Official BMW Bluetooth and iPhone Compatibility Discussion

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jack

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Was very skeptical that it would work with my 2007 X5. To my surprise, the Bluetooth Hands-Free integrated with flying colors. It pulls the address book and everything. I know that one some other websites, it integrates with the 3-series as well. I'm going to assume that it will work with most of the newer BMWs with Bluetooth.
 

prolix21

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works with my 2006 330i as well. handsfree, address book, etc.

the only thing that doesn't seem to work is the signal strength display. with my moto Q, the car could actually monitor my signal strength. it showed a little bar icon near the time. don't get that with the iPhone, otherwise everything else seems to work the same, although i haven't really tested it that much.
 

jack

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2006 330i

Hmmm, I do get the signal strength. Maybe you can check with BMW and see if they have an update to iDrive system.


works with my 2006 330i as well. handsfree, address book, etc.

the only thing that doesn't seem to work is the signal strength display. with my moto Q, the car could actually monitor my signal strength. it showed a little bar icon near the time. don't get that with the iPhone, otherwise everything else seems to work the same, although i haven't really tested it that much.
 

sas6

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Bluetooth Comes and Goes

Was very skeptical that it would work with my 2007 X5. To my surprise, the Bluetooth Hands-Free integrated with flying colors. It pulls the address book and everything. I know that one some other websites, it integrates with the 3-series as well. I'm going to assume that it will work with most of the newer BMWs with Bluetooth.
It works fine with my BMW 535xi but I notice that it comes and goes. After a while I don’t see it on my nav screen - if I wake the phone it comes back. Has anyone else had this problem or heard about a fix?
 

jomaha

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750i iPod connection

I have a factory installed iPod cable. Connected the iPhone and everything operates perfectly. Songs, artists, playlists are displayed on the iDrive screen. The bluetooth feature of the phone continues to operate while the iPod plays music. When a call is received the song fades while the call is in progress. You will get the "device not supported..." screen on the iPhone but all works well.
 

sas6

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BMW Charge

I have a factory installed iPod cable. Connected the iPhone and everything operates perfectly. Songs, artists, playlists are displayed on the iDrive screen. The bluetooth feature of the phone continues to operate while the iPod plays music. When a call is received the song fades while the call is in progress. You will get the "device not supported..." screen on the iPhone but all works well.
Thanks - the only problem I have with my BMW is that when I plug it in - the bluetooth works, the ipod works but it won’t charge the phone. Did you check to see if your phone was charging? And you have no problem with it going on and off?
 

prolix21

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Hmmm, I do get the signal strength. Maybe you can check with BMW and see if they have an update to iDrive system.
no idrive here, just the standard pro-audio setup. i will have to mess with it some more. i don't think the signal indicator ever worked with my treo650 either, but when i got a moto Q it started working. might not work with the iPhone. i'll have to go dig around on e90post and see what others are saying
 

lilnef

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Was very skeptical that it would work with my 2007 X5. To my surprise, the Bluetooth Hands-Free integrated with flying colors. It pulls the address book and everything. I know that one some other websites, it integrates with the 3-series as well. I'm going to assume that it will work with most of the newer BMWs with Bluetooth.
works with my lamborghini awesome
 

bcaslis

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I have a 2006 330i with the pro audio (no iDrive) and I get the signal strength display with the iPhone. With the Q I only got the strength when I started the car or was on a call. Normally it didn't update. With the iPhone it seems to update the strength as the signal changes. I love it!

works with my 2006 330i as well. handsfree, address book, etc.

the only thing that doesn't seem to work is the signal strength display. with my moto Q, the car could actually monitor my signal strength. it showed a little bar icon near the time. don't get that with the iPhone, otherwise everything else seems to work the same, although i haven't really tested it that much.
 

bmwlover0725

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I have an 89' bmw 325is, but I was able to install the ipod in it, I've done more stupid work on this car, this was worth it though, it works with the iPhone too.
 

Abicus

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Does not work in my 2006 X5

Was very skeptical that it would work with my 2007 X5. To my surprise, the Bluetooth Hands-Free integrated with flying colors. It pulls the address book and everything. I know that one some other websites, it integrates with the 3-series as well. I'm going to assume that it will work with most of the newer BMWs with Bluetooth.
Ok, so I am totally frustrated as to why my iPhone won't sync to the bluetooth in my 2006 X5. It is a great safety feature, also I cannot play iTunes? WTF any advice as to how I can get this to work?:mad:
 

Marianne

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iPhone works perfectly with the bluetooth system in my '06 X3 (no navigation, businesss cd stereo). i've never been able to see the signal strength bars on the stereo display with any previous phone (blackberry 8700c, motorola slvr, treo 680, nokia 6620) so i didn't expect this to show with the iPhone.

now i'm just waiting for an iPhone specific cradle from proclip to use with the mount i already have installed on my dash...

Ok, so I am totally frustrated as to why my iPhone won't sync to the bluetooth in my 2006 X5. It is a great safety feature, also I cannot play iTunes? WTF any advice as to how I can get this to work?:mad:
not sure why the iPhone won't connect to your X5. but what do you mean about playing iTunes? are you expecting the iPhone to play music on your X5's speakers via bluetooth? if so, that's not going to happen - as far as i know, this isn't even possible with any phone. if you want to hear music on your iPhone or any ipod through your X5's speaker, you need a special kit like bmw's "ipod your bmw" kit or the Dice interface.
 
Jul 17, 2007
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iPhone Bluetooth and BMW not happy together

We have two iPhones and two 5 series in the family. Any combination of phone and car has poor hands free performance. Roughly 50% of the conversation is lost making the system useless.

I have had no problems with six different phones spread across multiple cars. Pairing was the the only function done with either iPhone to either car. Is more setup required? Am I missing something?
 
Jul 17, 2007
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BMW and iPhone dropping 50% of the conversation

I've got two iPhones and two 5 series BMWs in the family. All four combinations of car and iPhone drop 50% of the conversation in hands free. I've not had these types of problems with any of our previous phones and thus suspect the iPhone. Has anyone else had this problem?
 

Xanith

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Jul 5, 2007
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Try to disable the wifi on the iPhone while using bluetooth. I read on another BMW forum that this might resolve your issue.

I use the iPhone with my 335 without trouble with wifi disabled.
 
Jul 17, 2007
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Try to disable the wifi on the iPhone while using bluetooth. I read on another BMW forum that this might resolve your issue.

I use the iPhone with my 335 without trouble with wifi disabled.
I'll give it a try and post the results. It would make sense as the problem "feels" like too much signal strength and clipping. It could very easily be RF cross talk. Thanks for the idea.......