03-18-2019 03:04 PM
I have a Moto G5 which paired with my Bmw 3 series (2014) and showed my contacts ok for calls. The 3 series didn’t have the option of Bluetooth music.
I changed my car to a 4 series (2015) which also has functionality to Bluetooth music which works fine. But the problem I have is the contacts do not show any more.
I have updated software in the car, my phone has the latest android software 8.1 but I still have the same issue. I have enabled both contacts and media in idrive Bluetooth settings, tried unpairing and pairing several times but still cannot see my contacts. It’s states no records available when I try and view contacts in idrive. I tried calling bmw tech help desk and all they could suggest was to upgrade the car /idrive software. They also stated that the moto 5 is not on their list of compatibile phones. But I challenged this as it worked in the 3 series although it was not on that list either.
(I have 2 contact apps on my phone ( both look similar with blue background and a white silloute)
My contacts are saved to my google account as default).
Can anyone help please?
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03-19-2019 04:17 AM
Thanks for reporting, let me try to help. Just to narrow down—please remove the 'duplicate contact app' from your device > unpair the device from your Car > perform 'Clear Cache/Data' on the 'Bluetooth' app (Settings > apps & notification > three dots > show systems files > Bluetooth > storage > Clear Data/Cache) > reboot your device.
Now, before pairing > make sure your device is up to date > Play Store is updated to the latest version available > Car Bluetooth systems are updated to the latest version > try pairing your device and let us know if this helps?
Do let us know if you have any questions?
07-17-2019 07:05 PM - edited 07-17-2019 07:09 PM
I have the same problem. It turns out that the sharing option is unchecked in Bluetooth setting for the correctly paired cell phone. But I am unable to check it - because the viewed screen closes immediately - and the pic I took is really from a video clip. It took me a while to get to it. Were you able to fix your problem?
What is most surprising to me - that on some cars the contact sharing actually works and I happened to have a car like that. But then I also acquired a new car and it doesn't work on it. So now I am looking for help. Does anyone know how to change that setting?
In case someone wanted to help - I need to figure out how to place a checkmark on the "Contact sharing" screen or how to get to it such, that it stays on the screen for longer than just 2 frames of a video.
07-17-2019 08:53 PM
OK. I figured it out. So it was just to push the arrow left button (Back) and the screen settings reapeared. Wow.
Again Settings->Connected devices->Bluetooth->Paired device settings wheel ->and then, when a paired device screen appears just hit the back arrow. Select contact sharing. Done.
09-11-2019 07:39 AM
Works only with certain car radios that can show imported contacts. I have two cars
The cheap radio can the built in expensive older radio cannot and needs every record imported . This only works for regular calls. WhatsApp and other internet call can not be made unless some kind of android powered car radio. Or unsafe use of your mobile