Bluetooth Audio Issues

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Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by M135iTom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:19 pm

Hi All,

Picked up my new car today, a 2014 M135i.

I’ve tried streaming music via Bluetooth and it is extremely stuttery. I am streaming from an iPhone X.

Can anyone tell me if this is a common issue and if there is a fix for it?

Thanks

Tom

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by m140ian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:30 pm

Great weather to collect a new motor today.

I had an issue on my X when I was using iOS 11.3.1 where it would be a bit flakey when playing BT music, it also used to start playing my amazon music whilst during a phone call. I updated to 11.3.2 and all was right with the world again. I take it you’re on the latest iOS?

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by M135iTom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:44 pm

Thanks,

Yeah I have 11.4, believe this is the latest.

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by m140ian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:11 pm

Might be worth jumping on the BMW website to check you have the latest software. Hopefully it’s just a quick update that it needs to clear the issue.

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by M135iTom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:19 pm

Thanks Ian,
Can I perform the update if needed or do I need to go to a dealer?
Tom

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by m140ian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:35 pm

It should be as simple as going to the Bmw site enter your vin number which will give you the latest version numbers, download the software to a usb stick, whack it in the USB port in the car go in to idrive settings and in there is the software area which gives you the current version number and an update option. I think you’re on a slightly older version of idrive to mine so I can’t remember the exact path but it’s pretty straight forward though. I’m sure there was a pdf on here somewhere with the instructions. If you don’t fancy it I’m sure a dealer wouldn’t charge much if at all to show you how to update.

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by M135iTom » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:05 pm

Thanks Ian,

I just tried, downloaded onto usb stick, put in car and it said that the software update isn’t compatible with my vehicle.

I’ll try again tomorrow....

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by m140ian » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:49 pm

Have another go tomorrow mate, if not I’m sure someone on here has had issues with comparability before, for me it’s always been straight forwards.

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by M135iTom » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:05 pm

Weirdly it all seems to be working ok now, seems like simply disconnecting and reconnecting my phone has resolved it!!!

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Re: Bluetooth Audio Issues

Post by M135iTom » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:32 pm

And now it’s stuttering again 🤔😡

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