12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 10:57 AM by SzwakyD
Cotilyn Level 1 Level 1

I have a iPhone 4s and just bought a ipad2. They won't pair and I can get android phones to pair with the ipad2 with no problems. I have done a lot of research and doesn't seem to be a fix for it yet. I don't want to jailbreak either items. Will apple ever get this Bluetooth or IOS problem fixed?oh but the IPhone pairs with my Sony Xploid stereo in my car.


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
Reply by randers4 on Jun 25, 2012 7:56 PM Helpful

The iphone isn't designed to pair with an iPad; just accessories like headseats, wireless keyboards, headphones and car kits. 

Reply by woodmeister50 on Jun 26, 2012 4:20 AM Helpful

Cotilyn wrote:

 

i could have got a droid and had the Bluetooth function run my IPad for Internet.

True, Android phones have the Bluetooth modem capability.

However, they still require a tethering plan as does the iPhone

and require to be hacked to use it without a plan. 

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  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    The iphone isn't designed to pair with an iPad; just accessories like headseats, wireless keyboards, headphones and car kits. 

  • Cotilyn Level 1 Level 1

    Well that is kind of silly.Why would they not set it up to do that? I JUST got the iPhone 4s 5 months ago.i could have got a droid and had the Bluetooth function run my IPad for Internet. I am tired of paying for data and then I would be forced to either jailbreak or pay for the hotspot inside the phone. Are they in cahoots with the carriers?its $20 per 2 gb on top of my crazy priced data plan. But the droids allow the Bluetooth pairing for free.Sad. Makes me want to get rid of my IPhone. Thanks for your reply!

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    You're welcome.  But Apple gets no revenue from the carrier and has no incentive to design their products to use more of their services.  This is strictly a carrier decision to not provide free hotspots.  I have my suspicious about why Apple doesn't design their phone to pair with other iOS devices, but speculation is against the Terms of Use for these forums.

  • Cotilyn Level 1 Level 1

    Is there a different place where I might hear about this speculation?I am not smart about this stuff,but I am curious.  

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9

    The internet is full of places where people speculate and share rumors about Apple products.  If you use Google you won't have any trouble find some.

  • woodmeister50 Level 5 Level 5
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    Cotilyn wrote:

     

    i could have got a droid and had the Bluetooth function run my IPad for Internet.

    True, Android phones have the Bluetooth modem capability.

    However, they still require a tethering plan as does the iPhone

    and require to be hacked to use it without a plan. 

  • Beanie_ Level 1 Level 1

    if you are trying to use your iphone's cellular connection on your ipad through tethering you can setup a personal hotspot with you iphone and connect you ipad to that, but again like others have said before me you must have a tethering option enabled by your carrier for the option to even show up in the settings.

  • SzwakyD Level 1 Level 1

    Not to be late to the party, but I'm having the same issue for different reasons making Randers initial reply even more hard to understand (and somewhat infuriates me with Apple).

     

    Apple advertises that Keynote Remote can control one's presentation on the iPad with your iPhone by either Wifi OR Bluetooth.

     

    How can they advertise that if they aren't designed to pair to begin with?

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7
    Apple advertises that Keynote Remote can control one's presentation on the iPad with your iPhone by either Wifi OR Bluetooth.

     

    Instructions for doing exactly that are here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3325

     

    It is true that you cannot pair iOS devices via Bluetooth for just any old Bluetooth connection. However, for specific uses (such as tethering, or the Remote app) it is possible.

  • SzwakyD Level 1 Level 1

    After reading the instruction for the Bluetooth connect b/w the iPhone and iPad, do I have to download keynote first? I'm asking because without it, following those instructions, the devices will not pair.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7

    You can't follow those instructions without both Keynote on the iPad and Keynote Remote on the iPhone. Steps 3 and 4 require both apps to be opened. Pairing is done from within the app, and the two apps talk to each other.

  • SzwakyD Level 1 Level 1

    OK, that's what I was asking and how it appeared. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks