Address Book/iPhone - Dial with Cell Phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sir42, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    I noticed that there's an option in Apple's Address Book to dial a number with a cell phone through bluetooth. If I pair my iPhone with my computer could I dial a number on my iPhone through Address Book?
     
  2. confirmed macrumors regular

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    not yet.

    unfortunately, apple has so far decided to cripple bluetooth to only work for headsets. it definitely does seem crazy, though, since this feature in Address Book can work with most other bluetooth phones, but not Apple's own. also, Apple designed iSync for bluetooth syncing between Macs and phones, but the bluetooth in the iPhone will not work with that.

    very silly of apple, but i'm fairly confident this will change in a future update. i'd also like incoming call numbers to be displayed on my computer, either through bluetooth, or at least when connected to the Dock. i have a feeling we'll see more of these features once Leopard rolls around.
     
  3. sir42 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I love that last idea to have the number flash on the screen!
     
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    iPhone has WiFi. I would not want to use Bluetooth for Sync when I have the much faster WiFi.
     
  5. pendolino macrumors member

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    you can do this with bluephoneelite

    bluephoneeilte supports dialing and using the speakerphone on a bluetooth connected mac and iphone. quite slick but i don't feel its stable enough. im sure there's a trial.
     
  6. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    there is a 2 week trial for BluePhoneElite 2. It is pretty good but this is something that should be built into osx.
     

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