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post #1 of 58 Old 05-20-2014, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,
I am wondering if anyone has been successfully able to receive and display sms's on the mini's screen. I've connected a few different android phones via Bluetooth, and the messaging feature doesn't show up. I've also connected a few different iPhone's, and while the messaging feature shows up, no SMS's are displayed.


Has anyone had any luck with this?
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No I haven't been able to get it to work either.
My iPhone 4S works perfectly in my BMW 1 series, but not in the MINI. Had no joy with Mrs W's iPhone 5S either.

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I remember seeing my SMS in the Mini but I don't remember if I was connected with bluetooth or Mini Connected ?! I didn't try to send SMS though.. the UI is not very friendly for SMS.

Oh, maybe something that could help. I know that some Mobile/Office features are only available while parked.
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I get emails from my blackberry through Bluetooth on the media close screen!?

She will read them out if you are that way inclined!
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I have not been able to find a way to get notification of incoming messages. However, my phone is usually in my pocket when I'm driving. If I hear the tone of an SMS message, I can view it fairly easily while driving. Using the voice-activation command you can just say "Messages" and it takes you right to the screen, even while driving. The most recent message will be at the top, and she will ask you to select a message by number. Once selected she will read it out. However, I'm still not happy with the Voice Recog. It seems to get "Messages" OK, but numbers are apparently hard Anyway, once I have it up on the screen, a quick glance tells me who it is from and what it says.

Without the voice, you can get there by navigation to "Telephone" and then selecting "Messages" under that option.
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I get the little email envelope along the top line of the media screen, next to the time, if there are any unopened messages?
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Tried it this evening, it works perfectly with Bluetooth. No need for Mini Connected to read SMS on the Mini's screen.

If the notification is only a small envelope beside the time, I hadn't noticed it yet!
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patch, what phone are you using? Thanks.
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not working with my iphone 5, stationary or moving.. the message screen says filter by unread or show all... i have 3 unread messages on the phone but still no luck seeing them on the car display... thats sms and email... none of them will show.

am connected with cable and bluetooth...
either in the phone sub menu or vie the office menu...

had the same issue with ford sync... i think this is a apple thing - just seems to common to be anything else?
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patch, what phone are you using? Thanks.
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