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Bluetooth iPad/iPhone

2344 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2012 10:13 AM by Chris@Sussex RSS
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May 1, 2012 7:28 AM

I cannot get my iPhone 4S to bluetooth connect with my iPad2. At one time they were succesfully paired, but then they would not link. So, in an effort to 'start over' I used the 'Forget' option on both devices.  This didn't work, so following advice on other posts on this site I :-

 

a). Reset both devices using the Home buton & Power button option. (to no effect), then

 

b). Reset the Netwrok settings on both devices , again to no effect.

 

So, any ideas on how to remedy this?

 

Many thanks

 

Chris

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (16,815 points)
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    May 1, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)

    Bluetooth does only connect to supported profiles like hands free, keyboards, headphones and others, see this article for more details:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3647

     

    Transferring other data via Bluetooth is only supported by some apps.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,150 points)
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    May 1, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)

    Again, this has never been a feature of any legit iphone/ipad.

     

    They will only pair from within an app that provides this feature or when tethering (where provided by the carrier).

     

    Other than this, they will not pair.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,515 points)
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    May 1, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)

    Sometimes you can pair the two, but there is nothing in their Bluetooth stacks to allow them to do anything. As stated, they require specific apps to use Bluetooth for a specific purpose, such as file transfer by BT.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,515 points)
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    May 1, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)

    The roaminggnome mentioned in his comment that if Personal Hotspot (tethering) was supported by the service provider that the devices could connect over BT for that specific purpose.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!

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