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      07-29-2020, 01:43 PM   #23
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I checked Google Play Store a few minutes ago. While my search didn't yield this new app, I used the URL in first post to get a hit -- however, I got a message with it that says it isn't available in US.

I would very much be interested in what our European BMWers have to say about it. How does this app compare to current one? What functions are added? What's eliminated?

Thanks!!
The app looks a lot better (my opinion) but has less functions
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      07-29-2020, 02:24 PM   #24
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Although it displays significantly less things than old app. Apart from sales sleeker look this is a step back
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Although it displays significantly less things than old app. Apart from sales sleeker look this is a step back
I had to play around to find more info,

On the opening page press/Tap on your car
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      07-29-2020, 03:41 PM   #28
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It's on UK iOS App Store too... seems like a pointless refresh... less features than before.

I seem to be missing the following compared to 'old' app:

Flash headlights
Schedule ventilation
Check lock status of individual elements - windows/doors/boot etc
BMW going backwards again.
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      07-29-2020, 03:55 PM   #29
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Available on iOS and playstore in Germany.
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Overall it looks great, but would need biometric login and a quicker way to see the cars locked state.
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      07-29-2020, 04:58 PM   #31
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for some reasons my Bmw connected app has been working 100% of the time (including remote start and 3D view) for the last couple months and does everything mentioned on this new app.
I will only change is the old one stops working
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Be the face expression of the guy setting it up in early part of the ad, the app sucks, as does the current one.
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Although it displays significantly less things than old app. Apart from sales sleeker look this is a step back
I had to play around to find more info,

On the opening page press/Tap on your car
Yup and still missing features like:

Tyre pressure check, flash headlight, individual door/boot/bonnet/window open indicator or remote update status

So less function all in
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      07-30-2020, 02:50 AM   #34
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You can enter a destination and send to car in connected app too

You're right,
I just discovered it.
The new app is no improvement for me.
You can no longer activate lights and horn.
You can only see if the window is open which is not possible with the previous one, but cannot close it.
I want an app that can close the windows and sunroof.
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      07-30-2020, 06:02 AM   #35
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I downloaded this last night (I'm based in the UK) on my iPhone.

It definitely has a fresher look, but also seems a fair bit simpler and doesn't look like it has all the functionality of the old app - maybe they'll add more as they go along? I did like the way they integrated the vehicle specific images throughout the app.

No issues signing into my account or getting it to link with my car, but a few observations:

- It didn't seem to prevent iPhone screen lock like the old app (but I tried it without the engine running, just ignition on, so maybe that's why?)
- The app didn't seem to retain any of the information from my car, like current mileage or fueling/range detail (again I haven't used it on a drive/with engine running yet)
- The app wouldn't let me save my preferred dealer, kept getting an error (I suspect the back-end servers aren't fully up to speed yet!)
- I couldn't access my iPhone (Apple) music library, although I seem to recall this doesn't work properly without the engine running (will test again the next time I drive it - working from home means I'm hardly using the car right now!)

I've actually retained the old app and will continue using that for now and maybe wait for a few updates on the new app.

For reference, this is on a 2016 (pre-LCI) M4 DCT Coupe, with an iPhone XS Max running iOS 13.6 and all the latest iDrive updates.
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      07-30-2020, 06:17 AM   #36
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You can enter a destination and send to car in connected app too

You're right,
I just discovered it.
The new app is no improvement for me.
You can no longer activate lights and horn.
You can only see if the window is open which is not possible with the previous one, but cannot close it.
I want an app that can close the windows and sunroof.
Wish I had Apple car key on my watch to unlock and drive the car without the keyfob. I'm going to continue using the old app if they are removing features. I noticed on the old app it now uses Face ID to unlock the car rather than the pin. Does the new app have ventilate?
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      07-30-2020, 07:07 AM   #37
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Although it displays significantly less things than old app. Apart from sales sleeker look this is a step back
I had to play around to find more info,

On the opening page press/Tap on your car
Yup and still missing features like:

Tyre pressure check, flash headlight, individual door/boot/bonnet/window open indicator or remote update status

So less function all in
I think there are some features to be added the coming weeks.

Remote 3D and charge planning didn't work.

I think check controle is active. If you tap on the car it says. Everything is ok. I presume errors will be shown here if they occur and it not showing the items if there is no error. Same for the windows and doors.

For my 45e it now possible to see charging sessions and history.

I started a tread on the X5 forum. Saw to late that this one already existed.

https://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...php?p=26502150
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I just checked. I opened the trunk and roof and now it doesn't show OK but unlocked and if you push on it shows the trunk and roof are open.

I don't know if somebody feels like deflating a tire to see if it shows too? 😜

Updating the info and connecting seems to be faster than in the old app
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Wish I had Apple car key on my watch to unlock and drive the car without the keyfob. I'm going to continue using the old app if they are removing features. I noticed on the old app it now uses Face ID to unlock the car rather than the pin. Does the new app have ventilate?
I don't need a face id to unlock the car, i think it's because you are using face id on your phone
The new app has vantilate, but not with time delay, only activate immediately.
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I just checked. I opened the trunk and roof and now it doesn't show OK but unlocked and if you push on it shows the trunk and roof are open.

I don't know if somebody feels like deflating a tire to see if it shows too? 😜

Updating the info and connecting seems to be faster than in the old app
You can see the sunroof is open.
I did the test and app says everything ok.
I can only see the window open and the car is not locked
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I just checked. I opened the trunk and roof and now it doesn't show OK but unlocked and if you push on it shows the trunk and roof are open.

I don't know if somebody feels like deflating a tire to see if it shows too? 😜

Updating the info and connecting seems to be faster than in the old app
You can see the sunroof is open.
I did the test and app says everything ok.
I can only see the window open and the car is not locked
If you push on the picture of your car it goes to the screen I posted a picture of.
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      07-30-2020, 11:04 AM   #42
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If you push on the picture of your car it goes to the screen I posted a picture of.

I can only see there car locked and or window open.
I think you have Idrive 7, I have ID6
Photo with car locked and windows closed and sunroof open
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If you push on the picture of your car it goes to the screen I posted a picture of.

I can only see there car locked and or window open.
I think you have Idrive 7, I have ID6
Photo with car locked and windows closed and sunroof open
Yes that might be it. I presume you pushed on the picture of your car and the text "deur open"
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Yes that might be it. I presume you pushed on the picture of your car and the text "deur open"

the photo is after i pressed the photo of car.
The photo shows all doors and windows closed.
sunroof was open but I don't see it on the app.
This photo is with window open and sunroof open, it only shows window open.
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