7706 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2010 1:31 PM by Tom Alperin
I've got a ThinkPad (T400) with Bluetooth and a iPhone 4 as well,
I can confirm that iTunes Bluetooth sync is not working.
There are success stories, though I find myself questioning their validity.
For more information:
Error Attempting To Install Bluetooth Peripheral Device
If your carrier in Israel allows tethering, I'd check with your carrier if they have the option to Tether. In U.S it costs 45 bucks for the tethering option which only gives 2 GB to use. Which is good for checking e-mails where you don't have any wi-fi access. As said, it acts as a modem.
okay i just found out you can pair your bluetooth to your pc for listening to music, sync contacts and stuff but it still will not connect to your itunes, and syncing it with itunes will require a cable.
Bluetooth for tethering is used so your laptop can connect to the internet using your cellular connection without having to wire your iPhone directly to the computer.
Bluetooth supports several different services and each has it's own profile. Some phones allow files to be sent to a computer through bluetooth but the iPhone does not support this. For the files that you typically store on an iPhone (your iTunes media files) this would be so painfully slow you would be better off just to plug it in. It would be as if you had decided to scrub all your floors and decided that an electric toothbrush would be a good tool because it's electric (ooooo... electric).
There are some services that I would like to see supported, like having your computer display when you get a call on your cell phone or dialing from your computer, however I'd be even more thrilled if those were enabled over wi-fi.
Bump has replaced bluetooth transfer from handheld to handheld for me and the latest version allows you to send things you forgot to send after the person you sent them to walks away.
Sending larger amounts of data will also burn through some battery time so you'll want to plug into something to charge, so might as well be plugging into a faster connection to where you are sending as well.