Posts Tagged ‘iphone 3G’

iPhone A2DP Headphone set-up is bit

different in OS3 than before.

I was sure it was missing.

I found with today’s launch of the iPhone OS 3 the bluetooth stereo headphone set-up a bit hidden and a bit tricky (as usual easy once you know).

For those that had used a A2DP dongle for their iPhone (like I did) prior to the OS update the hunt was a bit harder as I thought I knew what I was looking for.

For those that do not know, like many phones the iPhone (now) uses 2 types of Bluetooth, one for the phone and one for stereo headphones for music. The music standard is called A2DP and stands  for Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, and is part of the Bluetooth 2.0 classification. That gets me off the hook for the WTF questions.

It is worth noting that some bluetooth headsets work for phones, some only work for music, and some do both. The headphones that do both until now would not work with the iPhone for anything except the phone unless a special dongle was used, that offers a bluetooth A2DP signal from your phone so it will work for music and phone calls.

Typically a bluetooth ear piece (for 1 ear only) usually only works for phone calls, and have been around longer than the A2DP standard (or the Bluetooth 2.0 class it is part of). Equally those bluetooth headphones that are stereo (2 earpieces), are newer and often work with both phone calls and music (if available). Got that.. phew, a bit confusing I know.

Oh this is not the same as R2D2, which a different standard mainly for small electronic devices in popular Sci-FI movies.

Anyhow phones have one,  the other,  both or none.
The iphone had both but A2DP was not activated until now.

What to do?

1) The first thing is to press the buttons on your headset so it is in hunt/discovery mode , read the manual if you do not know how (RTFM).

2) Then go to the iphone and press settings/general/bluetooth and a secret I learned is to turn bluetooth off and back on (this helps with the headphone discovery).

This should brng up your 1st screen below, and likely show you the stereo headphones ( I am using Motorola S9). This is where it is a bit different.

Previously the headphones would have sinked ontheir own, now you simply touch the not connected words when they show up this then triggered the pairing of the headphones to the iPhone. Subtle but different

You may have to repeat the process a couple of times to get the sync to work but should not have to afterwards. When working you should see the connected indication per the 2nd photo.

Hope that helps someone (let me know)


Once this is working the job is not done, you need to go play your music, and touch on the headphone source in the bottom right hand corner to start using your headphones

Job done <phew>

Wow you are a big boy aren’t you ? 

All 250mb of you

Besides the major updates, it seems a bit faster as well (10-15%). 



Needs a good 30 min to install 

It’s here. Google Street View, over the air Podcast downloads from iTunes and much more.


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 Access Music Files or Folders as they are on your

Iphone (or Touch)

Copy and Pate Pictures to your Iphone ( a 1st)
Copy off your device
Play your iPhone music in windows media player
Much More

Use your Iphone or Touch as a USB Stick

Use your Iphone or Touch as a USB Stick



iphone as a usb drive

iphone as a usb drive


Well the best app for the iPhone is not an iPhone app at all. This proggy not only allows use to easily use your iPhone as a USB stick but use windows media player to play your (now easily seen) files from your iPhone or iPod. As it is seen as an external hard drive, streaming is easier, and I even plugged it in to my xbox 360. Free trial or $30

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 Telstra to benefit the most from iPhone: Not Even Carrying it ! 

Leading telecoms analysts have claimed that Telstra will probably benefit the most from the iPhone’s release in Australia and may not even carry it. Two strategists from financial advisor Merrill Lynch said, despite not carrying it. This is due to the mobile data usage and wireless data services such as web surfing and music downloads, generating sales for Telstra’s Next G network and the hype that Optus, Vodafone and Hutchison, will produce.

It is believed that 1.31 million iPhones will be shipped to Australia by 2012, a figurewhich amounts to approximately 6% of the national population. The IDC report said that Apple’s newly announced 3G iPhone is expected to take 7.38% of the converged device market by the end of 2012.

 Due to the likely shortage of stock immediately after launch it is predicted frustrated buyers will opt for some other new devices like the HTC Diamond and Blackberry Bold that will be launching around the same time as the iPhone. 

It was not widely reported that the $199 US for the 8GB iPhone and $299 (US) for the 16GB model appears to be subsidised in the US by AT&T. Optus will be offering a similar plan and Vodafone may also offer a pre-paid model (charging the full cost of the handset). But it was not clear if any handsets will be unlocked so it can be used form any carrier. This might will lead to more hacking in the Australia Market where thousands already have hacked US and UK I-phones already.  

Optus and Vodafone have said that they will sell the iPhone when released in Australia on July 11.