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Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:04 am
by Joimyjoi
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?

Re: Using a mobile device as a wifi hotspot

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:48 am
by EzioAs
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?