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I need to pair up my Ericsson w580i Bluetooth with my MacBook but I can't!

Asked by 2late2be (2286points) September 8th, 2008 from iPhone

In my phone says that I need to check on the computer that its Bluetooth is in discoverable mode, and it is, everything is good but I just can’t conect it, I can send things from the MacBook to the cell phone but not from the cell phone to the MacBook, any advices? Thanks! ;)

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If I can remember, the Bluetooth implementation seems to be somewhat lacking on the Mac side-that is, Mac OS seems to not support all the profiles allowing full transfer of files between the two devices. I had a K750i back in the day, and remember that I could only sync one way-bummer!

I ended up buying an external card reader for my micro SD card, and drag-n-drop downloading to that card on the Mac, to get my tunes on it…now that may all have changed since then (newer Mac OS Leopard, firmware/model updates with your phone), but if you want to be completely sure, look up Bluetooth compatibility on Apple’s support knowledge base.

Alternately, you can research a sync software program, such as this one I found on a tech forum:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/30274&mode=feedback?tag=forums06;posts

The software plug-in costs about $3 but allows iSync to see your phone for address book/iCal support. I think that’s all via USB cable though…so on the issue of BT over-the-air sync, don’t know the answer to that one.

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