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Can I pair my iPhone 4 to my iPad 2

131565 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2013 9:59 AM by TwtMarC RSS
  • senseijaime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to tressas)

    I don't know if this would be any help I guess I'm also asking more of a question than giving advice but I seem to have the same problem. I have had iphone4 for about a year with all updates and I recently bought an ipad2. My friend in the UK recommended that I don't get the 3G ipad as I can connect ipad and iphone thru personal hotspot. Great I thought. After buying the ipad2 I looked for this option on my iphone but to no avail, after doing some research I discovered that not all networks offer the personal hotspot option. I called my network (softbank in Japan where I live) and after explaining what I wanted she put me on hold for a while and then told me they don't offer it so that was that.

    Anyway, I've tried to just bluetooth the 2 devices together but they just keep searching and won't recognise each other. As has been said, iphone will only pair with headsets etc...

    I gotta be honest I think this is a bit of bad work by apple that the devices won't talk to each other in this way. Does anybody have any advice on how to connect them or do I have to wait another 8 months until I move back to the UK where networks do offer the personal hotspot on their networks?

  • Lary Kirchenbauer Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 1, 2012 5:06 PM (in response to Freethinker28)

    I was just reviewing this discussion with same frustration but then ... finally ... found this Apple article which is very simple and straightforward and seems to work perfectly in pairing the ipad and iphone.


    Who knew?

  • FarmerTim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to edugogue)

    Did you solve this problem? I only bought my ipad2 to do presentations using keynote and using my iphone4 as a remote. I have reset networks but still can't pair the two devices. Really irritating. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • Lary Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to FarmerTim)

    Yes, I did solve it and used my iPhone4 paired with my MacAir when giving a speech yesterday a large meeting room. Worked fine.


    If you open the app on the iPhone, you will see an opportunity to create a <New Keynote Link>. It will present a 4 digit code to you. When you go into Keynote>Preferences>Remote, a box should appear in which you enter the 4 digits and then you're paired. It is critical that they be on the same Wi-Fi network so they can see each other.


    I hope this helps. Let me know if I can do anything else to help you get this resolved.

  • bluebranches Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to Freethinker28)

    Network - Bluetooth or wifi 3G on iPhone4 - on iPad2 = Bluetooth and then pair and then you get personal hotspot

    And then you are using 3G for Internet access if no wifi available else's a trip in itself!

    Thus far that is all I have connected with iPhone4 and iPad2 - they should then pair...all the best...

  • MzRoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 23, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to FarmerTim)

    Apparently, if you do not have tethering or personal HotSpot, you cannot use your iPhone as a a remote with Keynote.  This TOTALLY *****, since I need the Keynote remote to be able to see my presenter notes (where I enter classroom notes while my professor speaks.  There is NO OTHER WAY to see both the slides AND the presenter notes at the same time.


    Come on Apple, fix this already!!!

  • Trosvik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:17 AM (in response to MzRoz)

    Hello MzRoz and others: Allthoug iPhone and iPad will not connect using Bluetooth, KEYNOTE REMOTE WILL!

    You can run around with your iPad and view slide and presenter notes, and have your iPhone connected to the projector, or vice versa. Very impressive.

    Bluetooth connection is disabled by purpose from Apple's side, and permitted just between Keynote and Keynote Remote.

  • Rut_K Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to Lary Kirchenbauer)

    Hi Lary Kirchenbauer,


    Can you please share the link to the article that talks about pairing iPhone and iPad? Thanks..



  • larrytheone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 26, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to Freethinker28)

    In a slightly different vein I'm trying to pair (bluetooth) an iPad3 with cordless headphone (jogger) The iPad searches but doesn't seem to find anything including my iPhone4. useful on a flight or poolside.

  • 6doT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Freethinker28)

    Interesting dilema pairing iPhone with iPad.  I stumbled over this article on Beaming: PH3267.

    The firststep has an associated note.




    However, I cannot locate an article that shows how to.


    Interesting and looking for replies.  

  • 6doT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to 6doT)

  • TwtMarC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to wjosten)

    It didn't work. This bug is 100% reproducable.


    This really makes me feel like Apple don't know what thet are doing. I'm very disappointed! Buggy "forget this device" is a clear and absolute display of amateurism.

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