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      08-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Storing iPod/iPhone tunes

I've read the owners manual but still can't figure out if you can store your iTunes to the hard drive. It says its an unsuitable device but it says you can store music from a USB flash drive so does anyone know if I can just store my iTunes onto a flash drive and then store them?
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      08-30-2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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I think i tunes is MP4 format and the HD will only store in MP3 format. Someone told me you can convert them but I did not bother, I just play my tunes using blue tooth from the i phone so no need to plug it in or store on HD
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I've read the owners manual but still can't figure out if you can store your iTunes to the hard drive. It says its an unsuitable device but it says you can store music from a USB flash drive so does anyone know if I can just store my iTunes onto a flash drive and then store them?
First, the "unsuitable device" message is referring to your USB cable. The X1 (and other BMWs and minis for that matter) can't use the Apple dock-USB cable. You need to go to the dealer and get the BMW USB cable for iPhone/iPad. Or, you can buy an aftermarket one online also. Here's what one looks like:

http://www.ycarlink.com/pd_14737_Bmw...ini-Cooper.htm

But if you just bought an X1, go to your BMW dealer and they'll probably give you one for free.
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i had to pay 100.00 .......its a different cable its will not have a box in the split it will have and Y

Read my thread and if they give you a free cable at your dealership please let e know....

http://e84.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738017
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Guys you do not need a y cable to store i tunes or any tunes on the hard drive, you need a USB stick and the tunes need to be in MP3 format. I purchased a y cable to play tunes from the i phone into the i drive system, but stored on the phone, but the white Apple i phone original cable works far better (displays cover art) and is far cheaper..free

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I already had the Y cable left over from my Mini Clubman but like someone said you can't store them to the hard drive hooked up this way.
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Guys you do not need a y cable to store i tunes or any tunes on the hard drive, you need a USB stick and the tunes need to be in MP3 format. I purchased a y cable to play tunes from the i phone into the i drive system, but stored on the phone, but the whit Apple i phone original cable works far better (displays cover art) and is far cheaper..free
Since you are talking about cover art, you must have the Technology Package. I can tell you for sure that the Apple dock-USB connectors do not work in cars without the Tech Package. When I bought my X1, the dealer gave me the BMW USB cable, as he said the iPhone would not work with the Apple cable. (Of course I had read previous threads about this issue, heh heh, so I knew enough to ask.)

Also, there is some confusion about X1 Bluetooth and iPhones, mostly because some people have the Tech Package (Option ZTP with extended Bluetooth) and the rest have just the base Bluetooth which will only work in phone mode. With the base Bluetooth, all you can do is make and answer phone calls, none of the iPhone's apps will output via the car's audio system. If anyone has a 2013 US X1 with just the base Bluetooth and can use the non-telephone audio output of the iPhone (or any smart phone for that matter) via Bluetooth, I'd be interested in hearing how you did it.
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