How to Send a Contact From an iPhone Via Bluetooth?

by John Granby

Sharing contact information using Bluetooth has been a feature available on many phones since the technology was introduced. However, this feature is still not standard on iPhones running iOS 6 or earlier versions. Some paid and some free applications available from the App Store provide this functionality -- however your friend must also have the same application installed in order to accept the file you are sending via Bluetooth.

Bluetooth Share Free

1

Launch the App Store app on your iPhone and install the free "Bluetooth Share Free" application.

2

Tap the "Bluetooth" icon which will cause your phone to look for your friend's iPhone that is also running the "Bluetooth Share Free" application.

3

Follow the prompts to complete the connection process with your friend's phone.

4

Tap the "Bluetooth Share Free" icon after it has installed and tap the "Contacts" option which resembles the silhouette of a person's head.

5

Tap the contact that you want to share and select "Send by Bluetooth." When your friend accepts the contact, your phone will send it to him.

iShareFiles

1

Launch the App Store on your iPhone and install the "iShareFiles" application.

2

Tap the "iShareFiles" application icon on your phone.

3

Tap the Bluetooth icon on the screen to find and connect with your friend's phone that is also running "iShareFiles." Follow the prompts to complete the connection with your friend's phone.

4

Tap the "Contacts" button after your phones have connected and select the contact you want to share.

5

Tap "Send to Friend" to send the contact to your friend's phone.

My Bluetooth Lite

1

Launch the App Store on your iPhone and install the "My Bluetooth Lite" application.

2

Tap the "My Bluetooth Lite" icon and tap the "Connect" button to find and connect with your friend's phone. Your friend must also have the "My Bluetooth Lite" application running.

3

Follow the prompts to complete the connection with your friend's phone.

4

Tap the "Contacts" menu item at the bottom of the screen and select the contact you want to share.

5

Tap the "Share" icon at the top right of the screen to complete the sharing process.

Tip

  • The information in this article applies to iOS devices running iOS 6 or earlier versions. Later software versions may have different native functionality that is not covered in this article.

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John Granby began his writing career in 2000 as a founding member of a tech industry website targeted at WAP developers. He has provided in-depth coverage of the wireless industry, served as a speaker at several conferences and authored a book on Bluetooth. Granby earned a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Purdue University.

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