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Old 12-17-2019, 06:25 PM
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Hello Bimmers. Is there anyway to connect the android smartphone to the idrive and having the benefits that the iphone has. I mean showing the album arts and playing videos on screen... Etc
I have Samsung Note 9 tried with usb type C and no response
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:31 AM
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I have used a Pixel and Pixel 4 in my car and neither work, but I do have a three-year old version of iDrive. I don't believe BMW offers any Android support either by USB or via the BMW Connect App. It doesn't really bother me based on my usage, but it's still disappointing.
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You could always just pick up an older iPhone without service if you were looking to use it for just music.
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Hello Bimmers. Is there anyway to connect the android smartphone to the idrive and having the benefits that the iphone has. I mean showing the album arts and playing videos on screen... Etc
I have Samsung Note 9 tried with usb type C and no response
Nope. To get those features, you'd need to get an Android screen. There are threads on the forum describing that process.
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You could always just pick up an older iPhone without service if you were looking to use it for just music.
thanks for the good idea : )
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:03 PM
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