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Question: iphone bluetooth driver for windows 7

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

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1

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Jun 20, 2012 11:06 AM in response to puli pattabhi In response to puli pattabhi

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.

Jun 20, 2012 11:06 AM

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Jun 20, 2012 5:09 PM in response to puli pattabhi In response to puli pattabhi

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."

Jun 20, 2012 5:09 PM

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Sep 5, 2012 1:54 AM in response to 4sUserfromNH In response to 4sUserfromNH

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.

Sep 5, 2012 1:54 AM

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Nov 28, 2012 4:19 PM in response to slammercb In response to slammercb

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.

Nov 28, 2012 4:19 PM

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Dec 5, 2012 11:55 PM in response to ejoanmiquel In response to ejoanmiquel

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.

Dec 5, 2012 11:55 PM

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Mar 9, 2015 7:50 AM in response to Edbrows In response to Edbrows

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.

Mar 9, 2015 7:50 AM

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Mar 9, 2015 8:17 AM in response to Bri Guy In response to Bri Guy

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!!!

Mar 9, 2015 8:17 AM

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Mar 10, 2015 2:32 PM in response to TJBUSMC1973 In response to TJBUSMC1973

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.

Mar 10, 2015 2:32 PM

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Mar 10, 2015 2:38 PM in response to peterg4000 In response to peterg4000

Stay on topic. Apple Support Communities is here to help people use Apple products and technologies more effectively. Unless otherwise noted, do not add Submissions about nontechnical topics, including:

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As you joined today you clearly omitted to read the Terms of Use you agreed when joining

Mar 10, 2015 2:38 PM

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