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PRODUCT INFORMATION USB.
Tested MP3 player and USB devices.
Overview
the USB audio interface cannot be
ensured for all devices.
The "Bluetooth mobile phone
preparation with USB audio interface" (SA 6NE) and "Bluetooth
hands-free equipment with USB
audio interface" (SA 6ND) for MINI
enables suitable MP3 players, e.g.
the Apple iPod, to be connected to
the vehicle via a USB interface and
operated via the vehicle's own
input elements.
The devices tested by the BMW
Group as compatible are therefore
communicated on a regular basis.
Besides MP3 players, USB sticks can
also be connected to the USB audio
interface to enable the audio files
stored on them to be played. When
connecting mobile phones with a
USB interface to the USB audio interface, bear in mind that some types
of mobile phone do not allow simultaneous Bluetooth operation of the
mobile phone, which means that the
reception or placement of calls cannot be guaranteed.
The compatibility statements of
this product information refer
exclusively to new vehicles (date
of manufacture August 2010 and
later).
General conditions
The USB audio interface supports
the following device classes. Refer
to the information and tables below for details:
•
Apple iPod and Apple iPhone
•
MP3 players and USB sticks (USB
mass storage conforming to the
specification "USB Mass Storage
Class“)
•
MP3 players with Media Transfer
Protocol (MTP)
•
Mobile phones with USB mass
storage (conforming to the specification "USB Mass Storage
Class“) or Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
•
It is possible to directly access the
stored audio files via a
playback list, but you can also
make searches based on musical
genre, artist, album or title.
The audio files can only be correctly
sorted and displayed in the vehicle if
the file information stored on the
MP3 player (e.g. ID3 tags) contains
Latin characters only. Only audio
files are played. Video files can only
be played back with an
iPhone/iPod via the correct
adapter cable (not with Radio MINI
Boost (SA 6FC)).
Due to the variety of MP3 players
and USB sticks available on the
market and the multiplicity of
specifics that can vary from device
to device, flawless operation with
When used in conjunction with
Radio MINI Boost, only one Apple
device may be connected at any
one time
BMW recommends using Windows
Media Player (version 11 or
higher) for transferring audio files
on MTP-capable MP3 players or
mobile phones.
Other MP3 players and USB sticks
are connected to the vehicle by a
USB cable. Access to copy-protected
audio files is not possible. The external device is supplied with power via
the USB cable. Simultaneous connection to the vehicle's 12V socket must
be avoided.
Note: Due to differing general
external conditions, the charging
function cannot always be guaranteed to work for cable solutions.
From autumn 2010 onwards, a
corresponding intermediate
charging adapter will be available
for the MINI in order to optimise
the function.
The USB audio interface supports the
common compression formats MP3
(.mp3), AAC (.aac, .m4a, .m4b),
WAV/PCM (.wav) and WMA (.wma),
as well as playback lists, e.g. in the
M3U format. In order to guarantee
stable system functioning, the
memory of the end device should
not be more than 90 per cent full.
If MP3 players or USB sticks are to
remain in the vehicle, follow the
operating instructions for the device
in question. It is not recommended
to leave MP3 players or USB sticks in
the vehicle for extended periods of
time, since extreme ambient conditions can arise in the vehicle (temperature, humidity).
Always follow the instructions on
the following pages.
The "not supported" message displayed in the vehicle indicates that
an attempt has been made to connect a device belonging to a class
that is not suitable for use with the
interface.
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PRODUCT INFORMATION USB.
Tested MP3 player and USB devices.
Your mobile device can be connected to the vehicle in the following ways:
1.
2.
3.
Direct connection (e.g. of a USB
stick) in the USB socket provided
in the vehicle. Check whether
your mobile device collides with
equipment parts. If so, we recommend using a USB cable
from the MINI parts accessories.
Using the USB cable supplied by
the mobile device manufacturer
Using a USB snap-in adapter
(only in conjunction with the
Bluetooth mobile phone preparation with USB audio interface
(SA 6NE)) available for selected
end devices. Besides the locking
and charging function, a USB
snap-in adapter also supports
the antenna connection and access to the music data.
Since various cable adapters and
snap-in adapters are available to
produce the optimum technical
solution, consult your MINI dealer to
ensure compatibility.
Further information about compatible snap-in adapters can be found at
www.mini.com/connectivity ♦
Apple iPod/iPhone
For Apple devices, MINI supplies
(depending on the configuration)
both cable adapters and snap-in
adapter solutions with which your
iPod/iPhone can be connected to the
vehicle.
Note about the cable adapter to
be used: Radio MINI Boost (SA 6FC)
requires the audio adapter
iPod/iPhone (part number 0440796),
while Radio MINI Visual BOOST (SA
6FP) or Navigation System Business
(SA 606) requires the video/audio
adapter for iPod/iPhone (part number 2179623).♦
Apple iPods are generally supported from the 4th generation
onwards. This includes iPod nano,
iPod classic, iPod touch and
iPhone (devices from the fourth
generation onwards are recognisable by the Click Wheel, whereas
older models have a Scroll Wheel or
Touch Wheel and are not supported).
In the case of Podcasts, a forward/back jump takes you to the
start of the next/current Podcast. It is
not possible to jump to chapter
markers.
When playing back mixed audio and
video playback lists, some mobile
devices experience errors in reproduction.
iPod shuffle can only be used as a
USB device with the FAT file system.
Further details can be found at:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?ar
tnum=61131
If the iPod can no longer be operated, it may help to restart the device. Details can be found at:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1320
The software version of the iPod can
be determined by selecting the
"About“ menu in the main menu.
Further information is available on
the Apple web sites. Note that
iTunes can automatically update the
iPod's software, which may interfere
with the interaction between the
iPod and the USB audio interface.
Software version display:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?ar
tnum=60984
Identification of the iPod model
used:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?ar
tnum=61688
iPod devices can be disconnected
from the vehicle at any time.
MP3 player
sticks
and
USB
MP3 players with "Media Transfer
Protocol" (MTP) are supported.
Some MTP devices permit changeover to Mass Storage Class“ mode.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions for the MP3 player.
MP3 players conforming to the
specification "USB Mass Storage
Class" and USB sticks are supported.
With some MP3 players, it is necessary to switch on the USB connection
and activate the mass storage mode
(USB Mass Storage Class).
For information about this, refer to
the operating instructions for your
MP3 player.
After connecting the MP3 player
or USB stick to the vehicle for the
first time, information about the
music content is transferred to the
vehicle. This allows
convenient music selection based
on musical genre, artist, composer, album, title and playback
lists. When mobile devices with very
large amounts of data are connected, the music can initially only
be accessed via the directory structure.
In the case of an end device with
32GB of Flash memory, synchronisation takes up to 30 minutes.
The duration of the synchronisation
and the operating speed depend on
the storage capacity and technology
of the mobile device used, as well as
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PRODUCT INFORMATION USB.
Tested MP3 player and USB devices.
on the number and type of music
titles stored.
USB hard drives and USB hubs or
memory card readers with several
slots cannot be used.
When used in conjunction with Radio
MINI BOOST, directory names may
not be longer than 34 characters.
Using USB sticks with an integrated
hard drive is not recommended.
Tests have shown that sufficient
audio quality cannot be guaranteed
for this.
MP3 players and USB sticks can be
disconnected from the vehicle at any
time.
is sometimes also updated automatically, which could in some circumstances negatively influence the
compatibility of the MP3 player with
the USB audio interface.
Due to the large number of MP3
players and USB sticks available on
the market and the technical differences between them, perfect operation in the vehicle cannot be guaranteed.
The table below shows the devices
that have been tested by the BMW
Group.
If you have any questions, consult
your MINI service partner.
Mobile phones
After connecting the mobile phone
via a USB cable or with the corresponding USB snap-in adapter, observe the display on your mobile
phone. With most mobile phones, a
particular USB mode must be selected or set in advance (see table
column: "USB mode to be used").
Note that using a different mode
(e.g. PC-Sync mode) can cause
functional impairment with some
mobile phones. The mobile phone
should always be connected as a
Bluetooth device before connection
to the USB audio interface.
Some mobile phones support only
one storage medium in conjunction
with the USB audio interface, i.e. the
audio files must be stored either in
the mobile phone memory or on the
memory card.
Support
If the interaction between your MP3
player or USB stick and the USB audio interface does not work correctly, this can also be due to defective or specially encoded audio files
(e.g. bit rate greater than 256 kbit/s).
Also refer to the instructions for the
various mobile devices.
When an MP3 player is synchronised
on the PC, the MP3 player's software
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PRODUCT INFORMATION USB.
Tested MP3 player and USB devices.
Manufacturer /
brand
Model
Tested FW status
Memory size
Note
Apple
iPod touch
3.1.3.
8GB, 16GB
a1; a3; a4
iPod classic
2.0
160GB
a2; a3
1.3
30GB, 60GB
a3
1.1.3
4GB, 8GB
a3
1.0.4
16GB
a3
1.0.2
16GB
a3
iPod Video
(5th generation)
iPod nano
(3rd generation)
iPod nano
(4th generation)
iPod nano
(5th generation)
Cowon
iAudio S9
2.09
8GB
b1; b3
Creative
Zen Mosaik
1.04.06
4GB
b1; b3
Zen X-Fi2
8GB
I River
Spinn
1.21M
8GB
b1; b2
Samsung
YP-K3
3.09 WA JN
4 GB
b1; b3
YP-P2
1.15
4 GB
b1
NWZ-A815
V1.00
2 GB
b2
NWZ-A826
V1.00
4 GB
b3
NWZ-A828
V1.00
8 GB
b3
NWZ-A829
V1.00
16 GB
b3
NWZ-S515
V1.00
2GB
b2; b3
NWZ-S615F
V1.00
GB
b2
Sony
Trekstor
i.Beat cebrax
2.611.128
1GB
i.Beat censo
2.620.571
2GB
b1
i.Beat motion
01.07.0032
2GB
b1
i.Beat move S
01.03.0109
8GB
b1
i.Beat xtension FM
2.09.92.08
2GB
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PRODUCT INFORMATION USB.
Tested MP3 player and USB devices.
ManufacModel
turer / brand
Apple
Motorola
Nokia
Sony
Ericsson
Tested
FW status
Limitations
USB mode to be used
Automatic mode recognition
iPhone
3.1.3
a3; a4
Yes
iPhone 3G
3.1.3
a3
Yes
iPhone 3GS♦
3.1.3
a3
Yes
RAZR 2 V9
A0.02.03R3
b2
5800 XM
V200.0.025
Mass storage (memory card)
6300
V5.20
Print and media or mass storage
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting. Bluetooth connection must be
performed beforehand
Presetting and confirm interrogation
every time upon connection
6300i
V5.20
Print and media or mass storage
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
6303c
V10.40
Mass storage (memory card)
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
6500c
V9.45
b1;b3
6700c
V10.40
b3
E63
V100.21.110
b1
E66
Memory card
Print and media
or
mass storage
Print and media
or
mass storage
Yes
Yes
Mass storage (memory card)
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
V102.07.81
Mass storage (internal)
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
E71
V100.07.76
RM346
Mass storage (memory card)
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
N78
V12.046
Mass storage (memory card)
N79
V30.019
Mass storage (memory card)
N85
11.047
Mass storage (memory card)
N96
12.043
Mass storage (internal)
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
C702
R3EA031
Media transfer
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
b1;b3
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting. Bluetooth connection must be
performed beforehand
Yes, after one-time permanent presetting
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PRODUCT INFORMATION USB.
Tested MP3 player and USB devices.
Apple iPod and iPhone
MP3 players and USB sticks
a1
The "Repeat title" function is not
supported.
b1
After a restart or audio mute ♦playback might not continue at the last playback position.
a2
The sorting of the Podcasts in the vehicle may differ from the
sorting of the iPod.
b2
The device must be switched on manually when connected to the USB audio
interface, or reconnected when the vehicle is started up again.
a3
Problems in the depiction or audio playback can arise when video
files are played back.
b3
Fast forward and rewind are not supported in some cases.
a4
Lack of audio playback can be remedied by reconnecting.
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