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      07-23-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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So I've never been able to see my album art and from what I've read up on I should. When I connect my iphone to loaner cars via a USB cable I never have a problem. Why am I having a problem with my car?

Typically I stream audio from my iphone 5 via bluetooth but I think it would be cool to plug in so I can see album art. Should I be using the usb/aux Y connector from the dealership or just plug straight into the usb?

Again - when I plug my iphone 3 or 5 into the Y I'm connected and can play music but I don't see album art. I can't seem to be able to play music when connected with my usb power cable and cannot see album art with with either chord! What am I doing wrong?

***I have a 2011 e90 with a build date of 2/11. I have idrive/nav/bluetooth/CA/HK/bmw assist





Here is what I see on my e90






Here is what I want to see - from my 135 loaner


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Anyone got any suggestions for me?
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Sorry, no suggestions, but looking at the first pic, I also have Krewella - Alive playing on a USB thumb drive, Great song and 2 really hot sisters.....Have you seen the video?
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Sorry, no suggestions, but looking at the first pic, I also have Krewella - Alive playing on a USB thumb drive, Great song and 2 really hot sisters.....Have you seen the video?

Of course. I see you're from StL too. This morning I bought tickets to see them at the Pageant november 15th. That'll be my 4th time seeing them live
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anyone?
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      07-30-2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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maybe there is an update for your idrive? if you call the dealer with your VIN they should be able to check
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I think you need later release BMW - after November build 2011 - there is a thread about what is and not available and how - on iphones and BMW versions.

I also think this is hardware and not software updatable
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Well guys I got it to work. The problem was the cable. I was using a usb cable I purchased at Wal-Mart instead of the official Apple USB cable. I always thought they were the same thing but obviously not. Weird.
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