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Old 09-21-2018, 08:08 PM
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Connected Drive?

I guess you can get News, Weather and some kind of customization?

It has it's own mobile connection to pull this kind of information?

But it seems to require registration online.

Are people using this much?

Especially when driving? I guess the iDrive thing is active and you can navigate the menus while the car is moving.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:39 PM
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I rarely use mine but yes it uses the cars mobile connection to pull data.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:33 PM
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Maybe there are apps. to install so you get other things besides News and Weather.

Imagine if there was a Google Maps app.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:51 PM
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I find the app fairly useless. While it has some cool features, they're not enough to justify paying the subscription after a year.

While I prefer the BMW's HUD Nav, many people like using waze or google maps with carplay.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:02 PM
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The app is useless until they add the feature where we can remote start the car.
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:15 AM
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there are also the climate ventilation modes that can be accessed. I would think that it may be useful in warmer climates.
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:59 PM
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there are also the climate ventilation modes that can be accessed. I would think that it may be useful in warmer climates.
It's of limited use. It just blows ambient air around.

When it's hot, I haven't been able to tell the difference between when it's used or not.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:15 PM
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So the clock doesn’t automatically get updated with DST?

Interesting that the clock display is right next to the signal display.

Anything which is connected these days have aut9 clocks ...
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:31 PM
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So the clock doesn’t automatically get updated with DST?

Interesting that the clock display is right next to the signal display.

Anything which is connected these days have aut9 clocks ...
There is a setting that you need to check. I think it's called Auto Updates.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:56 PM
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So the clock doesn’t automatically get updated with DST?
From the manual...


Automatic time setting


Depending on your vehicle's optional features, the time, date and, if needed, the time zone are updated automatically.

Via iDrive:
"My Vehicle"
"iDrive settings"
"Date and time"
"Automatic time setting"

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:58 PM
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Connected Drive is subscripts after first year?
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:54 PM
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Connected Drive is subscripts after first year?
Yes. If you're in the US, login to the desktop website, and go to Store->Services Subscribed to (tab)

Scroll down to BMW Connected+, and you'll see your expiration date.
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