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Using Apple Maps with AMI

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    Found a really interesting feature in my friends BMW 3 Series (2012 Model) today.
    When connected to his phone (iPhone via bluetooth) and he is using navigation apps like Apple Maps the voice is played through his car sound system even if music is playing through the system (via local media or the phone). When a direction is said aloud the music volume drops and the direction is given and then simply reverts back to the previous media. On his system it appears as if someone has called him when the directions are spoken.

    I wanted to know if something like this is possible using the AMI system? I know if your playing music via bluetooth (on iPhone) and then have sat-nav running it will speak through the sound system but is this possible when your playing local media? i.e. iPod or SD card?
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    I was using Google Maps on the iPhone (via Bluetooth) and the directions were coming through the sound system. It was rather annoying because I'd rather listen to the music!

    Not too sure what you need to do to get it to work but it is possible.
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    Not tried it with the audi but I should think if you connect your iPhone via bluetooth for music instead of plugging it into the AMI, start your music playing on the phone and run the satnav app of your choice it should work.

    At least that's how I used it on my old car ;)
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    This works fine in my A1 not tried it with apple maps though will try latter.
    I use the Navigon sat nav app and its a feature you can turn on and off.
    it can be a bit of a pain if you are trying to listen to a track but have lots of directions being spoken
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    Just wanted to mention it doesn't have to be 'Apple Maps' it can be any satnav application.

    Yes I can confirm this does work, but its not quite what I want.
    I want to be able play music from another source to the satnav directions
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    With navigon you can listen to any source, it just cuts in as if you are on a mobile call and switches back at the end of the instruction.
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    I used this for Google maps on my Android and worked through the speakers of the bluetooth
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    Is this the case with any other satnav app?
    I've tried tomtom, apple maps and google maps, none of work through the Bluetooth without switching to the mobile as the source.
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    I've downloaded navigon and tested, it doesn't work through speakers either (when not using iPhone as music source)
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    Anyone else got any ideas?
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    I should think it will only work if using your iPhone as the source :(
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    I think so too :-(
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    This is a function of the iPhone, it works the same way in the Civic
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