iPhone 5 and Personal Hotspot via Bluetooth & wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Imola Ghost, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I've never done this before however since my hotel Internet is out I thought I might give it a try.

    I first of all tried to pair my iPhone 5 and my 2009 MBP and it finds my iPhone however it just won't connect. My iPhone puts up a message saying "Johnny's MacBook Pro" is not supported.

    Can anyone give me some ideas to try? I would try and connect via the USB cable however I left it at the shop.

    Is my MBP possibly to old to connect on another?
  2. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    Do you need to use Bluetooth? Can't you just connect to the hotspot?
  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Oh ok I see...I can connect via Bluetooth or Wifi. However I tried the Bluetooth and it won't pair.

    So I just now tried wifi and my phone is not showing up on the MBP's available wifi connections.
  4. AuroraProject macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2008
    Right there
    Try turning hotspot off and back on again. I've noticed my devices can only "see" the iPhone for a limited amount of time. Then try again, you'll be looking for a network with the same name as your iPhone.
  5. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009

    Thanks I did that it FINALLY showed up in my wifi connection list.

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