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Brisenoh Level 1 (0 points)

can anyone please tell me why my Iphone 5 and macbook pro cannot connect with bluetooth? It said it wasnt compatible. what!? talk abouit being confused.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    To transfer / Sync from computer to phone... See Here  >  Syncing with iTunes

     

    From Here  >  http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/syncing/

     

    For supported Bluetooth profiles... See Here...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3647

  • fwilsonwftx Level 1 (0 points)

    And how does this solve the problem. Does anyone have an answer? The error I get says that this macbook pro is not supported by my iphone 5. The only option then is forget device!!!

  • podbay Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm really surprised that the iPhone 5 can't share files with a new MacBook or a new iPad.  I just gave up an old Blackberry for a new iPhone, and the BB could send files via Bluetooth directly to my new (and old 2007) MacBooks.  Lame...

  • nikmsg Level 1 (0 points)

    Amazing! Apple doesn't stop to surprise: apple is NOT compatible with... apple ))) Interesting, that myTouch has no problems whatsoever connecting and transfering files via bluetooth to macbook, but iphone can't. It doesn't make sense only for me?

  • revgroove Level 1 (0 points)

    this and the charging cable issues are starting to send up warning bells regarding Apple QC and viability...not impressed...no fix for this yet??

  • Breathless19 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just found this out as well.... very surprised to say the least. It makes no sense why my iphone isn't compatible with my new Macbook Pro Retina... What the french, toast?

  • markwmsn Level 5 (5,572 points)

    The iPhone is compatible with the MBP-R. The connection methods supported by Apple are USB cable and WiFi, but not Bluetooth.

  • nikmsg Level 1 (0 points)

    So, i must disconnect my wireless internet connection in order to connect my cellphone or otherwise i have to connect through USB?

    The fact is that a phone and a laptop from the same manufacturer (Apple) have way less connectivity than a phone and a laptop from different manufacturers (e.g. Android and Apple).

    Compatible? Hardly. I think this time Apple shot itself in leg with its money-squeezing strategy.

  • markwmsn Level 5 (5,572 points)

    Why would you have to disconnect your wireless internet connection? Your iPhone and your MBP-R should be able to connect to the same wifi network at the same time; mine do.

  • FMRfromBellingham Level 1 (0 points)

    I want to use KeyNote Remote with my MacBook Pro when I don't have a WiFi network to link through.  KeyNote Remote says it will do this with BlueTooth.  Works great when I have a WiFi network to tap into with both iPhone 5 and MacBook Pro.  But when there is no WiFi (when I'm out in the woods, giving seminars to the Forest Service) I want to connect phone to computer to control KeyNote, as I would think many people would want to do.  Phone Bluetooth setup says "MacBookPro not supported".   Another strange Apple restriction issue.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 (17,787 points)

    Brisenoh wrote:

     

    can anyone please tell me why my Iphone 5 and macbook pro cannot connect with bluetooth? It said it wasnt compatible. what!? talk abouit being confused.

     

    Bluetooth is not supported for file transfer on the iPhone5. It has been hobbled in an effort to push you towards iCloud, I suspect.

     

    Even my dumb phone could easily transfer via bluetooth. Duh.

  • markwmsn Level 5 (5,572 points)

    FMRfromBellingham wrote:

     

    I want to use KeyNote Remote with my MacBook Pro when I don't have a WiFi network to link through.  KeyNote Remote says it will do this with BlueTooth.  Works great when I have a WiFi network to tap into with both iPhone 5 and MacBook Pro.  But when there is no WiFi (when I'm out in the woods, giving seminars to the Forest Service) I want to connect phone to computer to control KeyNote, as I would think many people would want to do.  Phone Bluetooth setup says "MacBookPro not supported".   Another strange Apple restriction issue.

    The App Store listing for Keynote Remote makes it clear that Bluetooth is supported only to connect the Keynote app on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch; wi-fi only for a Mac. "Keynote Remote requires: ... A working Wi-Fi connection when connecting to a Mac."

     

    If you're out in the woods, could you set up an ad hoc network based on the MBP? Would there be power where you are giving these seminars so you could you use an AirPort Express just for a wireless LAN? Alternatively, could you tether the MBP to the iPhone by Bluetooth (the reverse of what you describe, and requires support from your carrier)?

  • FMRfromBellingham Level 1 (0 points)

    Too much trouble doing the LAN.  Power is usually not the issue.  The beauty of the KeyNote Remote (via WiFi and should be also possible with Bluetooth) is everything works without the intervention of a computer guru like yourself (and not like me).  Usually these things work like a charm with Apple (I'm thinking how easy it is to direct content from my iPhone or my wife's iPad to Apple TV; but that again is using WiFi).  I don't really understand why the Bluetooth shouldn't be made to work.  Isn't Bluetooth just another "broadcast band" route with a different connecting protocol?  Why shouldn't this be a piece of cake for Apple to implement?

  • revgroove Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly...iOS 6.2 better fix this...

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