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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Can an iPhone 5 or later be used as a Bluetooth drive?

This question is prompted by this question on Ask Ubuntu, but before I make myself look like an idiot, I should do better research. Basically, can an iPhone (5 or higher) be used as an external ...
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Keyboard intermittently stops responding when I turn on magic mouse

When I turn on magic mouse my external Apple keyboard sending signals with sufficient delay until I turn my mouse off. The same time external trackpad works fine. If I turn off mouse - keyboard ...
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wired mode magic keyboard: turn bluetooth off

Is it possible to turn bluetooth off when connecting Apple magic keyboard over lightning cable? I would like to use it in wired mode and don't want to empty and charge the battery all the time. ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard connectivity

Is the Magic Keyboard capable of using a Lightning cable to transmit keystrokes instead of Bluetooth? I know that it uses USB to automatically pair with Macs, but what happens if Bluetooth is turned ...
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Anyone else have problems with bluetooth headphones being choppy on El Capitan? [duplicate]

I found the answer... After looking everywhere and trying countless terminal commands, reseting bluetooth, unplugging usb3 hard drives, etc etc etc. If you've tried everything and still have choppy ...
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Reinstall OS X 10.10 BlueTooth Audio Driver

I have deleted the BluetoothAudio.driver from /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL on my OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). After that, I have problems with my Bluetooth Speakers that has no sound. I grabbed a copy from ...
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Apple Keyboard media keys and others stop working after a period of time

I'm having a quirky problem with my MacBook Pro and my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard where after a period of time my Media keys, Mission Control, Launchpad, etc. stop working and function as though I were ...
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Macbook can't adjust volume on my stereo paired by bluetooth

I'm streaming music from macbook (yosemite) to home stereo system. It's paired as bluetooth device and works as default sound output currently. When i'm changing system volume in my macbook, it doesn'...
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Disable specific USB port on MacBook

I have error in USB port that controls the Bluetooth on my MacBook, the error causes very slowly when you turn on the Mac. I wonder how to permanently disable this port so the system will not be ...
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Use third party bluetooth keyboard or virtual keyboard to login to MacOS

Hi I started to use a third party keyboard with my MacOS. As I remember in the past bluetooth keyboards from third party are not activated on the login screen. I tried this one and it is also not ...
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Bluetooth Speaker microphones: Can they be used for “Hey Siri”?

I'm considering purchasing a Bluetooth portable speaker that has a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The advertising for the product says that the microphone can be used to "make calls" from a ...
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Make iOS devices by default connect to external audio sources (Airplay/Bluetooth)?

Is there a way to get an iOS device to connect to an Airplay server and/or Bluetooth audio device by default? I would like my iPad to use my Mac computer's speakers by default, instead of the iPad ...
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Can't update to Windows 10 on MacBook Pro due to Apple Broadcom Built-in Bluetooth

I've followed the instructions here : https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204990 I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. Currently running Windows 7 64bit. I've got the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan, all ...
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Will Bluetooth speakers and/or USB speakers work for sound when there is a broken headphone jack stuck in my macbook port?

I bought a Macbook for a low price because it has a headphone jack broken off in its port. I have tried some of the fixes for removing the jack, but it is broken deep in the port and unfortunately ...
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Wireless keyboard doesn't work in Bootcamp

I never had any problems with BC for 5 years. Until few days ago I boot into windows (7) and wireless keyboard is not responding. It's working, but there's no input. My first though is that this has ...
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my ipod nano 7th does not pair with any bluetooth device (headphones, iphone 6, car audio, speaker)

why the ipod nano 7th generation is giving a lot of trouble in pairing with other bluetooth devices. I cannot even pair it with my iphone. I turn on the bluetooth option and just keep going and going ...
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Is it possible to connect an iPhone to a bluetooth headset and also to wired headphones?

My wife and I often watch videos on the plane together, we used to use our iPad together with a headphone splitter so we could watch a movie together - but then we lost the splitter. Anyway, I'm ...
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Why is my mac mini (late 2009) bluetooth not discoverable?

I have a Mac Mini (late 2009) running the latest version of El Capitan. I have tried to pair bluetooth devices as follows, without success: Magic Mouse 2 Magic Trackpad 1 iPhone 5s (using airdrop) ...
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Bluetooth devices wake Mac OS X persistently

I have a MacBook Pro running latest El Capitan and in the Bluetooth preferences pane I have set up that Bluetooth devices shouldn't be able to wake up the Mac. However, recently I have been finding my ...
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Cannot access iPhone files using my macbook via Bluetooth

I turned on bluetooth on my Macbook Air 13" (Early 2015, 8 GB RAM) and on my iPhone SE. I'm trying to access the files from iPhone using my macbook. When trying to connect to my iPhone, it shows an ...
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After 10.11.5 update after hard drive sleep Mac mini can't wake up

After an OS X 10.11.5 update hard drive sleeps (when the white light no longer pulses) disable all peripheral connections to my Mac mini including Bluetooth and USB. Only way to wake it up is through ...
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Disable Autocorrect with External Keyboard on iOS

Are there any smart workarounds to disable autocorrect automatically -- or near automatic -- while using an external keyboard on iOS? By default iOS provides no way to do this as seen here on the ...
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Handoff on mid 2010, El Capitan iMac?

Since I recently upgraded my iPhone, I wanted to try the Continuity features that the Apple ecosystem has to offer. However, since I have a mid 2010 iMac, Handoff is not supported. I've been looking ...
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Connecting two devices to one phone

So I have been trying to connect my microphone to my iPhone 5s while connecting another device(a speaker) simultaneously. Is this possible in anyway? Also can I speak on the mic and hear from the ...
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Getting input from a Sony PS3 Dualshock controller

I have Playstation 3 Dualshock controller, which was successfully paired to my Mac running El Capitan. When I open my Bluetooth settings, I can see it appearing as PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller. When I ...
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Why does my Magic Mouse 2 not work on OS X login screen?

I own a Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 model and have OS X El Capitan installed. Also, I use the Macbook in clam shell mode and have two 27" Apple Displays attached to it. When I restart the computer, the ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard incredibly slow after sleep

Often, when I wake my MacBook Pro from sleep using my bluetooth keyboard, the keyboard then appears to operate at a tiny fraction of normal speed until I power-cycle the keyboard, at which point it ...
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Main volume controls are ignored via bluetooth

I have a Bose speaker connected to a Philips bluetooth receiver. When i connect my macbook pro to it, the main volume (controlled by the Function Keys) is ignored; from my computer, i can only use the ...
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OSX 10.11 El Capitan: Disabling accelerated scrolling

I use an external bluetooth mouse by Logitech and while the accelerated scrolling is nice for the trackpad, it is absolutely terrible for the external mouse. How can I deactivate it so that I get ...
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Installing SSD on 2012 MacBook has messed up Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

My MacBook worked fine but was getting slow, so I replaced the HD with a Crucial 1 TB SSD. I usually use it with an external monitor, an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I also have a CPU ...
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Stuttering Bluetooth connection to Trackpad since updating El Capitan to 10.11.4

Every two hours or so of using the Trackpad (the old one), the cursor stutters so much to be unusable. This started right after I updated from 10.11.3 to 10.11.4, and so I'm inclined to suspect that ...
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How do I prevent a MacBook laptop from sleeping when closed with no external keyboard, mouse, or screen?

Context/goal: I have a 2008 MacBook pro (running El Capitan with the latest updates) that I want to use as a media center/server. It will be controlled exclusively via Screen Sharing and remote ...
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Cannot connect to Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/B which I use infrequently, but was using today (on a non-Apple machine). I attempted to connect it to a new device, unsuccessfully, and now I cannot seem to ...
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bt headphones call ended on connect

I recently bought Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 bluetooth headphones and I use them mainly with my imac. After a bit of fiddling I figured out to force aptx via the bluetooth explorer and disable the ...
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How to select the Bluetooth device using command line?

I have two Bluetooth trackpads, one at work and one at home. Is there a way to select one or the other from the command line. My current workflow is going up to the bluetooth menu, hovering over to ...
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iOS BLE Low Energy Power/Current consumption issue (in connected state)

Background – A BLE LE device acting as a peripheral is “connected” to an iOS9 app in the background acting in a central role. We have ability to measure the current consumed by the BLE LE device. ...
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Send foto/file via Bluetooth in iOS

I am new to apple, got an iPhone SE. The most basic task: Take a foto, send via Bluetooth -> Laptop (non-MAC but OBEX is an industry standardized Bluetooth protocols for this like). Google search ...
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iBooks starts to play after calls and when headphones connect

I've got a pair of Beats bluetooth headphones, and every time I (or the other party) hang up a call, iBooks starts to play my most recent audiobook. This also happens right after turning on or ...
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Bluetooth MIDI in OS X Mavericks?

I just received a new wireless controller (Livid Minim) that works over Bluetooth MIDI. It works fine with my iOS devices, but won't connect to my Mac at all. I'm using a 2011 iMac running OSX ...
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iPhone App That Combines Multiple iPhone Audio Inputs

I'm looking for an iOS app that uses multiple iPhones as audio input devices. Essentially, different audio would play on different iPhones, and then another iOS device would combine all of those ...
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How to use Bluetooth PAN and WiFi simultaneously in OSX

On my Macbook Pro I connect to the Internet via Bluetooth on my iPhone, which does not work when connected to a WiFi network. How do I tell OSX to route WAN traffic over my Bluetooth connection, ...
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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which I'...
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Can I boost the Wi-Fi on my Mac in the Terminal?

I run Yosemite on my Mac. Recently the Bluetooth was skipping and I found an answer on here that said to run this command in Terminal, defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min ...
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Bluetooth recognition problems iPod touch 5 and UE Boom 2

My iPod touch 5 won't recognize my UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker, but my iPad mini 4 does. How can I get my iPod to recognize the speaker? The speaker just won't show up in Bluetooth in Settings. iOS 9....
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Bluetooth question

I want to connect my iPad 2 to my Win 10 PC via Bluetooth, but it says it is not supported. Is there a way to connect these together?
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JBL2 bluetooth speaker increasing MacBook Air's volume

I have a JBL2 connected to my MacBook Air. Whenever I connect the JBL via Bluetooth it increases the (previously low) volume of the Mac to a deafening maximum resulting in a nice blast that even my ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard 2 native function keys don't work

I purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 (the US layout model). I own a Macbook Pro 15" (Late 2012), updated to El Capitan (if relevant, this computer was running the El Capitan Beta prior to its release)...
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Wifi not working anymore on MacBook Pro Early 2011 15"

Yesterday my wifi turned off - apparently for good. At first, it would switch off automatically and could not be turned on again. After reboot it started properly but then after about 20 minutes ...
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Why doesn't my wireless mouse connect automatically?

Every time I want to use my wireless mouse (Apple Magic Mouse) with my Macbook Pro, I need to plug in a USB mouse and "Connect" the mouse manually via the bluetooth menubar widget. Is there anything I ...
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Car bluetooth Problem

my year 2009 Mercedes C class can pair with my iphone 5 no problem at all the car speaker can receive phone calls and I can talk hands free, also when I am using my iphone in the google map nav mode, ...