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Old 04-16-2019, 09:24 AM
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Idrive 7 Connection Issues Fix

After about 10 days of flawless operation, I lost the car's (my new M850i convertible) connection to my iPhone and data to both the weather and news widgets. Tried removing the connection from both the phone and the car and reconnecting, but the car would not recognize the iPhone. Called the BMW Genius line and they successfully talked me through the solution: with car running, reset Idrive by pressing and holding the volume control knob until the screen blanks, then release. Idrive will reboot. Then go to apps and update the apps. Then pair the phone. All seems ok now!
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:41 AM
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Will try this - having lots of connection issues with iPhone - have to pair the phone over and over. Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:38 AM
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Will try this - having lots of connection issues with iPhone - have to pair the phone over and over. Thanks.
Something I finally figured out: In order to pair, the phone needs to see both the car's Bluetooth and wi-fi signals, so make sure that the phone has linked up to the car's internal wi-fi network.

If you're starting up close to your home or office's wi-fi network, the phone might be defaulting to that network rather than the car's network.
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