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What are the Bluetooth limitations on an iPhone 4S?

What Bluetooth stuff can you not do with an iPhone 4S?

Most Useful Answer crunchwell  Feb. 7, 2012 at 16:25

@lionsden4, Apple blocks sending/receiving files over Bluetooth, only allowing headsets and other devices supported by apple to connect to the iPhone 4S using Bluetooth.

@matt101101, In regards to the Samsung Galaxy S2, my AT&T Galaxy S2 plays on my Hyundai Elantra's Bluetooth stereo just fine, letting me stream music and take/place calls. The only issue I have experienced would be the very low volume on music playback, so try cranking up the volume to maximum level. If that doesn't work, it might be an issue with the car's Bluetooth stereo (incorrect setup/chip defect), or a faulty Bluetooth chip on your phone. Hopefully it's neither!

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:09

No file transfer, that's the only limitation I know of.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:34

As far as I know there are still plenty of "issues" with all sorts of accessories... But it seems to vary.
But the biggie is the filetransfer!

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:42

Even my S2 with all its Android open-ness won't stream music via BT on my OH's Ford Fiesta, it'll pair and the car thinks it's playing but it just won't worl. It works fine in my car but just simply won't play in hers.

I think BT is just an inherently dodgy wireless connection type, whatever phone you're using.

blizzard7  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:54

I'd prefer AUX In to Bluetooth any day 8)

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:57

AUX = Ugly cable...eugh :p.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:58

Though I do have one which I bought via HUKD for 43p ;)

crunchwell  Feb. 7, 2012 at 16:25

@lionsden4, Apple blocks sending/receiving files over Bluetooth, only allowing headsets and other devices supported by apple to connect to the iPhone 4S using Bluetooth.

@matt101101, In regards to the Samsung Galaxy S2, my AT&T Galaxy S2 plays on my Hyundai Elantra's Bluetooth stereo just fine, letting me stream music and take/place calls. The only issue I have experienced would be the very low volume on music playback, so try cranking up the volume to maximum level. If that doesn't work, it might be an issue with the car's Bluetooth stereo (incorrect setup/chip defect), or a faulty Bluetooth chip on your phone. Hopefully it's neither!

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 7, 2012 at 17:03

It's neither, the phone will make calls via the car and it'll connect to other Bluetooth devices (such as the stereo in my living room), it just doesn't play nice with the music player in the car, odd.

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