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MINI Connected

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Description

Plunge into the revolutionary realm of in-car infotainment. MINI Connected embodies a unique symbiosis of driver, MINI and your smartphone. And with the new MINI Connected version, we offer you a focused experience of MINI Connected and provide you the most relevant information for your daily driving.
Simply connect your iPhone to the USB port of your MINI and the MINI Controller, the high-definition display and the vehicle's sound system let you experience the various functions of this app.
To find out about compatibility with iPhones and any other information, check out www.MINI.com/connectivity.
Features:
NEW: MINI Streetwise
- With the new core function MINI Streetwise we introduce route prediction. Trip details like duration, fuel consumption and more are used to show you the best way to get to your destinations.
- Collect experiences by recording trips on your ways, try different streets and Streetwise will give you recommendations which ways to choose, all based on your own personal collected data.
- All possibilities and experiences can be viewed and analysed on your smart phone.
- Besides other information, Status shows your MINI’s location and gives you guidance to it.
Online Search:
- Gives the possibility to search for places, addresses and more. Use addresses for a hand-over to the optional navigation system, or call phone numbers straight from MINI Connected. Availability of the service varies.
Sports Instruments & Forcemeter:
- The familiar and popular function of Sports instrument offers the possibility to see your power output in real time. Force Meter to displaying all G-Forces.
Calendar:
- Get the full overview of all you appointments in your MINI. See meeting details like attendees, phone numbers and addresses. All information can be used straight out of MINI Connected.
- Let’s you listen to vocalised details of appointments over the car audio system
Requirements and tips: For Online Search function a user registration is required before use, please see the “more app” section in the MINI Connected app. Data collected by MINI Streetwise is stored within the MINI Connected app and not send. A deletion of MINI Connected will also delete all collected routes and trips. Several functions are only available when the end device is connected to a MINI model with the ""MINI Connected"" option. The range of features and functions may differ from version to version and country to country. As selected functions are dependent on connections to third party providers, it is possible that they may not be available at all times and in the same form. A broadband connection is required. Any extra costs resulting from this (e.g. roaming charges) are a part of the customer's contract with the network provider. Please also take care to observe country-specific preconditions and requirements. Limited functionality may be experienced as a result of insufficient bandwidth or volume-based bandwidth limitation (bandwidth capping) on the part of the network provider. As a result of this, MINI can provide no guarantee for the unlimited compatibility and functionality of your mobile device when connected with the vehicle interface.

What's New in Version 3.1

Bugfixing

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Customer Reviews

Glitchy; not very functional

This app is in need of s serious overhaul. While I joined the MINI party after the app was already stripped of things like Driving Excitement and Web Radio, it sounds like things were much better back then. The app constantly fails and restarts; sometimes even causing the entire system in the car to reboot. It also keep the phone fully awake while running, and will disconnect if you try to lock your phone. Why is this??? The phone heats up tremendously due to this, particularly if your battery is below 100% and the phone is charging while connected. I was very excited at the idea of the vast connectivity and app integration that MINI provided, and this was something that I really looked forward to experiencing when my car was on order. To say that I am disappointed in this very unstable app is an understatement. Come on MINI!! You make such a wonderful car, you can do better than this!!!

Update--
I discovered that much of my reliability problem was related to using the TuneIn app that integrates with this. The app is much more stable when using other radio apps, but unfortunately TuneIn is the only compatible app that allows streaming live internet radio (not Pandora-style "radio"). Not sure if the problem lies with TuneIn or with MINI Connected, but I really hope they can iron it out.

Worst upgrade ever!

This has to be the worst "upgrade" ever. What were you thinking? I already have a navigation system, I do not need Streetwise, duplicating it or giving me stats on my frequent trips, the trips are frequent, already know how long it will take me or how much fuel it will take. Useless information! But your biggest mistake was getting rid of Web Radio, a feature I used every time I got in the car. If you wanted to do an upgrade, you could have improved on the message feature, like allowing me to send messages as well as read them, expand the characters viewed on the message system. Add additional media apps, video, email, but it seems you took away the best apps and duplicated what vehicle status and navigation. I hardly use Mini Connected now. Grade: Failure.

Pretty pointless app

This app does less than the previous version, and what it does do is largely pointless. First, the good of the current update. The force meter is cool, and the engine sensors is nice. Now the bad. Streetwise is junk. I don't see the point of recording my past trips. They make a poor source of data for predicting future best routes. By far the most important info for that task is traffic. This app ignores that info. And then there is the point that I want the best route for some place I HAVEN'T been to. This app is worthless for that. Maybe Mini should leave app development to Apple and adopt CarPlay. Or at least allow more developers who actually know how to design software do it for the Mini/BMW platform.

MINI Connected
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1
  • Size: 16.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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