All About Smartphones: How To Bluetooth Files From iOS Devices to Other Devices

Monday, December 10, 2012

How To Bluetooth Files From iOS Devices to Other Devices

One of the issues that many users of Apple devices have been plagued with is the inability of their devices to pair and transfer files with other Bluetooth devices from other phone or electronic device manufacturers.
Personally, it sucks to see other phones e.g Blackberry, Android and even old generation devices pair and transfer files while mine is just there looking like zombie.
I still do not understand the reason for the Cupertino company to limit the Bluetooth connectivity from other devices with their devices. Even some have issues turning on Bluetooth on thier iOS devices let alone connect.
However, there had been solutions to this issue that have allowed users to be able to pair and receive files between an iPhone and a Nokia phone, Android device etc.
Below are examples of such apps that have been able to solve these Bluetooth issues.
Note that all these apps can only be found through Cydia and can only work on jailbroken devices and selected iOS versions

1. iBluetooth
This is a good app i used with my first generation iPhone. it worked well, transferred songs, pictures and made pairing with other devices easy.
It only works to iOS 3.1.3 as far as i have tested. For newer devices with newer iOS, it will not run
This means that it wont work on iPhone 4 5.1.1.

2. SweetTooth
This is yet another app like the previous one listed above. It does everything just like iBluetooth and also limited to iOS 3.1.3.
I have not used this before on recommended device, but on iPhone 4 iOS 5.1.1, it will install but it won't work. When launched it will quickly minimize. So don't bother downloading it if you are on recent devices.

3. Celeste
A fine product that have graced the devices of many Apple device users.
It works for any device running up to iOS 4.2.
Although word out there is that it doesn't work on iOS 5.1.1 iPhone 4S.
I haven't personally tried this app on iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1 but i enjoyed it when i was using iPhone 3GS with iOS4.2.
You can get this app for a small price.

4. Airblue Sharing
This is one of the best Bluetooth app out there. It is compatible with iOS 4.2 to 5.x. So if you have updated your device to iOS 6.x then am sorry you can't use this app.
Bluetooth OBEX file sharing for your iOS devices.
Very effective and good application.
You can transfer all kinds of files between different devices and you can also utilize wi-fi to transfer files.
The latest version is 0.9.99 which is very stable.
Head over to Cydia and get this for just $4.99.

Which ever Apple device you own, there is a Bluetooth app that will work for you, except for those on iOS 6 and iPhone 5 and iPad mini users.
I don't know or even believe that Apple users won't have to go through this at the near future.
Which ever way it is, we have always conquered the limitations Apple have always placed on their devices. Thanks to many software engineers out there

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