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      04-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Question Picked Up My 550i Today - iPod Question

Hello,

I picked up my 550i today (will post some pics tomorrow) and can't seem to get my iPod touch to be recognized when I plug it into the center console with the Y adapter I bought from the parts department. I read through several threads here and didn't see a definitive answer on if this is supposed to work. When I move to the Aux selector in i Drive it says:

Title information not supported by Aux Device.

I can only adjust the volume output of the Aux device, can't select tracks, etc.

I was expecting to be able to use iDrive to select songs off the iPod but in order to play any music I have to select it from the iPod Touch and not via the iDrive controls. That's a pain to have to fumble around that in the center console. I thought perhaps it was because I have one of the original iPod Touches but even a 4th generation Nano plugged in exhibits the same behavior.

Streaming songs from my iPhone 4s to the car works great. I just keep a ton of music on the iPod and would just like to leave it in the car.

Anyone have some suggestions?
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      04-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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I figured it out, 2013 vehicles only need the standard apple cable that came with the iPod. Using that the idrive controls work and album art appears. Very nice!
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Okay was going to tell you..you should just need a regular iPod cable from apple or any aftermarket store. Take the Y cable back to your parts department and get your money back. It was used for early iDrive cars (my 2008 e92 M3 needed one) and was supplanted I think in MY-2011 I think. My wife's Porsche has i drive and just uses the single cord/connector OEM also. Much cheaper and easier and her's is in pink which adds flare to her interior! LOL
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