIC ONLY>off" your phone book will be displayed.

Note: if you already have a phone paired but can't see your listings, jump to step "5".

I hope this wasn't too long. Once you get use to it it'll go faster.

Key Points:
>Clear Paired phones
>Activate blue tooth in your phone then turn cell phone off
>Turn phone back on and use voice commands
>Pair phones> use voice commands> say "Bluetooth">go to phone in iDrive>
>Go down to phone ID> press voice and say> A to Z
>Listen for "Searching for Paired phones"
>Toggle from MUSIC ONLY>on to MUSIC ONLY >off after 6 seconds
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