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      07-08-2014, 03:34 AM   #1
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Nav/iDrive in the E9x cars

So, I have an '07 E92. My daughter has a '10 E91 and my cousin has a 2010 E90. The E91 has navigation and the other two cars don't.

For some reason, it seems that whatever happens on my phone in my daughter's car is carried through the audio system of the iDrive. For example, in her car, I can create text messages just by talking. It'll let me send them via voice commands too. I don't recall it doing this when I first bought her the car, but when I drove it last weekend, it darn sure did. It also will read aloud incoming text messages. I was quite surprised.

Also, suddenly, the thing seems to browse the WWW and I have no idea why it can now do that and I don't recall it offering me the option to do so when I first bought the car. The web browsing option seems only to be available when searching for "points of interest" in the navigation.

Does anyone here know if it's possible to operate one's smartphone via voice commands without also having iDrive? Specifically the voice to text functionality for texting. I really wouldn't expect a non-nav equipped car to browse the web to search for points of interest. (I'm surprised, not stupid.)

All the best.

'07, e92 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Coral Leather, Aluminum, 6-speed
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      07-08-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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It is combox function. To install combox you need to have LCI IDrive(2010MY)
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