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Vinezzz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
For some reason my iPad won't recognise my iphone while it looks for devices with bluetooth. A couple of my friends have already successfully paired their devices to my ipad. Is there something wrong with my phone or am I missing something? Please help me out with any information, just trying to sort this out asap so I can play the scrabble application I just downloaded. Both my ipad and iphone had bluetooth on when I tried to pair them.
Thank you

mac pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • 1. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    Vinezzz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Also I was able to see the bluetooth working on both the ipad and iphone on my mac book. But iphone bluetooth wont appear on my ipad.
  • 2. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
    The only Bluetooth connections supported by iPad are headphones, speakers and keyboards. I am calling BS on anybody having paired their phone to your iPad, or you pairing your iPad to your Mac.
  • 3. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    Vinezzz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So the iphone cant get paired with the ipad?
    I could swear I've seen it paired with my friend's blackberry.
    Are you a 100% sure bluetooth doesn't allow it to communicate with other phones?
    Thanks for the reply.
  • 4. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)
    No tethering. See this KB:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3647
  • 5. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    pbkolsun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tethering is something completly different. That same support article also says that you can use Peer to Peer bluetooth connections for applications. I also found an application that allows you to send files via bluetooth from my iphone to another or ipod touch or ipad. It is call BlueWaves. Tethering would in theory allow you to connect your iPhone to your iPad and use the internet from the iPhone on the iPad. Apple would not allow this because they have a 3G model coming out. Plus the iPhone is capable of internet tethering but ATT has blocked it from the phones until their network becomes more stable. I hope the information and that application help you accomplish what you would like to.
    Thanks
    Phillips
  • 6. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    Aeolwind Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been tinkering trying to link my iPad to my HTC Touch pro, no dice so far. However, you can get around all that crap with www.cradlepoint.com. Mobile wifi that tethers to your 3g device be it phone, usb 3g, etc. 1 time fee, doesn't require a separate fee & you can jack in up to 16 devices depending on model.
  • 7. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    markcooperstein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This may sound convoluted but...If I have an iPad 3G with an AT&T data plan, could I not then use Skype and/or Vonage to make VOIP calls using my iPad cheaper then getting an iPhone with an AT&T plan? If so, can I use the bluetooth stack in the iPad to talk to a bluetooth headset (including micraphone)? I know I can always use the tethered Apple headset w/mic but it ***** and would prefer the wireless bluetooth option if the iPad would support it.

    Thanks
    Mark
  • 8. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)
    markcooperstein wrote:
    This may sound convoluted but...If I have an iPad 3G with an AT&T data plan, could I not then use Skype and/or Vonage to make VOIP calls using my iPad cheaper then getting an iPhone with an AT&T plan? If so, can I use the bluetooth stack in the iPad to talk to a bluetooth headset (including micraphone)? I know I can always use the tethered Apple headset w/mic but it ***** and would prefer the wireless bluetooth option if the iPad would support it.


    The iPad doesn't support the BT profile for a headset (ear/mic combo) only stereo headphones or speakers, peer-to-peer gaming and keyboards.
  • 9. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    PAC0315 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Supposedly it has to work. Scrabble for iPad recommends Bluetooth to connect iPhones and iPod Touches to the iPad for use as tile racks. It's designed that way and supposedly lots of people have it working well.
  • 10. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    iGiggity Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, you CAN connect and iPad and iPhone via Bluetooth. There's a free app called photoshare. Now, you can ONLY share pictures and contacts, however, you can paste in any text into the 'notes' section of a contact and share text / documents that way. I have several contacts labeled 'Notes 1, Notes 2' just for this purpose.

    Just do as the app says for connecting via Bluetooth.
  • 11. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    jackson1098 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think that a) you cannot connect ipad to iphone directly via the bluetooth discovery in settings, b) but you can programmatically access bluetooth networking between the two devices.
    I have tried two applications that connect and talk via bluetooth by design. When you start the applications, the app then goes and discovers and connects to the other device.
  • 12. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    Michael Breez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Before I updated the scrabble game for my iphone 4 I was able to connect with the ipad via WiFi. The newer version of scrabble has the "teacher" function. Now, however, with the newer version of scrabble, I can no longer connect to the ipad. anyone else have this problem.
  • 13. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    cmealha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having the same problem with the Scrabble and Tiles for Scrabble app. I turned Bluetooth on both devices expecting them to pair as they do when you pair a device on the desktop.
    What needs to be done is after you turn Bluetooth on both devices, create a new Scrabble game with the iPad app in Party Play mode. Then start your Tiles app on the iPhone and join the game via the Menu selection and what a few seconds. Once 2 or more people start up their iPhone apps you can start the game.
  • 14. Re: connecting iphone to ipad via bluetooth
    molly meri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On your iPad,  turn on Bluetooth.  On the iPhone, turn on personal hotspot under settings.  On the iPad, you should see the phone as a bluetooth device and be able to pair with it.  This will allow your iPad to use your the 3G service on your iPhone

     

    Good luck!

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