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      03-14-2020, 07:27 PM   #1
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What is the purpose of the WiFi + bluetooth connectivity

I'm new to iDrive7. BMW Genius at the dealership set up the wifi and bluetooth connections on my G06 so that the vehicle will talk to my cell phone? What apps require either bluetooth and/or Wifi? I have an iPhone and I know BMW Genius set up carplay for me.
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I'm new to iDrive7. BMW Genius at the dealership set up the wifi and bluetooth connections on my G06 so that the vehicle will talk to my cell phone? What apps require either bluetooth and/or Wifi? I have an iPhone and I know BMW Genius set up carplay for me.
There you go: Car Play :-). Wireless Car Play uses BT to establish the initial connection and then a hidden WIFI connection for the primary link in use.

Above seems simple enough, but there are other uses for WIFI (eg hotspot) that can confuse. Hopefully this gets you started, you should immerse yourself in the rest. Details matter.
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You need wifi to use device casting I.e. casting your phone screen to the navi if you have android for example.
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I'm new to iDrive7. BMW Genius at the dealership set up the wifi and bluetooth connections on my G06 so that the vehicle will talk to my cell phone? What apps require either bluetooth and/or Wifi? I have an iPhone and I know BMW Genius set up carplay for me.
Using WiFi means you are getting much better sound quality from your iPhone compared to Bluetooth
I believe CarPlay uses airplay which is used for HQ audio streaming

On my audi I notice a big differ nice in the lower bass when I switch from Bluetooth to CarPlay
Especially because I have a trunk mount 10 sub with 600 watts
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