Support Bmw bluetooth missing contacts

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shmicky, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. shmicky

    shmicky Member
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    Hi,
    Just got a BMW with bloutooth, and when it pairs to my phone and brings in contacts to the car, it seems to miss many out at random...

    Anyone had this or know the solution ?

    Many thanks
     

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  2. Rogataber

    Rogataber New Member
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    I am trying to get to the bottom of this as well. I believe that the missing contacts will be those with a picture included in the record, those without transfer OK. Anybody know a setting which stops the phone attempting to transfer the picture or a third party app which works? I don't want to remove contact pictures which I find very useful in Outlook.
     
  3. shmicky

    shmicky Member
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    No I don't think photos have anything to do with it. If I delete the contact and re enter it its picks it up.fine...
    BMW don't support it yet, I think that's the problem
     
  4. shmicky

    shmicky Member
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    No I don't think photos have anything to do with it. If I delete the contact and re enter it its picks it up.fine...
    BMW don't support it yet, I think that's the problem
     
  5. lobby

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    Have a desire now for about 2 months but I find that sometimes with the BMW bluetooth (08 5 series) the calls flick back and forth between the handset and the carkit during a call. Sometimes it drops the call back to the handset altogether and shows "Searching for connected phones" on the idrive screen.

    Anyone else experience this?
     
  6. rumbataz

    rumbataz Well-Known Member
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    As for the missing contacts, try searching by last name, first name. I thought a load of my contacts were missing too but then found them when I looked for the last name in the phonebook list. This is also on a BMW Bluetooth system.
     
  7. simplythebeast

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    I have a new BMW 320d M Sport Business Edition. Initially I had difficulty getting the bluetooth to connect but it now works fine and there are no issues with the contacts list.
     
  8. mpcc

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    I can add my $0.02 and verify that from my end I am running Android 2.2 on a Droid Incredible and driving a 2009 335i and a huge chunk of my contacts don't sync and it is the ones which have pictures. All the others are fine.

    Totally blows.
     
  9. psyxologos

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    I have a 330ci SE (E46) and connects OK with my Desire (2.1). It loses the connection if, when I attempt to call someone, I hang up before they answer the phone or it goes to answerphone. Apart from that it works OK
     
  10. Banzibarn

    Banzibarn Well-Known Member
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    I have the same problem. Even with people who do sync, if they call, only the number comes up on the screen not the name. To get round this I got an app called "say my name desert" so now my phone speaks the name of the caller.

    Also, the desire doesn't support SMS. With my old Nokia N97 I could read SMS' on the Idrive which was really handy.
     
  11. 0614213z

    0614213z New Member
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    I have the same problem however I understood it to be related to the BMW system allocated memory for contacts or Bluetooth profile that can't support the number of contacts you have on the phone.

    Does anyone have this problem with the navigation equipped 2008+ BMW's?
     
  12. What's up

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    Hello
    new Android user, I find it great !
    new BMW driver, I find it great !
    But the two don't seem to get along well ! :)
    Therefore, I'm joining you guys to find out a solution !

    My BM 318 iDrive Business Edition connects fine by BT with my HTC Desire 2.2, the "waiting wheel" spins for a while on the dashboard and then it looses the telephone connection (but the HTC is still connected to the car since the dashboard shows the phone and the music icon next to it). However the phone icon is greyed.
    I tried to kill the partnership, recreate it, but same thing happens.
    Any idea anyone ?
    Thanks
     
  13. sevillapower

    sevillapower New Member
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    Hi All

    I have my HTC Desire paired to my 09 3 series since las August'10 everything working perfectly sound, phonebook.... just till about a month ago,now the phonebook only load 4 letter (C,F,G,J) and from those only few numbers the rest of the phonebook won't load, the voice and the rest is ok, is just the phonebook, I try unpaired.....paired, and same thing happend, I try different phone (Galaxy S)and work fine and I had a Hero prior to my Desire for months and I had no problem either, I try different Desire and It wont work either, I try my Desire in the new mini '11 countryman and work perfectly, Any Ideas? can you help... Thanks to all :thinking:
     
  14. popeye99

    popeye99 New Member
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    Hi All

    I have my HTC Desire S attached to the comms. system in my 11reg new X3. Have no problems with the contacts list and the bluetooth works perfectly.

    The only problem I have is that the system will not pick up the text messages from my phone. It did from my old Toco Lite, but not the Desire. Anybody able to get their SMS displayed on the Car media screen? I think it has something to do with the way HTC treats messages as threads and not single messages. Htc won't allow you to change the way it treats messages, unlike my wifes Blackberry.
     
  15. droidhero

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    Someone might have the same issue as I've replied to earlier. How or when it actually manages to pair with the car might differ but trying to delete all "other contacts" may work - since the phone saves contacs from emails etc these VCS files, may be inconclusive - i.e missing a name, number or whatever, that the phone tries to sync to the car may cause a pairing error making the bt disconnect.

    I think - or let me say hope - that this is a general bug on devices running android 2.1 and above since it seem to be working great with let's say 1.5 or 1.6
     
  16. EmM HoLLa

    EmM HoLLa Well-Known Member
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    I had this issue on my HTC Evo 4G.. I noticed the issue started after I uploaded to Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Gingerbread has updated Bluetooth... Which is 2.1 I believe.. For some reason it isnt compatible with the older iDrive systems. I am currently waiting for root for the Evo 4G so that I can flash back to Froyo (Android 2.2)
     
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