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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Bluetooth does not appear on System Profiler on Apple MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.0 15" Early 2011

Bluetooth won't appear on the list on the System Profiler nor can it be activated via System Preferences on Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Early 2011. I can't load the bluetooth preference ...
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AirDrop between MBP and iPad not working

I have a mid-2012 MacBook pro running Yosemite and an iPad Air 2 with the latest iOS 8. The 2 devices can connect via Bluetooth (at least they claim to be connected), however, neither initially showed ...
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Bluetooth Headset won't stay paired after restart

I have a Macbook Pro early 2011 running on Yosemite with all updates installed. I have a bluetooth headset which I pair with my mac, it works all good until I shutdown and re-boot my mac. I will no ...
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iOS Bluetooth making random static noise

I'm using an iPad Mini first gen with a new recently bought bluetooth earpiece (Jabra Wave) to connect to my iPad for use with a VoIP App. When no calls/audio are on the device I can hear a random ...
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Is there a fix for the Bluetooth issues in OS X 10.10.3?

After updating my iMac (late 2013) to OS X 10.10.3, my cursor has begun to move very sluggishly and erratically. In addition, my Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse both randomly drop their ...
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Reverse Tether - Share OSX Yosemite Wifi Connection Over Bluetooth

I see plenty of old questions out on the web, but each has a myriad of people following up with issues. Now with Yosemite, I think things might have changed anyway. I want share hotel internet, from ...
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Why am I experiencing random bluetooth disconnects?

I have an iPad Air 2 64GB now running iOS 8.3. I've experienced problems where when using Keynote on my iPhone 5S to remote control a keynote presentation on my iPad, the connection will be dropped at ...
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Siri on Volkswagen RCD 310 using Bluetooth

How can I get the Volkswagen RCD 310 radio/CD player to work with Siri? When iPhone is connected to the car using Bluetooth telephone connection and I press and hold its home button, Siri starts, ...
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Bluetooth headphones automatic connect

I have LG HBS 730 Bluetooth headphones. I would like them to automatically connect to my Retina Macbook pro. How can I achieve that?
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How to toggle the virtual keyboard from a usb keyboard on iPad Air?

I noticed the bluetooth HID specification has a flag for toggling the virtual keyboard (and some keyboards like the Logitech Ultra Thin(pdf specs link) implement that) Is there something similar for ...
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MBP w/ Retina won't connect to any Bluetooth devices

In the last few days I've started to have recurring issues connecting to my Bluetooth devices. It hadn't happened since I've had the computer (several months) and then suddenly all of my Bluetooth ...
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Pairing multiple iOS devices with one bluetooth keyboard

I have a Keys to go Bluetooth keyboard that I use with my iPad. When I turned off the Bluetooth of my iPad, and paired the keyboard with my iPhone, it worked fine with the iPhone. The issue is that ...
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Arc Touch Mouse SE won't reconnect on 10.10, mods to blame?

I have an Arc Touch Mouse SE (Bluetooth edition of the Arc Touch Mouse) and though I remember long ago it worked for the most part in 10.9, it doesn't seem to work in 10.10 and I'm trying to determine ...
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How to force Mac (Yosemite) to use USB Bluetooth instead of internal?

I'm on an older Mac Pro, and I bought the ASUS USB-BT400 so that I can use Yosemite's Handoff feature. The problem is, I don't know how to disable the internal Bluetooth and force my machine to use ...
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Why do bluetooth speakers reconnect to device that is off?

I have several bluetooth speakers, and more than 2 iOS devices. Once a speaker is paired with one iOS device (iPhone, for ex.), the next time I turn on the speaker, it connects (with beep sound) to ...
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Is it the Mac or the Headphones that Have the Weak Signal?

Recently bought just released Bang-Olufsen H8 headphones (wireless, BT 4.0, atpX A2DP). These paired perfectly with iPhone 5 and my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, however, sound drops out on the MBP with ...
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Bluetooth on my iPhone 5S works on Face Time but not on calls

I am having a weird problem with my Plantronics M100 Bluetooth lately! It was working without any problem for the past years on my old iPhone 4 and my new iPhone 5S. But now when i am trying a call in ...
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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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How wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data?

As I said in title? How a wifi/bluetooth speaker can get audio data from your device such as phone or PC? I have an bluetooth speaker and any sound from my phone is sent to that speaker - How they can ...
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How can I automatically switch to external speaker whenever bluetooth headphones are turned off

This is just a convenience question. I have a pair of Bluetooth headphones. Whenever they are turned on, I want sound to come through them. When they are turned off, I want sound to come through the ...
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How do I send a single contact from iPhone using Bluetooth

I have a new car with a Bluetooth Audio System. I have successfully paired with my iPhone5S, and transferred my contacts. The Car has a "Vehicle phonebook" which can import selected numbers. This has ...
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Migrate my Bluetooth device pairings to a different Mac

Context: I am in the process of migrating from an old MBP (10.6.8) to a newer MBR (10.9). This is not an in-place upgrade or Time Machine restore; it is a manual migration to new hardware, new OS, new ...
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How to be sure my Mac is fully disconnected?

On many occasion thinking that my Mac was disconnected from any form of network (with or without wire), I discovered that in fact it was confortably chating at full speed with the rest of the world ...
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My colleague's iMac connects to my MacBook Pro via Bluetooth without my consent & messes things up!

So, I'd be using my Magic TrackPad or listening to music via Bluetooth headphones and suddenly the mouse cursor would start jumping around or the Bluetooth audio would start breaking up, and that's ...
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Disconnect bluetooth speaker when on headphones

I have an external bluetooth speaker paired with my MacBook: If I plug in headphones, the speaker keeps on playing: And I have to manually disconnect the bluetooth speaker to get sound into ...
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iPhone and MacBook Pro with a single wireless headset

Is it possible to have a single wireless headset that works simultaneously with both an iPhone and a MacBook Pro? Imagine this scenario: I am watching video on my screen, listening via my wireless ...
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Prevent bluetooth from auto connecting to certain devices

I use a MacBook Pro, 99% of the time with a bluetooth Apple Magic Mouse, so I don't want to turn bluetooth off. I have an Onkyo sound system at home, which everything goes through, and also accepts ...
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Using a bluetooth headset with mic connected to iPhone with AUX out to speakers. Thoughts?

I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I would like to know if the aforementioned question is possible. Basically I have a bluetooth speaker and an iPhone. I would like to use my iPhone as a ...
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Tinny bluetooth mic input sound

I'm using the philips SHB7000 bluetooth headphones with my MacBook. They paired fine, but the audio quality over bluetooth was terrible. I remember having this issue on my previous macbook, and ...
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Sound output source changes based on the kind of sound?

My first Bluetooth headphones ever (Amazon) just arrived today, and they work great on tests in YouTube and QuickTime, but for some reason, when I moved files to the Trash (and out again via Undo), ...
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Does iPhone have a Wi-Fi & Bluetooth toggle widget in Notification Center?

I've just recently bought an iPhone with iOS8 last month. I noticed that although iphone has a control center when locked, it doesn't have any way to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from the notification ...
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How to pair with a bluetooth headset?

I have a MacBook Pro and use an Apple Magic Mouse. I want to pair a wireless headset but have not been able, I cannot even see where to start.
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My Bluetooth Signal Decreased After Upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite

When I was running Mavericks 10.9.5 on my Mac Mini Server my bluetooth keyboard stayed connected during startup and restarting. My bluetooth keyboard is within a foot of the Mac Mini Server. When ...
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How to manage multiple Bluetooth mics on an iPhone?

My car has Bluetooth integration, yet even when parked with the radio turned off, so long as the engine is running, the car's mic takes precedence over the very nice Bluetooth dictation mic I'd prefer ...
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth speaker

I did read iTunes keeps starting automatically but since I don't have the console output mentioned in this thread I don't know how to pin down the problem. So iTunes keeps opening when connecting my ...
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Bluetooth speaker - battery level & controls work with iPhone 6 but not with Macbook

I've purchased a bluetooth speaker, specifically, the Divoom Voombox Outdoor. When it's paired with my iPhone 6 (IOS 8.1.3), the speaker's battery level is displayed in the status bar and its volume ...
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iOS Bluetooth compatible Printer

My client use some portable bluetooth printers. Now he want to use it with iPad. I want to know that : How can I check that any printer is compatible with iPad (iOS 7 or 8) bluetooth or not? I get ...
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What devices are supported for bluetooth in OS X Mavericks

I just tried to connect my stereo to my mac via bluetooth. However, my mac does not find the device. Is this expected? Which devices does OS X Mavericks support for bluetooth? Although bluetooth uses ...
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Bluetooth antenna went bad - can I just get a dongle?

I have a late-2010 Mac Mini (maxed out at Mac OS X 10.7.5) with 2 bluetooth devices (keyboard and headphones). I've had intermittent issues with bluetooth connectivity, but this past weekend, the ...
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“file not sent” from Android to Macbook, whereas they're paired

I'm trying to send a file from Android to Macbook via bluetooth. I pair them successfully and when I'm sending a file from Android, it just ends up saying "file not sent". In the Macbook does happen ...
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Where is the bluetooth antenna located in iPhones?

I posted this question on the Apple support forum, but no one could give me an answer. I am researching iBeacons for my final year project at University and I'm interested to know the position of the ...
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Macbook pro retina: conditions to enter standby

I've just read this apple support article about standby mode. I found it interesting that bluetooth peripherals are listed as something that will prevent the macbook from entering full standby ...
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Choppy bluetooth audio: How to persist bluetooth bitpool settings on Mavericks?

I am using a Bluetooth 3.0/aptX Audio Device. Pairing the device leads to choppy audio, due to bad default bitpool settings in OSX. The issue has been widely documented, e.g. here on stackexchange. ...
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Bluetooth SPP support in OS X Yosemite

I've got a device that connects to a computer using Bluetooth's SPP (Serial port profile) which is widely supported by almost everything however is now considered legacy. I'm struggling to get my ...
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Can two iPhone 5c phones be paired with Bluetooth

Is it possible to pair two iPhone 5c phones with Bluetooth? Both phones have OS 8.1.2, both are shown as having the same name; they are in the same Verizon plan. I’ve gone to Bluetooth, activated it, ...
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Bluetooth serial is busy

My Bluetooth Serial seems to always be busy. lsof /dev/tty.BluetoothModem yields nothing. sudo chmod 777 /var/lock seemed to have no effect. screen /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem tells me it's busy. I ...
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Is it possible to force a apple wireless keyboard to disconnect, from the keyboard?

I have a single keyboard that is paired to multiple iOS devices. Once it's actively connected to one of them, it seems the only way to get it to be willing to connect with another is to turn off ...
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Enable bluetooth only when charging iphone 5s

I don't want to manually switch bluetooth on and off periodically. Is there any way (including apps) that can enable bluetooth when the device is charging, but disable it when the charge cord is ...
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New iMac came with Magic Mouse - hurts hand too much

I cannot use my new Magic Mouse; my hand is aching badly after just an hour of use. I want to go back to my Logitech mouse but the new iMac doesn't seem to recognize it. Have tried System Preferences ...
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Why does my magic mouse lose the connection when I lift and place down again on surface?

I have a magic mouse with 100% battery level indicator and am recently finding (since I changed the batteries) that when I raise the mouse off the surface and move to get more room for a motion and ...