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      09-21-2018, 06:12 PM   #23
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car.

I only want CarPlay for Waze. But if using waze and listening to xm radio at the same time isn't possible while also having easy channel change capability, it's useless to me.

I was told CarPlay can't show maps while idrive plays XM. Not sure if that's true.
Is Waze working with CarPlay yet? I heard it was supposed to be available after iOS 12 but havenít heard much about it now that iOS 12 is out. (I also did not order CarPlay with my 2018.)
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car.

I only want CarPlay for Waze. But if using waze and listening to xm radio at the same time isn't possible while also having easy channel change capability, it's useless to me.

I was told CarPlay can't show maps while idrive plays XM. Not sure if that's true.
Is Waze working with CarPlay yet? I heard it was supposed to be available after iOS 12 but haven’t heard much about it now that iOS 12 is out. (I also did not order CarPlay with my 2018.)
Waze is not yet available on CarPlay but should be soon. Google Maps (Waze is also owned by Google now) just became available on CarPlay and is working well.
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car.

I only want CarPlay for Waze. But if using waze and listening to xm radio at the same time isn't possible while also having easy channel change capability, it's useless to me.

I was told CarPlay can't show maps while idrive plays XM. Not sure if that's true.
I was using Google Maps via CarPlay this week and listening to SiriusXM at the same time. So that combo works.
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car.

I only want CarPlay for Waze. But if using waze and listening to xm radio at the same time isn't possible while also having easy channel change capability, it's useless to me.

I was told CarPlay can't show maps while idrive plays XM. Not sure if that's true.
I was using Google Maps via CarPlay this week and listening to SiriusXM at the same time. So that combo works.
Can you have google maps displaying and browse XM via presets at the same time? If so, can you use the preset buttons or the scroll on the steering wheel? Or both?
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Waze is not yet available on CarPlay but should be soon. Google Maps (Waze is also owned by Google now) just became available on CarPlay and is working well.
Ok Iím actually fine with bmw maps but use Waze via Bluetooth for ďpolice reported aheadĒ notifications. Interested in seeing opinions on Waze interface via CarPlay.
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car.

I only want CarPlay for Waze. But if using waze and listening to xm radio at the same time isn't possible while also having easy channel change capability, it's useless to me.

I was told CarPlay can't show maps while idrive plays XM. Not sure if that's true.
I was using Google Maps via CarPlay this week and listening to SiriusXM at the same time. So that combo works.
Can you have google maps displaying and browse XM via presets at the same time? If so, can you use the preset buttons or the scroll on the steering wheel? Or both?
Not sure about the button presets but I think they work; steering wheel scroll works fine for XM while using CarPlay.
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Waze is not yet available on CarPlay but should be soon. Google Maps (Waze is also owned by Google now) just became available on CarPlay and is working well.
Waze is now available. It works, but CarPlay UI is still pretty horrible, it takes me around 5 minutes to work out how to get it started each time I plug my phone in, and my phone is red-hot to the touch after 5 minutes.

I guess I'll persevere since Waze on the iDrive screen with the audio notifications plumbed through correctly would be a huge improvement.
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Waze is now available. It works, but CarPlay UI is still pretty horrible, it takes me around 5 minutes to work out how to get it started each time I plug my phone in, and my phone is red-hot to the touch after 5 minutes.

I guess I'll persevere since Waze on the iDrive screen with the audio notifications plumbed through correctly would be a huge improvement.
Thatís what I was afraid of since the Waze UI isnít that great of a replacement for nav / maps app even when on a phone. I keep my phone in the center console and Waze updates come through Bluetooth pretty well even without CarPlay. I guess Iíll wait to see if it improves or there is another compelling reason to add CarPlay.
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I've been using Waze in CarPlay since yesterday and it's not that bad. I just wish Apple would allow widescreen with CarPlay so that it's using the full screen.
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car.

I only want CarPlay for Waze. But if using waze and listening to xm radio at the same time isn't possible while also having easy channel change capability, it's useless to me.

I was told CarPlay can't show maps while idrive plays XM. Not sure if that's true.
I can't comment on the MY18 CarPlay eligibility issues you mentioned - I have a MY17 car that came w/CarPlay. I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 12 to get Waze and Google Maps functionality (without needing a Jailbreak).

Waze (and Google Maps) integrates seamlessly with any audio source being played, to include keeping the Waze (or Google) map being displayed while the audio source is playing (sat radio or any other source). How you access your different Sat radio channels will depend on how you have your car set up. I have some sat channels assigned to preset buttons, which will not change the Waze screen. You can also use your steering wheel controls to change stations as well without changing from the Waze screen. If you want access to all of your sat radio channels, you will have to go to the sat radio screen in iDrive - but that has always been the case.

The one gripe I have about changing sat channels with CarPlay running (with Waze or any CarPlay app) is that when you use the steering wheel controls, you can only see the sat channels in one music category (whether it is projected on the HUD or in the instrument cluster). In order to see sat radio channels from other categories, you need to go to the Sat Radio idrive screen to switch categories. But I would not consider this a deal killer for me as it is only a few button pushes on the iDrive controller - and with the OEM touchscreen, it is even easier to use the system IMHO.

That said, the Waze integration in CarPlay was a bit underwhelming. It is still Waze (and is better than Apple Maps) but it is not as functional as Waze is on your phone (the primary Waze functionality is still there, but the deeper functions require you to use your phone). I can speculate that this was due to the CarPlay integration restrictions that Apple places on app developers who want their apps to work with CarPlay. However, Waze & Google Maps on CarPlay has only be officially released for less than 2 weeks now so it would not surprise me that some tweaks to the interface are coming after more feedback is obtained from Waze & Google Map users.
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car
I would get a 2nd opinion on that. I know that my friend picking up his 550xi without car play was able to get it added (even though I warned him he was wasting his money) before he left the dealer.

And yes, he shut it off a day later
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car
I would get a 2nd opinion on that. I know that my friend picking up his 550xi without car play was able to get it added (even though I warned him he was wasting his money) before he left the dealer.

And yes, he shut it off a day later
Yes, I understand you can just add it through the Connected Drive web site and see it there available for my MY18 if I so choose.
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I was just told by bmw that my 2018 M3 isn't eligible for a CarPlay upgrade. Even though it was a build option when I ordered the car
I would get a 2nd opinion on that. I know that my friend picking up his 550xi without car play was able to get it added (even though I warned him he was wasting his money) before he left the dealer.

And yes, he shut it off a day later
Yes, I understand you can just add it through the Connected Drive web site and see it there available for my MY18 if I so choose.
Yep, I tried that both from the car and from their desktop site. When I didn't see it, I called bmw and they replied my car isn't eligible for it. I haven't really followed up yet but I will.
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Waze is now available. It works, but CarPlay UI is still pretty horrible, it takes me around 5 minutes to work out how to get it started each time I plug my phone in, and my phone is red-hot to the touch after 5 minutes.

I guess I'll persevere since Waze on the iDrive screen with the audio notifications plumbed through correctly would be a huge improvement.
Another thing I don't like... running CarPlay/Waze prevents me from having the iDrive navigation directions showing in the HUD. :-(

(Unless I'm missing something... each time I start the BMW Nav and then switch to Waze the HUD directions stop. You can apparently show something Nav related in the split screen, so perhaps it's just another UI annoyance)
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Does iphone Waze notifications not come over on bluetooth?

If I have Waze open on my Android Moto phone... Waze notifications break in and come over the speakers "warning Police ahead" "hazard reported ahead"
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Does iphone Waze notifications not come over on bluetooth?

If I have Waze open on my Android Moto phone... Waze notifications break in and come over the speakers "warning Police ahead" "hazard reported ahead"
Yes same with iphone.
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Does iphone Waze notifications not come over on bluetooth?

If I have Waze open on my Android Moto phone... Waze notifications break in and come over the speakers "warning Police ahead" "hazard reported ahead"
With the new CarPlay integration of Waze, Waze alerts will come over the speakers in the car even if you have something else selected on the iDrive screen (like the main menu with the active tiles showing for example). However, you must open Waze first in CarPlay in order for this to work as far as I can tell. Great for getting the police alerts when you are not actively navigating to a destination with Waze. Prior to this integration, having Waze or Google Maps audio alerts come over the speakers, with CarPlay turned on was not always consistent for me with flakey performance at best. Having Waze alerts come over the speakers with CarPlay turned off worked better, but was still not a very seamless integration.

I am still playing around with the new CarPlay integration with Waze & Google Maps to see what is "in the art of possible". For example, one thing I noticed is that when a Google Maps alert comes in, the audio (i.e. radio, sat, etc) is completely muted until the alert is finished. But with Waze, the alert just lowers the volume of the background audio (like OEM navigation does).
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i didnt have carplay in my 17 m3 and now have it in my 18 m3. my biggest issue is text messages. do you have to be on the car play screen to get a alert that you have a new text?

also, it seems like you lose the option of getting texts to show up in the idrive if you have car play? i turned off car play but i dont have the option to "sync notifications" in my bluetooth settings on my phone..
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