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      09-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #97
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Drives: 2009 X5 35d
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

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Originally Posted by watrob View Post
Couple things,

Did you get the latest Bluetooth update from , enter your VIN and put the firmware bin file on a USB stick and upload the file into your iDrive via the BMW Firmware Update section.

Messages will only work as the email part of the new IOS 6 pushing emails thru to the iDrive has a bug.

Under Settings, Bluetooth in your iPhone, go to the devices connected where it shows your BMW has paired, open that and turn on "Show Notifications".

Then under Settings in your iPhone go to "Notications" then under each heading "Phone" "Messages" "Mail" make sure you have the following turned on:
Notification Centre ON
Alert Style Alerts
Badge App Icon ON
Show Preview ON
View in Locked Screen ON

The messages will only transfer to your idrive when your iPhone goes to sleep and has a blank screen (Locked) hence the View in Locked Screen, without this setting and your iphone has turned itself to Locked will the message be transferred, if you open the iPhone to view the messages they won't transfer to the iDrive, iPhone must turn itself to lock so set your iPhone to lock after 1 Minute in settings.

Emails are the same but that has a bug at the moment.
You don't have to turn on Alert style : Alerts. It can be set to anything.

Also, in order for messages to be pushed to idrive, this can be done if the phone is locked or not. I had BMW connected running, got a txt and it was pushed to idrive just fine.