About Bluetooth in iPod Touch

iPod Touch 2nd Gen Blutooth suport iPhone OS 3.0 iPhone OS 3.0 update brings stereo Bluetooth support to the 2nd generation iPod Touch, although it will only work with compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speakers. You wont be able to use just about any Bluetooth device with it as reported by many users. The iPhone 3.0 unlocks Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with support for wireless streaming 2-channel audio with A2DP, wireless accessory control, and peer-to-peer connections.

It’s still very crippled as most of you might not even be able to use that Bluetooth hands free headset you got for your cell phone, to use with your  iPod Touch to Skype, which is really unfair to be honest as Bluetooth is supposed to be an open protocol. You can get the Motorola S9, if your current Bluetooth headphones are not compatible with your iPod Touch.

The Broadcom BCM4325 wireless communications chip in iPod Touch which provides the Bluetooth capabilities also has an FM transmitter in it which still doesn’t work even after the OS 3.0 update. You might have to wait for OS 4.0 to unlock it.

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  4. please tell me more if other wireless headphone with microphone available to work with Bluetooth on the iPod Touch (2nd gen.). THANKS!! in advance. I really love this article.

    1. Yes going by them saying it can be used with skype. But i prefer to use the iphone wired headphones with mic for my ipod touch and they are garunteed to work.

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  6. Does anyone know if there is a way to use this Bluetooth feature in playing our I-Pod touch music through our cars with the bluetooth feature? This was the main reason I bought the upgrade and I can’t seem to make it work. Come on guys at Apple. You guys are smart enough to make this happen.

    1. I have successfully connected my iPad Touch with my Motorola T505 hands free unit to broadcast over FM to the car stereo. The sound quality is adequate but not anywhere near as good as the cassette adapter. I live in Toronto and the FM Band is saturated with stations both local and distance so getting a station lock that will last for more than few minutes seems to be the biggest, and most annoying, issue.

      Bill

  7. Any One!!! Can the ipod touch blue tooth function be used with any other blue tooth divice , Jail broken or not, if a jail brake is required i will, but surley blue tooth is blue tooth, Apple sort it out!!!!!

    1. How do you jail break your iPod touch I’ve had my iPod touch for a while and I want to know…..?

  8. the bluetooth in apple ipod toch(2G) is of almost no use …as i cannot connect it with my moblie or any other bluetooth device.can anybody say how i can use it?

    1. it can be used for bluetooth headphones, but not for the mic so far as I can tell. Perhaps one of these other headsets would have a working mic.

  9. SOmehow when I use facebook on my ipod touch (bearing in mind there is access in and out of my email too) and click in and out of my email something has accessed my email and sent out spam mainly about viagra and diets to all my contacts. How is this happening and is it that the IPOD Touch is open to viruses? IS there no firewall on IPOD touch and is it safe to use for surfing facebook etc?

  10. SOmehow when I use facebook on my ipod touch (bearing in mind there is access in and out of my email too) and click in and out of my email something has accessed my email and sent out spam mainly about viagra and diets to all my contacts. How is this happening and is it that the IPOD Touch is open to viruses? IS there no firewall on IPOD touch and is it safe to use for surfing facebook etc?

  11. I have a Parrot CK3000 bluetooth car kit and I am wondering if it will work with an Ipod touch in terms of playing my music through the device?

  12. You need to have full access to a wi-fi connection, a good app to use is BookDictionary. When downloaded it will give you a ftp Here you enter a given ftp address into your address bar which brings up an upload sight for your wi-fi where the itouch will download the books automatically. Takes a bit of fiddling but its nice when you finally manage it. Another good app is stanza, Hope this helps

  13. you burn them to a cd and then put them in as a cd and then sync them on to your ipod !! it works with my itunes !

  14. i have a bluetooth LG HBM 760 it doesnt connect to my itouch 3g (3.1.3) could someone help asap

  15. hi i have a LG hbm 760 but it doesnt connect to my itouch it connects to my dads iphone but doesnt connect to my itouch 3g (3.1.3) help asap

  16. i have a 8gb ipod touch that i bought secondhand,but when i try to upload songs it says that i have too delete everything and reset all settings is this the case as i cant get hold of the person i purchased it off as itunes has there email and password,can i get around that without having to delete everything?

    1. You’ll have to delete everything to set it up with iTunes. In any case, it’s always a good idea to format and do a fresh start on a second hand device.

  17. i have the ipod 4th g touch and its my bluetooth wont connect to other ipods/iphones help?

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