iPhone 5 Bluetooth - connection unsuccessful "MacBook Air" is not supported

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  1. Carolina blue macrumors member

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    Last month I bought a new mid 2012 13" MacBook Air and my 32 gig black Verizon iphone 5 came in today. My MacBook Air has had no previous issues connecting to other bluetooth devices but every time I attempt to connect my iphone 5 to my MacBook Air I get an error message . A notice pops up Connection Unsuccessful "MacBook Air" is not supported.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its probably not supported then.
    What are you trying to do when connecting your computer to the iphone with BT?
     
  3. Carolina blue thread starter macrumors member

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    I was checking for any compatibility issues and I assumed that two brand new apple products with bluetooth would have the ability to connect to each other.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    To connect and do what?
    You cant transfer files back and forth since apple doesnt allow it. If you have tethering enabled on your phone you can connect and share your data to the mac by using BT but that's about it.
    There's no point on pairing it since you cant do anything when connected anyway. That's why its not supported. The iphones are locked down devices.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    As above. However if it is for tethering I can confirm it is supported!
     
  6. Carolina blue thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay thanks! I am coming from Android and I was used to transferring things from phone by BT.
     
  7. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Nope, doesn't work like that with iOS. Wi-fi sync seems much easier than that anyway.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, would be nice to be able to transfer videos, music, ringtones, pics over BT.
    But nothing. Thanks Apple:)
     
  9. phb92 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe there are 2 reasons to pair via Bluetooth.
    1) "connection sharing" since BT is proposed as an option.
    2) fast number dialing from mac

    Whatever is possible through USB or Wifi should be possible through BT, no ?

    Best regards.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not really.
    Wish it was like that though.
    Apple locks the iphone BT connection so there's very limited things you can do when pairing your iphone via BT.
     
  11. mdps, Jan 9, 2013
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    Pair to use Keynote Remote to advance slides in Keynote.

    I spoke to AppleCare today and the senior iOS tech told the tech to whom I was speaking that it was not possible. The Senior CPU tech apparently said "maybe" but would not provide any suggestions.
     
  12. mmgargca macrumors newbie

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    ;

    Mmm
     
  13. revazi macrumors newbie

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    You can use airdrop to share files from iPhone to mac :rolleyes:
     
  14. Bomb Bloke macrumors regular

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    Now? Yes, though possibly not in this particular case. Back when this thread was first posted? Not a chance.
     

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