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printman2000 Level 1 Level 1

can not connect bluetooth iPhone to macbook pro


MacBook
  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.desktops
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    Correct, the iPhone can only be connected to the computer for tethering. No other protocols are supported.

     

    Stedman

  • First20 Level 1 Level 1

    with the MacBook I understand ok, but the car is pairing with other devices and it finds the Iphone but the Iphone doesnt recognize the comand bluetooth.

    thx

  • jylle Level 1 Level 1

    I have the exact same problem: A Macbook AIR will not connect to an IPHONE 5.  Unbelievable.  Apple has clearly lost their touch........UNACCEPTABLE APPLE. Unacceptable.

  • sachafromdublin Level 1 Level 1

    Not too sure if this answers but I had problems with tethering my macbook pro to new Iphone 5. This is how I did it.  Blue sync device via Macbook. Clear all devices first so that it picks up phone then go through steps. The Macbook said all was fine the phone said forget device. Don't panic.

     

    Go to the wifi connection on mac and you're phone should be there click on it.  It will ask for a wifi code which will be on your iphone, (not the five digit number). You'll find in settings>personal hotspot,punch that in and it should work.

     

    I know it works coz I'm writing this, after a lot of stress and confusion.  Jeez apples supposed to be easy.

     

    Hope this helps.

  • sachafromdublin Level 1 Level 1

    Not too sure if this answers but I had problems with tethering my macbook pro to new Iphone 5. This is how I did it.  Blue sync device via Macbook. Clear all devices first so that it picks up phone then go through steps. The Macbook said all was fine the phone said forget device. Don't panic.

     

    Go to the wifi connection on mac and you're phone should be there click on it.  It will ask for a wifi code which will be on your iphone, (not the five digit number). You'll find in settings>personal hotspot,punch that in and it should work.

     

    I know it works coz I'm writing this, after a lot of stress and confusion.  Jeez apples supposed to be easy.

     

    Hope this helps.

  • mmabood Level 1 Level 1

    basically you are saying that I pay for something that is not going to work.

    shame on apple

  • mmabood Level 1 Level 1

    I could my phone picked up in the system but couldn't make it work. Can you add any other details, please?

  • JC-z Level 1 Level 1

    My new macbook air and iphone 5 won't pair with bluetooth. iPhone brings up a message that says "Macbook air unsupported" "forget device" whenever I try to pair and cannot make any connection. I attempted the methods above to no success.

  • snozdop Level 5 Level 5

    For what purpose are you trying to connect the two by Bluetooth?

     

    If for any other reason than Internet Tethering (Personal Hotspot) then it won't work, and isn't supposed to.

  • chuoiviet Level 1 Level 1

    I never buy anything more from Apple product...! I have a macbook pro, it's PRO apple >.< , but I can't connect bluetooth to iphone 5.. I can't send or transfer file over bluetooth...hello macbook and iphone it is a same product...please fix it... and btw..your apple apps suck,..useless -_-

  • Janthrog Level 1 Level 1

    This is still a problem with the iphone 5s, FIX THE PROBLEM APPLE!  Samsung Galaxy S4 can connect to my Macbook Pro!  My next phone is sure to not be apple with problems such as this existing.

  • snozdop Level 5 Level 5

    APPLE AREN'T HERE, so you're wasting your caps lock.

     

    Nothing needs fixing. Bluetooth in the iPhone works exactly as Apple designed it to work. Just because they decided not to support every Bluetooth profile doesn't mean it is broken. It was a design decision.

  • EGoudouris Level 1 Level 1

    Ok....but why would they choose such a design?

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    No one here can speak for Apple. You will not get an answer to any question of "why" Apple made the design choice they did.

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