I have tried to connect my iPhone via bluetooth to my Windows 7 PC. After following some suggestions online, I updated the Broadcomm drivers from here: http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php

The iPhone now connects, and I was surprised to find an interface for sending messages (MAP MAS-iOS)

Exposed bluetooth services

As well as the option to connect to the device to send SMS messages:

Available phone operations (iPhone 5S)

When I pressed Connect I got a functional little interface that shows the battery and reception of my phone:

SMS Editor

However, when I try to send a text it keeps disconnecting. I can't identify any specific errors.

Has anyone managed to get text messaging via iPhone to work? I couldn't find anything online that shows success (or failure) and I feel like I am very close...

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The iPhone doesn't support sending text messages over bluetooth (for security purposes according to apple).

  • So why does it publish that interface? For example, it doesn't publish a file sharing interface...
    – rafraf
    Apr 2, 2014 at 4:49
  • support.apple.com/kb/ht3647 Message Access Profile allows devices to exchange messages. It's mostly used for automotive hands-free use. Apr 3, 2014 at 13:00
  • I don't think I understand: doesn't that contradict your answer?
    – rafraf
    Apr 7, 2014 at 6:41
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    It can read, but not send afaik Apr 7, 2014 at 14:37

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