12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2012 5:10 PM by Dah•veed Branched to a new discussion.
TomVV Level 1 (0 points)

I use my iPad  in my car as a GPS and music player, the iPad is connected trough a 3.5mm jack that was built in in the car.

As it is now hooked to the main speakers of my car, I also want to use it is a 'bluetooth headset' for my mobile phone.

Thus using my car speakers as the speaker of the phone, and the iPad microphone as the mic to talk in

iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 (22,552 points)

    I'm afraid, that is not supported:

    iOS: Supported Bluetooth profiles

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,660 points)

    Disclaimer - For me the Apple Support Communities are an international user to user technical support forum. As a man from Mexico my first language is Spanish. I do not speak English, however I do write in English with the aid of the Mac OS X spelling and grammar checks. I also live in a culture very different from that found in most 1st world nations, such as that in the two dominant North American countries. Written language has no tone. When offering advice in the ASC, my comments are not meant to be anything more than helpful and certainly not to be taken as insults.


    Perhaps get a splitter for the miniport and plug in both devices.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,660 points)

    Criticizing Apple business and product decisions, as well as, asking questions about jailbreaking is a violation of the Terms of Use and gets your comments removed.


    What you wish to do is not possible with either the iPhone's or the iPad's current BT stack. You will need to seek help outside of this forum to discuss this further.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Instead of trying to use the iPad as something it isn't intended to be used as (a bluetooth headset) why not try using an actual Bluetooth headset as a Bluetooth headset - you'll probably find it works as intended.


    If your phone has Bluetooth (which it must have to accept audio input from another Bluetooth device), it is already designed to work with Bluetooth headsets. But the iPad is not one, and has never been advertised as one.

  • TomVV Level 1 (0 points)

    It's not intended, but could easily do so, why I want to do this, I want to give my product multiple purposes, at home as well as in the car.

    Buying a headset will not only cost me more, it wouldn't have to advantages of automatically turning the volume down, and it's another device my car, of which I have to keep an eye on the battery, another device I have to turn off and on.


    So using the iPad as an all in one system would have many advantages.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Well, regardless of what you want - the iPad does not do that and isn't supposed to. If you want to suggest it to Apple as a possible future enhancement, do so here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html but I seriously would not suggest holding your breath waiting for it.

  • TeamAWAC Level 1 (0 points)

    This functionality would convince me to buy an iPad mini for the car.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 (15,882 points)

    Why would we care?

  • basshead808 Level 1 (0 points)

    That would be interesting to see an app that's able to do all this and be able to have a keypad to dial a number.  Alot of consumers see the iPad as a replacement stereo, if you really look at the features and price between haveing a high-end double din stereo with GPS vs. an iPad/Mini.  The high-end stereo w/gps,bluetooth,usb for media storage and all the bells & whistles will cost you well over $1000;  As for the iPad.... the iPad already does most of the features that a car stereo can do and alot more, with the exeption of not being able to make a bluetooth calls, but with a price well under $1000 depending on storage space.  I have seen that the iPad,& iPad mini has made an impact in the caraudio scene ever since the very first iPad was released. If seeing is believing.... I would suggest to do a search on the web and youtube "ipad in car".

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    I suggest you google Siri Eyes free.

  • basshead808 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry I just youtubed Gmate, and it never mentioned anything about jailbreaking phone. so i assume that its ok.  It uses just instert sim card and pair iDevice throught bluetooth.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,660 points)

    The only Gmate app in the iTunes App Store is for a glucose monitor for diabetics. Searching Gmate iOS app leads to jailbreaking instructions to install the app.