BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 5-Series (G30) Forum iDrive, Audio, Bluetooth, Phone, Cameras, Electronics + Coding Bmw weather without connected drive

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-25-2018, 04:15 AM   #1
rahulred5
New Member
rahulred5's Avatar
India
15
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW 530D M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: India

iTrader: (0)

Bmw weather without connected drive

Hello

For those in markets where connected drive subscriptions are not offered, is there anyway to get Weather info ?

I remember in 2015 on the F30 3 series you could get bmw weather as an app which was updated through a connected cell phone’s data plan

But in my new G30 I have been unable to find the weather app even after downloading the connected app.

Surely there must be a way for cars without connected drive to access weather data through a paired iPhone.
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2018, 04:40 AM   #2
AP
Colonel
AP's Avatar
695
Rep
2,747
Posts

Drives: G30 540i X Msport
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Could be wrong but assumed that all the apps on idrive such as new weather rainful radar etc rely on the 4g data car in the car having a subscription. In the U.K. that's free for the first 3 years after which you have to pay yearly if you want it. (That also included a RTTI)

Can't think of way round that.
Given the g30 is new you should have that. Where is the car , is it in a country that does not have connected drive?
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2018, 04:59 AM   #3
rahulred5
New Member
rahulred5's Avatar
India
15
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW 530D M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: India

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AP View Post
Could be wrong but assumed that all the apps on idrive such as new weather rainful radar etc rely on the 4g data car in the car having a subscription. In the U.K. that's free for the first 3 years after which you have to pay yearly if you want it. (That also included a RTTI)

Can't think of way round that.
Given the g30 is new you should have that. Where is the car , is it in a country that does not have connected drive?
Unfortunately yes I am in a country where connected drive is not yet offered (they say 2019)

And even though the G30 is new, I havenít found any way to get weather info.
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2018, 05:10 AM   #4
AP
Colonel
AP's Avatar
695
Rep
2,747
Posts

Drives: G30 540i X Msport
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

well hopefully it can retrofitted but don't raise your hopes!
Appreciate 0
      04-25-2018, 07:04 AM   #5
ADS-UK
Captain
ADS-UK's Avatar
United Kingdom
457
Rep
988
Posts

Drives: G30 - 530d M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Weather app is built in via the connected drive. Essentially as AP said, it's sitting on a server and the car acts as a screen. Therefore, you'll need the subscription and active data connection in the car to display information. This is why certain functions disappear from cars whenever Connected Drive Services are down.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST