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Not so smooth to connect iPhone 6 through Bluetooth adapter?

by thumbtalker1st / November 9, 2014 3:41 PM PST

Based on the last last thread I started in the forum, I adopted the advice by many OP that I should add a Bluetooth dongle to my laptop and finally the audio stream works flawlessly so far with all my gadgets. By the way, I ordered Inateck new released Bluetooth adapter :
It is said as an upgraded edition of its old item. But last weekend, I just puzzled about its use with iPhone 6. My friend came to visit me and want to share his new favorite songs with me on his 6. But we tried many times with a failure. My laptop has shown the connection works but the music can't be expressed.

Has anybody could tell us whether there is any special clause on the iPhone 6's Bluetooth function ? Or is it possible we ignored some important information or operation?

Moreover, maybe someone knows the explanation of EDR WIDCOMM ?

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2014 11:56 PM PST

I can't possibly type all what is needed to understand why this is or cover it all. In short, not all things talk to all things.

Here's this ONE THING. Your Windows Laptop with BT (bluetooth) rarely can be a BT AUDIO PLAYER. Adding A2DP is not an easy thing and is not a stock feature in BT usb adapters or the Windows BT "stack." You can find that folk then discover this and read more at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=374977

Sorry but it would take a long dissertation to cover why this is not a stock feature.

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I need more answers from both Inateck and Apple Support.....
by thumbtalker1st / November 12, 2014 4:59 PM PST
In reply to: Sorry no.

I have read the analysis article sketchily. I agreed your opinion that adding A2DP is not an easy thing into the BT dongles.I 've just questioned the Inateck Support if the issue results from this. They formally replied that the A2DP is contained in their Bluetooth Agreement of their adapters and that's the point why I can enable my PC Bluetooth used with a Bluetooth speaker from them.

But as for the special Apple clause, they seemed not to know much and advised me to seek help in Apple after-sale Support. According to the suggestions from other Apple tech forums, many people said they did not come into a similar issue as they said they usually pair

ed with itunes using a USB connection.
Maybe I should obey this common doing. Maybe I will expect more official answers. Shocked

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Then no. Just no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2014 8:57 PM PST

The dongle would never had A2DP in the dongle. All that is off in the BT stack on the PC. I supplied an example discussion about this but it appears you want it in the dongle.

So no. It's just no.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2014 12:59 AM PST
In reply to: Then no. Just no.

Oops. I meant "would never have A2DP". Perils of spill checking.

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Nope. You are equating two different tasks
by Pepe7 / November 13, 2014 12:50 AM PST

"they usually paired iTunes using a USB connection" vs "streaming from an iPhone 6/iOS 8 via bluetooth to a USB dongle". Not in any way the same.

Bob is correct. You have essentially jumped the shark. Apple is not going to provide you with a fix that permits the method you desire. The end run is to simply utilize AirPlay to compatible external speakers, which works wonderfully IME and O.

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Could you please clarify exactly what you were trying to do?
by Pepe7 / November 10, 2014 12:06 AM PST

Stream a song from your friend's iPhone 6 directly to your laptop via the BT dongle? Or to another BT device, such as powered external speakers that happened to also be connected to your laptop/PC?

Most of the time, streaming from the iPhones back to a laptop is not easy to configure for reasons that Bob hinted at. My workaround on home wifi networks (friends/family/clients) is to use streaming friendly iOS apps, or to use AirPlay to stream audio over wifi to either an AirPlay compatible AV receiver/external speaker system OR to an Apple Express device. IME it's bad enough having to deal with the bluetooth nonsense on an arguably more flexible device running android, let alone in the iOS environment.

If you would like more specifics on how this could work for you, feel free to ask.

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Sorry for the confusing question I put forward...
by thumbtalker1st / November 12, 2014 5:07 PM PST

What I was trying to do is to stream a song from my friend's 6 to my laptop. I understand your words about the single and pure ios environment. I am just figuring a way how to deal with the situation we came across with the gadgets in my hand.

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