How to Sync an iPhone Over Bluetooth

By Matt McGew

The iPhone is a quad-band GSM-based smart phone that features the ability to connect to a variety of Bluetooth devices. The first time you attempt to sync your iPhone with another Bluetooth device, you will need to complete the pairing process. Once you have completed this initial pairing process, your iPhone and the other Bluetooth device will automatically connect in the future when both devices are powered on and placed within range of each other.

Step 1

Power off the Bluetooth device you want to sync with your iPhone.

Step 2

Press and hold the "Pairing" button on the Bluetooth device. When the Bluetooth device starts to flash, release the pairing button. If you can't find the location of the pairing button on the Bluetooth device, consult the user's manual of the Bluetooth device.

Step 3

Tap the "Settings" icon on your iPhone.

Step 4

Scroll down and select the "General" option.

Step 5

Tap the "Bluetooth" button.

Step 6

Move the switch located to the right of "Bluetooth" to the "On" position.

Step 7

Select the Bluetooth device you want to sync with your iPhone from the list of available Bluetooth devices.

Step 8

Enter the passcode for the Bluetooth device using your iPhone's keypad. The passcode for most Bluetooth devices is either "0000" or "1234." If neither of these passcodes work, check the user's manual of your Bluetooth device for information about the correct passcode.

Step 9

Wait while your iPhone syncs with the Bluetooth device and completes the pairing process. Your iPhone will prompt you when the sync is complete and the devices are connected.

Tips & Warnings

  • After completing the initial sync between the iPhone and another Bluetooth device, you can sync the devices in the future by powering on both devices and placing them within range of each other.

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