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

Carolina blue

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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.
 

Carolina blue

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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.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
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.
 

Gav2k

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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.
As above. However if it is for tethering I can confirm it is supported!
 

phb92

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Dec 11, 2012
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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.
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.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
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.
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.
 

mdps

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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.
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.
 
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mmgargca

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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.
 
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