Unable to pair iPhone 3G with macbook

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by knarzie, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. knarzie macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    I seem to be unable to pair my 3G iPhone with my unibody macbook.

    on my phone, bluetooth is shown as 'on' but it is continually 'searching'

    on my mac, it says 'the device does not have the necessary services'

    any ideas?

    bluetooth sharing is enabled in system preferences.
  2. maverick808 macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2004
    I'm getting the same thing with my 3G phone and alu MacBook.
  3. neesh0 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    I dont think that pairing them does anything, but I'm not completely sure.
  4. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    there was a new bluetooth update released by apple today
    did you try that?
  5. dubels macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2006
    I am trying to get pairing to work now that I have tethering working.
  6. MacVixen macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    In the same boat. cannot get the two devices to pair up - well I'll take that back. I could not get the iPhone to detect my MBP. But I could get the computer to connect to my iPhone, gave me the pin # to enter on my iPhone... then nothing happens. the computer shows up as a device under my bluetooth settings, but just continuously shows as not connected.

    When I try to use my computer to find the phone I get a message that the bluetooth network could not be found.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. chappy87 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    Southampton, UK
    On an Alu iMac, having the same exact problem.... Anybody??!!
  8. saminsocks macrumors regular

    May 12, 2008
    I'm assuming you updated to 3.0 software first? I was able to connect to my MBP last night with little problem. I don't usually have Bluetooth on on my MBP so I turned it off on my phone, turned it on on the MBP then turned it back on on the phone. I had to make it manually search for the devices, but it found it without a problem.
  9. rafael mati macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    Bluetooth problems

    Im experiencing the same problem. In the bluetooth setting, it is taking forever for my iphone with its new OS3 to find other bluetooth device. I was able to pair my iphone with my macbook unibody but that's it. I cant even use it because it cannot connect even if i was able to pair it. What seems to be the problem?
    Is there any link to the new bluetooth update released by mac?

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