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      11-30-2021, 12:27 PM   #1
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buggy issues with carplay

I find that carplay at times is very buggy. It always defaults to being on when starting the car which is fine, but then to change to radio presets or the channels, I have to press several buttons to get there. This was not the case in the past.
Media button next to center console wheel doesnt do it. Next I try mode button next to radio volume button and then pressing mode on the steering wheel. I eventually get outof carplay mode but dont recall what I buttons I press, but it is more than one.

Also, a big issue is that my VM do not play through carplay anymore but rather I hear them on my phone in my pocket. Not sure how that happened since it was working in the past.
Text messages, spotify, podcasts work fine.

Not sure what version I have.

Thanks for any suggestions
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      11-30-2021, 01:04 PM   #2

Drives: 2021 Oxford Green M5C
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For the past few BMWs, I have saved my "Presets" selection as a speed dial button on one of the numeric pad buttons above the AC unit.

It does take you out of carplay and to the iDrive preset menu, but you can immediately hit the "Back" button below iDrive and it goes back to carplay, (waze). From there, I use the wheel on the right side of steering wheel to scroll through the radio/XM presets in the tach display, leaving carplay on the main screen.

To set the presets button on the key pad, navigate to the presets screen and then press and hold whatever button you want to store it in.
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