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Updating the iDrive bluetooth software without USB audio

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:33 am
by Chrispy
Hi all,

On the wife's X1 (2011 plate 20d XDrive auto) the bluetooth is clearly a dated version and as such doesn't play nicely with our phones (iPhone 7 and Galaxy 7) with weird phone book listings and no track information for bluetooth audio.

I updated mine myself in the E70 with a download from the BMW site and a FAT32 formatted USB stick to fix the same issues, however there's no USB audio in the X1 and the site says downloads are not available for this car.  There is however a USB port in the glove box but I think for importing music only.

How else can this be achieved?  Dealer only?