If try to connect the Samsung Galaxy S5 with your BMW 3 Series generation F30, F31 or F34 via USB, it can happen that your vehicle does not recognize the phone and you can not use the Service Connected Apps. Of course this is not the purpose of the issue, so we want to give here two tips that usually help to connect the Samsung Galaxy S5 with the Connected Apps by BMW's 3 Series. These are as follows:
1. Switch USB cable
Very often it helps to change the USB cable. So funny as it may seem, not all USB cables will work in conjunction with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the BMW 3 Series in the generation F3x. We recommend you to use the original Samsung USB cable which was included in the delivery of your Samsung Galaxy S5 to charge the smartphone. If that does not solve your problem then trie the second tip.
2. Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy S5
Enabling USB debugging simplifies the exchange of data between your Samsung Galaxy S5 and other devices. Most of the time this mode assists to avoid errors in communication of two devices. And now we tell you how you can enable on the Samsung Galaxy S5 the USB Debugging mode:
First, you need to enable the developer options. To do that, navigate with the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the following submenu:
Home Screen --> Menu --> Settings --> Device Information
You must now quickly repeatedly tap on the "Build Number". This will enable developer mode in Android. Return to the list of settings. Here you can now find the developer options. Tap on it and activate it via the regulator at the top right. Then scroll down until you see the "USB debugging" option. Place a check mark in the check box to enable this mode.
Now connect the Samsung Galaxy S5 again with your BMW vehicle and the connected apps. A connection should now be possible without problems.
So now you know what to do if your Samsung Galaxy S5 does not connect with the Connected Apps BMW 3 Series in your generation F30, F31 or F34.