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I've been trying desperately to pair my iPhone 6 which is running iOS 9.3.5 with my 27 inch iMac (late 2009) running 10.9.5 with no success. I have tried turning Bluetooth on and off on both devices, and was able to get the pairing code to show up each time, however when I click on the computer name the iPhone message says:

"Connection Unsuccessful- Make sure the computer is turned on and in range".

or it says:

"Connection Unsuccessful- "Username iMac" is not supported"

It should be noted that on the computer the iPhone is showing up in the Bluetooth drop-down menu from the top right. Also, it shows up in the Bluetooth preferences, but goes back and forth from being paired, and not connected.

  • What about trying to connect from the Mac side? – Brick Sep 17 '16 at 2:29
  • @Brick see last paragraph. 🙂 – Kalamalka Kid Sep 17 '16 at 2:42
  • Ok. Sorry, didn't read. – Brick Sep 17 '16 at 2:43
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    Why are you trying to pair them? – Harv Sep 21 '16 at 0:59
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    @Harv to share audio from the phone to the computer. – Kalamalka Kid Sep 21 '16 at 0:59
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It is not supported to pair an iPhone and a Mac via Bluetooth and use the either of one as a Bluetooth speaker/receiver. Both are in simple terms in the wrong device class

But you could use a third party tool to make your Mac an Airplay receiver. The one solution I found was AirServer. Start this tool on your Mac and it should show up on your iPhone as an Airplay destination.

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As stated in this article, many older Apple machines, and specifically the hardware specified in the question, have no Bluetooth 4 support.

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The information on that site provides links not only to iMacs, but most Apple machines.

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