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I have a new (08) RX400h and I'm stymied at getting my Iphone to upload data to the Lexus. After much research on the Lexus site, it looks like this is not possible from the Iphone and many other phones. I thought I had a good workaround and picked up my old Motorola RAZR V3 but it can only upload one contact at a time. I also tried to link my Mac laptop to the car via Bluetooth and got the Computer to recognize the car but could not transfer data. I can do this data transfer from my Mac to any phone via a program called OnSync. Its very clever at moving data from Address Book or Entourage to phones.

So thats the background. I will borrow a Blackberry that is capable of mass uploading to push data to the car.

If Lexus guys (software engineers) are reading this, It would be cool to have the ability to upload data from the Mac. The question for these guys is: how come my BMW530i uploads from any phone automatically? Yes the iPhone works great in the Bimmer as did the V3 and its automatic. If Lexus wants to be the techno standard bearer, they need to figure the small details out.

PS What's with the smiley faces? I like the beer guys and the pirate

:cheers::pirate:

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I have a new (08) RX400h and I'm stymied at getting my Iphone to upload data to the Lexus. After much research on the Lexus site, it looks like this is not possible from the Iphone and many other phones. I thought I had a good workaround and picked up my old Motorola RAZR V3 but it can only upload one contact at a time. I also tried to link my Mac laptop to the car via Bluetooth and got the Computer to recognize the car but could not transfer data. I can do this data transfer from my Mac to any phone via a program called OnSync. Its very clever at moving data from Address Book or Entourage to phones.

So thats the background. I will borrow a Blackberry that is capable of mass uploading to push data to the car.

If Lexus guys (software engineers) are reading this, It would be cool to have the ability to upload data from the Mac. The question for these guys is: how come my BMW530i uploads from any phone automatically? Yes the iPhone works great in the Bimmer as did the V3 and its automatic. If Lexus wants to be the techno standard bearer, they need to figure the small details out.

PS What's with the smiley faces? I like the beer guys and the pirate

:cheers::pirate:

Few other things while I also got used to my BMW and than switched to RX:

-don't leave your interior manual lights on-they won't go off when you arm your alarm with double click,

-once you do leave those light on-get some extra time off to go to the dealer for ISC calibration, and other functions restore

-don't look for information "miles till empty"-it doesn't exist

-don't look for the information about avg. speed-it doesn't exist

-don't look for the traction control system override-it doesn't exist

-stop wondering why your radio information is not being displayed on the GPS screen,

-stop wondering about personalized setting for different keys (changing them when different key is being used)-doesn't exist

-get ready with about $200-300 for each maintenance visit-no it's not free and no-they don't use syntetic

-start looking for new tires if you were unlucky to get Good Years-they might last 15k-they might-I'm changing them at 12k

Bottom line is that electric and electronic system(i'm not talking about hybrid system!!) in Lexus is few years behind BMW-nothing you can do.

Other than that enjoy very comfy, quiet and pleasurable ride.

PS

Ahhhh and forget about "Dent Doctor" greeting you at the service appointment and asking if you're up for breakfast and coffee ;)

:cheers: I love beer too-October Fest is the key ;)

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I got this from the Blackberry Forum:

After weeks of trying, I have been able to transfer my address book from my BB 8700 to my Lexus IS 250.

Details:

BB 8700 v4.2.1.85 (Platform 2.3.0.67)

2007 Lexus IS 250 (Nav version 6.1)

Assumptions:

Your phone is already paired to the car

You have selected the phone as the active phone in the car's settings

The car is running

You are parked

You are running at least the version listed above - there were issues with previous versions

Directions:

To start the address book transfer, go to Phone (using the steering wheel off-hook button), select Settings, select Phone Book, select "Transfer Phonebook" and choose the group you would like to put the contacts in.

Your BB will loose it's connection to the car. I always thought this was a problem, and it was because of an error, but this is expected. When you loose connection it means the car is ready to accept the transfer.

From your BB, go to Options, select Bluetooth, and you will see the car as a paired device, click your scroll wheel, and choose Transfer Address Book.

The BB will re-establish the bluetooth connection, and then negotiate the address book transfer.

You will now have your address book transfered to your car.

Hope this helps!

and responded:

I did the above using netter66's advice. The phone is paired and trusted. I'm linking an 08 RX400h. The phone hangs with a waiting for XXX (name of car unit) and never reconnects. The only way to un-hang is to remove the battery. I've tried this with an 8800 also. Same. These are new phones.

as for the 8700 of nerath, the Lexus Lets Talk site says the 8700 can't send data. I found this to be true. There is no menu pick for transfer Address Data.

I'm to the point where I will upload only critical data from my V# Razr one at a time. This does work but seems tedious.

Another site seems to say that the US Government had RIM remove the ability to upload data. Any truth?

Im My Bimmer this is all automatic and it even uploads my Iphone with out pushing from the phone. It's done in the background with any paired phone.

Why in a world of standards can't these guys figure this out?

I'll keep on trying because I'm *BLEEP*ed and stubborn. I refuse to admit it was a mistake to buy the Lexus. I'll make it work. :chairshot:

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OK. it is true that the V3 Razr will only transfer one contact at a time. It is also true for the lexus to drop the connection before the transfer. Here is how it goes.

Pair the phone, as described in the manual.

On the V3 go to address book and scroll to the contact to send.

Push menu button

Scroll down to send (don't push yet) (you can also scroll up form the "new" pick and it willgo to the bottom of the list to "send"

On the Lexus go to info

Select phone

Select settings

Select phone book

Select Transfer Data, then select group per your your liking

The screen will show "under Transfer"

At this point the car will cut off your bluetooth connection and your phone will beep and message you to the disconnect. The connection is soon (1 To 2 seconds) will be reestablished by the car and the phone will show you a message verifying so. At this point press the select button (the send pick should still show).

The next screen on the phone will allow you to pick where it is sending data. Select the Lexus by name, "Hands Free" is the default. Pick via the scroll and push select. The paring then takes place and data is sent. you can see this on the phone and when complete the phone returns back to the contact list and the Lexus returns back to the phone screen.

OK, this sound tedious, I had 100 do enter. Turn up the music, Smoke something, relax and start punching buttons. The hardest thing is repeating the routine after you burn out about 15 contacts in.

Good luck.

I'm still looking to Blackberry for a solution and to apple to make the IPhone work. I'll post when I get something

:censored:

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OK. it is true that the V3 Razr will only transfer one contact at a time. It is also true for the lexus to drop the connection before the transfer. Here is how it goes.

Pair the phone, as described in the manual.

On the V3 go to address book and scroll to the contact to send.

Push menu button

Scroll down to send (don't push yet) (you can also scroll up form the "new" pick and it willgo to the bottom of the list to "send"

On the Lexus go to info

Select phone

Select settings

Select phone book

Select Transfer Data, then select group per your your liking

The screen will show "under Transfer"

At this point the car will cut off your bluetooth connection and your phone will beep and message you to the disconnect. The connection is soon (1 To 2 seconds) will be reestablished by the car and the phone will show you a message verifying so. At this point press the select button (the send pick should still show).

The next screen on the phone will allow you to pick where it is sending data. Select the Lexus by name, "Hands Free" is the default. Pick via the scroll and push select. The paring then takes place and data is sent. you can see this on the phone and when complete the phone returns back to the contact list and the Lexus returns back to the phone screen.

OK, this sound tedious, I had 100 do enter. Turn up the music, Smoke something, relax and start punching buttons. The hardest thing is repeating the routine after you burn out about 15 contacts in.

Good luck.

I'm still looking to Blackberry for a solution and to apple to make the IPhone work. I'll post when I get something

:censored:

This is great info, but why on earth would you do all of this, since you can't even use the phone book when you're driving? I programmed 6 quick dial buttons for my most frequently used numbers and I do all the rest of the dialing from my iPhone contact list or iPhone keypad directly.

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