Bluetooth won't connect to other phones

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  1. LG85

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    Hey, can anyone tell me if their Bluetooth works on their iPhone? I am never able to connect to other phones and it's annoying.
     
  2. Europa

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    Yes, it works for me. Which app are you using? You can use Bump (or a similar app) to transfer photos and contact information, but you'll have to jailbreak if you want to transfer music and videos.
     
  3. LG85

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    Yeah I know of those apps but I mean bluetooth connection to other phones like my blackberry ?
     
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    Ok thanks for the advice, I'll try it
     
  6. Beckski

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    My bluetooth doesn't work either ... What's the cause of this? And what is the fix? I don't want an app to fix a problem in the phone?
    I have an updated iPhone 4
     
  7. Europa

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    What type of Bluetooth problems are you experiencing?
     
  8. Beckski

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    The iPhone cannot see other devices when the devices's bluetooth is turned on
     
  9. dbreowning

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    same here! I was a foot away from my granddaughter's iPhone and it kept searching and then finally said it found no other devices (or something like that). Bluetooth was turned on on both iPhone 4's
     
  10. MuddyPaws

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    The cause is that Apple, for some reason, doesn't want the iPhone to play nice with other devices. Pretty simple.
     
  11. bams50

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    I'm not completely sure what Bluetooth is for, other than my handsfree phone headsets; and those paired with no problems, like every other phone. What else does it do?
     
  12. ~DS~

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    The bluetooth on iPhone wasn't meant to work with other devices, it's meant to work only on headsets. I use it to connect my SUV build in bluetooth and play musics.
     
  13. Europa

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    Wirelessly connecting to other phones to transfer data and media (see post #2 and 4), sharing the phone's 3G connection with other computers (tethering), and playing music through a Bluetooh-enabled sound system.
     
  14. Beckski

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    So no solution? Just a function that doesn't work?
     
  15. Europa

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    You're trying to connect to other Apple devices, right? Which app are you using to connect to them?
     
  16. Beckski

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    Yep - two iPhone 4 .. And: No app! The two devices just wont see one another in 'settings' while Bluetooth is on on both phones.
     
  17. Europa

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    It doesn't work that way. You can't connect to another iPhone through the Settings app. You'll need to use a third party app like Bump. There are limitations on the types of files you can transfer if the phone is stock.

    If your phone is jailbroken, you can connect directly to the other iPhone with the iFile app (available in Cydia) and there won't be any limitations with the types of files that you can transfer.
     
  18. John07524

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    Will any Bluetooth play music with iOS 5? I bought 6 of them in the last 3 weeks but they didn't work.
     
  19. Europa

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    No. The Bluetooth headset must be A2DP-enabled. The Jawbone ICON and ERA will both work.
     
  20. FFAP1234

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    I have the Bose Bluetooth Series 2 and works great! My roommate uses his with the iPhone 4 and I use mine with the 4S and woks and feels great! GPS, radio, any app I have tried, we are very happy with it. I decided to mention about it in case other people haven't tried it yet : )
     

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