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aussiezilian Calculating status...
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Jun 17, 2009 7:54 PM
Well the subject line pretty much explains it all...

My macbook is able to detect my iPhone but the iPhone just keeps searching indefinitely, if I configure a new device I get the "passkey" screen on the iPhone, I click connect and it does for 2 seconds then disconnects. It adds my Macbook to the list of bluetooth devices but it never "sees" it...

I can see it on my System Preferences Bluetooth window, that the light goes from red-disconnected to green-connected when I tap on my Macbook in the list but after about 1 second the light goes red again...

Any ideas?

ps: my iPhone and Macbook are about close enough.
macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • mcastanho Calculating status...
    Hi Guys,

    I have the same problem about connection between my IPhone 3G with 3.0 firmware and my Mac Book Pro.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    regards,
    Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Iphone 3G (3.0)
  • FroggyParis Calculating status...
    same here but from Telcel mexico i don't have the men to share my connection with iPhone that maybe why ?
    MacBook Unbody 2,00GHZ HD 500GB RAM 4GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacBookPro 2,33GHZ HD 500GB RAM 4GB
  • johwix Calculating status...
    I have exactly the same problem, it works for a few seconds but the internet connection is still there but not sending any data
    Macbook Pro 2,53 Ghz (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • goodbyebluemondays Calculating status...
    same problem here too
    macbook pro 2.4Ghz, iPhone OS 3.0
  • mcastanho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Guys,

    Take a look in the Iphone console messages when I'm trying to connect my Iphone with my Mac Book Pro by Bluetooth.

    I got the console messages using the Iphone configuration Utility 2.0 available in the Apple site.

    ===========================
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:25 unknown Preferences[332] <Warning>: BTM: connecting to device 0x19dbf0 Marcelo Castanho\M-b\M^@\M^Ys MacBook Pro 15" 00:16:CB:2C:B5:70 0xfa8e0003
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: PairingManager::reportExternalPairingFailure can't find device
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: HandsfreeService : Device is not supported
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: PhonebookService : Device is not supported
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: A2dpService : Device is not supported
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: RemoteService : Device is not supported
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: WiAPService : Device is not supported
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: NetSharingService : Device is not supported
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown MobileBluetooth[28] <Notice>: GamingService : Device is not supported
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown Preferences[332] <Warning>: BTM: serviceEventCallback: service = 0xffffffff eventType = 0 event = 11 result = 305
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:28 unknown SpringBoard[23] <Warning>: BTM: serviceEventCallback: service = 0xffffffff eventType = 0 event = 11 result = 305
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:29 unknown com.apple.mDNSResponder[16] <Notice>: _btServiceEventCallback: serviceMask = 0xffffffff eventType = 0 event = 11 result = 305
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:29 unknown Preferences[332] <Warning>: BTM: received BTSERVICECONNECT event type with 0 currently connected services
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:29 unknown SpringBoard[23] <Warning>: BTM: received BTSERVICECONNECT event type with 0 currently connected services
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:29 unknown Preferences[332] <Warning>: BTM: posting notification BluetoothDeviceConnectFailedNotification
    Thu Jun 18 23:19:29 unknown SpringBoard[23] <Warning>: BTM: posting notification BluetoothDeviceConnectFailedNotification
    ===============================
    Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • TomCSheppard Calculating status...
    I had the same problem. After a little poking around with network settings I was able to fix it. Here's what I did:
    First, I assumed the problem was the bluetooth firmware on the MacBook. I installed a bluetooth firmware update posted from apple yesterday. The problem still existed. I then figured that since it connected momentarily, that the bluetooth connection was good, and that there was a configuration problem somewhere. After a little poking around, I noticed that there was nothing for the bluetooth connection to do, and you cant make an empty bluetooth connection. The problem ended up being that the iPhone's bluetooth connection wasn't assigned to the Bluetooth PAN. In Network Preferences I had to create a new service and attach it to the Bluetooth PAN. I named it "iPhone Internet" for easy reference. After I did that, I went to the Bluetooth icon on the desktop, you know the little one next to the Airport icon at the top next to the time. I chose my iPhone and an option popped up to "connect to network". I did that, and 3 dots showed up in the Bluetooth icon and "internet tethering" showed up on the iPhone. I am sending this post on my tethered bluetooth connection now...
    MacBook 2GHz Core2Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • rkmiller Calculating status...
    Same problem for my 3G purchased in March '09. Spent some time with Apple Support tonight and they said that not being able to connect to your computer is due to ATT not as yet activating the "tethering" option. They offered to connect me to ATT but I figured I didn't need to waste that much time on the phone for the same answer. They said the bluetooth does work with headsets, but I don't have one and can't confirm that is the case. I guess the good news is that the Wifi and Bluetooth "grayed out" issues others are having don't seem to me effecting my phone.
    G4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), It's old, but it still works!
  • CD3660 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tom, I'm having the same problem and would be grateful if you could elaborate on the following:

    "The problem ended up being that the iPhone's bluetooth connection wasn't assigned to the Bluetooth PAN. In Network Preferences I had to create a new service and attach it to the Bluetooth PAN."

    Exactly how is this achieved?
    MacBook Pro 2.4 (SR) C2D 17" High Resolution 4GB RAM 160GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • howmanyaliasesdoineed Calculating status...
    I had the same issue and it drove me crazy for hours. Then I remembered that I had turned off tethering. Bluetooth and tethering must be enabled to connect your iphone to the macbook??? You would think that you could just use it for file transfer and streaming between the two, but then again, it took them 3 years to add features that everyone else has had for 5.
    MACbook 13" Aluminum
  • mcastanho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was with the same problem but it was solved configuring a profile with the apn config of the my carrier network.
    this config it's secure and for any problem you can remove the profile, only this.

    Try a look in the follow url from iphone safari:

    http://www.iphone-notes.de/mobileconfig/

    Choose your carrier network and download the profile. After this, reboot the iphone, you will see in "Settings->General-->Network" the "Tethering" option, set to "on" and your share connection should work.

    After this, my Bluetooth connection and USB with my mac and my Windows works fine.
    Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • David Koss Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Mine is doing the same thing. Here's what I've narrowed down...

    My iPhone won't pair with this computer and neither will anyone else's. They all connect for 2 seconds and then disconnect. Therefore, it must be the computer. When I pair, the computer shows me a passkey number and the iPhone shows me the same number and asks me to verify by hitting the "pair" button. For everyone else this is different. For my wife and friends, the computer shows a passkey number and the iPhone requires you to manually type it in. My phone pairs just fine with everyone else's machine when it uses this "typing the number" pair method. Why would my phone not pair the same with this Macbook Pro 17", the way it does with a 15" or other 17"'s and Macbooks?

    P.S. They all have the same updated versions of everything + iPhone 3.0 as well.
    Macbook Pro 17", iPhone OS 3.0
  • vburger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just to support your point: I could not get a "connection" via Bluetooth, but I had forgotten to turn tethering on. :-(((

    Thanks for the advice.
    Cheers,
    Veit
    MacBook and PowerBook G4, and MacMini for mother-in-law, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G (vers. 3.0)
  • H@pple Calculating status...
    Great work Tom, you poked smarter then I did. Keeps me humble!
    Thanks for your solution, it indeed solve the issue.
    MacBook Pro (2007), Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone
  • highfry Calculating status...
    I'm connected now after putting the tethering on iPhone but still can't send anything to it so what's the point in that then, It keeps saying on my MacBook when I hit booth-tooth and then send file it say's "The device not have the necessary services.

    But it's nice to have that option to use your iPhone for internet now,, Really helped tonight,

    If there is away around this Booth-tooth sending files from MacBook to iPhone that be good then putting my USB on my MacBook but no big deal if there is nothing,
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
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