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post #1 of 29 Old 10-13-2016, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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IPhone 7 Bluetooth and Mini Problems?

Hi all, I'm thinking about lashing out and buying the iPhone 7 plus but I've been reading reports of Bluetooth issues with some BMWs. Just wondering if anyone here has a late model Mini Cooper (f55/56) with Bluetooth who has one of these phones and whether they have any problems with Bluetooth connections? Or even better, NO issues

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iPhone 7/7+s currently have a known issue with MINIs/BMWs. Apple changed the Bluetooth hardware and it does not play nice with iDrive. Music will play for about 30 seconds and then stop and won't come back until a re-pair or restart. There is a bulletin out about it now and at the moment, the new iPhone is not a supported device. BMW is in contact with Apple to help them fix the problem for the next iOS update, but until then, it definitely doesn't work as it is supposed to.

I have a 7+ and I have mixed results. Some days it works perfectly and some days I get the play for 30 seconds problem that doesn't go away.

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I have a 7+ and I have mixed results. Some days it works perfectly and some days I get the play for 30 seconds problem that doesn't go away.

Does it work on USB?

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Does it work on USB?
I have a 7 plus and it works via USB for me - I have the basic radio system though..
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Does this apply to Bluetooth Telephone Functions too or are the issues limited to Music Streaming only?
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Does it work on USB?
Haven't tried yet, but I'm stubborn. I want it to work with Bluetooth or I don't want to bother with it at all!

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I have a 7 plus and it works via USB for me - I have the basic radio system though..
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Does this apply to Bluetooth Telephone Functions too or are the issues limited to Music Streaming only?
Only Bluetooth audio seems to be affected, so if you have the basic radio, you probably wouldn't have any issues.

I have had ONE instance where my phone call audio wasn't working either, but it was right after my music crapped out and hasn't happened since.

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It has issue at least on BMW 3 series as far as i know
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My iPhone 7 plays music fine through the USB. I'm using with the visual boost radio.
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An update: iOS 10.1 seems to fix this issue. If you haven't updated, do it.

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I have an F56 with visual boost, and since i bought it, I have changed from iPhone 5s->iPhone 7 (all inbetween iOS), and all I have is bluetooth problems. I changed the HU 3 times and still have problems... So there is NO solution to it!!! And I 've tried everything. After 18 months of mini ownership and no final solution, BMW officially said its my iPhones (meaning all?) problem and the salesman who didn't clarify the functions operating (??) After this ridiculous excuse, I stopped searching for a solution. Its a wonderful car except for the crankshaft (and some other minor) recalls, so I decided to stop nagging and just use the **** car with bluetooth issues. It costs me less energy :-)
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