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      08-13-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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ConnectedDrive option missing in iDrive menu

Hi,

Just got my F30 328i Luxury and extremely happy
so there is no ConnectedDrive option in iDrive and I got the media snap in adapter but only charging the phone,,

I could play musing through iPhone stock cable and showing album art also I can connect multiple iPhones to the car so I guess I got enhanced BT as well..

DO I MISS SOMETHING?

Thanks..
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      08-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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What options did you get?

I think you need at least 6NL (BMW Assist w/Enhanced Bluetooth & USB).
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      08-13-2012, 11:51 PM   #3
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Not all countries have ConnectedDrive option under the idrive main menu. If combox telematics (i.e. BMW Assist) or BMW Live is not available in ur local market then it won't appear on the main menu.
BMW Office is another item that's standard in some countries if enhanced BT is specified (regardless of whether nav is fitted or not) & not available in others even if similarly specced.
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      08-14-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
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So I got pro NAV and office is available.

I'll check with dealer the list of features but I thought at lead I would get iPod plugin!! 😡
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      08-14-2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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So I got pro NAV and office is available.

I'll check with dealer the list of features but I thought at lead I would get iPod plugin!! 😡
Some countries have office but some not, the prerequisite is to have enhanced BT specified.
U mean iphone plugin? I think u'll need BMW Apps for that & again it's not available in every country. If it's available then it'll be an optional feature.
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I have the media snap in adapter and I've read somewhere it needs 6NL to get the enhanced iPod plugin...

I believe 6NL is enhanced USB and bluetooth and since i have album art displayed using iPhone stock cable and can pair 4 phones then I have it in place.. am I correct?
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      08-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #8
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I have the media snap in adapter and I've read somewhere it needs 6NL to get the enhanced iPod plugin...

I believe 6NL is enhanced USB and bluetooth and since i have album art displayed using iPhone stock cable and can pair 4 phones then I have it in place.. am I correct?
U should already have 6NK, which is same as 6NL but without telematics (i.e. no BMW Assist).
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I have the media snap in adapter and I've read somewhere it needs 6NL to get the enhanced iPod plugin...

I believe 6NL is enhanced USB and bluetooth and since i have album art displayed using iPhone stock cable and can pair 4 phones then I have it in place.. am I correct?
U should already have 6NK, which is same as 6NL but without telematics (i.e. no BMW Assist).
So I should get the snap in to work with at lease the iPod plugin right?

Do I need to get different one? I got the media edition.
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So I should get the snap in to work with at lease the iPod plugin right?

Do I need to get different one? I got the media edition.
I think u already have the correct snap-in adaptor already.
Do u want to use BMW Apps with ur ifone?
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So I'm now sure that I have option 6NK in my car and according to some other threads it should be ok with the snap in adapter!!

I dont need apps in general as they are big distraction while driving specially in the crazy streets of cairo

So any confirmations that 6NK must work with my media snap in adapter? if this is true then I might have bought a faulty adapter then right?
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So I'm now sure that I have option 6NK in my car and according to some other threads it should be ok with the snap in adapter!!

I dont need apps in general as they are big distraction while driving specially in the crazy streets of cairo

So any confirmations that 6NK must work with my media snap in adapter? if this is true then I might have bought a faulty adapter then right?
Wht's the problem with ur adaptor?
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So I'm now sure that I have option 6NK in my car and according to some other threads it should be ok with the snap in adapter!!

I dont need apps in general as they are big distraction while driving specially in the crazy streets of cairo

So any confirmations that 6NK must work with my media snap in adapter? if this is true then I might have bought a faulty adapter then right?
Wht's the problem with ur adaptor?
It doesn't work. Only charges the phone and I hear the fans!
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It doesn't work. Only charges the phone and I hear the fans!
O, do u have smartphone integration option (6NF)? If u don't have 6NF then the cradle will only chg the fone & enable u to use the sharkfin aerial.
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It doesn't work. Only charges the phone and I hear the fans!
Egypt spec cars don't have connected or BMW apps (plugin). Why do you need plugin anyway? I would understand if you were missing the other apps, but plugin is just a different iPod interface. The snap in adaptor allows you to use the integrated antenna, charges the phone and connects to the music on the phone.
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Egypt spec cars don't have connected or BMW apps (plugin). Why do you need plugin anyway? I would understand if you were missing the other apps, but plugin is just a different iPod interface. The snap in adaptor allows you to use the integrated antenna, charges the phone and connects to the music on the phone.
I bought the media snap in adapter so I'm trying to get it to work :-)

I got used to the default iPhone integration anyways but was wondering if enabling this is an easy thing..
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