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Question: How do I enable an iPhone to pair by Bluetooth to a MacBook?

Objective: tether an iPhone -- iOS 10.3.3, by Bluetooth to a MacBook Pro -- macOS 10.13.2.

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Attempted:

• MacBook > Sys Prefs > Bluetooth > On and discoverable. Sees iPhone.

• iPhone > Settings > Bluetooth > On. Does not see MacBook.

• MacBook > Sys Prefs > Bluetooth > Double-click iPhone.

• MacBook sends iPhone an invitation to pair.

• Offer accepted on iPhone.

• iPhone > Settings > Bluetooth > Other Devices > infinitely shows MacBook with spinning toothpick wheel.

• iPhone > ... Bluetooth off.


• iPhone > ... Bluetooth on.

• MacBook > issue request to pair.

• iPhone > Accepts request.

• iPhone > now sees MacBook in ... > Bluetooth > My Devices. Not Connected.

• i Phone > single click MacBook in My Devices. Alert: Connection Unsuccessful. "MacBookName" is not supported. Only option: Forget Device.


How do I enable an iPhone to connect by Bluetooth to a MacBook?

iPhone 6, iOS 10.3.3

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Bluetooth pairing in the traditional sense is not required to tether the iPhone to the Mac. See below.

How to set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad - Apple Support

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Mar 7, 2018 11:19 AM in response to Dognose T. Bemis In response to Dognose T. Bemis

Bluetooth pairing in the traditional sense is not required to tether the iPhone to the Mac. See below.

How to set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad - Apple Support

Mar 7, 2018 11:19 AM

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