osx vs ios bluetooth

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by beachmusic, May 3, 2013.

  1. beachmusic macrumors regular

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    Like the title are there 2 different versions of bluetooth on these os? I can pair my bluetooth gps with my iMac with no problems but my iPad 4th gen will not even recognize it.
     
  2. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

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    The thing is, iOS devices only support some specific bluetooth profiles.
     
  3. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Kind of annoying to not be able to sync a GPS with an ios device to allow for location/maps.
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    BT is BT. Different devices have different profiles enabled so that is your limiting restriction.
     
  6. seble macrumors 6502a

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    should be able to, what are you trying to link it for, audio for music I assume? I can do it with my iPad in my father's Mercedes
     
  7. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

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    like stated in the first post.... Deluo GPS.
     
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    Laptop in passenger seat for macbook.

    IMac just uses similar hardware and/or is more programmable seeing as how it is a desktop.
     
  12. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Originally wanted to hookup the GPS to my iPad just for grins. Wouldn't work so tried the BT on the iMac to insure the BT wasn't broke on the GPS.
     
  13. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You can only use the iPhones BT to tether the internet connection to a Mac. You can't do anything else such as sending a file to the Mac or from the Mac to a phone.

    The only thing you can do by connecting a GPS unit to the phone via BT is to make handsfree calls.
     
  14. beachmusic thread starter macrumors regular

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    You guys just ain't got a clue. Let's just drop this thread.
     

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