9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 11:55 PM by NevMeg
puli pattabhi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am not able to connect iphone 4s to windows 7 32 bit OS via bluetooth


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • 1. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    No. You can't. That's not a feature of the iPhone.

     

    The only thing for which you can use bluetooth with a PC is tethering the phone's 3G Internet connection.

  • 2. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,755 points)

    That is correct.

     

    This has never been a feature of iphone.

  • 3. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    4sUserfromNH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was just able to setup a bluetooth connection between my iPhone 4s and my Windows 7 PC and I'm streaming music through much better speakers...  It was all plug-and-play to download the audio driver. Just "Add a Bluetooth Device" in the hardware section of Control Panel while viewing bluetooth devices on your iPhone (so that it is discoverable).  I'm not sure why people are saying that you can't when it is so easy.

  • 4. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    Because you can't. What you have apparently set up is a driver that allows you to use A2DP audio streaming. That's a different animal.

  • 5. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    4sUserfromNH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A2DP is streamed over a Bluetooth connection.  This is just what I wanted to do when finding this discussion and I'm glad that I didn't give up based on the comments here!

     

    Puli asked if he could connect to his Windows 7 PC using Bluetooth.  Are you making some assumption that I am missing about specific protocols and services?

     

    I can say that "yes" you certainly can connect via Bluetooth to a Windows 7 PC (that was the question) at the very least to stream audio, because I've done it.

     

    With only 3 days of iPhone experince, I can assure readers that this earlier statement is not true:

    "The only thing for which you can use bluetooth with a PC is tethering the phone's 3G Internet connection."

  • 6. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    SeriesOne88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I am trying this but the drivers fail to load or can not be found and the pairing is then unsuccessful. Any tips please?

    4sUserfromNH wrote:

     

    I was just able to setup a bluetooth connection between my iPhone 4s and my Windows 7 PC and I'm streaming music through much better speakers...  It was all plug-and-play to download the audio driver. Just "Add a Bluetooth Device" in the hardware section of Control Panel while viewing bluetooth devices on your iPhone (so that it is discoverable).  I'm not sure why people are saying that you can't when it is so easy.

  • 7. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    slammercb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know this thread is 5 months old, but where did you find the "add a bluetooth device" tab in the hardware section of the control panel?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Chuck

  • 8. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    ejoanmiquel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPhone 3GS and I can use bluetooth to tether my internet to my windows7 laptop.

     

    I have a bluetooth icon on my taskbar, right click will open a menu. Click on add a device, once you've paired your iphone you can connecto to it.

     

    Select the device and connect using access point that will share the iphone's internet to the laptop.

     

    I hope it helps!

     

    Rik.

  • 9. Re: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7
    NevMeg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a Windows 7 laptop and an IPhone 3gs.  When I pair it the phone says Not Connected but the Laptop says it is.  It updates my calendar from Laptop to Iphone.  However when I'm on the road the Bluetooth connection in my Toyota keeps dropping out and instantly reconnecting - anoying! Before I connected to my laptop all was fine now even if I disconnect the Iphone from the Laptop it still drops out on the road.

     

    The Iphone is saying "No connected" now even though the laptop and the phone are both side by side.

     

    I think the problem is the lack of a driver which on pairing the Laptop couldn't find even though the connection is working.