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      02-03-2020, 12:30 PM   #1321
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Thanks to Jakub (Kubax86) I now have full screen CarPlay! Installation was super easy with the installer he provided.
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      02-06-2020, 07:09 PM   #1322
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Two steps for me. I paid my dealer to upgrade the software in my OG 2017 M2. NBT went from "H" to "S". Contacted kubax86 and set the process in place to inject the full-screen Carplay. Super easy. Well documented. Definite two thumbs up for kubax86.

Added an image. Full-screen waze (nice almost perfect lbb blue icon to represent) to go with my V1 (turned off here). Defensive strategy to preserve the license.

The fade towards the top of the screen is due to refresh rate and shutter speed. IRL it appears normal edge to edge.
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      02-06-2020, 10:42 PM   #1323
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Can carplay be enabled 2017 m240i? I am thinking of buying used.
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      02-08-2020, 05:27 AM   #1324
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Can carplay be enabled 2017 m240i? I am thinking of buying used.
Send me VIN, I will check it.
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      02-11-2020, 02:36 PM   #1325
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In case anyone else here was stupid enough to pay for CarPlay before the "freebies for all!" announcement, I was just refunded the $300 today that I'd paid back in October of last year.

I sent a support note saying that I'd paid just prior to the announcement and requesting a refund, they responded w/in a day, got an email about 2 weeks ago, and refund hit today

FWIW
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      02-11-2020, 05:15 PM   #1326
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Also for those who might be turned away from BMW because no Android Auto...supposedly its coming to all cars (that also support Carplay) middle of this year
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      02-11-2020, 07:42 PM   #1327
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In case anyone else here was stupid enough to pay for CarPlay before the "freebies for all!" announcement, I was just refunded the $300 today that I'd paid back in October of last year.

I sent a support note saying that I'd paid just prior to the announcement and requesting a refund, they responded w/in a day, got an email about 2 weeks ago, and refund hit today

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Not available for 2017/2018 cars
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      02-17-2020, 10:46 PM   #1328
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Thank you for the info
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      02-18-2020, 11:21 AM   #1329
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For those that use Apple iOS beta program. Donít update to 13.4. Screws up CarPlay. I canít control Spotify or downcast via car. Have to use my phone.
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      02-20-2020, 10:55 PM   #1330
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Can I activate car play in a car that doesn't have the apple car play preperation option?

I think I have the comfort and plus pack on the car.

I'd like to be able to use this as its got some decent features for work that would make my life easier.
You can easily do that but you have to check whether your car supports that or not. This website lets you do that just visit:https://oemnavigation.ga/
Put your VIN in the search bar and you are good to go.
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      02-21-2020, 01:33 PM   #1331
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my 2020 M2C came with CarPlay at no cost and is currently showing subscribed for 20 years at no cost.
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      02-21-2020, 02:03 PM   #1332
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my 2020 M2C came with CarPlay at no cost and is currently showing subscribed for 20 years at no cost.
BMW has stopped the subscription service as of last year so CarPlay will not be no additional cost to us. Theres a pretty strong rumor that Android Auto will be added in the later half of H1 this year as well which i'm excited for.
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      02-21-2020, 03:29 PM   #1333
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Hi Folks,

Is there a helpful CarPlay video that shows how to make the best use of CP in the M2 (or the 2-series in general)..?

I've paid for CP but switched it off 2 years ago as it was painful to use and the iDrive system worked much better. The M2 has since had a couple of firmware updates and I'm wondering whether it is worthwhile rolling the dice on this again.

I've done a search of this thread and there doesn't seem to be that kind of material: I've also done a general YouTube search, but there's a lot of "noise" and not a lot of useful material that I've managed to locate - so was wondering if anyone's come across something that was genuinely useful.

Seems a shame to have paid for this (in my case AUD$640) and not be able to obtain any benefit from it.

Thanks folks!
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      02-23-2020, 12:34 AM   #1334
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Hi Folks,
The M2 has since had a couple of firmware updates and I'm wondering whether it is worthwhile rolling the dice on this again.
"Rolling the dice?" I don't understand. You've already paid for it. Literally takes 10 seconds to turn CarPlay back on and try with no additional effort or lasting effects. Switch it back off if you don't like it. No rolling of the dice required.
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      02-23-2020, 09:18 AM   #1335
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Hi Folks,
The M2 has since had a couple of firmware updates and I'm wondering whether it is worthwhile rolling the dice on this again.
"Rolling the dice?" I don't understand. You've already paid for it. Literally takes 10 seconds to turn CarPlay back on and try with no additional effort or lasting effects. Switch it back off if you don't like it. No rolling of the dice required.
Seriously lol

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Hi Folks,

Is there a helpful CarPlay video that shows how to make the best use of CP in the M2 (or the 2-series in general)..?

I've paid for CP but switched it off 2 years ago as it was painful to use and the iDrive system worked much better. The M2 has since had a couple of firmware updates and I'm wondering whether it is worthwhile rolling the dice on this again.

I've done a search of this thread and there doesn't seem to be that kind of material: I've also done a general YouTube search, but there's a lot of "noise" and not a lot of useful material that I've managed to locate - so was wondering if anyone's come across something that was genuinely useful.

Seems a shame to have paid for this (in my case AUD$640) and not be able to obtain any benefit from it.

Thanks folks!
What kind of tutorial could you possibly need? It's basically just an extension of your iPhone. Select the app you want to use and use it.
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      02-26-2020, 06:38 PM   #1336
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"Rolling the dice?" I don't understand. You've already paid for it. Literally takes 10 seconds to turn CarPlay back on and try with no additional effort or lasting effects. Switch it back off if you don't like it. No rolling of the dice required.
Thanks for the helpful suggestion ...

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It's basically just an extension of your iPhone. Select the app you want to use and use it.
It wasn't the last time I tried it - it gave constant problems, played random music, interfered with navigation, what microphone it used when you wanted to make a call was anyone's guess and it spontaneously disconnected. This was with iPhone 6s handsets (at the time a 2 year old device). My partner and I had both the same phones and there was no logic as to whose phone would be connected.

Until I experienced this myself, I couldn't understand why some folks passionately hated CarPlay. I was relieved when I turned it off, and I've not bothered for a couple of years, mostly as the internal system is so good.

And my experience wasn't that it was an extension of my iPhone: I've had about 6 iPhones now, and all (bar the iPhone 5) were solid/reliable handsets that gave me very little trouble. Apple CarPlay was garbage, but as some folks find it useful, I thought that I'd ask as usually there is good advice available via the forum:
  • Maybe I am doing something wrong and it should be easy..?
  • Maybe the dealer configured something that is interfering with how it should operate..?
  • Maybe an update to the car firmware would help...?

If there's not a useful video, no problem to keep going with the internal system

Cheers,
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      03-01-2020, 02:25 PM   #1337
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Is anyone else's full screen CarPlay a bit choppy?
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      03-07-2020, 12:16 PM   #1338
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Apple Car Play in UK

Why has BMW made it free for Apple Car Play in USA but is still charging in the UK?
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      03-15-2020, 01:45 PM   #1339
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2018 M2 + CarPlay

I've been trying to figure out the CarPlay situation for 2018 M2's. Do I have to pay the $300 for CarPlay or is it free?

In addition, when I try and check availability for my car, it says it is not available.

Any advice would be welcome.
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      03-15-2020, 09:01 PM   #1340
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Mine was free and was set up by the dealer when I bought my 2018 M2 LCI.
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      03-15-2020, 09:25 PM   #1341
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      03-21-2020, 06:44 AM   #1342
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It’s now a £260 option in UK
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