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      07-27-2020, 11:29 AM   #1
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A new App has appeared in the Apple App Store - My BMW. It says it is the New BMW App. Oh dear, looks like normal BMW IT - for my Nov 19 (ID7) 530e it has no new functionality and the 2 most used functions in the existing Connected Drive App are “coming soon” - timed pre-heat / cool and Remote 3D View. How they can release a “New” App that doesn’t have existing functionality is beyond me !

In terms of software updates and Implementation of ID7 in the G30, BMW have been hopeless They are leagues behind Mercedes and that is saying something !
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      07-27-2020, 11:43 AM   #2
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I guess they want a closer name competitor to Mercedes as they moved to "Mercedes Me".
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      07-27-2020, 11:57 AM   #3
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Must be in UK only? nothing here on USA apple app store.
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      07-27-2020, 11:59 AM   #4
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Must be in UK only? nothing here on USA apple app store.
It looks to be US too, but not on iOS yet. Perhaps coming very soon.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...le20.row&gl=us

I'm very interested on the full details on the app.
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      07-28-2020, 12:23 AM   #5
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Interesting. I was also taken to the connected drive portal and was intrigued to see a subscription for high beam assist and drive recorder .£199 for a one off is not bad if you got the 4 cameras fitted.

This looks like the start of the subscription model of upselling services.

In the uk, the nice thing is that it may keep your car under the £40k threshold for luxury tax and services can be added later.

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      07-28-2020, 02:00 AM   #6
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Interesting. I was also taken to the connected drive portal and was intrigued to see a subscription for high beam assist and drive recorder .£199 for a one off is not bad if you got the 4 cameras fitted.

This looks like the start of the subscription model of upselling services.

In the uk, the nice thing is that it may keep your car under the £40k threshold for luxury tax and services can be added later.
Has your car got last years version of ID7 ‘Lite’. I went to the new Connected Drive site and Drive Recorder was not available for my vehicle. Mine was an Oct 19 build so with ID7 and I have all cameras - driving assistant Advanced and parking assistant plus and Technology Pack including Icon lights - what could I be missing to get Drive Recorder ?
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      07-28-2020, 02:00 PM   #7
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Has your car got last years version of ID7 ‘Lite’. I went to the new Connected Drive site and Drive Recorder was not available for my vehicle. Mine was an Oct 19 build so with ID7 and I have all cameras - driving assistant Advanced and parking assistant plus and Technology Pack including Icon lights - what could I be missing to get Drive Recorder ?
Sorry not a chance it's a 2018 model looking before ID7 was a twinkle in bmw's eye
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      07-28-2020, 08:29 PM   #8
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Thx for sharing, but wired I couldn't find it in both Appstore(US) or Google Play Store(US).
I'd like to download a APK copy for testing.
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      07-28-2020, 08:40 PM   #9
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Thx for sharing, but wired I couldn't find it in both Appstore(US) or Google Play Store(US).
I'd like to download a APK copy for testing.
Looks like it has been only released in a few countries so far.

https://www.bmw.com/en/footer/mybmw-app.html
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      07-28-2020, 10:02 PM   #10
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Looks like it has been only released in a few countries so far.

https://www.bmw.com/en/footer/mybmw-app.html
Thanks a lot!
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      07-29-2020, 07:02 AM   #11
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I'm in the UK and loaded the IOS app on my iphone.
Initial impressions, not great. Layout seems to be designed for a larger screen. (ok I have a iPhone SE but the current version fits nicely on that)
just doesn't feel like advance at all in general.
You can schedule a service and it now pops up a map with the nearest BMW dealers. Ok fair enough thats better.
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      07-29-2020, 07:48 AM   #12
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Here is a few shots.
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Mine doesn’t have the Vehicle Status info - mine just has the charging history (it’s a 530e) which doesn’t work, charge & climate Timer greyed out, remote 3D view greyed out & remote history.

Ironically when I look at Remote History I see the times I have used remote 3D on Connected Drive app but it isn’t available on My BMW !

My BMW is rubbish compared with Connected Drive and that is saying something.
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      07-29-2020, 01:18 PM   #14
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Agree poor replacement. I'll stick with the former until it stops working
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      07-29-2020, 03:06 PM   #15
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I have just learnt on a different forum that if you click on the image of the car it takes you to another screen of ‘vehicle status’. I couldn’t see anywhere that indicated that !
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      07-29-2020, 03:35 PM   #16
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Yeh not intuitive.

I think these app developers should google "intuitive " and find out what it means.
There is far too much form before function these days.
Mini rant finished!
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      07-30-2020, 12:23 AM   #17
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Check out the FAQ section. Loads of info looks aimed at id7 and electric vehicles
https://app.bmw.com/t5/frequently-as...-me/ta-p/32424
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      07-30-2020, 04:41 AM   #18
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This is very odd. It says you can keep using both apps, with certain functions working on each?

Also odd because there has clearly been ongoing development on the BMW Connected App. I was part of a testing group for it (still am, I guess) that was being conducted by a German company with regular updates. I stopped participating when the COVID madness started because I was too busy and wasn’t driving nearly as much.
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      07-31-2020, 10:54 AM   #19
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This is very odd. It says you can keep using both apps, with certain functions working on each?

Also odd because there has clearly been ongoing development on the BMW Connected App. I was part of a testing group for it (still am, I guess) that was being conducted by a German company with regular updates. I stopped participating when the COVID madness started because I was too busy and wasn’t driving nearly as much.
Me too Mike but I also stopped as their new versions were so buggy, the bugs I reported resurfaced in the next version or worse. I was surprised to see a new app as I had never seen anything like it in testing
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      08-05-2020, 02:32 AM   #20
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Has anyone managed to receive in the car a destination sent using My BMW ? When I first got the car in Nov 19 I could send and receive destinations using the Connected Drive app. They did a total software reinstall to resolve ID7 ‘Lite’ issues and since then the car hasn’t rec’d any destinations from either CD or My BMW. I have checked in Received Destinations and also BMW messages.
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      08-05-2020, 07:36 AM   #21
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Just FYI, I have ID6 in both if our cars and the send to car function is working in them.
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      08-05-2020, 08:58 AM   #22
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JD Power followed up with me on my problems with the "connected drive" after I flagged it in my IQS. I told them it was lousy--that I could not reliably send destinations to the car. Not much of an issue, now, since I'm not going to new Restaurants.
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