Bluetooth Pairing with New iPhone

Discussion in 'iMac' started by galaxy7, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. galaxy7 macrumors member

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    I have a new 6S and I'm trying to connect it via bluetooth with my iMac so I can airdrop small files and such. The devices find each other, give the pairing code, but they wont connect. I get a popup on the phone saying my iMac is "not supported". Is there a way to address this or work around it? Thank you!
     
  2. dangerfish macrumors 6502

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    How old is the iMac and what OS are your running.
    Also, doesn't airdrop work over wifi?
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    If your iMac doesn't have bluetooth 4 it won't work simple as that. You can always use a bluetooth USB dongle I suppose.
     
  4. galaxy7 thread starter macrumors member

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    My iMac is about 5+ years old and the OS is whatever's current. I have iCloud and all that on it. And I am unfamiliar with what Bluetooth version it may have. Will have to try and look and see. Airdrop is via Bluetooth. But I did try and my iPad mini 2 does connect to the iMac Bluetooth, but I still can't airdrop documents or pics between them.
     
  5. galaxy7 thread starter macrumors member

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    My iMac is running OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Your iMac is just too old.

    It only works with Bluetooth 4.0 and:

    You need a 2012 or newer Mac model with OS X Yosemite or later, excluding the Mac Pro (Mid 2012)

    and

    iOS 7 or later
    • iPhone 5 or later
    • iPad Pro
    • iPad (4th generation) or later
    • iPad mini or later
    • iPod touch (5th generation) or later
     

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