7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 25, 2012 6:29 AM by diesel vdub
lw_d Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all,

I am unable to connect my iPhone 4 to my iMac 27" via bluetooth. Here is what I try:

1) System Pref >> Bluetooth >> +
2) Select by iPhone that appears
3) Accept Pair code on iPhone
4) I get a success message
5) I then manually connect from the bluetooth screen, it flashes green for a second, then red (not connected

I have tried this process several times, tried forget this device on iPhone, restarting the iPhone, removing it from the iMac bluetooth screen, the starting again, same happens every time.

I am trying to use a program called Dialectic running, which enables me to dial from my iMac and have the request sent via Bluetooth to my iPhone.

iPhone, iOS 4
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    This is not supported. You can connect your iPhone to your Mac via Bluetooth for tethering only.
  • lw_d Level 1 (0 points)
    I have it working, I can confirm that it does work, it shows disconnected, then when I dial using Dialectic it connects.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Then what is the problem?
  • w7ox Level 4 (2,385 points)
    Wow! You solved your problem in 9 minutes: Cool. Out of curiosity I looked up Dialectic and found http://www.jonn8.com/dialectic/ .. It says it works with the iPhone, so I guess it should

    I'm a bit curious about motivation though: Carrying around even a MacBook to dial an iPhone seems a bit counter productive.

    Phil
  • lw_d Level 1 (0 points)
    I am trying a CRM/Project management tool called Daylite, Dialectic works with this, it just makes things that little bit easier, if I have a task to ring a client setup in Daylite, I just click on it in Daylite and then it starts dialing out on my iPhone.

    I make quite a lot of calls during the day, this will save me a little bit of time, plus allow me to track the calls I make.

    Lee
  • Jamman32 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Guys

    I tried pairing with my imac desktop wont happen so i just email my bloody photos instead, God **** phone can do anything else you want, but except bloody bluetooth to your computer!!!!!! C'mon Apple instead of creating next big thing,let us have a bluetooth update, That would be great

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    Bluetooth file transfer has never been a supported feature of the iPhone.  Consider how slow it is and the distance requirement for bluetooth to work, in my opinion, it's not worth the effort to make it work.