6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2010 1:31 PM by Tom Alperin
talg10 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm trying to connect my new iPhone 4 with my computer (IBM x300 with Win7) via Bluetooth.
It seems like there is a driver problem. Although both devices can see each other they cannot connect and the message I get is about a driver.
Where can I download the right driver?

ibm x300, Windows 7
  • makan1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Don't you mean Lenovo ThinkPad X300. IBM don't make laptop no more.
  • Kwopau Level 4 (1,730 points)
    This can't be done. You can only connect your iphone 4 to a laptop or pc that has bluetooth for tethering (using your iphone as a modem to connect to the internet). If you are talking about connecting to itunes via bluetooth, this can't be done. At least from what I know that you can't.
  • Aiwi Level 1 (0 points)
    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
    http://www.question-defense.com/2010/04/04/windows-7-64-bit-bluetooth-peripheral -device-driver-error-iphone-driver-issue
  • talg10 Level 1 (0 points)
    OK. But what's the difference between BT for tethering or any other BT?
    How can I tether via BT?
  • Kwopau Level 4 (1,730 points)
    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.

    http://www.question-defense.com/2010/01/19/sync-iphone-using-bluetooth-with-wind ows-7-computer

    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.
  • Tom Alperin Level 3 (720 points)
    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.