MINI Connected

MINI Connected


Immerse yourself in the revolutionary world of MINI automobile infotainment - with ""MINI Connected"". The unique connectivity of driver, MINI and the online universe enhances the typical MINI driving experience even more.
All you need is a 3rd generation* MINI featuring the ""MINI Connected"" option.

Simply connect up your smartphone to the USB port of your MINI to experience the various functions of the app - with the help of the MINI Controller, the high-resolution display and the audio system of your car.
Information on the compatibility of end devices and further details can be found at www.MINI.com/connectivity.

Features:

Facebook
Displays the latest community status messages in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving. From Events, event locations can also be transferred to the optional navigation system as destinations.

Twitter
Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites or community trends in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving.

Calendar
Displays calendar entries in the car and lets you phone the subscriber, if required. It also lets you listen to vocalised details of appointments over the car audio system. Addresses stored in the calendar can also be transferred directly to the optional navigation system as destinations.

News
With this feature, you have constant and immediate access to the latest news from your RSS News Feeds subscription.

Audio player
This feature ensures that you can also access the music library stored on your smartphone at any time when using the MINI Connected app.
*MINI Hatch (from production date November 2013). Not MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster, MINI Coupé, MINI Countryman, MINI Paceman.

Requirements and tips

User registration is required before activating the app for use.
Several functions are only available when the end device is connected to a MINI 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.

This app requires, amongst other things, the following Android permissions:
Read calendar:
to display the calendar in the car.
Read contacts:
to call subscribers registered in the calendar.
Write to memory:
to store data, e.g. Facebook user photos.
Bluetooth:
to read the Bluetooth address to enable trouble-free, USB audio communication with the car.
Prevent standby mode:
for trouble-free USB communication.

Further details can be found in the privacy policy statement for the app.
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27
1.4
User ratings
58
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
1
File size
29253 kb
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About MINI Connected
Immerse yourself in the revolutionary world of MINI automobile infotainment - with ""MINI Connected"". The unique connectivity of driver, MINI and the online universe enhances the typical MINI driving experience even more.
All you need is a 3rd generation* MINI featuring the ""MINI Connected"" option.

Simply connect up your smartphone to the USB port of your MINI to experience the various functions of the app - with the help of the MINI Controller, the high-resolution display and the audio system of your car.
Information on the compatibility of end devices and further details can be found at www.MINI.com/connectivity.

Features:

Facebook
Displays the latest community status messages in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving. From Events, event locations can also be transferred to the optional navigation system as destinations.

Twitter
Displays the latest status messages, personal favourites or community trends in the car. It also allows the sending of predefined text messages that can access vehicle information while driving.

Calendar
Displays calendar entries in the car and lets you phone the subscriber, if required. It also lets you listen to vocalised details of appointments over the car audio system. Addresses stored in the calendar can also be transferred directly to the optional navigation system as destinations.

News
With this feature, you have constant and immediate access to the latest news from your RSS News Feeds subscription.

Audio player
This feature ensures that you can also access the music library stored on your smartphone at any time when using the MINI Connected app.
*MINI Hatch (from production date November 2013). Not MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible, MINI Roadster, MINI Coupé, MINI Countryman, MINI Paceman.

Requirements and tips

User registration is required before activating the app for use.
Several functions are only available when the end device is connected to a MINI 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.

This app requires, amongst other things, the following Android permissions:
Read calendar:
to display the calendar in the car.
Read contacts:
to call subscribers registered in the calendar.
Write to memory:
to store data, e.g. Facebook user photos.
Bluetooth:
to read the Bluetooth address to enable trouble-free, USB audio communication with the car.
Prevent standby mode:
for trouble-free USB communication.

Further details can be found in the privacy policy statement for the app.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Feb 6, 2015
Terrible This app is completely useless.
A Google User
Feb 5, 2015
Disappointed Galaxy S5 not supported yet so no connections, thought it would work thru Bluetooth but requires usb connect, I hope they upgrade this thing soon. Or better yet a connected XL version
A Google User
Feb 1, 2015
Won't Connect 2014 Clubman....come on developers. It was one of Mini's "selling points"
A Google User
Jan 29, 2015
Embarrassing... I'm a technologist by career and an optimist in life, neither of those could carry me with the limited usefulness of this app. What little functionality offered by the app worked fine but the numerous cons outweighed the mostly absent pros. (Note: I have a 2015 F56 and I connected a Samsung S4) -- Pros: 1. The Facebook and Twitter feeds are cool and quick, and easy to navigate. 2. Graphics on the console were very good -- Cons: 1. Connects only by USB cable (not able to connect via Bluetooth) 2. Takes over the entire phone - no telephone service, disables Bluetooth connectivity to your car, no multi-media/music (I use Google Play for device-to-device consistency, maybe a device specific player might work, maybe) 3. Minimal car data downloaded to the phone (easier to just look it up on the center console). ---- Android may have the largest market share but Apple is consistent from year-to-year, device-to-device, carrier-to-carrier. Once carriers stop customizing Android to death large companies like BMW will be able to justify the money/time/effort for broader cross-platform consistency. For now, on Android, avoid this app.
A Google User
Jan 28, 2015
Android MINI supports Apple.