Alright, the question of how to pair the new iPhone 4, Android, or any other Bluetooth capable smart-phone has been coming up lately. Not surprising since the process on how you would pair Bluetooth on Audi’s with 2G MMI or Nav Plus is different then the new Audi 3G MMI – (if you have not seen the article on pairing with 2G MMI, here it is Pairing Bluetooth with 2G MMI ).
So here we go; first, the pairing process has to be done within 5 minutes of turning the ignition on, and of course, for safety reasons do it while the vehicle is stationary and in park. Put the key in the ignition – the car does not have to be running but the ignition has to be on. Second, press the “TEL” telephone button on the MMI. It is the lowest right function key. Third, you will need to get your smart phone ready for pairing. Go into the setup or settings function on your phone and select “Bluetooth.” Make sure it is on and in discoverable mode. Now your Audi will “search for new devices” and will find your phone. When your Audi has discovered your phone it will ask you to “accept” – make sure to accept by pressing the center dial on the MMI. You will then be asked to accept hands free and a pin – do so and make sure to remember the pin. Take the pin number that the Audi gave you and put it into your phone under Audi MMI xxxx (all pin numbers are different, as well as MMI numbers, so don’t worry that yours is not the same). You have a limited time to enter the pin so make sure to do it in a timely fashion or the pairing process will not take. That’s all there is to it – you have just successfully paired your phone to your Audi, great job! Now some notes if it does not pair – make sure your phone is on the list of compatible phones as well, try not to be parked around other cars with Bluetooth. Also if anyone else is in the car, have them turn their phones off.
The last picture is picture of memory available through the 3G MMI – there is a lot. Also, all functionality of the Bluetooth is displayed between the tachometer and speedometer as well as the MMI screen. If you have thousands of contacts in your phone it may take a minute or two to complete the upload. If you have any questions let me know and I will do my best to help you out. One final note: I would like to mention I did this entire post, including pictures on my iPhone – Thank you Apple for creating such an amazing product!