Originally Posted by RobUK
BMW being way behind the times with the accessories is about par for the course - was the same with the 3G/GS and the 4/4S.
Is it the BMW 'Connected' app that needs a cable?
Yes, the 'Connected' app is the one that needs the cable or the cradle to fully integrate. Or in my case it doesn't seem to integrate at all.
Originally Posted by MaestroAl
You need mobile application preparation and USB telephone audio, I believe - neither of which is standard or part of any NAV package. I had to add MAP to my build manually and it added UTP automatically.
I think. Been a while now
My hazy memory tells me the same thing. You need to add on the Mobile Application Preparation option which then adds on the additional USB. Originally I added it as it sounded such a funny name for an option that it had to be worth having