Bluetooth Pairing between rMBP and iPhone 5S problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SCOLANATOR, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. SCOLANATOR macrumors 6502a

    SCOLANATOR

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    OK so just decided I would try and pair my iPhone and Mac together (both fully updated to 7.1.1 and 10.9.3). I turned on BT on both devices and on my Mac selected my iPhone to pair, it starts the process, a notification pops up on my iPhone, I click confirm or something like that. Then it says connection has failed. Both these devices are sitting next to each other and the only other thing around is my wireless router running on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

    Wanted to get this working in anticipation for the public Yosemite beta.

    Thanks
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    iPhones don't pair to Macs - they don't need to. They use Wi-Fi for any necessary communication. There will be some new features in Yosemite/iOS 8 that will utilize Bluetooth but it won't require pairing.
     
  3. SCOLANATOR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Kind of odd that they wouldn't. How about when tethering?
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can tether over Bluetooth if you turn on personal hotspot. But you can also tether via wifi or USB.
     

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