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      06-13-2015, 07:45 PM   #89
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I just bought a 2011 335d with navigation. I don't seem to be able to get it to stream music over bluetooth, but it does stream direction from google maps. Will a software update enable streaming music?

Do I need a Y cable to enable functionality (see songlists, etc) on the iDrive?

Thanks!

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      06-18-2015, 11:26 AM   #90
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BMW Head Unit acting funky with iPhone 5S

I have a 2008 E90 and use my iPhone 5S with an OEM Y-cable connected to the USB and headphone ports in the armrest. I use an Apple dock connector to Lightning adaptor. I will be riding along, listening to music from my phone and all of a sudden the radio comes on. When I hit the Source button, instead of having Radio, CD and iPod, I get Radio, CD, Aux and USB. I have to disconnect the iPhone and restart it for the iPod choice to come back on the head unit. The radio codes are S645A and S663A. Has anyone else seen this behavior and know of a cure? Thanks!
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      06-18-2015, 12:41 PM   #91
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I have a 2008 E90 and use my iPhone 5S with an OEM Y-cable connected to the USB and headphone ports in the armrest. I use an Apple dock connector to Lightning adaptor. I will be riding along, listening to music from my phone and all of a sudden the radio comes on. When I hit the Source button, instead of having Radio, CD and iPod, I get Radio, CD, Aux and USB. I have to disconnect the iPhone and restart it for the iPod choice to come back on the head unit. The radio codes are S645A and S663A. Has anyone else seen this behavior and know of a cure? Thanks!
I and many find it happens with low quality Y cables. They can be incredibly touchy, even when it seems like physical manipulation doesn't correlate.
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      06-18-2015, 01:09 PM   #92
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I and many find it happens with low quality Y cables. They can be incredibly touchy, even when it seems like physical manipulation doesn't correlate.
Thanks alexwhittemore! The cable I am using is OEM, but I will swap it out for another one and see if I have any more luck. Cheers!
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      06-30-2015, 08:28 AM   #93
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I am having trouble connecting to BMW Connected App (iPhone 5) via original Apple cable (white) to my 2012 X6 50i with CIC navigation. I can stream music off my iPhone no problem but BMW Connected App will not work...

Can anyone please assist me?
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      07-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #94
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I have been using the Tune2air y cable in my 02/2010 e91. It has been working superbly, streaming Spotify from my iPhone. Thanks to all those who recommended it

However, since the iPhone OS update I have lost the ability to skip tracks using the wheel buttons. Still streams ok with iPhone controls. Also, the currently playing information does not work. Has anyone had this problem?
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      07-04-2015, 04:46 PM   #95
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I have a 2010 335xi So if I'm understanding correctly I can NOT listen to music from iPhone 5s via bluetooth just phone calls only? Y cable is the only way to listen to music from iPhone?
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      07-04-2015, 05:10 PM   #96
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That's right. That's why the Tune2air 3000 is such a good thing. Bluetooth streaming as long as you have the USB/aux in your armrest I believe.
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      07-17-2015, 05:58 PM   #97
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SOLVED ALL YOUR BLUETOOTH PROBLEMSwARMREST JACKS $3 includes shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261914860500...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

3.5mm usb bluetooth convert.

Cost $3 and that was with shipping from china. Still uses the normal bluetooth phone controls and uses the music overbluetooth.

Seemlessly connects and switch back and forth.

FRIGGEN MONEY!

Side note I would recommend a 6 inch 3.5mm right angle male to male connector. Mine came with a long cable. This keeps it tight

POINT BEING = That Y cable sucks and is way overpriced.
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