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      09-05-2019, 04:19 AM   #947
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Count your blessing, Wireless CarPlay in BMWs sucks.

It constantly drops the APPs or has problems connecting, upon start-up and this is on various BMWs including one with the newest iDrive 7 software (07/2019).

I own all Apple products, so I'm not bias toward them but facts is facts; BMW needs to put that technology back in give oven because it's not done yet.

I would pay $80 a year to have it removed - good riddance CarPlay. ✌🏻
It's been flawless for me. By far better than any USB CarPlay I have used in several other brands. I have maybe one issue connecting in 1.5 years of ownership. I wonder what they would have done differently in the latest iDrive to make it less reliable.
I wish I had the same experience as you did, as I'm an Apple fanatic and would of love to rave about it but I have to be honest with myself.

I like to consider myself pretty tech-savvy but in my experience, BMW's version of CP is buggy and is not as seamless as all of Apple's ecosystem I'm accustom to; which is 'Set & Forget.' However, BMW's CP always requires some sort of manual intervention to get it up and running again or get the devices to "handshake."

It's not so much the software design but the method of operation; which connects through WI-Fi instead of a hardwire.

I'm positive the WiFi/Bluetooth integration is responsible for the connection issues mentioned simply because I've used wired CarPlay in a Cadillac CTS, Toyota Prius and my friend's Alfa Romeo, all wired and works flawlessly.

The fact that Apple is constantly revising its phone software and related APPs, yet BMW integration i-level remains stagnant, I'm sure doesn't exactly help in getting the devices to sync properly.

So it's not so much CarPlay, per se, but it's method of connection sometimes has a mind of its own and choose to pain/unpair, on its own terms.
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It's been flawless for me. By far better than any USB CarPlay I have used in several other brands. I have maybe one issue connecting in 1.5 years of ownership. I wonder what they would have done differently in the latest iDrive to make it less reliable.
Same for me. Itís absolutey superb. Donít even take the iPhone out of my pocket. I bought a lifetime subscription after the one month trial.
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      09-05-2019, 08:34 AM   #949
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Count your blessing, Wireless CarPlay in BMWs sucks.

It constantly drops the APPs or has problems connecting, upon start-up and this is on various BMWs including one with the newest iDrive 7 software (07/2019).

I own all Apple products, so I'm not bias toward them but facts is facts; BMW needs to put that technology back in give oven because it's not done yet.

I would pay $80 a year to have it removed - good riddance CarPlay. ✌🏻
It's been flawless for me. By far better than any USB CarPlay I have used in several other brands. I have maybe one issue connecting in 1.5 years of ownership. I wonder what they would have done differently in the latest iDrive to make it less reliable.
I wish I had the same experience as you did, as I'm an Apple fanatic and would of love to rave about it but I have to be honest with myself.

I like to consider myself pretty tech-savvy but in my experience, BMW's version of CP is buggy and is not as seamless as all of Apple's ecosystem I'm accustom to; which is 'Set & Forget.' However, BMW's CP always requires some sort of manual intervention to get it up and running again or get the devices to "handshake."

It's not so much the software design but the mention of operation; which connects through WI-Fi instead of a hardwire.

I'm positive the WiFi/Bluetooth integration is responsible for the connection issues mentioned simply because I've used wired CarPlay in a Cadillac CTS, Toyota Prius and my friend's Alfa Romeo, all wired and works flawlessly.

The fact that Apple is constantly revising its phone software and related APPs, yet BMW integration i-level remains static, I'm sure doesn't exactly help in getting the devices to sync properly.

So it's not so much CarPlay, pre se, but it's method of connection sometimes has a mind of its own and choose to pain/unpair, on its own terms.
The only time I've ever had a problem is when I've put the phone in Airplane mode or have turned off BT or WiFi for some reason.

Jumping between the M2 and X4 has been flawless, picking up where I have left off.

The M2C is acting a bit strange not displaying the previous iDrive screen but I haven't determined a pattern, so I can't ask service to check it. Either way it's a BMW ConnectedDrive drive issue not Apple CarPlay.
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      09-05-2019, 09:46 AM   #950
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It's not so much the software design but the method of operation; which connects through WI-Fi instead of a hardwire.

I'm positive the WiFi/Bluetooth integration is responsible for the connection issues mentioned simply because I've used wired CarPlay in a Cadillac CTS, Toyota Prius and my friend's Alfa Romeo, all wired and works flawlessly.

The fact that Apple is constantly revising its phone software and related APPs, yet BMW integration i-level remains stagnant, I'm sure doesn't exactly help in getting the devices to sync properly.

So it's not so much CarPlay, pre se, but it's method of connection sometimes has a mind of its own and choose to pain/unpair, on its own terms.
Interesting perspective. My '20 has been utterly flawless, and if I have a complaint it's with a specific app and not the platform. Tidal, for example, seems to not like to load music if another audio based app is currently playing. But not in reverse.

As someone who's been in the app development business I find the wireless CP to be a really fascinating solution to what generally is the 1st-world hassle of having to plug in the iPhone. It also explains why there is yet to be a Android Auto and, frankly, I have no idea how they'll accomplish it without a TON of consistency issues.

Now, what I do find clunky is the confusing UI between the iDrive software and CarPlay. Having two disparate platforms working inside the same system is a janky UX to say the least. If I want to use CP, it would be great if you could "mute" all the other stuff, or vice versa, and simplify the experience. Another issue is my own shortcoming - I don't like fingerprint smudged screens, so I rarely use touch screen, but also get frustrated using a wheel to get thru menu structures.

I have debated purchasing the file that allows you to go single screen for CarPlay, but I also want to see in the coming weeks how iOS13 appears and operates before I do that.
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I picked up my car about a week and a half ago and i'm not really very impressed with Apple CarPlay.

It's a little slow and laggy and I hate how it only takes up like 2/3rds of the screen. I thought i'd never use the built in navigation, since google maps on my phone tends to be pretty good, but the map being small and not projecting into the instrument cluster makes it feel inferior. The car's built in nav has been pretty accurate so far as well.

I'm 90 percent sure i wont be renewing, especially since you can still listen to music/podcasts via bluetooth. The car has an internal hard drive that should be able to fit most of my music anyway. If I need more storage, i'll just buy a low profile flash drive (so it doesn't break off) and then leave it plugged in all the time.
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      09-05-2019, 04:57 PM   #952
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I have car play, but don't use it after trying both approaches back to back.
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      09-05-2019, 07:41 PM   #953
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I picked up my car about a week and a half ago and i'm not really very impressed with Apple CarPlay.

It's a little slow and laggy and I hate how it only takes up like 2/3rds of the screen. I thought i'd never use the built in navigation, since google maps on my phone tends to be pretty good, but the map being small and not projecting into the instrument cluster makes it feel inferior. The car's built in nav has been pretty accurate so far as well.

I'm 90 percent sure i wont be renewing, especially since you can still listen to music/podcasts via bluetooth. The car has an internal hard drive that should be able to fit most of my music anyway. If I need more storage, i'll just buy a low profile flash drive (so it doesn't break off) and then leave it plugged in all the time.
What generation iPhone? If it's lagging it's the phone and not CarPlay or iDrive as older iPhones struggle with this.
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      09-06-2019, 08:57 PM   #954
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What generation iPhone? If it's lagging it's the phone and not CarPlay or iDrive as older iPhones struggle with this.
Its an 8S i believe. To be clear, we're not talking about MAJOR lag here, just like a second and a half or so between when i hit play and when the music comes on. I could deal with it if there was no alternative and i'd just get used to it and move on.
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I have an iPhone X and have had a pretty good experience with CarPlay.
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What generation iPhone? If it's lagging it's the phone and not CarPlay or iDrive as older iPhones struggle with this.
Its an 8S i believe. To be clear, we're not talking about MAJOR lag here, just like a second and a half or so between when i hit play and when the music comes on. I could deal with it if there was no alternative and i'd just get used to it and move on.
I'm running ios13 beta and no lag. Maybe with the new software update to ios13 coming next week, it will be better?
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I have not experienced any connection issues using wireless carplay in my M2c, though there is an obvious drop in sound quality. What is annoying is you can't plug into USB and use that as the audio source when carplay is active.
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Ok been running iOS 13 beta for awhile now and I can definitely say CarPlay was worth the money. I just realized I can control my garage door through my car now!! I have never actually paid attention to since I'm usually in music app jamming out. Apparently it pops up on home screen when your location gets close to home.
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Ok been running iOS 13 beta for awhile now and I can definitely say CarPlay was worth the money. I just realized I can control my garage door through my car now!! I have never actually paid attention to since I'm usually in music app jamming out. Apparently it pops up on home screen when your location gets close to home.
What system is your garage door setup. I have a sears app, but its certainly not HomeKit capable.
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IMHO, Siri is nowhere near as accurate as Google assistant. I hear my friends repeating things over and over to get Siri to understand. My Google assistant rarely gets it wrong. The Google maps integration is superior with the assistant as well.
So you have friends that do not know how to use Siri, and you know how to use Google assistant..that is what it boils down to. Siri is very useful to use if you know the commands and quirks of it.
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So you have friends that do not know how to use Siri, and you know how to use Google assistant..that is what it boils down to. Siri is very useful to use if you know the commands and quirks of it.
I have to agree Siri is behind Google and Alexa.

Simple questions like what was the Notre Dame football score last night. Siri started giving some NFL stats. Alexa told me who they played, the score and who they play next.
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Ok been running iOS 13 beta for awhile now and I can definitely say CarPlay was worth the money. I just realized I can control my garage door through my car now!! I have never actually paid attention to since I'm usually in music app jamming out. Apparently it pops up on home screen when your location gets close to home.
What system is your garage door setup. I have a sears app, but its certainly not HomeKit capable.
I use chamberlain myQ with HomeKit bridge.
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i dont have this option in esys,
tried some pszdatas, and it doesnt show, any idea?

Hu_nbt> 3000hmi> carplay_fullscreen
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Ok been running iOS 13 beta for awhile now and I can definitely say CarPlay was worth the money. I just realized I can control my garage door through my car now!! I have never actually paid attention to since I'm usually in music app jamming out. Apparently it pops up on home screen when your location gets close to home.
What system is your garage door setup. I have a sears app, but its certainly not HomeKit capable.
I use chamberlain myQ with HomeKit bridge.
I have a Chamberlain MyQ as well. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for this. Thanks for pointing it out.
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im not facing freezes with IOS 13 but alot of lag/delay from the actual driving for the GPS, anyone notice this also?
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im not facing freezes with IOS 13 but alot of lag/delay from the actual driving for the GPS, anyone notice this also?
I am not seeing it. What phone are you using?
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I found a guy on eBay who was only charging $28.99 for the fullscreen Carplay mod and I had a $5 eBay coupon, so it only cost me $23.99! He asked for my VIN, and then sent me a file which I uploaded onto a USB drive which I plugged into the car. It only took a few minutes to load and it works great! Now I have full screen Apple Maps, Waze, music, and every other app. Best $23.99 mod ever!
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I am not seeing it. What phone are you using?
iphone x, just updated to IOS 13 GM, but it was before also lagging.
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