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kaulabhishek Level 1 (0 points)

I am using an Iphone 4 and wanted to understand if it is anyway possible to send photos from my Iphone to my Blackberry via bluetooth directly. It seems a pretty basic phone feature is missing.


iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • ckuan Level 7 (29,558 points)

    No, file transfer over BT is not supported directly. You can use e-mail or MMS.

  • kaulabhishek Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for clarifying. Wonder why Apple would not allow image transfer by BT to any other device? It is a given for any BT activated smart phone... Wierd...

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,558 points)

    You're welcome. There are apps that can transfer photos for iPhone to iPhone.

  • nobilem Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem and when I sayd to my friends that it's not possible the BT transfer,

    they decided never to buy any iPhone.

    Too costy but less features...

    I am beginning to think the same :-(

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    If the only reason you and your friends use a phone is for transferring photos to other phones via Bluetooth, then maybe a cheap dumb-phone is better suited for you all.

     

    Obviously then you'd miss out on all the other benefits an iPhone offers over other phones, but as photo transfer via Bluetooth is your priority, I guess you wouldn't miss any of the other iPhone features.

  • nobilem Level 1 (0 points)

    When I buy a Luxury Mercedes I don't ask if the Air Conditioning is included because it's OBVIOUS!

    But, if later I discover it I get upset for 2 reasons:

    - it's not present and ALL other cars, less and more expensive ones, have it.

    - i would pay to have it: I can't have it the same.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    If your luxury Mercedes didn't come with air-conditioning, no other alternative is provided by the manufacturer for keeping you cool. The iPhone has many (faster) alternative methods for sharing photos. Bluetooth is slow. It's far quicker to share a photo via multiple methods (email, file sharing apps, facebook etc.) over the internet, especially given the file size of average iPhone photos these days.

     

    In the time you've shared just one photo, with one person within 10 metres of you, over Bluetooth, I could've shared half a dozen photos with an unlimited number of people, located anywhere in the world.

     

    I guess you're happy using 15 year old methods of file transfer. You'll be asking for a dial-up connection to the internet next!!

  • kaulabhishek Level 1 (0 points)

    You are being too defensive on behalf of Apple.

     

    Bluetooth is a very fast technology and can be used between variety of devices and not just for image transfers.

     

    Apple needs to fix this issue...

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    You are being too defensive on behalf of Apple.

     

    Nope. I'm speaking on behalf of myself, drawing on personal experience, having used Bluetooth on dozens of phones since 2002 (Sony Ericsson T68).

     

    Bluetooth is a very fast technology

     

    Well, that depends on what version of Bluetooth both devices support and your definition of "very fast". Bluetooth only started becoming "fast" with v3.0 which piggybacks on WiFi frequencies to transfer data faster. Still doesn't get around the fact you have to be in physical proximity to the person you want to share a file with.

  • nobilem Level 1 (0 points)

    I will not reply anymore to avoid laughing of reader's.

    I shouldn't have wifi available to give a file to the person located few meters from me.

    doesn't matter the transfer time, I WANNA GIVE the file.

     

    Apple removed a similar App from the store. I dunno why.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    > doesn't matter the transfer time, I WANNA GIVE the file.

     

    Well, YOU CAN'T - so get over it or send feedback to Apple: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,916 points)

    And you have been told how to "GIVE THE FILE". If the other phone is a smart phone and you both have the app "Bump", which is available for other OSs, you can transfer photos. As Julian says, and I can confirm, transferring over BT is painfully slow. Emailing or MMS is significantly faster and generally requires no fiddling.

  • 11crapple11 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Obviously then you'd miss out on all the other benefits an iPhone offers over other phones"

     

    WHICH benefit? Android has the same and more benefits than the iphone

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,558 points)

    Since you don't see any benefit, why are you here?

    Go stay with Google, they needs your info to survive. Go on.

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