6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2010 2:10 AM by Loetje11
BrokenCRKT Level 1 (0 points)
Sorry if wasting space...
I´ve bought iPhone 3GS, original, no jailbreaking, updated OS and i cannot bluetooth sync it with my iTec Bluetrek skin headset (it was not possible even before downloading 3.1.2). I´ve read something about limitation of use of Bluetooth on iPhones, but I hoped, it would work with headset... or am I doing something wrong? Manual says nothing.
Sorry for possible mistakes in text, I would be grateful for help or possible explanation what is wrong.
Thanks a lot
(please redirect me to another thread if this is already writen somewhere)

iPhone 3GS, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,140 points)
    Most likely it won't work because your headset only supports bluetooth specification v1.2, and was never/can't be updated to accommodate bluetooth core specification v2.1 + EDR features, which is what the iphone supports. In fact, your headset was discontinued some time ago.
  • Thanar Level 2 (290 points)
    You shouldn't face this issue at all. Even if your headset doesn't support bluetooth 2.1 + edr, it should pair OK with the iPhone, since bluetooth 2.1 is backwards compatible with bluetooth 1.x. The only difference would be that you would only be able to use your headset for calls, and not for streaming music to it (you will need a A2DP - enabled headset for this).

    Make sure you're setting your headset into pairing mode (you'll have to read the headset's manual in order to see how to do this) and check iPhone's bluetooth settings. Your headset should then pop up in there.
  • BrokenCRKT Level 1 (0 points)
    Everything is set properly but both devices only search devices and cannot find the other.
  • BrokenCRKT Level 1 (0 points)
    OK, I have made a progress!
    I have reseted iPhone to factory settings, activated it again, synchronized with iTunes and now Bluetooth works properly, both devices are able to comunicate, see each other. Bluetrek skin is able to comunicate with iPhone 3GS.
    Probably some software bug apeared during previous instalation or whatever.
    Thank you for help!
  • Rizwan khan Level 1 (0 points)
    Posted on 15 July 2007 by Vincent Nguyen
    Tags: Editorial, Finger Tips & Troubleshooting

    Did you know that there are roughly twenty-five Bluetooth profiles? iPhone only supports the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) and Headset Profile (HSP). You’ve heard my bellyache over the lack of support for Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP). If supported, these two profiles would stream music wirelessly from the iPhone to any supported Bluetooth headsets (i.e. Etymotic ety8) or wireless HiFi speakers (i.e. Com One Bluetooth Speaker System). Well, I’m back again with another Bluetooth ***** session.
    Parrot finally sent me their new 7-inch Photo Viewer. Nearly every single Bluetooth-enabled phone on the market supports the Basic Imaging Profile (BIP), File Transfer Profile (FTP), and Object Push Profile (OPP). Guess what? iPhone can’t send images to the Photo Viewer. Why? Because iPhone’s Bluetooth is either extremely dumb, crippled or both.
    While I’m on the subject, not that I would ever want to use dial-up networking over EDGE, iPhone doesn’t support the Dial-Up Networking Profile (DUN).

    Am I alone or are you pretty p----d off too?

    iPhone Support:

    Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
    Headset Profile (HSP)

    iPhone Does Not Support:

    Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
    Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
    Basic Imaging Profile (BIP)
    Basic Printing Profile (BPP)
    Cordless Telephony Profile (CTP)
    Device ID Profile (DID)
    Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN)
    Fax Profile (FAX)
    File Transfer Profile (FTP)
    General Audio/Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP)
    Generic Access Profile (GAP)
    Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP)
    Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
    Intercom Profile (ICP)
    Object Push Profile (OPP)
    Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
    Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
    Serial Port Profile (SPP)
    Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)
    SIM Access Profile (SAP,SIM)
    Synchronisation Profile (synch)
    Video Distribution Profile (vdp)
    Wireless Application Protocol Bearer (WAPB)
  • Loetje11 Level 1 (0 points)
    Dear Vincent,
    I'm trying to "bluetooth" my pictures on my Nokia phone to my Iphone, but reading your story, that isn't possible??

    Hope you will respond.

    Thanks in advance.