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Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot

Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:04 am

Hello to all,

I bought a 2017 G30 530i a couple of months ago. It's great but one small thing bugs me.

I have lots of data on my work cell phone and, in my other vehicle, use it as a hotspot for my iPhone to play Spotify etc.

However, in the BMW, as soon as I turn on wifi on my iPhone it connects to iDrive and/or Apple Car Play instead of the hotspot from my work cell phone. When I try to select the hotspot via my iPhone it initially works but automatically switches back to the iDrive/Apple Car Play within a couple of minutes.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot

Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:48 am

I'm not an iPhone user and this might be irrelevant because either you can't do it or you've tried it already but is there no way for you to disable auto-connect for the iDrive and/or Apple Car Play?
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