Bluetooth is a proprietary open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short wavelength radio transmissions) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security. -Wikipedia

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MacBook Pro loosing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth - how to provide a record for service

My custom-built early 2013 MBP 15" is struggling to deliver an acceptable wireless functionality. In the only suitable tool that comes to my mind, a simple ping permanently open on the side of my ...
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Bluetooth can't find any device

After maintenance, my Macbook Pro Retina can't find any bluetooth device (Magic Mouse / Keyboard / Soundbar / Phone) I read many instructions, reseted SMC and NVRAM, but nothing changes
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What could I benefit from replacing the AirPort Card in my '09 MacBook Pro?

I have a Mid-2009 MacBookPro, I would like to upgrade the AirPort Card so that I can access continuity and instant hotspot features, but other than that what will Bluetooth 4.0 allow me and will the ...
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Apple bootcamp windows 10 and apple magic mouse 1 not connecting

A week or so ago I installed windows 10 on my 2015 macbook pro retina with bootcamp. At the start my apple mouse (magic mouse 1) and my keyboard were already paired. Today my mouse wouldn't click for ...
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How to kill Apple magic trackpad/keyboard connection messages

Whenever I take my laptop away from my desk (to type on the couch), OSX goes crazy letting me know that my Apple keyboard is connected, now disconnected, now connected, now disconnected... The ...
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BT Headphones don't connect to MacBook Pro

My NuForce BE6 Bluetooth headphones easily pair up with my iPhone (6s). But my MacBook Pro Bluetooth device setup doesn't find them. Specs: OSX 10.11.3 Apple Bluetooth-Softwareversion: 4.4.3f4 16616
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I have to reboot mac to restart bluetooth every morning

I'd like some help understanding why I have to restart my Mac every morning when I get to work in order for the bluetooth to start working again. It is a work provided machine, running Yosemite and ...
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I want iPhone 5s to always ring..even when head is left active

Is there any way to make the phone ring when the headset is left on? My husband will take the earpiece out of his ear but leave it active. When a call comes in it rings in the earpiece and not through ...
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When setting the MacBook Pro into Hibernate it keeps connecting to my Bluetooth audio adapter

How can I avoid this behaviour? What is going on here? It keeps connecting to my device (http://www.amazon.de/dp/B004ZH0RSY) and makes sounds on my HiFi. I am talking about the connected-beep.
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How to Use BTsync's file sharing by Bluetooth?

I established the bluetooth connection between the devices. However, the speed download/upload still stays low (< 1 MB/s) between the devices while it should be much higher with Bluetooth 4.0 in ...
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Why Wi-Fi is turned on even it is removed from Network preferences?

I have Mac with 10.11.2 and some times I have Wi-Fi icon in login screen showing Wi-Fi is turned on, some times there is no icon at all. After logging in I always have the Wi-Fi icon in the menubar ...
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Music on my iPhone 5s is gone!

Went to play tunes while working out the other day. I tapped on the Music app to open my playlists and all that appears is an image of a girl with headphones on. No playlists...no songs...no way to ...
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How can I retrieve photos from an iPhone 4 without using wifi(probably) or cell data?

So I am blinded by anger at this point. I cannot believe this isn't possible in some way. In short: Iphone 4 has a bad battery, photos filling storage, out of date Ios so no wifi, 3g data available is ...
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My Apple Magic Mouse never works on login screen when no one is logged in (first time I turn on my MBP)

as described in the title: My Magic Mouse works perfectly when: At least one person will log in At login screen but only when someone is still logged in (When I'll press Control ⌃ + Shift ⇧ + Eject ...
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iOS: Is it possible to change how the Shift-Key behaves with bluetooth keyboards?

Today I bought a Magic Keyboard from Apple to use it with my MacBook when its fully closed and behaves like a desktop computer. Later I had an idea to try the keyboard out with my iPhone 6 Plus. It ...
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Can an Iphone connect different audio streams to headphone jack and bluetooth at the same time?

Is there a way to route different audio streams to different connections? I want to connect my Iphone 5's headphone jack to my car's audio to listen to music. I would then like to have the phone ...
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Turn off iPad on-screen keyboard using Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop Keyboard

I'm using Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop Keyboard with an iPad. This works great, except I'm not able to turn off the onscreen keyboard. I understand that there is an eject button on the Apple ...
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How can I have a more stable BlueTooth connection?

I am currently experiencing an issue where some of my bluetooth devices connected to my computer become unstable. Here is a list of what I have connected to my MacBook Pro 2015: Apple Magic ...
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Should a MacBook emit EMF fluctuations when wifi and bluetooth are turned off?

I have a couple of MacBooks. Both have SSD drives. Using a Trifield EMF meter with radio/microwave capability, if I hold the meter near the laptop (where I understand the wifi antenna is located), I ...
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Bluetooth speaker, microcuts when using Safari or Chrome

I just bought a Marshall Acton bluetooth speaker and it sounds well, it pairs perfectly with my Mac, an iPhone 6S and an iPhone 5S. The problem appears when it is paired with the Mac (El Capitan ...
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Apple Watch notifications over WiFi

First days after I've bought my Apple Watch, keeping my iPhone with Bluetooth turned off and WiFi on (so with Apple Watch connected "to the cloud") my Watch was able to receive iPhone's notifications ...
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mac book pro with bluetooth earbuds not detected

I don't know how to get it discovered , it discovered all equipment except this Sport wireless EARBUDS with run very well on iPhone 6...why ? Any solutions thanks for your help
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Trackpad 1 pair with windows 10

I'm using windows 10 on my MBP, and my trackpad (Bluetooth) won't work, unless I disable the bluetooth, then it works... So, how can I have both trackpad and bluetooth?
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iPhone is not discovering available devices in Bluetooth settings in iOS9

I have the following devices with me: iPhone 6 (iOS 9.2),iPhone 6 Plus (iOS 9.2),iPhone 6s (iOS 9.2), iPhone 5c (iOS 9.0.2), iPod Touch (iOS 8.3), iPhone 6 (iOS 8.4.1), and MacBook Pro(OS X El ...
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How can I make a Macbook Pro to recognise a connected mouse as a mouse?

Apologies for the vague title. Please tell me if I've done something wrong with this post so I can rectify it. I have a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse that works fine with my computer, apart from one ...
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Bluetooth Magic Trackpad settings doesn't take effect

I am running MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X (10.11.2 (15C50)) and Apple Magic Trackpad (v1). When I am setting up my Bluetooth Magic Trackpad some of the features doesn't take effect and ...
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Bluetooth audio choppy/skips on El Capitan

I'm using the music receiver bluetooth TP-Link HA100 and when doing streaming from Spotify or iTunes the audio has clicks in and out and skips like a scratched CD. Simply unusable. I'm on MacBookPro ...
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Bluetooth connection, JBL Flip3 to MacPro

I've read all the advise posted to connecting JBL Flip speaker to MacPro. I'm not sure if this covers the new JBL Flip3. Holding down the power button does not provide a alternating blue red light. ...
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iPod Nano (7th gen) Bluetooth connection keeps dropping

When I use my iPod Nano (7th generation) with SwageU Bluetooth headphones, the connection keeps dropping with a double beep. Both devices are charged. I haven't had a problem using these headphones ...
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Looking for an external monitor for my late 2008 aluminium macbook

I have the above laptop and thinking of getting a new, larger monitor to go with it. I have already reviewed other threads here and elsewhere, but there are a few things I am not clear about... The ...
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Time Capsule Wifi blocks bluetooth tethering

My mom lives in a remote place and recently lost her "broadband" internet connection. She has a Time Capsule (3+ years old) and several Macs of various ages. We can use bluetooth for tethering to the ...
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Drifting mouse cursor

I have a Mac Book Retrina Pro. My mouse seems to drift to the right of screen all by itself. It doesn't matter if I am using the track pad, a bluetooth mouse or a USB external mouse (or no mouse at ...
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fn key + top row of function keys unresponsive

I have one of the new Apple Magic Keyboards. Magically, none of the function keys on the top of the keyboard, nor the fn key on the lower-left of the keyboard are responding when it's paired with my ...
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Connecting/pairing with Bluetooth LE devices

Does anyone know how to connect/pair with Bluetooth LE sensors/devices? Is a 3rd party app mandatory for the task? I can't pick up any advertising devices from Bluetooth Preferences. The app ...
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Bootcamp Windows 10 issues: no bluetooth, keys dont work properly and suspect third drive at boot

I installed Windows 10 onto a boot camp partition over the weekend, but have had some issues since. I'm using a mid-2015 mac book pro (512gb version with AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2GB graphics card). When ...
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Connected Bluetooth Device Not Recognized as Audio Device

Short Version: The device in question is connected according to itself and the Bluetooth Preferences, but does not show up as an output option in Sound Preferences. Long Version: I recently ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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Do users' Location Services for facebook have to be turned on in order for facebook's Bluetooth Beacon (iBeacon) technology to work?

Based off facebook's information here: https://www.facebook.com/business/a/facebook-bluetooth-beacons and seeing that I've never personally used them, I'm starting to think that in order for ...
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How to pair Bluetooth device with MacBook Pro after forgetting it?

I accidently told my MacBook Pro to forget a Bluetooth device. I have no idea how to bring it back. How do I bring it back?
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using Microsoft Arc Mouse surface edition on MacBook Air 2015

I have an ARC mouse (surface edition) which i'd like to pair with my macbook air. I'm running el capitan (os X 10.11.1). from system preferences/mouse I can't even see the mouse. Is there anything ...
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Do >iOS8 devices randomize Bluetooth-MAC address

iOS8 has brought the randomization of the WiFi MAC-address. My question is if the Bluetooth MAC-address is also randomized in the same manner on iDevices?
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Can a Mac act as Bluetooth receiver for sound?

This is my setup to play music: Mac with iTunes 2 Airport Express' connected to two pair of active B&O speakers I also have a turntable/record player that I want to use wirelessly with this ...
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New Magic Trackpad Anomalies? Pairs fine, Trackpad Preferences can't find it

New Magic Trackpad Anomalies? Bizarre problem here with my new Magic Trackpad with Force Touch. The trackpad pairs via Bluetooth no problem, and shows up as actively connected in the Bluetooth ...
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Set bluetooth device to pair ONLY manually

In our home we have one Bose SoundLink Mini device with two paired phones (one iPhone 6S Plus, and one Android device). The only way I can prevent mine from pairing is by turning off Bluetooth, which ...
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iOS 8.1.2, how to make Music app stop using Bluetooth?

I have an iPad Mini Retina running iOS 8.1.2. I also have a MagicBox II bluetooth speaker. I want to use the speaker via bluetooth with my phone, but I also sometimes use it via its AUX jack with a ...
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Which devices and iOS versions do support iAP2?

Is there any information available about; which devices and which versions of iOS do support iAP2? (iPod Accessory Protocol 2 - 7th Chapter) Is this information available on the phone? Can you ...
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How to disable bluetooth energy saving mode on OSX?

I have some bluetooth 3.0 devices that will take a while to reconnect once they turn off after a period of inactivity. In a Windows OS, there is an option that allows us to turn off bluetooth energy ...
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How can I use Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 with late 2011 MBP?

I have a MBP 17" (late 2011) and would like to use the new Magic input devices (Keyboard, Mouse 2, and Trackpad 2) with it which seem to rely on Bluetooth 4. How can I connect them to my MBP?
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Pair magic keyboard with iPad

I cannot pair my new Magic keyboard with my iPad. It shows up in the Bluetooth devices list as "Bluetooth Keyboard", but when I click to connect it I get the message: Connection Unsuccessful Make ...
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Check the battery level of connected bluetooth headphones from the command line

I am trying to check the battery level of my wireless headphones from the command line. I came across a few discussions, and it seems all I need to do is enter the following: ioreg -c 'deviceName' ...