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  • CarlL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    True you cannot simply connect between iPhone and Macbook unless you want to use the iPhone as a Bluetooth hotspot. (I use PhoneView to connect to the iPhone as a file viewer)


    Even the Bluetooth hotpot process is not straightforward. To make it work I opened Bluetooth Prefs and selected pair with my iPhone 5s -- iPhone must have hotspot active. As soon as it connects and you select Pair on the iPhone, they disconnect again! But, right-click the iPhone device on the Mac and select 'Connect to Network' and there you go. However, my speed tests show that the Bluetooth hotspot connection is very slow compared to a wifi hotspot connection, so the whole process seems a waste of time other than academic exercise.



  • CreamTeam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have a problem with the hotspot connection. Although, as you say, it is not always very reliable at connecting.

    I just want my phone connected so Phone Amigo will work......

  • vlory Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do not know how useful this info will be, but here it goes.

    Visited my local Genius Bar and they told me that the keynote remote app description mentions that connection to Mac is done via wifi only. Connection to the iPod, iPhone or iPad can be done via wifi or Bluetooth.


    Anyway, I figured out a solution and validated with on of the on-duty genii.

    Create a network on your Mac and connect the phone via wifi.

    Disadvantage: you need to have wired Ethernet to be able to access the internet.

    But at least I can use the keynote remote again.

  • Roewlerd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here.. my iPhone 5s wont connect to my MacBook's (Air mid 2012) Bluetooth without using the hotspot option. I like using KEYCARD to lock my Mac when i walk away from it.




    Please fix this Apple... 

  • bcliff8285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thought it was only me   same issue I am unable to connect Iphone5 or Ipad Air to my Imac .  I have also tried to enable Bluetooth Pan on my Imac, but no such luck

  • tweetandshort Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, just been persauded to go to the dark side from PC, Mavericks sorted a lot of issues (outlook wouldn't work normal security certs BS) I find Apple's solution battle with Adobe tedious (Preview ***!) and this complete nightmare of not being able to use bluetooth (when everyone knows its low battery use versus hotspot and ....errr....iPhone 5 has a battery issue) completely beyond sane.


    The new Apple specific USB for charging etc (well you cannot use it anymore on all those other apple compatible devices you bought as plug and play without an adaptor (I guess one exists at $300 from 'apple' approved stores only.


    Most annoying about 'Apple USB' the EU are going to make them change to the standard. Someone needs to get into Product Marketing and sort it out, more technical / design BS leading custmers by the noce when they are a B 2 C company.


    We could go on about the 4G which isnt


    We could go one about their price gouging on the App Stores for suppl;iers and their non-competitive attitude to price fixing the Apple store as the low price supplier irrelevant to your commercial model


    How we let Google (yes your not innocent now your new attitude to SEO means that companies cannot see the referring words and searches - nothing to do with selling Adwords though of course FFS do you think we are stupid...well clearly yes from the way you behave) and Apple dominate this space and ...rant over, calmer now, wow that was therapeutic.

  • TECHNUUB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem is with the new OSX Mavericks 1.0 update. My Iphone 5 was connecting via bluetooth with my new 2013 Mackbook pro seemlessly but as soon as I update the it's now saying it is not compatible. Apple need to fix this problem asap smh...

  • Rich Fenton Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have the same problem, IOS says Macbook Pro is not supported - OSX Mavericks MBP (late 2012), Iphone 5S (7.0.4)

    Iphone won't conenct via Bluetooth yet iPad will (same iOS version)


    It will connect via PAN Network but not regular Bluetooth device.  My friends devices work fine and pair fine  (identical to mine)


    C'mon Apple this is beyond a joke... the multi-device integration is the key to keeping me an apple customer - without it you are loosing a huge selling advantage.

  • Rich Fenton Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    After playing with this a little I think I may have found a solution.... My iPhone's original name was:

    'Rich Fenton's iPhone 5S' - I deleted all recollection of this device on my bluetooth devices and renamed my phone to 'Rich iPhone'.  restarted the phone and restarted my MBP and tried the pair process again which seemed to do the trick....


    I suspect it's a bug with the length of the device's name and/or the apostrophe in the device name

  • Rich Fenton Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Roewlerd - try my solution below - be really curious if it fixes it for you as well !?

  • SWL1015 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am trying to pair my iPhone 5 with my new MBP running Maverick and seem to be getting what is reported here. Just after getting a "Connected" on pairing, the connection then drops. I tried changing the name on my iPhone and it did not help. I also am not able to set up my iPhone as a Personal Hotspot due to company policy. Am I out of luck to use bluetooth on these two devices?


  • Rich Fenton Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    @SWL1015 - did you reboot your phone after changing the iPhone name ?

    Mine wouldn;t work until I performed a restart and cleared the old phone references out of the connections

  • SWL1015 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Rich Fenton - yes I did reboot my phone after changing it's name. Is there anything else I need to do to clear out old phone references? Thanks.

  • xoAnna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem here as well. Using an iPhone 5 (ios 7.0.4) and Macbook Pro (mid-2012) with OSX 10.9/Mavericks.

    As soon as they both "seem to" connect, they immediatly disconnect. ***

    IMHO, it is ridiculous that 2 different Apple devices can't seem to do something as basic as having operable bluetooth functionality between one another! The stereo that came stock with my car connects better to bluetooth than these supposedly "interchangeable and seamless" iDevices. Hah.


    /rant over

  • TedDragon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Has no one noticed that this happened after the OS update?  Apple removed the Isync and its supporting libraries..  thats most likely why it will not pair properly.



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