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      03-17-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Apple CarPlay retrofit avialable

Guys,

Finally, I have apple carplay(not that it is important for an M3, but something nice to have....)

You can download it from ConnectedDrive store for $300.

My prod date is Aug-2016


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      03-17-2017, 08:37 PM   #2
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Guys,

Finally, I have apple carplay(not that it is important for an M3, but something nice to have....)

You can download it from ConnectedDrive store for $300.

My prod date is Aug-2016


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      03-17-2017, 08:46 PM   #3
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I'm pretty computer illiterate. How do I get Apple CarPlay on my 2015? Is it possible. I see Connected Drive is a BMW site which is good but how on earth do I get it to download to my car. Thanks in advance and excuse my ignorance.
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      03-17-2017, 09:29 PM   #4
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That's so cool,, I'll wait to see how everybody likes it.. My dealer found my car and shipped it to my dealership.. I wanted it, but it wasn't on the car..

I would like to see someone to make a poll on it,, to see how everybody responds ....

Do you like it and use it
Don't use it
Would've never ordered it for the $300

Or something like that...
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      03-17-2017, 09:36 PM   #5
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I'm pretty computer illiterate. How do I get Apple CarPlay on my 2015? Is it possible. I see Connected Drive is a BMW site which is good but how on earth do I get it to download to my car. Thanks in advance and excuse my ignorance.
It's not possible as it requires iDrive5 that was launched as part of the MY17 build. CarPlay wasn't a factory-enabled option until ~ September 2016 from what I recall so the early MY17 builds or MY17 cars that didn't opt to add it during production have the option to add the license OTA from the ConnectedDrive Store.

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      03-17-2017, 09:36 PM   #6
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Just purchased it from the store

How do you install/access it in the car?
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      03-17-2017, 09:59 PM   #7
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That's so cool,, I'll wait to see how everybody likes it.. My dealer found my car and shipped it to my dealership.. I wanted it, but it wasn't on the car..

I would like to see someone to make a poll on it,, to see how everybody responds ....

Do you like it and use it
Don't use it
Would've never ordered it for the $300

Or something like that...
Personally, I'm very glad I ordered it. The only reason I ever exit CarPlay mode is if I need to adjust settings in the iDrive, which is never.

As soon as I start the car, my iPhone connects immediately and Spotify starts playing automatically. If you are a Spotify user, the built-in app makes it easy to jump between your playlists and control your music.

I wouldn't hesitate to order it again.
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      03-17-2017, 11:43 PM   #8
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Well I have a 2017 and logged onto Connected Drive and don't see car play as something I can purchase under the store tab.
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      03-17-2017, 11:52 PM   #9
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seems apple carplay downloads to the car on it's own

asked me delete my phone, now it won't reconnect because ios 10.2 bmw issues

edit! got it working, had to remove the device from phone as well

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      03-18-2017, 01:11 AM   #10
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Just purchased it from the store

How do you install/access it in the car?
Hi,

It will install automatically. Give it couple of hours.

Or you could select BMW Assist > Options and click on Update

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      03-18-2017, 01:18 AM   #11
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Well I have a 2017 and logged onto Connected Drive and don't see car play as something I can purchase under the store tab.
Not 100% sure, but I think prod date have to be August 2016 or newer.

What's your prod date?

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      03-18-2017, 09:12 AM   #12
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Not 100% sure, but I think prod date have to be August 2016 or newer.

What's your prod date?

TJ
August 2016. I just went out to the garage and verified.
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      03-18-2017, 09:24 AM   #13
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Hmmm was hoping text messages would display like they do on your iPhone, but it only seems to be voice to text messaging
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      03-18-2017, 09:43 AM   #14
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Just purchased it from the store

How do you install/access it in the car?
Did you access the Connected Drive store via your car or your computer?
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      03-18-2017, 10:09 AM   #15
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Did you access the Connected Drive store via your car or your computer?
Tried the computer first, then went out to the car.
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      03-18-2017, 02:32 PM   #16
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That's so cool,, I'll wait to see how everybody likes it.. My dealer found my car and shipped it to my dealership.. I wanted it, but it wasn't on the car..

I would like to see someone to make a poll on it,, to see how everybody responds ....

Do you like it and use it
Don't use it
Would've never ordered it for the $300

Or something like that...
I don't know guys !! I bought it last night and tried it this morning,,, so far totally underwhelmed, will update once I play with it a little more !!
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      03-18-2017, 06:29 PM   #17
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Opened Connected Drive through my car, didn't see CarPlay anywhere. Maybe I need to it some time so the car can update?

I'm a MY 2017 F80, mid-August 2016 build date.
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      03-19-2017, 10:17 AM   #18
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Opened Connected Drive through my car, didn't see CarPlay anywhere. Maybe I need to it some time so the car can update?

I'm a MY 2017 F80, mid-August 2016 build date.

Not sure why it won't show for you. Call BMW genius hotline and check with them.

I assume you have wireless charging and idrive 5.0 ?


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      03-19-2017, 10:22 AM   #19
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Opened Connected Drive through my car, didn't see CarPlay anywhere. Maybe I need to it some time so the car can update?

I'm a MY 2017 F80, mid-August 2016 build date.

Not sure why it won't show for you. Call BMW genius hotline and check with them.

I assume you have wireless charging and idrive 5.0 ?


TJ
After searching some other forums, it appears that I need a production date of 8/16 or later.....I'm 8/15.
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      03-19-2017, 12:59 PM   #20
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After searching some other forums, it appears that I need a production date of 8/16 or later.....I'm 8/15.
You have a 2017 M3 with a production date of 8/15? That seems impossible.

Edit: August 16th or later or August 2016 or later?

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      03-19-2017, 02:30 PM   #21
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After searching some other forums, it appears that I need a production date of 8/16 or later.....I'm 8/15.
You have a 2017 M3 with a production date of 8/15? That seems impossible.

Edit: August 16th or later or August 2016 or later?

Bob
August 16, 2016 production date or later is required for CarPlay.

My specific build date is August 15, 2016.

Edit: To be clear, I'm not sure whether the above is actually true. It's just what a member of another BMW forum had reported.
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      03-19-2017, 06:52 PM   #22
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FWIW,,, my official build date / start of production per the decoder is 7/9/16 and I had Carplay listed as an available subscription option in my connected drive store which is where i got it.

I do want to point out that my car was ultimately stuck in the possible "Diff limbo" at the factory and did not finish production / and was not released until late September, 16. Atleast thats what the genius folks were telling me at that point. I don't know if that had any thing to do with me being able to have the Carplay option ??

In any case, I still think after getting it and played with it a little, its not worth the 321 (with tax) at the current level of integration.
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