2017 BMW i3 My BMW app only works while charging

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Jan 29, 2024

My 2017 BMW i3 will only connect to the My BMW app while it's charging. Has anyone seen this before?

The only thing I can think of is my 12v battery might be on it's way out and the car will not enable data services because it suspects a bad 12v battery?
Your 12 volt suspicion makes the most sense! First time I recall reading about this particular problem.

If you want to test your theory, there's a 12 volt "jumper lug" under the rear floorplan. Connect a 12 volt battery tender to it and see if this changes anything?