What's the Point of Bluetooth

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DisneyRicky, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. DisneyRicky macrumors regular

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    Really? What's the point of bluetooth on the iPad? The only known thing that works is the keyboard! If I pair it with my cell or iMac, it doesn't do anything! You can't send/receive files, pictures or music. No apps modify this either! I want to be able to take a picture, and put it on my iPad instantly! It's way easier then importing to my computer, and syncing the album. If anyone knows a way around this (Cydia app?), please tell me! I find it to be a complete waste.

    P.S. I don't have a bluetooth keyboard
     
  2. Durious macrumors 6502

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    Cant help you too much here, I use it with a Bluetooth keyboard and its even more amazing when doing school assignments
     
  3. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    The camera-a and camera-b apps use bluetooth in order to take a picture with your iPhone and see it on your iPad.

    I've only. Used a couple times, but it seems pretty nice.
     
  4. DisneyRicky thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have an old iPod Touch (1g), so it doesn't have Bluetooth. But do you all know what I mean? I have an EnV Touch, and it would be nice to take a picture with my cell and ~ZAP~ it over to my iPad for easier viewing. When I try iBluetooth, I get some sort of 'stack' error :(
     
  5. openendstraight macrumors regular

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    There is an app that allows you to sync to your iPhone via Bluetooth. You can see on your iPad via your iPhone camera in real time. You have to have the app installed on both, and both have to be on with Bluetooth activated. The pic go to your iPad photos.

    I think the app is called camera for iPad or something like that. I have it and it works well.
     
  6. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    Apps can communicate with each other such as with Scrabble. A2DP for stereo headphone listening works. As you already know, any Bluetooth keyboard works. No profile for file transfer or internet connection sharing exists on the iPad. Bluetooth telephone earpieces don't work with Skype, et. al. because there is no profile. That is intentional on Apple's part. Apple has a matrix on their website for all their devices and compuers which shows what will and will not work across Bluetooth. When you buy from Apple you have to play by their rules outside of jail breaking.
     
  7. kaelell macrumors 6502

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    several games use it to connect, BT headphones, keyboard, hooking up to BT car stereos, do people even use it to transfer files these days? with almost everything online, its often simpler/quicker to just mail a file through your device( whether its a smartphone, ipad etc). I dont think ive sent a file over bluetooth for like 3 years !
     
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  9. DisneyRicky thread starter macrumors regular

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    This what happens of I open iBluetooth. Does anyone know what it means? Can I edit a .plist file to bypass it?
     

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  11. coelacanth macrumors 6502

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    I use Sennheiser MM100 with it almost daily. Works perfectly. I even had my iPad in my backpack and streamed radio to my bt headphone in a commute.

    I also use iGo Ultra Slim keyboard here and there. Also works great and the size is perfect with the iPad.
     

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