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    Default iOS 10/BMW iDrive Issues?

    iOS 10 does not seem to be getting along with BMW iDrive in our 2016 X5. When I connect via USB, it sees the device at first but then disconnects and the audio starts playing from the iPhone. Bluetooth thinks it is connect via USB even when it isn't. Sometimes it will play from the phone but still display the song info on the iDrive screen. Eventually, it starts working. Same behavior both with my 6S after upgrading to 10 and with my new iPhone 7.

    Ironically, it seems to work a bit better than before on our other car, a Cadillac with CUE.

    Anyone else seeing this?
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    Whoa, I haven't tried it since updating. I have the same vehicle, will try it and see.
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    I tweeted Apple about a minor similar problem
    I have a 2015 Acura TLX/Tech/ELS; when ITunes starts, it pauses after a few seconds, through Bluetooth Audio, ONLY!
    After restarting, it's fine; when you listen through headphones on my IPhone 64GB/SE, there's zero problem
    Probably a handshake issue with Acura; no biggie, just annoying
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    Anyone made any progress with this? Definitely an iOS 10 issue; a number of people in the BMW forum are reporting the same problem. My 2016 Cadillac does the same thing, too, but not as frequently.
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    Default Re: iOS 10/BMW iDrive Issues?

    It's not just a BMW or Caddy issue, it's an iOS issue as you mentioned. We're all waiting for an update. Maybe 10.0.3 or maybe 10.1 not sure.
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    My Iphone 7 randomly makes phone calls from my 2015 BMW, disconnects from itunes and locks up a lot. A total phone reboot and a new pairing is required to get it to work a little. IOS 10.0.2 apparently has a problem with Bluetooth 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkie2005 View Post
    My Iphone 7 randomly makes phone calls from my 2015 BMW, disconnects from itunes and locks up a lot. A total phone reboot and a new pairing is required to get it to work a little. IOS 10.0.2 apparently has a problem with Bluetooth 4.
    BT problems are a known issue. The BMW forums are abuzz with this issue. It's effecting many car systems and other BT parings. Apple is working on a fix, we hope to see it in 10.1. I know it got better in Beta 10.1 Beta 2, but got worse for some in 10.1 Beta 3. Let's see what this week brings. For now, the only fix is what you're already doing. Turn off the BT, delete the device and re-pair again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPR View Post
    I tweeted Apple about a minor similar problem
    I have a 2015 Acura TLX/Tech/ELS; when ITunes starts, it pauses after a few seconds, through Bluetooth Audio, ONLY!
    After restarting, it's fine; when you listen through headphones on my IPhone 64GB/SE, there's zero problem
    Probably a handshake issue with Acura; no biggie, just annoying
    Same issue here. I have an Acura ILX and the phone did the same exact thing.
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    Default Re: iOS 10/BMW iDrive Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeElmendorf View Post
    iOS 10 does not seem to be getting along with BMW iDrive in our 2016 X5. When I connect via USB, it sees the device at first but then disconnects and the audio starts playing from the iPhone. Bluetooth thinks it is connect via USB even when it isn't. Sometimes it will play from the phone but still display the song info on the iDrive screen. Eventually, it starts working. Same behavior both with my 6S after upgrading to 10 and with my new iPhone 7.

    Ironically, it seems to work a bit better than before on our other car, a Cadillac with CUE.

    Anyone else seeing this?
    I drive a C class and I find my dash stops controlling the music and podcasts on iPhone 7 plus (did the same on my 6s). I have to control music from control centre after a few minute when it connects to my car via Bluetooth. I don't use my phone for music in the car via USB so I haven't had that experience. Glad to know I'm not alone in the world with this connectivity issue with Bluetooth. Hopefully apple fixes it in an update

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