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    iPhone Compatibility

    I just downloaded the trial plugin and am doing some testing, This seems like it would be a good alternative/secondary to the "cheaper RFID" solution I am carrying now.

    Although I can get my wife's Motorazor to work well, my iPhone (3G) seems stubborn. I can find it and add the device to HS, that's it - I'm instantly away and and cant seem to get the device to be in range, even if I keep it in discovery mode.

    Is anyone else using the iPhone with this plugin? I have read that the iphone has a really crippled bluetooth profile (no A2DP is a big annoyance for me). It has very limited settings, On and Off.

    Any other suggestions to get this going?

    Thanks

    Jason

    #2
    Hi Jason,

    My Iphone3g has the same problems as yours. I tried al kinds of settings and also other bleutooth dongle, but sooner or later the iphone loses connection and it will never come back without configuring the plug-in again....

    Too bad........
    Regards,

    Rien du Pre
    The Netherlands
    Using:
    Homeseer PRO latest HS4 BETA on a Raspberry
    Plugin's:
    RFXCOM, mcsMQTT, Z-Wave

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      #3
      Same for me. iPhone or iPhone 3G is not working with this. Tried with 5 diferent BT adaptors, inc a 100 m one. Finds it once, thats it. A nokia e51 an e61 works fine.

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        #4
        Originally posted by markus.bergvoll View Post
        Same for me. iPhone or iPhone 3G is not working with this.
        Fantastic!

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          #5
          Wasted money using iPhone

          I purchased this plugin before I even tested it with my 3G iPhone

          Any idea why the iPhone seems to not work with this?

          This is a shame considering how popular the iPhone is...

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            #6
            Please ask Apple.

            Shame is on their side.
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            stipus

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              #7
              I heard Apple is enhancing their Bluetooth support in version 2.3. Maybe this will work for this plug-in too....
              Regards,

              Rien du Pre
              The Netherlands
              Using:
              Homeseer PRO latest HS4 BETA on a Raspberry
              Plugin's:
              RFXCOM, mcsMQTT, Z-Wave

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                #8
                The real problem with the iPhone is the battery capacity. It doesn't even last a full day when you *really* use the phone.

                I think Apple engineers had to choose between answering similar BT requests for hours (lowering the battery level even more), and stopping Bluetooth responses after a while... I think they chose the later.

                This might be fixed in a future firmware.
                --
                stipus

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                  #9
                  Hi Apple had announced version 3 of the iPhone software with better support for bluetooth, so I hope this will solve our problem.
                  See http://www.apple.com/iphone/preview-iphone-os/ for more details...
                  Regards,

                  Rien du Pre
                  The Netherlands
                  Using:
                  Homeseer PRO latest HS4 BETA on a Raspberry
                  Plugin's:
                  RFXCOM, mcsMQTT, Z-Wave

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Rien du Pre View Post
                    I heard Apple is enhancing their Bluetooth support in version 2.3. Maybe this will work for this plug-in too....
                    Has there been any change? Is this now working?

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                      #11
                      My iphone 3gs worked first time, remember you have to pair it.
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                      A founder member of "The HA Pioneer Group" otherwise known as the "Old farts club!"
                      HomeSeer 3 V 3.0.0.318 with ALEXA (AKA Amazon Echo)
                      BL Radar V2.0.217; BLRF V2.0.85.0; HS Touch V3.0.0.1034 X10 V3.0.0.42; PHLocation V3.0.0.38; Zwave V3.0.1.110; X10 V3.0.0.42
                      BLBackup V2.0.39;ImperiHome3.0.0.20 All on Windows XP Pro

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                        #12
                        If you pair the phone, then there is a good chance that autodiscovery always find it, even if it is shut down ! You then have to configure another discovery method.
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                        stipus

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                          #13
                          I am still unsure if this plugin works with the iPhone. Can someone give us a status update? I currently have an iPhone 4.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by bernieb View Post
                            I am still unsure if this plugin works with the iPhone. Can someone give us a status update? I currently have an iPhone 4.
                            It works with the 3gs so should work with a 4. Why not just try it and see.
                            sigpic
                            A founder member of "The HA Pioneer Group" otherwise known as the "Old farts club!"
                            HomeSeer 3 V 3.0.0.318 with ALEXA (AKA Amazon Echo)
                            BL Radar V2.0.217; BLRF V2.0.85.0; HS Touch V3.0.0.1034 X10 V3.0.0.42; PHLocation V3.0.0.38; Zwave V3.0.1.110; X10 V3.0.0.42
                            BLBackup V2.0.39;ImperiHome3.0.0.20 All on Windows XP Pro

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                              #15
                              That would be great ...

                              Gogs, I was just trying to poll the community before going through the expense of getting a bluetooth dongle ans installing software if the concensus was that it didn't work. Thanks

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