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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Once you pair your PC to the iPhone, it will copy all of the drivers it needs. You gotta start that through "Devices and Printers" just Add New Device, choose Bluetooth, and "Discover New Device" make sure the iPhone is in Discover Mode as well.

    Or, just shut off your Bluetooth on the phone, it is draining your battery like mady with it on. You should only have it turned on while using it while driving.

    I gave all that a go removing the device and adding it thru printers and devices as I don't use the metro UI. I only hooked it up to see why it was giving me this checkmark over audio device. Seems I can't resolve it regardless of what way I do it.

    Yeah, I know about the battery. It's bad enough without it!

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    iPhone 3G, 4, 4S, 5/C/S?

    iPhone 4S should detect right away.

    Once it connects you should get a whole new interface in "Devices" for the phone, you click on it, and the iPhone numpad will pop up, and it should copy all of your contacts over.

    Oh Yah, try removing the device completely before trying to pair it again.

    If it wont connect, just shut off the iPhone BT and then remove the Device from the PC.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    iPhone 3G, 4, 4S, 5/C/S?

    iPhone 4S should detect right away.

    Once it connects you should get a whole new interface in "Devices" for the phone, you click on it, and the iPhone numpad will pop up, and it should copy all of your contacts over.

    4S - It's not that they don't see each other or even pair, they just don't stay connected for more than 10 seconds. The restart thing is a bit of a mystery. I suspect it's one of the graphics drivers but I'm not sure if there's actually anything I can do. I already had to change the intel HD4000 driver to an earlier version as the brightness control wouldn't work. It affects a lot of different brands tho, not just the Dell.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It's not just the phone, there are audio devices and Video devices that have to download from Apple. As a last Ditch, you could right click on the Device in Device Manager and see if you can download new drivers for it.

    Are you Jailbroken, or are you running iOS7? There are a number of BT helper apps you can download from cYdia.

    I WIsh I had BT on one of my PCs, so I can go through the process and try to find out why it is kicking you off. It should be an Automatic Paring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    It's not just the phone, there are audio devices and Video devices that have to download from Apple. As a last Ditch, you could right click on the Device in Device Manager and see if you can download new drivers for it.

    Are you Jailbroken, or are you running iOS7? There are a number of BT helper apps you can download from cYdia.
    iOS7 and just unlocked. The PC does the same pair then disconnect with the Nexus 4 as well.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok, I just looked this up, it seems liek this is a huge problem with Windows 8. I had previously connected to Windows 7, so I was assuming that it was just as easy with Windows 8 - It's not:

    The bluetooth devices are offline in Windows 8. - Microsoft Community

    It all has to do with which Bluetooth Drivers are installed, and it's not just iPhone, it's all BT devices. Check the Maker of your PC/Laptop and see if there is an update for the BT drivers.

    I found this too:

    iPhone Bluetooth Services & Windows 8 - Spiceworks
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  7. #17


    I was going to offer a suggestion, but now I guess I won't.

    Good Luck!

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  8. #18


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Ok, I just looked this up, it seems liek this is a huge problem with Windows 8. I had previously connected to Windows 7, so I was assuming that it was just as easy with Windows 8 - It's not:

    The bluetooth devices are offline in Windows 8. - Microsoft Community

    It all has to do with which Bluetooth Drivers are installed, and it's not just iPhone, it's all BT devices. Check the Maker of your PC/Laptop and see if there is an update for the BT drivers.

    I found this too:

    iPhone Bluetooth Services & Windows 8 - Spiceworks
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post

    Thanks guys I'll look into it.
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Nov 2013 at 16:43. Reason: cleaned
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok Ok, lets not have posturing in here.

    I apologize for my colleague here, he just hasn't had experience with iPhones and 8. I've had experience with iPhone, just not in 8, but this is a Widespread Problem. You will have to remove all vestiges of the BT from Device Manager, if it asks choose "Remove Driver Files", the BT Driver files should be in 8 already, but sometimes BT acts up, it is either your Phone or your PC - Try rebooting the iPhone- Hold the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time until it goes dark, then let it reboot. Turn on BT, and then try again.
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