BMW

BMW questions? Ask a BMW repair Expert for answers.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I sync my iphone to my car? I have a 2004 with bluetooth capability…

Customer Question
How do I sync my...
How do I sync my iPhone to my car? I have a 2004 with bluetooth capability
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: BMW
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own BMW Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
6/18/2010
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago
Steve
Steve, BMW Expert
Category: BMW
Satisfied Customers: 25,951
Experience: BMW Expert
Verified

Hi,

Have you ever been able to sync a phone to the car?

Steve

 

Ask Your Own BMW Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Never tried before. The previous owner had a Verizon synced.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago
Thanks please give me a moment
Ask Your Own BMW Question
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago

Hi again,

 

The instructions to pair your phone are here:

 

CLICK HERE

 

Just click through to your model for a video.

 

I would like to note for you that your phone is not on the compatible list though:

 

CLICK HERE

 

so it may not pair. I do know of people successfully pairing iphones, but it depends on the software in the phone, and also the car. If you cannot get your phone to pair, it is possible that an update from BMW will make it work, but there are no guaratees as the iphone is not 'approved'

 

Please let me know if you have further questions, I am happy to answer follow ups. If satisfied with my assistance, please press accept so that I am compensated for my time, effort and expertise. I am not compensated until you press accept.

 

Cheers.

 

Steve



Edited by Steve on 6/18/2010 at 6:06 PM EST
Ask Your Own BMW Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Any clue as to the category or do I need to read through all of them?
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago

Can I please have the last 7 digits of your vin to verify which model you have?

 

Also, the iphone is on the approved list, for some reason I was thinking it wasn't on the list. Apologies for the confusion.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Edited by Steve on 6/18/2010 at 7:05 PM EST
Ask Your Own BMW Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
KR30526
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago

On your car, the process will be:

 

it is possible that your phone goes into pairing mode when it is turned on, so try seraching with your phone as you turn the car on. if not, try this process:

 

 

Turn phone bluetooth on and set to pair

press and hold pair button on car

while holding, turn key to position 1

wait 3 sec

should beep

car should say pairing

enter code on phone if prompted

phone should confirm, car should beep

turn off car to confirm/save

 

Let me know if you have further questions .Please press ACCEPT if satisfied.

 

Cheers,

 

Steve

 

 

Ask Your Own BMW Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Where's the pair button on the car? The button I thought was it, doesn't do anything.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago
What button were you pressing?
Ask Your Own BMW Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The one on the sterring wheel R/T
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago

When you turn on the car, and press the R/T button, does anything happen?

 

Ask Your Own BMW Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
When the key is in position one (car not started), PHONEBOOK E appears on the radio display.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 years ago
Try turning the car all the way on and then finding it with your iphone.
Ask Your Own BMW Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a bmw mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Steve Your Own Question
Steve
Steve
Steve, BMW Expert
Category: BMW
Satisfied Customers: 25,951
25,951 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BMW Expert

Steve is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Roger

Roger

BMW Master Tech

3,050 satisfied customers

10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

559 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 30 years experience.

bimmaster

bimmaster

BMW Technician

1,838 satisfied customers

3 years dealer experience, master bmw tech

Sam

Sam

BMW Master technician

1,043 satisfied customers

BMW S.T.E.P. graduate, 10 years BMW dealership experience

Thebmwbum

Thebmwbum

BMW Foreman

714 satisfied customers

31 years BMW Experience

mike

mike

BMW Technician

694 satisfied customers

bmw master tech ase certified

Matt

Matt

Engineer

447 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

< Previous | Next >

Related BMW Questions
I'm trying to pair my iPhone to my 2002 bmw model 745I. That
I'm trying to pair my iPhone to my 2002 bmw model 745I … read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 BMW 745 I L or anyways it's loaded with
I have a 2005 BMW 745 I L or LI anyways it's loaded with options and all of my other BMWs that are older have Bluetooth but I can't seem to hook up my iPhone to this one because I don't see a Bluetoot… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
How do I connect my iPhone 6 in my 2013 Mini. It doesn't
How do I connect my iPhone 6 in my 2013 Mini Cooper. It doesn't have the correct connected for charging.… read more
RandyNetwork Tech
RandyNetwork Tech
1,756 satisfied customers
645ci: I have a 2004 645ci-I want my iPhone 6 to work with
I have a 2004 645ci-I want my iPhone 6 to work with the phone feature. the speech option works, but when I go to the phone menu all it shows is phone when I select that then it says no phone installed… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
325i convertible: How do I get my new iPhone to work through
How do I get my new iPhone to work through the phone system on my 2004 325 ci? The local dealer tried to connect it and failed. I don't have the owner's manual and they said they needed it.… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
2006 X3: signal..Im wondering has the bluetooth stoped working
I'm trying to pair an IPhone to a 2006 X3. I'm not getting any signal from the vehicle to suggest it's in pairing mode and after several attempts to search for it with both an IPhone and a Blackberry … read more
Roger
Roger
BMW Master Tech
Bmw STEP Training
3,050 satisfied customers
2005 BMW: Z4..pin..a sticker in the trunk, no there..car used
I am a woman who really does not have a clue but hoping you can enlighten me... Bought a 2005 BMW Z4, I tried to pair it with my iphone, it asked for the pin number when I put in what I thought it mig… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
BMW: I phone - will the latest 4gwork in my vehicle and read numbers
I have a BMW series 520 D / year 2009 / professional navigation / bluetooth - and would like to upgrade my current phone ( Sony-Ericsson) to possibly an Apple I phone - will the latest 4G work in my v… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
iphone 4 and im having trouble pairing the phone to he car
I recently switched from a BB pho ne to an IPhone 4 and I'm having trouble pairing the phone to he car… read more
JayPutelis
JayPutelis
Associate Degree
565 satisfied customers
2003 M3: Conv..previous owner..a few seconds then says diconnected
Hi, I've just bought a 2003 M3 Conv with Bluetooth installed. The previous owner showed me the bluetooth working from his blackberry before i purchased the car. Tried pairing my Iphone 4 to the blueto… read more
Phil_Harrison
Phil_Harrison
Technician
304 satisfied customers
2006 BMW: a very small plug while my iPhone requires a broad plug.
I can't get my iPhone to plug into the base in my 2006 BMW 750. The car seems to have a very small plug while my iPhone requires a broad plug. Also, how can I sync. Should I go to my BMW dealer?… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
2004 bmw 325i: There is no owners manual explaining how to activate
How do I use the telephone on a 2004 bmw 325i? There is no owners manual explaining how to activate to a verizon cell phone...… read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
2005 645ci: iphone 3gs but it wont recognize the phone
I have a 2005 645 Ci Convert. I am trying to pair an iPhone 3Gs but it won't recognize the phone. I get to the point where I enter the passcode into the BMW but it doesn't connect. What am I missing? … read more
Steve
Steve
BMW Expert
Master's Degree
25,951 satisfied customers
2006 BMW: Ci..Cabriolet..both music source and hands free phone
I have a 2006 BMW 330 Ci Cabriolet. I would like to use my Iphone for both music source and hands free phone w/ sound through the car speakers. What is the recommended solution?… read more
bimmaster
bimmaster
BMW Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,838 satisfied customers
2004 325i: blue tooth technology, so my question is, How do I
I have a 2004 325i, Im more than sure this model does not have blue tooth technology, so my question is, How do I synch my phone with the car, or is this even possible?… read more
bimmaster
bimmaster
BMW Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,838 satisfied customers
2006 525i: a BMW technician gave me several codes to try
i have a 2006 525i, and am trying to connect a new iphone to the bluetooth in the car. I had a Blackberry that worked fine, and had the same problem in connecting it. a BMW technician gave me several … read more
bimmaster
bimmaster
BMW Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,838 satisfied customers
Is there an up-grade to the bluetooth that I have installed in my car.
I have a 2004 745LI. Is there an up-grade to the Bluetooth that I have installed in my car. I would like to use the new iphone and it will not connect with the computer system. Please advise. Thank yo… read more
Rhys
Rhys
BMW Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
36 satisfied customers
2004 745i: Phone calls are made and received through speakers/mic
I have an Iphone 3GS I have a 2004 745i with blue tooth kit. Phone calls are made and received through speakers/mic. Can play voice mail through speakers as well. Contacts also load up (though i canno… read more
Kenny
Kenny
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
889 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x