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      12-13-2019, 07:12 AM   #1233
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I paid $1.00 for a month trial of Apple Car play on my M2...Meh...waste of time.
I just have the phone in the wireless charger in the center arm rest, use Bluetooth and play music via Spotify it shows all the album covers and detail you need.
For me, CarPlay = Google Maps. I don't intend to use it for anything else.
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      12-13-2019, 07:15 AM   #1234
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Just get it added in after, will cost you less than $100!
Would you mind how you worked this out?

Does anyone know the answer to this question? When we buy Apple Carplay with the car, do BMW fit a new hardware to the iDrive OR it is just a software unlocking that they provide?

If just software, anyone know the Australian pricing to activate the Carplay after the vehicle delivery as HFW suggested?
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      12-13-2019, 12:07 PM   #1235
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Would you mind how you worked this out?

Does anyone know the answer to this question? When we buy Apple Carplay with the car, do BMW fit a new hardware to the iDrive OR it is just a software unlocking that they provide?

If just software, anyone know the Australian pricing to activate the Carplay after the vehicle delivery as HFW suggested?

It is just software.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-EVO-...7216%7Ciid%3A1
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      12-13-2019, 01:50 PM   #1236
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Would you mind how you worked this out?

Does anyone know the answer to this question? When we buy Apple Carplay with the car, do BMW fit a new hardware to the iDrive OR it is just a software unlocking that they provide?

If just software, anyone know the Australian pricing to activate the Carplay after the vehicle delivery as HFW suggested?

It is just software.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-EVO-...7216%7Ciid%3A1
That's not full-blown Android Auto its something called Miracast which just duplicates what's on your phone screen, not a completely different user interface like AA..

The IDrive 7 already has this available, stock..
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      12-13-2019, 02:51 PM   #1237
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This is just how it is I'm afraid. Sometimes you're lucky with little updates and timing and sometimes not.
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      12-13-2019, 02:51 PM   #1238
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For me, CarPlay = Google Maps. I don't intend to use it for anything else.
Be aware that it only displays google maps across about 2/3rds of the screen. The built in nav takes up the whole screen and also projects into the little screen below your instrument cluster.

I believe there are hacks people do to get carplay to go full screen, and honestly it's something i'm probably going to look into, because it bugs the crap out of me having such a tiny map. But the BMW navigation can be kind of bad sometimes as well, so it's not really a good replacement for google maps.
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      12-13-2019, 05:19 PM   #1239
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That's not full-blown Android Auto its something called Miracast which just duplicates what's on your phone screen, not a completely different user interface like AA..

The IDrive 7 already has this available, stock..
My mistake, I copied the wrong one.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NBT-EVO-....c100005.m1851
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Guys, don't sweat the CarPlay price BMW charge(d).

I just bought a car where it is "free" to use.... but cost £2,400 as an option! (That's about $3,000)
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iircc: go to ConnectedDrive Folder > select Option button on center console > Update BMW Assist....
just did this in my 2020...didn't see :Update BMW Assist"
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just did this in my 2020...didn't see :Update BMW Assist"
Go to the ConnectedDrive folder...do not open it, select the option button on the console, go back to iDrive and scroll down to update.
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Be aware that it only displays google maps across about 2/3rds of the screen. The built in nav takes up the whole screen and also projects into the little screen below your instrument cluster.

I believe there are hacks people do to get carplay to go full screen, and honestly it's something i'm probably going to look into, because it bugs the crap out of me having such a tiny map. But the BMW navigation can be kind of bad sometimes as well, so it's not really a good replacement for google maps.
Hey Moflow. You really know your BMWs!! Thank you! If iDrive 6 screen displaying Google Maps by Apple CarPlay only fills 2/3rd of the screen, that doesn't seem much bigger than my smartphone screen. I didn't know that. That being the case, maybe it is not worth paying A$450. hmmm...

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Go to the ConnectedDrive folder...do not open it, select the option button on the console, go back to iDrive and scroll down to update.
OK, I'll give that a go today. By saying "folder" I assume you are talking about what I call a tile on the main iDrive screen?
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OK, I'll give that a go today. By saying "folder" I assume you are talking about what I call a tile on the main iDrive screen?

Yes, go to ConnectedDrive tile on the main drive screen, open and go to ConnectedDrive Store illustrated below, do not open but select the Option button on the center console. Update BMW Assist will appear on the screen.

Be sure to wait for the transfer to complete before selecting OK. Lock the car and wait 15 minutes as stated in my previous reply.

Hope this helps...

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OK, I'll give that a go today. By saying "folder" I assume you are talking about what I call a tile on the main iDrive screen?

Yes, go to ConnectedDrive tile on the main drive screen, open and go to ConnectedDrive Store illustrated below, do not open but select the Option button on the center console. Update BMW Assist will appear on the screen.

Be sure to wait for the transfer to complete before selecting OK. Lock the car and wait 15 minutes as stated in my previous reply.

Hope this helps...

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That worked, u r dah man. I was missing the "Connected Store" part before hitting option button.
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Excellent write up, so you didn't have built in wifi option in your new M2C? Or did you just want to improve the Wi-fi option reception it already had?
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Excellent write up, so you didn't have built in wifi option in your new M2C? Or did you just want to improve the Wi-fi option reception it already had?
Every car equipped with NBT EVO(this M2C also) has built in WiFi, but some of them doesn't have WiFi Antenna which is in some cases required to use CarPlay. Some cases, as sometimes it work just fine without it.

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      12-15-2019, 08:38 AM   #1249
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Updated connected drive last night. Says you now have to go to the Web version and the apple play purchase option was gone on the car screen. Still $300 on web connected drive page when I log in. I contacted BMW and they said they have to get back to me. I’ve got a 2017.
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      12-15-2019, 12:44 PM   #1250
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I contacted BMW Canada - they informed me that the changes will "be rolling out soon, and available in early 2020"
That's great news, but really, it's quite astounding that BMW would even consider implementing a charge for it!
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kubax86 Super easy process to get full screen Carplay enabled!

The hardest part was finding the right driver for my USB to Ethernet adapter but once I figured that out - the rest was super straightfoward.
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"Or I could just voice control my Pixel instead of relying on crappy Siri and sad Apple Maps."


You should know that Apple Maps does permit other mapping apps such as Waze, Google maps etc. I know there are a lot of Apple haters out there, but each unto their own. BTW - I just read somewhere that BMW will be supporting Android Auto in 2020.
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