6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2007 1:26 PM by Karen England
fcrawford82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can the Apple Iphone share music and pictures with bluetooth if so how does it work? is it common for iphone's bluetooth not to work?

iphone, Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: File sharing with bluetooth
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    File transfer via Bluetooth is not supported with the iPhone and Apple providing the ability to share music in this way would probably cause problems for Apple with the music labels. The Zune allows for this but is restricted to 3 plays only or something by the recipient for each song transferred.
  • 2. Re: File sharing with bluetooth
    Damon M. Level 4 Level 4 (3,695 points)
    The iphone only has bluetooth profiles for headset or hands free devices.

    There are not any profiles for file transfer.
  • 3. Re: File sharing with bluetooth
    pukster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think that is Apple's biggest let down with the iphone, tbh, i just got one and quite like it, but not being able to share contacts/movies etc with your mates in the pub is just rediculous. I wouldn't give a monkey about sharing mp3's, why dont they just restrict the use of sharing music and allow pictures/movies, since you can't even send an mms (obviously you can send an email etc, but what happens if you want to share that picture right there and then!). I think this is a seriously dissapointing part of the phone, if i were them i'd release an sdk/firmware upgrade, surely this is only a software issue since it has the hardware already.
  • 4. Re: File sharing with bluetooth
    Peter Mccrea Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Forgive me if I'm dragging this off Topic, but with the above mentioned Bluetooth profiles, does that also mean that the iPhone won't function as a Bluetooth Modem, to allow me to connect to the GPRS or Edge services and share them with my PowerBook? I'm thinking the times when there is no WiFi and I need to send a file/email using the PowerBook.
  • 5. Re: File sharing with bluetooth
    Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
    Correct, this is not supported.

    Please search these forums as we have been covering this since the US release many months ago...
  • 6. Re: File sharing with bluetooth
    Karen England Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was disappointed to find today that I can't send/receive photos via bluetooth. It's such a long process to have to e-mail and retrieve photos from the web.