A Bluetooth for your new iPhone 5

It seems that support guys at Apple have no idea, why customers cry about old bluetooth NOT WORKING any more with new iPhone 5. Customers have problems with blueteeth with HFP 1.5 and older versions. HFP 1.6 will work with iPhone 5.


iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch support multiple Bluetooth profiles when running the latest version of iOS. This document details the differences in Bluetooth-profile support from one device to the next.

The following table details supported Bluetooth profiles by device when using the latest version of iOS.

Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6)
Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP 1.4) Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) Human Interface Device Profile (HID) Message Access Profile (MAP)
iPhone 4 and later
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
Original iPhone
iPad 2 and later
iPad (1st generation)
iPod touch(4th generation)
iPod touch(2nd and 3rd generation)

Additional Information

Here are some common uses for each of the Bluetooth profiles listed above.

Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6)

Hands-Free Profile allows Bluetooth headsets and car hands-free kits to communicate with mobile phones.

explorer395_ps_en.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Profiles: Hands-free v1.5 (HFP), Headset v1.1 (HSP)

Support Knowledge Base | Plantronics: Voyager Legend and Apple iPhone 5/iOS 6 Compatibility


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