How to Sync an iPhone Via Bluetooth

by Adam Brown
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Apple's iPhone can't be synced to a PC in the customary way -- that is, using the iTunes interface -- via Bluetooth. However, you can pair with Bluetooth for some syncing functionality, including syncing your contacts, email, notes and calendar. You can also use to Bluetooth connection to control and play music located on the iPhone via your computer without a cable connection.

Step 1

Tap the “Settings” icon on the iPhone’s home screen.

Step 2

Click the “Bluetooth” option in the Settings menu.

Step 3

Slide the [Bluetooth]( button from left to right to switch from "OFF" to "ON" if it is not already set to "ON." Your iPhone is now discoverable and will begin searching for other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Step 4

Click "Start | Control Panel |Add a Device | Hardware and Sound" to launch the Add a Device configuration window and your iPhone appear within several seconds.

Step 5

Select the iPhone icon and click “Next.” Windows 7 generates a six-digit PIN to verify the connection between your iPhone and PC. Select “Yes” and click “Next.”

Step 6

Tap the “Pair” button from the pop-up menu generated from your iPhone. Your iPhone pairs with your Windows 7 computer.

Step 7

Click “Synchronization Settings” from the “Bluetooth Phone Operations and Settings” window. If this window does not pop up automatically, go back to Control Panel, click “Devices and Printers” and double-click the iPhone icon.

Select the items you wish to synchronize and click “Apply.”


  • Information in this article applies to Windows 7. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


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About the Author

Adam Brown began his writing career in sports journalism, reporting for his college newspaper, "The Six Mile Post." He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, earning his Bachelor of Business Administration in management and currently serves as the Business Manager for Belles Organics.

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