Connecting iphone to mac via bluetooth

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fifth gen, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. fifth gen macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    Hello guys,

    So im trying to connect my iphone to my mac just to play around with it, and am having trouble. My computer recognizes my iphone and gives me an access code, but once i type it in, my computer says that there is nothing on my phone that it connect to because something is not enabled?

    Any idea as to the cause/solution?

    Do I have to sync my phone and mac before doing this?

  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    What are you putting the access code into and where are you getting this access code?

    BTW, I believe the default code for bluetooth is "000000". I don't know if that has changed though.

  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    The bluetooth on the iPhone is really only meant for bluetooth headsets.
  4. DPA macrumors 65816


    True, but I have heard you can use it to connect to your Mac to transfer small files. I don't know if this is true though.

  5. fifth gen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    I go into system preferences on my mac, and go to the bluetooth section. After it searches and finds my iphone, my mac gives me a code. At the same time, the "enter code" screen automatically pops up on my iphone. I put in the code, and it connects, it just says that there are no useable devices?

    And yea the reason I was doing this is like you said, you can transfer small files (or so ive heard). I got the step-by-step directions on connecting off of apples website btw.

    Thanks for the replies
  6. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I went through this quite a while ago, before I learned that the only Bluetooth function enabled is for hands free phone use. My computer would recognize the iPhone and pair with it, but no functions were then available. Never tried it again after I found out the quest was futile.
  7. DPA macrumors 65816


    I think that using Fugu is a lot easier and less restrictive then using Bluetooth. For more information about that see here.

  8. fifth gen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009

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