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      02-17-2017, 09:21 AM   #1
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iPhone 7 Compatability/ Audio quality

Hi all,

I have upgraded to an iPhone 7 and have experienced some issues with the audio in my 2011 E92 M3. Before the 7, I would just use an aux cable with no issues. Now that the aux port is removed from the phone, I have to use the aux cable with the lightning port dongle. The audio quality has suffered dramatically versus using an iPhone 6 or listening to satellite radio. Any suggestions?
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Hi all,

I have upgraded to an iPhone 7 and have experienced some issues with the audio in my 2011 E92 M3. Before the 7, I would just use an aux cable with no issues. Now that the aux port is removed from the phone, I have to use the aux cable with the lightning port dongle. The audio quality has suffered dramatically versus using an iPhone 6 or listening to satellite radio. Any suggestions?
Copy your music collection onto a USB and use that instead
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Hi all,

I have upgraded to an iPhone 7 and have experienced some issues with the audio in my 2011 E92 M3. Before the 7, I would just use an aux cable with no issues. Now that the aux port is removed from the phone, I have to use the aux cable with the lightning port dongle. The audio quality has suffered dramatically versus using an iPhone 6 or listening to satellite radio. Any suggestions?
Copy your music collection onto a USB and use that instead
Good thought, but unfortunately I use Spotify
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This is what I use. Works beautifully on my iPhone 6 over Bluetooth. I tried plugging the aux straight in from my phone and couldn't really hear any quality difference vs this.

https://www.amazon.com/Tune2Air-WMA3.../dp/B00R3ABHXY
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Oh my 11 the Bluetooth streaming works very well. You can also plug in as well
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Oh my 11 the Bluetooth streaming works very well. You can also plug in as well
How do you Bluetooth stream music in an '11?
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How do you Bluetooth stream music in an '11?
I don't know if the earlier 11's came with it. Check your build date. on my 2011.75 under media there is a Bluetooth option to pair your phone. I know the 11.5 has it also.
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Hi all,

I have upgraded to an iPhone 7 and have experienced some issues with the audio in my 2011 E92 M3. Before the 7, I would just use an aux cable with no issues. Now that the aux port is removed from the phone, I have to use the aux cable with the lightning port dongle. The audio quality has suffered dramatically versus using an iPhone 6 or listening to satellite radio. Any suggestions?

I'm confused, why don't you just use a USB-Lightning cable? There is a USB port in the center console.
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Ok, so it isn't just me. Jeez it sounds like complete GARBAGE with the iphone 7. I get that we're technically putting out an amplified signal using the aux, but it wasn't that bad with my iphone 5 & 6.
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I'm confused, why don't you just use a USB-Lightning cable? There is a USB port in the center console.
Exactly !

Pic shows my USB with the cable , and it works perfect..Plug&Play , done..
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Ok, so it isn't just me. Jeez it sounds like complete GARBAGE with the iphone 7. I get that we're technically putting out an amplified signal using the aux, but it wasn't that bad with my iphone 5 & 6.

Don't use the aux input, use a USB connection.
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Ok, so it isn't just me. Jeez it sounds like complete GARBAGE with the iphone 7. I get that we're technically putting out an amplified signal using the aux, but it wasn't that bad with my iphone 5 & 6.

Don't use the aux input, use a USB connection.
I'll give that a shot today. For some reason I think it was not recognizing my phone
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Didnt recognize mine either today. Must need an iphone adapter.
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This is what I use. Works beautifully on my iPhone 6 over Bluetooth. I tried plugging the aux straight in from my phone and couldn't really hear any quality difference vs this.

https://www.amazon.com/Tune2Air-WMA3.../dp/B00R3ABHXY
This looks really neat. Going to order one.
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What is there for android Bluetooth streaming
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I'll give that a shot today. For some reason I think it was not recognizing my phone
It takes a few seconds for it to pop-up. I think if you have BT pairing enabled (for telephone functionality) it warns you that it will be disabled until you unplug the cable.
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