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      05-14-2018, 11:45 AM   #1
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Angry Connected App Auto-Launching: KNOWN ISSUE

About 3 weeks back, I noticed my Connected app was starting every time it connected to my car. For me, that is totally annoying. The way I use the app it's to do stuff when I'm NOT in the car.

I called the Genius crew and the lady asked me to update iDrive via the options button and try reinstalling the app itself (on my Samsung Galaxy S5).

I tried both and no change. Oddly, I'd been chasing a problem with my media volume turning all the way up on my phone by itself, like every 20 minutes. THAT was making me nuts. Reinstalling Connected made that stop. Crazy.

That led me to call the genius crew one more time. The guy I got said yeah, the last update that went out caused that bug. It was unintentional and they're aware. My ver is: 5.0.0.4074. He said it'd be fixed in the next release, but he couldn't tell me when that would be.

I guess I'll live with it for a bit. If it's too long I'll uninstall it until a new version is out there.
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Good news, new version is out: 5.0.0.4078

Bad news. The damn thing still auto-launches. I may end up uninstalling this thing until they get it fixed.
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mine's been autolaunching too.
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I had the same issue on my iPhoneX. The BMW Connected app doesn't do it anymore (thank god) but Spotify started doing it so I ended up deleting it since I don't really use it anyway. Super annoying.
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Good news, new version is out: 5.0.0.4078

Bad news. The damn thing still auto-launches. I may end up uninstalling this thing until they get it fixed.
Thats the version I have and like you, still auto launching.. WTF.. Are they ever going to fix it? Or is this how they really want it??
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Mine does it with iHeart Radio. Ended up deleting it.
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Just wanted to bump this thread for any updates found regarding the auto launching of the BMW Connected App. Its an annoyance to constantly have to swipe it away after every time I drive the car.
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It gets worse. I just got off the phone with the Genius folks again. This was intentionally added as a "feature". The idea is that it will autolaunch\connect so if we have any trips that we haven't sent to the car, they'll transfer to the car. That provides zero value to me and much pain.

The guy said they'd gotten a lot of complaints about the behavior and he could submit the feedback. I figure if you could turn it on or off in the settings that would be the way to go. That way the 4 people who like this feature could use it and the rest of us can go back to normal.

I may just delete it and use the older Remote Control app. I mentioned this to the guy and he said it'll still work although it's not supported anymore and will ultimately be decomissioned.
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It gets worse. I just got off the phone with the Genius folks again. This was intentionally added as a "feature". The idea is that it will autolaunch\connect so if we have any trips that we haven't sent to the car, they'll transfer to the car. That provides zero value to me and much pain.

The guy said they'd gotten a lot of complaints about the behavior and he could submit the feedback. I figure if you could turn it on or off in the settings that would be the way to go. That way the 4 people who like this feature could use it and the rest of us can go back to normal.

I may just delete it and use the older Remote Control app. I mentioned this to the guy and he said it'll still work although it's not supported anymore and will ultimately be decomissioned.

Man, the BALLS of these guys! Can you think of any other app that would have the chutzpah automatically launch and become the focus of your screen when, lets say, you left the house? Or any other frequent regular activity, like driving? Talk about misbehaved apps, this takes the cake. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. Unless they upgrade with an on/off auto-launch setting, this app is history.. Its not that crucial anyway.
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Any updates. This happens on my x3 m40 with android. It’s sooo annoying
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For the heck of it I called the Genius line. Same old story. They get a lot of calls from people who hate this behavior, but no answer as to when or if it'll go back to the way it was or at least make this an optional behavior.

Last week I went to the 24 hour race @ Daytona. I thought it would be great to have the connected app to find my car in the huge lot (that was a heck of a walk). I uninstalled it maybe 6 months back because I was sick of the auto launch so no dice. Not even worth it for me to install just for a day. Too annoying.
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I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app and nothing.
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Mine either auto launch, don't auto launch but still work, don't auto launch but work after opening manually, or don't work at all.
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Have you tried going into the Bluetooth settings, on the car, for your device, and unchecking the "apps" box?

This will cause you to lose any other fancy app integration (like Spotify or Pandora via the little "App" on the car that talks directly to the phone), but it should stop the Connected app from being stupid. You can still stream from Spotify or Pandora (or whatever) back to the car via Bluetooth, and transport controls (next/prev/play/pause) should still work too (those are part of the normal Bluetooth standard)... the only thing you lose is the fancy "integration" junk.

I had to turn it off because the Connected app on the car kept launching and trying to get me to navigate to a destination that I had already "pushed" to the car (by using the Connected app on my phone!) like 2 months ago.
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Have you tried going into the Bluetooth settings, on the car, for your device, and unchecking the "apps" box?

This will cause you to lose any other fancy app integration (like Spotify or Pandora via the little "App" on the car that talks directly to the phone), but it should stop the Connected app from being stupid. You can still stream from Spotify or Pandora (or whatever) back to the car via Bluetooth, and transport controls (next/prev/play/pause) should still work too (those are part of the normal Bluetooth standard)... the only thing you lose is the fancy "integration" junk.

I had to turn it off because the Connected app on the car kept launching and trying to get me to navigate to a destination that I had already "pushed" to the car (by using the Connected app on my phone!) like 2 months ago.
I got happy for a minute, even redownloading the app as I jumped in the shower. Checked the settings in the car and apps was already unchecked. Crap.

It was worth a look. Thanks.
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I got happy for a minute, even redownloading the app as I jumped in the shower. Checked the settings in the car and apps was already unchecked. Crap.

It was worth a look. Thanks.
Is this the apps you changed? Seems to have worked for me when I unchecked it, at least for now. Ill let you know if its changed. There was another 'Apps' in a related location that was already unchecked that made no difference. But this one seemed to.
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Is this the apps you changed? Seems to have worked for me when I unchecked it, at least for now. Ill let you know if its changed. There was another 'Apps' in a related location that was already unchecked that made no difference. But this one seemed to.
Yep, that's the setting. I set up the app to double check and it still auto-launches. Maddening. I figure I'll put up with it for like 3 days, then uninstall it again.......sucks because otherwise it's a great app.
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Is this the apps you changed? Seems to have worked for me when I unchecked it, at least for now. Ill let you know if its changed. There was another 'Apps' in a related location that was already unchecked that made no difference. But this one seemed to.
This time it may have worked. I reselected it. Kept it like that for a day or so, then unselected apps again and the auto launch seems to have stopped!

I'll keep an eye on it, but that might have done it. The app still works fine.

Thanks a ton. This was making me nuts.
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This time it may have worked. I reselected it. Kept it like that for a day or so, then unselected apps again and the auto launch seems to have stopped!

I'll keep an eye on it, but that might have done it. The app still works fine.

Thanks a ton. This was making me nuts.
Yep! YW .. Still working for me
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