Bluetooth says sharing is off but it is on

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jaboc, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. jaboc macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Just looking for a little help on this issue.

    When trying to connect to another bluetooth device (a macbook pro) I get the following message in the bottom of the 'select bluetooth device' window:

    "To use the service on this computer, turn on Bluetooth Sharing in its Sharing preferences"

    So I go to the 'Sharing' preferences pane and Bluetooth Sharing is already check marked and says it is on.

    I try again and I get the same message.

    I have tried checking and re-checking the box as well as a repair disk permission, but neither worked.

    Any ideas?

    For reference I am on a unibody macbook pro 2.53Ghz with OSX 10.5.6 installed.
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Well you also have to turn on Bluetooth itself. Click on "Bluetooth Preferences" at the bottom of the Bluetooth Sharing Preferences and check "on".
     
  3. jaboc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya, it has been on the whole time as well. And discoverable if that makes any difference.
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Ok.
    Is there a specific reason why you want to use Bluetooth? You could also just use WiFi to connect, if the medium is not important.
     
  5. jaboc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not vitally important. i have a lot of other ways to transfer files and the such, but I would like to get it working so I have that option.

    My bluetooth does work for connecting peripherals, for example my bluetooth keyboard. It is only file sharing that is the problem.
     

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