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I have an absolutely standard 520d M-Sport (UK Spec), is there any way to get text messages from my i-phone to show on the i-drive display?  I’ve looked in the manual but can’t find anything, is that because it’s simply not possible? 

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It works on mine, for text/iMessages on,y. Not WhatsApp.

just into your phones Bluetooth settings for the connection to your car and ensure it allows notifications.

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Try that but I think you need extended Bluetooth features enabled via coding. Ive done it with e-sys and can now read and dictate replies to email and sms via Android - mine is a no option msport too.

I believe Apple will not allow sending of sms but you would be able to read. 

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2 hours ago, SuperDave said:

Try that but I think you need extended Bluetooth features enabled via coding. Ive done it with e-sys and can now read and dictate replies to email and sms via Android - mine is a no option msport too.

I believe Apple will not allow sending of sms but you would be able to read. 

 

As above, can be coded in, even with Carly, takes around 5 minutes. 

 

Whereabouts are you based, maybe I can help?

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Thanks all and particularly sjak92 for the offer of help. I’m in Gloucestershire so unfortunately I think we may be some distance apart.  

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I have just got a new 540,and disappointed to find it wont let me read a text message from my Samsung,a pretty basic feature I would have thought these days.Am i missing something I the set up ?  

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Missing extended Bluetooth features. Poorly explained by bmw and their sales team. Fortunately can be coded in retrospectively but probably not by an official dealer. 

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Just wondering, can't you just push the voice button on the steering wheel and ask your phone to read it. That's what I do on my 65 plate F11. The voice button just operates Siri!!

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Agree the features of IDrive are poorly explained by the dealer and the BMW web site,i worked through the model builder and added a few extras,but never thought about the more basic features you take for granted on most cars .

I have tried voice command but no use either,has anyone used Bimmercode for things like this ?

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29 minutes ago, davidm said:

Agree the features of IDrive are poorly explained by the dealer and the BMW web site,i worked through the model builder and added a few extras,but never thought about the more basic features you take for granted on most cars .

I have tried voice command but no use either,has anyone used Bimmercode for things like this ?

 

Yup, coded it in on mine. Took less than 5 minutes. Displays contact photos too now :)

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On 08/01/2019 at 20:13, davidm said:

Agree the features of IDrive are poorly explained by the dealer and the BMW web site,i worked through the model builder and added a few extras,but never thought about the more basic features you take for granted on most cars .

I have tried voice command but no use either,has anyone used Bimmercode for things like this ?

 

it is probably the worst manufacturer for explaining advanced features,  they tell you in so many ways how to open a car door or move a seat but once it gets to tech its really flaky, dealer experts are pretty good though once you get hold of one of them 

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 8:43 PM, sjak92 said:

 

Yup, coded it in on mine. Took less than 5 minutes. Displays contact photos too now :)

Do you have An Android phone ?

Done the Bimmercode stuff but still no messages,driving me crazy trying to work it out .  

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Change the following in HU_NBT all to Active

EMAIL_EIN_AUS
SMS_EIN_AUS
CONTACTS_EIN_AUS
CALENDAR_EIN_AUS
TEXT_NOTES_EIN_AUS
AUDIO_NOTES_EIN_AUS
REMINDER_EIN_AUS
TASK_EIN_AUS
PIM_BILDER_EIN_AUS
REMINDER_TRIGGERS_EIN_AUS
MACRO_PIM

OFFICE_MENU_ENABLE

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 8:43 PM, sjak92 said:

 

Yup, coded it in on mine. Took less than 5 minutes. Displays contact photos too now :)

 

On ‎1‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 9:30 AM, sjak92 said:

Change the following in HU_NBT all to Active

EMAIL_EIN_AUS
SMS_EIN_AUS
CONTACTS_EIN_AUS
CALENDAR_EIN_AUS
TEXT_NOTES_EIN_AUS
AUDIO_NOTES_EIN_AUS
REMINDER_EIN_AUS
TASK_EIN_AUS
PIM_BILDER_EIN_AUS
REMINDER_TRIGGERS_EIN_AUS
MACRO_PIM

OFFICE_MENU_ENABLE

Thanks,I assume this is in the "Expert" Mode ?

 

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