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  1. The I Section- I-drive, I-pods and I-phones
    My BMW 4 series and iphone have stopped syncing bluetooth audio properly. The car and Iphone appear to connect fine, however the car will only play approx 1 song before the audio and connection drops out. I have tried everything, including getting a new Iphone 12 and having the software in my...
  2. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, I’m a little bamboozled with this... got my 2015 plate F30 320d with standard navigation (non-widescreen idrive display, no ‘Office’ option on the main menu). I saw some videos online of folk using Spotify, Tunein etc via idrive by just plugging in their iPhone and the respective app...
  3. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Apologies I am sure this has been done to death already but a search on phone didn’t reveal a great deal,google just throws up denison kits etc. My recently acquired 2006 e61 has the bmw iPod integration in glovebox,it has the old type iPod lead is there an easy way to convert to lightening so...
  4. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi The iDrive on my 2013 F20 has suddenly taken to rebooting regularly. The only change has been that I have recently paired an iPhone 6s to it. The internet suggests one solution is to change the head unit. However there also a few suggestions that there might be an iphone problem. Sure...
  5. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Relatively new owner of X1 and having difficulty playing my Iphone through in car speakers. My Iphone 6 used to connect direct to front dash on car with both USB and earphone cables (the former charged the phone, the latter played audio) My iphone 8 only has a USB socket and whilst this...
  6. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all just bought a 2012 f30 320d sport and when connecting a iPhone X they idrive says unsupported I have checked the software and this is upto date Has anyone else had this issue and managed to get music streaming via usb Currently using aux cable but want to be able to control phone from...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hey guys First time poster, so apologies if this is in the wrong place. Basically, just picked up a 1 series today. Really happy with it, apart from, cant get my phone to connect to the IDrive. I plug my phone into the centre console using a USB cable, and it connects, and comes up in my list...
  8. Introductions
    Hi all, I'm an owner, and a complete newb to the BMW world, of a 2013 F31 320D. Just picked it up last week and I'm absolutely loving the drive. :lol However, I'm gutted to be posting that I've found that I can't play my iPhone 7 via the USB port. It eventually does recognise that I've...
  9. General BMW Discussions
    Hi I am struggling to pair my iPhone 7 with my BMW E91. When i am trying to pair, i enter the password on the idrive, then i enter the same on the phone and it wont pair. The “connecting” message appears on the idrive display for a long time and eventually it fails. I can see the phone bars on...
  10. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    2006 X5 new iphone SE does not pair Old IPhone 5 paired OK but new Iphone SE will only pair on bluetooth with music not calls. Slight problem I have is that the display is not working - is there a way to pair without using the screen? Secondly, I only get French wording on the dashboard. Is...
  11. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Yesterday i became the owner of a 2014 320D M Sport, and i updated the iDrive software straight away, but for some reason, when i plug in my iPhone X running the latest IOS update, using a lightning cable, nothing happens and it just says USB device not recognised. Anyway body has this issue and...
  12. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi. I have a 2017 120D M Sport with Harmon Kardon upgrade. Connecting my IPhone 6S via armrest USB which displays all my IPhone music (apple music) and album artwork is displayed on screen. My issue is that when changing to a different playlist or artist via Idrive it has a habit of starting...
  13. General BMW Discussions
    I have a 2014 335d xdrive not professional system. Before I pay loads of money for a bmw y cable, can any one tell me if it will play music from my iPhone 7 through the I drive system ie steering wheel controls etc, other MP3 players etc work ok just by plugging them into the cars USB port but...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    I have recently bought a 2014 335d xdrive then found out it doesn’t support Apple car play! I’ve tried using the standard iPhone charger lead , apart from charging the phone it won’t do anything else (ie play music) will I need the y cable to overcome this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hello, I’m just looking for some help I’ve done quite a lot of research and seen many people have had the same issues but I can’t see the solutions. I have a BMW X3 2011 with the USB & aux in the centre arm rest with I-drive system. I can play music from my Iphone 6s Spotify app via the aux...
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi I just picked up used 2013 F34 (328i GT) and trying to figure out how to play music. I have iPhone and that has paired through BT fine so I can use phone ok. Trying to figure out how to play music from this phone, or any other phone. How do I go about this? I have tried the usb in the centre...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Can anyone advise which Dension product would be best to allow me to play music from my iPhone though the car’s audio system? Would like to have the option to use Bluetooth and hardwired connection via the usb and definitely needs to be able to charge the phone is at all possible. I’m...
  18. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Good afternoon everyone, I am new to this form having purchased a 2008 730d SE. I have not real complaints (iDrive need getting use to). I am having problems pairing my iPhone 7 with the car on Bluetooth. The phone see the car but the car does not see the phone. Any ideas please to resolve this...
  19. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, Does anyone have any advice on my options for listening to Iphone music in my 5 series e60?. It's a 2003 so has IDrive and a CD player, but no changer, no options on screen for AUX and no AUX port, Bluetooth will connect for phone but I can't find any options for audio. I've done...
  20. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, my first post and may I say how great and informative these forums are. I have a 2016 F30 (335 D X drive), fitted with NAV PRO and as far as Im aware I have the extended BT. Im finding that some of the Connected Drive options a bit 'flaky'..not sure if this is because my phone is ANDROID...
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