8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2008 8:56 AM by sandra0655
mvargas87 Level 1 (10 points)
I'm having problems connecting my sony bluetooth to my iphone. I go on bluetooth on my phone and it searches for a device for the longest time and it just keeps going. I probably have to pair my bluetooth but I dont have the instructions to know how to pair the bluetooth. If I go to the apple store will they fix the problem?

Any feedback would be appreciated!

Windows XP
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)
    You're Sony what?

    The iphone only supports the bluetooth protocol for handsfree and headset telephone devices. It will not connect to a laptop, other phones, etc

    Is this what you are trying to do?
  • mvargas87 Level 1 (10 points)
    It's a sony ericsson bluetooth that I bought for my old phone, so I'm wondering if I can use the same bluetooth for my iphone?
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)
    You should be able to. Is the bluetooth device in discover mode?

    If not, check the manual and make sure that it is in discoverable mode. Then try again. Some have reported turning bluetooth off on the iphone then on again helps.
  • mvargas87 Level 1 (10 points)
    Well the thing is that I found my bluetooth just laying in my trunk of car and I dont have the manuel, so that is the thing that I dont know how to put it in pairing mode or discoverable mode, maybe if I go to the apple store they might have more knowledge.

    I tried turning off and on both the iphone and the bluetooth. Still doesn't work.
  • IMRAN Level 2 (475 points)
    I am also extremely annoyed and shocked to see that the iPhone is not pairing with another Bluetooth phone - in this case Sony Ericsson P990i.

    At the very least a supposedly Bluetooth enabled (not so?) smartphone iPhone should be able to transfer files (e.g. contact cards?)

    I can't pair them to send pictures taken from the P990i to the iPhone. Pictures taken in less than daylight conditions come out much better on the P990i because it actually has a flash compared to the same resolution non-flash non-video lame iPhone camera.

  • Cyril Korenbeusser Level 2 (350 points)
    after spending time to try to pair my iphone to exchange files i discovered on online discussion that apple restrains the bluetooth capabilities to headset only.

    I was not very proud in front of my colleagues with blackberry when i was not able to perform a so simple action.
  • sandra0655 Level 1 (5 points)
    I had same problem. Only I had Motorola 850. I did a google search for Motorola 850 instructions. I was able to find instructions for my head set and it was able to get it set up, just fine.
    Actually I came to this discussion board to try to find help, then discoved where I could find instructions.

    Message was edited by: sandra0655
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Bluetooth on the iPhone is only designed to work with hands free devices and headsets. You cannot do file sharing.