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Freethinker28 Level 1 Level 1
I was trying to pair both devices but they don't seem to recognize each other anymore. They did at first then all of a sudden the iPhone couldn't see the iPad. It just says searching. I may have clicked on forget this device on my iPhone but I don't remember if I did that or not. If I did is there any way to reset that so it will see he device again? Also I don't know what pair the two devices will actually do. Is there any cool features associated with pair iPhone and iPad via Bluetooth. Sorry if this is a repeat question. Thanks in advance for the help!

iPhone 4/iPad 2/iPod touch4, iOS 4
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    You can quit trying, pairing an iPhone and iPad by bluetooth is not supported.
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6
    There is no point to pairing an iPhone and iPad unless you're using the iPhone as a hot spot.
  • Freethinker28 Level 1 Level 1
    Yes, I do have the hotspot feature but my but my iPhone won't recognize my iPad. When I first tried it was about to pair. A pop came on my ipad and It gave me the pin to enter in on my iPhone, but I either hit cancel or something and every since I could not get the two to see each other.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    On your phone, Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings...try again after doing this.

    Yes, I do have the hotspot feature

    Would have been helpful if you included that in your initial post.
  • Freethinker28 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks that worked!
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    You're welcome.
  • edugogue Level 1 Level 1

    There IS a reason to pair via bluetooth other than sharing the network access...I have Keynote and, in places where there is no WI-FI - I can't use the Keynote remote on the iPhone.


    I don't see why i should ahve to buy a whole different data plan (I'm on the $30 unlimited now) just to use the remote...

  • BIGPOPPY Level 1 Level 1

    How do i use my iphone 4 as a hot spot. My wife brought me the ipad but she only brought the one with the WI-FI ONLY. Thanks

  • Aunty Level 1 Level 1

    Hi there - it is in the "Settings" tool right on the first "page" under the Wi-Fi option "Personal Hotspot".  Go in, turn it on, set a password (the security is WPA2 PSK) and voila, you have a personal hotspot that your iPad (or any Wi-Fi device pretty much) can use.  To use via Bluetooth just select for that option when you turn it on, pair up via the on screen instructions and you're good to go.

  • Aunty Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the tip there - as a fill up detail though this is then not done through the normal Bluetooth menu, the pairing is done from the Personal Hotspot menu.  Once done the pairing will show up in the usual spot.

  • the.original.jeff Level 1 Level 1

    I have tethering and tried every suggestion here to no avail - I wrote this on another page and I'm reposting it here:


    I think it's absolutely terrible that I can't pair my iPhone 4 and iPad 2. I want to sync financial records when I'm on the road. This is, to use the Yiddish, a "shonda". It's rediculous and indefensible. Whoever made that decision or wrote those specs, you should be ashamed of yourself. And...just in case this is all a big mistake, a "bug" yet to be fixed, then please fix it so I can take back what I said and feel good about Apple again.

  • SenileDelinquent Level 1 Level 1

    After resetting the network settings as suggested by wjosten (thank you!) my iPhone and iPad started communicating again. You have to turn on personal hotspot on the iPhone but the iPad might not show up as a device. However,  I clicked on the iPhone in the iPad device list and a connect request box popped up on both. Voila, tethered!  I am now off to try reconnecting to my Sony Bluetooth car radio.

  • MacDaniB Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Jeff

    I was struggling for weeks and really annoyed.

    My iPhone 4 and iPad 2 (WiFi only) used to be paired and I used the Personal Hotspot via BlueTooth to access internet on my iPad when away from home.

    When I upgraded both to iOS 5, nothing would recognise my iPhone's Personal Hotspot.

    I've just done what "wjosten" suggested up above: Reset the Network Settings of the iPhone.

    Did that, enabled the personal hotspot again, went on my iPad and it could finally see my iPhone again.

    Paired the devices and they're both now working like clockwork again :-)

    Try it out - it should work fine.

    Thanks wjosten.

  • tressas Level 1 Level 1

    I have an iPhone 4S and iPad 2, both have the latest software upgrades.  I have tried reseting the network settings on both the devises.  I still can't pair the two.  I get the initial message that asks to pair the devices, this shows up on both devices, with the identical pairing codes.  When I choose "pair" on both devices, a second box pops up on the iPad 2.  This box has a different code.  I have tried choosing "pair" and "cancel," but neither choice works.


    Any additional options would be appreciated.

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