4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2013 9:00 AM by billsblots
ssandros Level 1 Level 1

hi guys, i have a new iphone 5 but the bluetooth doesn't seem to be working, when i try to send a file from my mac book pro to the iphone, it says that the device doesnt have the necessary services. On top of that, when i turn on the bluetooth on the iphone, it says devices sercing and either my mac book, or my ipad magage to get listed under devices...please help i think something is off but not sure thank u guys


iPhone 5
Solved by jmahone on Nov 14, 2012 12:20 AM Solved

1) Bluetooth is Turned off on one of your devices

2) Your iphone isnt a on ios 6 or above

3) There is something wrong with your daughterboard (sound and wireless)

 

Good Luck

  • jmahone Level 2 Level 2

    1) Bluetooth is Turned off on one of your devices

    2) Your iphone isnt a on ios 6 or above

    3) There is something wrong with your daughterboard (sound and wireless)

     

    Good Luck

  • ssandros Level 1 Level 1

    the bluetooth is on , the iphone is a brand new iphone 5 so it has io6, i don't understand  what the sound and the wireless have to do with the bluetooth..?????

  • AKRBTN Level 4 Level 4

    The issue is alot simpler than this - file transfer by Bluetooth is not supported in iOS.  You can't do what you're trying to do.  Bluetooth only works for hands-free audio and internet tethering. 

  • billsblots Level 1 Level 1

    I can't believe it!!  But this answers my question.  I pair up quickly between my iphone5 and iMac, but cannot transfer pics from my iphone to the iMac over Bluetooth as I expeceted I would easily be able to do.  After all, I did this with my old Mac and a simple Motorola cell phone years ago.

     

    So, the answer is that file transfer from iphone5 is not supported.  Really!!

     

    Not sure why capabilites have regressed, this is disappointing, but thanks for the answer, at least I know to stop beating my head against the wall searching for some hidden box to check.  This seemed like such an obvious capability between Apple devices I couldn't understand why I was having such difficulty.  It seemed like it would be seamless, but it can't be done.  Baffling.