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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
    Hi,

    I just got my first iPhone and was wondering, if anyone here has has experienced this.

    Case is: My iPhone canít detect any other Bluetooth devices. Other Bluetooth devices canít detect my iPhone. Bluetooth is turned on in both the iPhone and the other devices (my iMac, my MacBook, and my girl friends phone). All devices are of course visible.

    Anyone know a fix or should I see the retailer for another iPhone?

    Cheers,
    24" iMac (3,06GHz, 4GB) with a Windows XP SP3 Boot Camp
    13" MacBook (2,4GHz, 2GB)
    iPhone 3G (8GB)

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    The iPhone can only connect to Bluetooth hands free devices. It won't do what you want it to do because it's not supposed to.


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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    Hopefully that'll be fixed with OS 3.0 cause it's kinda embarrassing to see your friends with 50 bucks motorollas transefering files via bluetooth at will while my iPhone can't. :S

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    I cant even get it to connect to my macbook.

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth

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    Hi can anybody help im trying o connect my iphone via bluetooth to my mac pro but having problems, it say its paired but not connected how do i get my iphone connected to my mac any ideas, please send me a reply to carlbee765@gmail.com many thnx!

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    The iPhone bluetooth will only connect to hands-free and headset devices.

    It will not connect to your computer unless that has changed in the new 3.0 software.
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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    The iPhone bluetooth will only connect to hands-free and headset devices.

    It will not connect to your computer unless that has changed in the new 3.0 software.
    It has changed somewhat with 3.0. My G5 now sees my iphone as a Smart Phone and will connect with it as a hands free device. Using the tethering trick mentioned elsewhere, it will tether with my G5 and allow me to surf wirelessly.


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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    Same here with my iPhone 3g as Baggss. Now shows up as Smart Phone in OSX's bluetooth.

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Same here with my iPhone 3g as Baggss. Now shows up as Smart Phone in OSX's bluetooth.
    I get the same thing between my 3G (3.0) and my iMac.

    EDIT: Oops! Spoke too soon. My iMac and iPhone 'see' each other via bluetooth, but don't want to pair or share...
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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    Mine pair, but don't "share" other than as a "Hands free device". That's more than what we had before though.


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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    Apple only says this about the Bluetooth so they are not claiming Full Bluetooth anything.

    Stereo Bluetooth
    Enjoy music and other audio wirelessly. Pair your iPhone with compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones.

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth

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    So I am assuming that none of you have ever SSH'd anything over to your phone via cyberduck?

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth

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    Has the bluetooth problem been solved? I have paired my iphone with my macbook, it sees it & connects for a second & gets kicked off & says not connected. Am i doing something wrong in the settings on my macbook?

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth
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    its not a "problem " it just wont work.

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    iPhone Can't Connect Via Bluetooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayneal View Post
    its not a "problem " it just wont work.

    Clay
    Ok, that's a big disappointment. Hubby has a picture of his now deceased dad on the iphone he wanted to transfer. For such a "smartphone" it's not a big thing to ask apple for full bluetooth when crappy cheap phones have it.

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