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ShotByHisOwnSon
Aug 18, 2013, 02:16 AM
Hey MacRumors,

Been lurking for a while but I'm just curious if anyone's had any luck with connecting their phone with their MacBook via Bluetooth?

I am still quite new to Apple devices and do not know the details as to why I couldn't connect with iOS 6 and truth be told am really hoping it'll be a feature I can access in the future.

My apologies if this is the wrong thread to discuss this in.

Cheers

Giuly
Aug 18, 2013, 02:31 AM
What exactly would the benefit of connecting your iPhone to your MBP via Bluetooth be?

Macman45
Aug 18, 2013, 02:33 AM
Since you have the option of wifi syncing etc. I can't see Apple implementing a direct BT connection anytime soon...It's just not required.

ShotByHisOwnSon
Aug 18, 2013, 02:41 AM
Tethering them, just when I'm at work and need to do find/send schematics. But another option which came to mind is perhaps purchasing an iPad for that purpose.

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Since you have the option of wifi syncing etc. I can't see Apple implementing a direct BT connection anytime soon...It's just not required.

That's a good thought, I never thought to try using the phone as a hotspot and connecting that way.

Cheers!

glitch82
Aug 18, 2013, 09:11 AM
With Dialogue for OS X you can use your Mac as a Bluetooth hands free device, not only taking calls but also initiating and recording them.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/18/ujubevu6.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/18/vurevaqa.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/18/ema9ema6.jpg

http://youtu.be/RG7nugRPR6w

kingben
Aug 18, 2013, 06:17 PM
i just tried the dialogue app, it synced great and was able to place calls. the only problem was that no audio was being transmitted or received. it was just silence on both ends. I'm running OS X ML and iOS7 beta 6. do you think that iOS 7 was the issue?

kingben
Aug 18, 2013, 07:00 PM
i just tried the dialogue app, it synced great and was able to place calls. the only problem was that no audio was being transmitted or received. it was just silence on both ends. I'm running OS X ML and iOS7 beta 6. do you think that iOS 7 was the issue?

Nevermind, i must have not had all my bluetooth settings correct. it's working much better after going through the settings on my iMac. i think its great, there is some slight feedback, but I'm sure that will get fixed soon :)

mKTank
Aug 18, 2013, 07:21 PM
You can do Internet tethering via Bluetooth. That's about it for practical reasons.

kingben
Aug 18, 2013, 09:58 PM
any chance of getting voice control with this? i tried to applescript something, but i'm hopelessly unqualified. being able to call someone from a voice command like you can with siri would be really cool.