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    Default Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    I've tried everything from pairing my device to my MacBook retina , to resetting my devices with no luck. It keeps giving me thisClick image for larger version. 

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    The Mac is directly on my lap and my iPhone in my hand, so this cannot be the case.

    I'm having another issue with continuity. I'm running Yosemite public beta 5, and iOS 8 on my 6+ and noticed that my Mac does receive calls but nothing else. The continuity feature doesn't work. I've made sure it's enabled in my system preferences and on, on my iPhone but still nothing works.
    Oh and yes my wi fi is on with the same iCloud account is enabled.
    What am I missing here?
    Last edited by Sekelani Zwambila; 10-09-2014 at 04:34 PM.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    If anyone can help, I'd love it too. I get the same thing. Both my iPhone 5C and iPad Mini are running 8.0.2 and my Macbook Pro is running Yosemite Public Beta 5. Absolutely can not get them connected.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    Afaik you don't need to pair them manually. Continuity should work as long as both devices are on the same iCloud account. I get the same error if I try to pair but continuity works anyway at least with Safari which is the only place I've really tried it.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    Continuity works fine on my Mac Mini running yosemite beta and iPhone 5s 8.1 Beta2. Did not need to pair bluetooth for it to work, but I tried pairing after reading this thread and get the same message.
    Last edited by calebt; 10-11-2014 at 08:11 AM.
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    Default Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    My MacBook Air also will not pair with my 5C.
    I have tried to Air Drop photos and was wondering why it sat in limbo.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    There is a known issue in 8.0.x with Bluetooth. I am running 8.1b2 and my Bluetooth connectivity is significantly improved. It should not be too much longer until 8.1is out. In the meantime try turning off BT on both the phone and the Mac then trying to pair again.
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    Default Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    There is definitely an issue. I am getting a not in range message. The 5C is sitting on top of the Mac.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    I have had, and continue to get connection problems between my iPhone 6 Plus and my Mac (running Yosemite 10.10). The ONLY way I can get the devices connected is using an App called Authy. Put the App on both your iPhone and Mac, connect with Authy then Bluetooth between your Mac and iPhone will show as connected.........

    I do hope Apple can sort it out soon without the use of third party Apps
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    iOS 8.1 is rolling out Monday. Hopefully that resolves the problem.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    The nicest feature (making phone calls on my iMac) doesn't work ... Monday after the 8.1 update?

    I wonder, how was this phone call or message demonstration during the keynote possible? Was it fake?
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    Default Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    Quote Originally Posted by KarelNU View Post
    The nicest feature (making phone calls on my iMac) doesn't work ... Monday after the 8.1 update?

    I wonder, how was this phone call or message demonstration during the keynote possible? Was it fake?
    I noticed the same thing on my MacBook Air. Although, not very important to me, but is a nice feature.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    It was not fake... I am doing it today with 10.10 and iOS 8.1b2
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    Finally I found a thread of people facing exactly the same problem as mine. FYI I've tried everything, from disassociating my MacBook Pro Retina 2012 with my iCloud and re-associating, re-pairing in Bluetooth preferences, turning off Bluetooth and Wi-fi on both my iPhone 5s and my MPr 2012, even restarting both devices as well. It still won't work. In my case, Airdrop-ing from MacBook to iPhone 5s works flawlessly, but it won't work at all the other way round (from iPhone 5s to MacBook).

    For the record, my iPad Air works flawlessly Airdropping both ways (MacBook Pro to iPad and vice versa), and also from iPad to iPhone, but only iPhone to MacBook seems to be the problem.

    Hope to find someone able to re-solve this issue. I'm running the recent public release of OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8.0.2.

    Oh yeah, another thing, Continuity works fine. No issues at all. Just Airdrop seems to be the problem.
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    I have a 6+ and rMBP and was having the similar problems but seemed to find a way to get it working regardless

    In particular, I was having difficulty using the phone as a hotspot (tethering over Bluetooth). I could see the phone in my Wifi drop down, but every time I tried to connect it would say unsuccessful. I then tried pairing the phone to the laptop in the Bluetooth menu but would receive the same message you all seem to be describing ("unsuccessful" blah blah).

    Turned out, that even after the pairing was unsuccessful, the laptop would still appear in my list of devices but I would be unable to pair with it. However, it seems as though it DOES pair (or something close to pairing) regardless of that message as I am now able to use the phone as a hotspot without taking it out of my pocket and doing the normal routine.

    ... now if only AirDrop would work.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    And it's suddenly started working... what can I say!
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    This is still an issue with iOS 8.1.
    Still have to use Authy.
    Why is Apple having so much trouble with Bluetooth on iPhone 6?
    I can answers calls in my car now but text message reading in car display is still not working.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    I will say the handoff between my Mac and my iPhone works.
    The phone rang and it went through my Mac as well.
    For minute there I thought I was in a call center.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    Quote Originally Posted by joemd60 View Post
    iOS 8.1 is rolling out Monday. Hopefully that resolves the problem.
    Still no change. Still cannot connect Bluetooth
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    Okay I'm starting to hate Apple right now. My phone doesn't connect to bluetooth and the 8.1 update in Canada is pointless (we don't have apple pay and I cannot relay my texts to my macbook). The iOS8.1 update is supposed to enable texting through your macbook but it doesn't do the trick for me. Tried re-setting my phone and macbook. For some reason I have only one macbook but it continues to show two MacBooks in my name and if I enable either one of those, I don't get any prompt screen to enable texting in my mac in my macbook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by priyanthn View Post
    Okay I'm starting to hate Apple right now. My phone doesn't connect to bluetooth and the 8.1 update in Canada is pointless (we don't have apple pay and I cannot relay my texts to my macbook). The iOS8.1 update is supposed to enable texting through your macbook but it doesn't do the trick for me. Tried re-setting my phone and macbook. For some reason I have only one macbook but it continues to show two MacBooks in my name and if I enable either one of those, I don't get any prompt screen to enable texting in my mac in my macbook.
    Follow all of these steps to make your SMS Forwarding work.

    I believe that the multiple MacBook issue is the result of having your iCloud AppleID logged into both devices.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    I'm using an iPhone 5 running 8.1 with the same issue. At first, I thought it was an issue with 8.0.2, but my iPad 3 running the same version connected with no hassle. I talked with people from tech support, but they were no help. Then, I updated both devices to 8.1 and while my iPad still connected, the iPhone still wouldn't.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    its not just iPhone 6. My iPads wont connect either. It is funny because it did work fine...then it stopped.
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    I am having this same issue now. It used to work perfectly too. I called Apple Care and they said that I should never pair an iPhone to a MacBook. Does this make any sense? Any help or insight would be appreciated. I'm thinking about calling back and seeing if I can get someone else to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janey_G View Post
    I am having this same issue now. It used to work perfectly too. I called Apple Care and they said that I should never pair an iPhone to a MacBook. Does this make any sense? Any help or insight would be appreciated. I'm thinking about calling back and seeing if I can get someone else to help.
    Yes. It does make e Mae. What are you trying to do that requires them to be paired?
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    Default Re: Unable too connect Bluetooth from iPhone 6 plus to mac

    I really only had it for ease of use of iPhoto. Take a pic on my phone and it would go right into iPhoto on my MacBook. I was told that now I have to go into iCloud under the Shared section and look at it in My Photo Stream. It's not important, but I was just wondering why I couldn't get them to pair. I was getting network errors and errors saying my MBA wasn't a supported device.

    Is this how it's supposed to be?
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