MG iSmart app

Marc Nagtegaal

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There is a new app in the App Store from MG. You can register but to connect with your car you need a QR code.
I could not find this QR code anywhere on the car. I reached out to MG to ask about this.
A little searching on the web when I stumbled upon the following message.
Naar aanleiding van de Europese release van de MG ismart app, en het bericht in de groep hierover enkele dagen geleden, heb ik bij MG (via mgmotor.eu) de vraag gesteld over de MG ZS EV of er evt nog een app komt met als nodig desnoods een zelf betaalde hardware upgrade.

Daarop een zeer interessant antwoord gekregen:

"We are working hard to bring connectivity to all MG electric vehicles some time soon, as we understand that it is what our consumers have been hoping for. We hope that more details on that will be shared later in September this year. We will let you know through newsletters/news on mgmotor.eu"

Update later vandaag:

"Please allow us to apologize for some misleading info shared earlier.
The iSmart App is currently only available for the Marvel R. We do not know if or when it will also become available for all, including old models. But again, we do hope that we can update on that some time soon."
 

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There is a new app in the App Store from MG. You can register but to connect with your car you need a QR code.
I could not find this QR code anywhere on the car. I reached out to MG to ask about this.
A little searching on the web when I stumbled upon the following message.
Naar aanleiding van de Europese release van de MG ismart app, en het bericht in de groep hierover enkele dagen geleden, heb ik bij MG (via mgmotor.eu) de vraag gesteld over de MG ZS EV of er evt nog een app komt met als nodig desnoods een zelf betaalde hardware upgrade.

Daarop een zeer interessant antwoord gekregen:

"We are working hard to bring connectivity to all MG electric vehicles some time soon, as we understand that it is what our consumers have been hoping for. We hope that more details on that will be shared later in September this year. We will let you know through newsletters/news on mgmotor.eu"

Update later vandaag:

"Please allow us to apologize for some misleading info shared earlier.
The iSmart App is currently only available for the Marvel R. We do not know if or when it will also become available for all, including old models. But again, we do hope that we can update on that some time soon."
I would try holding your breath to long, waiting for a working App !.
 

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Unbelievable that a car company can not have a working app for all new cars.

You can get working bluetooth for a small 5 $ gadget on your keychain, but not for a new electric car? !!

Confidence in MG as a competent car manufacturer is not improved by this. Nor does the confidence in the reliability of the remaining electronics.
 

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The UK gen1 ZS doesn't have the hardware, so it won't work :-(
 

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Unbelievable that a car company can not have a working app for all new cars.

You can get working bluetooth for a small 5 $ gadget on your keychain, but not for a new electric car? !!

Confidence in MG as a competent car manufacturer is not improved by this. Nor does the confidence in the reliability of the remaining electronics.
But what you fail to realise is that MG is a good car, I bet if you went on other forums you would have the members making remarks about the cars on that forum, it certainly did when I was on Hyundai owners forum.
Plus MG is a budget car people keep forgetting this, if people are not happy that it doesn't have all the features of "luxury" brand then please spend the money else where.
I think your first post is a little harsh.
 

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This thread dates back to July of this year.

iSmart is a product of 'here', and back in July MG's affiliation with 'here' was in it's infancy.

Things have moved on since then, albeit only on the newer MG models that have the necessary hardware.
 

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This thread dates back to July of this year.

iSmart is a product of 'here', and back in July MG's affiliation with 'here' was in it's infancy.

Things have moved on since then, albeit only on the newer MG models that have the necessary hardware.
Nope. I just bought new long range MG5 this week... no iSmart. Booo
 

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I have bought the "new" MG5 and it doesn't have the iSmart system. Very frustrating.
The facelift model which appears in UK late 2022 (allegedly) will have iSMART, possibly the same Lite version on the new ZS non-connect models.

The MG5 Long Range is essentially the original MG5 with a bigger battery and MG Pilot rather than a proper ‘new’ version - more of a mid cycle revision.
 

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But what you fail to realise is that MG is a good car, I bet if you went on other forums you would have the members making remarks about the cars on that forum, it certainly did when I was on Hyundai owners forum.
Plus MG is a budget car people keep forgetting this, if people are not happy that it doesn't have all the features of "luxury" brand then please spend the money else where.
I think your first post is a little harsh.
I sell cars for a living I've just swapped my Skoda superb estate for my New MG5 and so far so good the app should make it clear which models it's for simple my MG 5 sat Nav is a bit poor and paint quality on alloy wheels is really poor but budget brand and drives well.
 

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Registering a mobile number with the app (I've already registered using an email address) ... you select the country code (+44) and click Done; you then enter your mobile number ... should this be with or without the preceding zero?

+44 07XXXXXXXXX or +44 7XXXXXXXXX

(I've tried both ways - several times - and am yet to receive a text with the code).
 

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Registering a mobile number with the app (I've already registered using an email address) ... you select the country code (+44) and click Done; you then enter your mobile number ... should this be with or without the preceding zero?

+44 07XXXXXXXXX or +44 7XXXXXXXXX

(I've tried both ways - several times - and am yet to receive a text with the code).
Nor me…. It’s fudging Pants!
 
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