Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)
Bluetooth does only connect to supported profiles like hands free, keyboards, headphones and others, see this article for more details:
Transferring other data via Bluetooth is only supported by some apps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)
Again, this has never been a feature of any legit iphone/ipad.
They will only pair from within an app that provides this feature or when tethering (where provided by the carrier).
Other than this, they will not pair.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)
Sometimes you can pair the two, but there is nothing in their Bluetooth stacks to allow them to do anything. As stated, they require specific apps to use Bluetooth for a specific purpose, such as file transfer by BT.'09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
Thank you , that explains the sitaution a little further ,but I have now worked it out for myself. I wanted to use the Bluetooth option to thether the iPhone would pair with the iPad (they are on different service providers with different coverage) I hadachieved that in the past , and I have just this minute succeeded in pairing them having enabled the personal hotspot!
I'm not great on the terminilogy but it strikles me that there IS a functional Bluetooth pairing between iPhone & iPad.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to Chris@Sussex)
The roaminggnome mentioned in his comment that if Personal Hotspot (tethering) was supported by the service provider that the devices could connect over BT for that specific purpose.'09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!