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      09-25-2010, 07:18 AM   #1
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BMW iPhone App - Anyone got it working?

Has anyone managed to get the new BMW iPhone APP working?

For those not aware, it is meant to locate your car on google maps, allow you to blast the horn or flash the lights to locate your car, on some cars set the AC/heating before you get in it, and lock or unlock if you've forgotten to or locked your keys in.

I have installed it on the iPhone, but when I try start it I get Data Trasfer Error.

I've looked on ConnectedDrive website, and it states I need to complete the 4 security questions (which i've done), then the website is meant to Text my mobile with a security code, to be re-entered on the website.

Problem is the text never arrived on my phone and BMW UK ConnectedDrive customer services were quite clueless about the App and said I needed to wait 24 hrs for the text to arrive - that was Thursday lunchtime!

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      09-25-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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Hi David,
I don't think you will be able to find the car on the map or flash the lights or sound the horn.
I think that's just for the 7 and 5 and very recent ones.
See below.
However on the Z4 you should be able to send google maps to car from your iphone and lock and unlock the doors.

Re the text I don't know yet as Mum's car isn't built as soon as it is I can give feedback.
Hope this helps

The technical requirements for using BMW Assist are as follows:
Professional or Business navigation system with integrated Bluetooth telephone preparation.
• Do you drive a BMW 7 Series built from October 2010?
• Do you drive a BMW 5 Series built from October 2010?
• Do you drive a BMW X3 built from November 2010?
If so, you can use the following functions with the "My BMW Remote" app installed on an Apple iPhone:
> Remote Door Lock & Unlock
> Remote Climate Control
> Remote Light Flash: remote control of configurable exterior light functions to locate the vehicle
> Google Local Search: address destination search on the iPhone and transfer to the vehicle navigation system
> Vehicle Finder: display of current vehicle position on a map in the iPhone - for locating a parked car within a radius of up to 1,5 kilometre.

Or do you drive any other BMW model built from September 2008*?
If so, you can use the following services:
> Remote Door Lock & Unlock
> Google Local Search: address destination search on the iPhone and transfer to the vehicle navigation system
*Except X3 models built before September 2010 and Z4 models built before 2009.
The "My BMW Remote" app is available free of charge to you as a BMW Assist customer. Usage is based on the general contractual and usage conditions for mobility services with BMW Assist.

More discussion here.
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      09-26-2010, 06:46 AM   #3
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And for all, be aware that the Send Destination Google-to-iDrive Nav can drop out/screw up and require a call to BMW to reset at their end. No biggie, but was surprised when this happened after many successful Sends.
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