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puli pattabhi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am not able to connect iphone 4s to windows 7 32 bit OS via bluetooth


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (45,550 points)

    No. You can't. That's not a feature of the iPhone.

     

    The only thing for which you can use bluetooth with a PC is tethering the phone's 3G Internet connection.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,505 points)

    That is correct.

     

    This has never been a feature of iphone.

  • 4sUserfromNH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was just able to setup a bluetooth connection between my iPhone 4s and my Windows 7 PC and I'm streaming music through much better speakers...  It was all plug-and-play to download the audio driver. Just "Add a Bluetooth Device" in the hardware section of Control Panel while viewing bluetooth devices on your iPhone (so that it is discoverable).  I'm not sure why people are saying that you can't when it is so easy.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (45,550 points)

    Because you can't. What you have apparently set up is a driver that allows you to use A2DP audio streaming. That's a different animal.

  • 4sUserfromNH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A2DP is streamed over a Bluetooth connection.  This is just what I wanted to do when finding this discussion and I'm glad that I didn't give up based on the comments here!

     

    Puli asked if he could connect to his Windows 7 PC using Bluetooth.  Are you making some assumption that I am missing about specific protocols and services?

     

    I can say that "yes" you certainly can connect via Bluetooth to a Windows 7 PC (that was the question) at the very least to stream audio, because I've done it.

     

    With only 3 days of iPhone experince, I can assure readers that this earlier statement is not true:

    "The only thing for which you can use bluetooth with a PC is tethering the phone's 3G Internet connection."

  • SeriesOne88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I am trying this but the drivers fail to load or can not be found and the pairing is then unsuccessful. Any tips please?

    4sUserfromNH wrote:

     

    I was just able to setup a bluetooth connection between my iPhone 4s and my Windows 7 PC and I'm streaming music through much better speakers...  It was all plug-and-play to download the audio driver. Just "Add a Bluetooth Device" in the hardware section of Control Panel while viewing bluetooth devices on your iPhone (so that it is discoverable).  I'm not sure why people are saying that you can't when it is so easy.

  • slammercb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know this thread is 5 months old, but where did you find the "add a bluetooth device" tab in the hardware section of the control panel?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Chuck

  • ejoanmiquel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPhone 3GS and I can use bluetooth to tether my internet to my windows7 laptop.

     

    I have a bluetooth icon on my taskbar, right click will open a menu. Click on add a device, once you've paired your iphone you can connecto to it.

     

    Select the device and connect using access point that will share the iphone's internet to the laptop.

     

    I hope it helps!

     

    Rik.

  • NevMeg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a Windows 7 laptop and an IPhone 3gs.  When I pair it the phone says Not Connected but the Laptop says it is.  It updates my calendar from Laptop to Iphone.  However when I'm on the road the Bluetooth connection in my Toyota keeps dropping out and instantly reconnecting - anoying! Before I connected to my laptop all was fine now even if I disconnect the Iphone from the Laptop it still drops out on the road.

     

    The Iphone is saying "No connected" now even though the laptop and the phone are both side by side.

     

    I think the problem is the lack of a driver which on pairing the Laptop couldn't find even though the connection is working.

  • Edbrows Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    try install this: http://www.driversbulk.com/DriversDownload/broadcom_bt_6306000_win7.exe

    it's working for me

     

    Ou install this software and update drivers: http://www.drivermagician.com/

  • RonVK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    this finally fixed my problem!  I have been trying to connect by iPhone to my Windows 7 PC forever.  Thank you so much!

  • Bri Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have installed the Broadcom driver that Edbrows points to, and it will indeed play music. But that's it.

     

    I'm a Mac person through and through, but I find this lack of Bluetooth support between the most ubiquitous phone and the most ubiquitous operating system totally unacceptable. Really, Apple? We're still playing these games? I need to transfer a photo from my phone to my work computer, and I left the cable at home. So I'm out of luck today. Wow. Craptacular.

  • TJBUSMC1973 Level 5 Level 5 (7,310 points)

    Bri Guy wrote:

     

    I need to transfer a photo from my phone to my work computer, and I left the cable at home. So I'm out of luck today. Wow. Craptacular.

     

    Sure is.  Because of course you can't email the photo to yourself, and download the photo from your email onto your work computer.

    iOS Bluetooth has never been advertised or designed for file transfer from an iOS device to a computer.  So, expecting a feature that the company never said was available is ridiculous... and getting upset about it is even more ridiculous.

     

    My iPhone can't be used as microwave to heat my food!  Gosh durn it Apple!!!

  • peterg4000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    TJBUSMC1973 wrote:

    My iPhone can't be used as microwave to heat my food!  Gosh durn it Apple!!!

     

    I find that comment/attitude absurd. People expect un-stated features all the time. It's called advancement/innovation. It's got nothing to do with what the manufacturer advertised it could/couldn't do at some point in time.

    Of course, I am not talking cooking, I am talking Bluetooth transfers!

     

    If a feature is useful/desirable and reasonable we should expect a manufacturer to implement it. If not, that manufacturer is falling behind, and we go and buy somewhere else.

     

    I'm with Bri Guy. This is a feature my Nokia 'feature phone' had years ago. Lame that we are going backwards.

     

    In the early days, Apple stuff 'just worked'. Those days are gone, and Apple functionality looks a lot like their competitors these days (often behind even), just with a bit more gloss and shine. Whoopee.


    My next phone sure ain't an iPhone.

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