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iPhone 11 pro, iPhone 12 mini
My Question or Issue
I have a 2019 BMW 4 series with the upgraded Navigation Professional with all the connectivity gimmicks available for that particular car. My iDrive is able to show a "Spotify" app in the Media section. This works brilliantly and I love to be able to scroll through playlists, albums etc. with the BMW iDrive controller.
One thing does annoy me about It, quite a lot even. Sometimes, the Spotify app simply doesn't show up. It doesn't matter whether Spotify is open of closed on the phone, whether the phone is connected to WiFi or not, whether I used Spotify previously in the car before shutting down, it's completely random. The only solution I have found so far is to completely shut down and restart the car. Sometimes with a bit of fiddling on the phone (close the app, reopen) and on the iDrive (select a different source first before checking the Media section again) Spotify does show up. But even then it sometimes says "app is loading" and it's stuck there, if it shows up at all. The only real solution is really to completely shut down and restart the car.
Above is all relevant to my iPhone 11 Pro, her iPhone 12 mini ever since January when we got the car. So several iOS 14.x versions, several Spotify app updates, still all the same. The car is updated, the phones are updated and the apps are updated.