Description of problem:
Though the bluetooth settings window shows that an iphone is paired and the connection is on, the send files button does not appear and the iphone documents and photo directories are not mounted
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
bluez-libs-devel.i686 5.49-1.fc27 updates
bluez-libs-devel.x86_64 5.49-1.fc27 updates
kf5-bluez-qt.i686 5.44.0-1.fc27 updates
kf5-bluez-qt.x86_64 5.44.0-1.fc27 updates
kf5-bluez-qt-devel.i686 5.44.0-1.fc27 updates
kf5-bluez-qt-devel.x86_64 5.44.0-1.fc27 updates
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn laptop bluetooth on
2. Turn iphone bluetooth on
3. Pair devices
This bug is a continuation of the closed bug 1389347
The instructions to start the dbus related services were vague. Neither were specified as to which user these apps should be started under. Later in the comments it was stated the global related service should be started as root but no order which gets started first.
systemctl --user enable obex
systemctl --global enable obex
Since bluetooth emulates a physical wire from a removable device to the laptop the user should get the same results as if the iphone is connected by a USB cable. Both the Documents and photo directories should automatically mount using bluetooth.
(In reply to Paul Lambert from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Though the bluetooth settings window shows that an iphone is paired and the
> connection is on, the send files button does not appear
There's no ObexFTP or ObexPush support on iOS devices.
> and the iphone
> documents and photo directories are not mounted
Completely unrelated to Bluetooth (and impossible with a wire, as things stand).
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> bluez-libs-devel.i686 5.49-1.fc27
> bluez-libs-devel.x86_64 5.49-1.fc27
> kf5-bluez-qt.i686 5.44.0-1.fc27
> kf5-bluez-qt.x86_64 5.44.0-1.fc27
> kf5-bluez-qt-devel.i686 5.44.0-1.fc27
> kf5-bluez-qt-devel.x86_64 5.44.0-1.fc27
Do you even use GNOME?
> Expected results:
> Since bluetooth emulates a physical wire from a removable device to the
> laptop the user should get the same results as if the iphone is connected
> by a USB cable. Both the Documents and photo directories should
> automatically mount using bluetooth.
Wishful thinking though. That's not the case.
I use gnome desktop. When I connect iPhone up by usb the apps folders mount and the iPhone pictures mount. The pictures can easily be copied to host.
There are several iPhone apps that will copy files to and from iPhone over WiFi to a Fedora host. And even sync them. This indicates that some form of ftp exists. If so then using Bluetooth over sockets should also work just Apple mirroring will work over both WiFi and Bluetooth. There is one iPhone app that claims to support both WiFi and bluetooth file transfers. Since it is a purchased app I am attempting to confirm that this is possible before purchasing.
Sorry, but I have no idea if a specific, non-standard iOS application will work as expected.
I doubt they would be able to replicate the access given when a USB cable is plugged in, given the fact that applications on the phone aren't able to access anything but their own files.
I think you're better off testing it yourself, or asking on a user forum, as this isn't related to gnome-bluetooth.