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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Use middle mouse button (scroll wheel) as Force Touch?

I downloaded BetterTouchTool in an attempt to configure my non-branded Bluetooth mouse so I could use the buttons on the side of it as forward and backward - OS X has no facility for this and my mouse ...
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Unlock Mac without low energy bluetooth capabilities by iPhone app

I have an old iMac (11,2) that doesn't have Bluetooth Low Energy. Do you know any way I can use my iPhone's Touch ID to unlock it? All the apps I found require Bluetooth LE support.
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How can I control Bluetooth using the CLI?

I would like to know how I could control the Bluetooth chip using the terminal. Is there any way to have equivalent commands as the one present on Linux? (Through XCode?)
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Can I use my MacBook keyboard as input to another computer (iMac)?

Is it possible to use the built-in keyboard on one Mac, to control the keyboard input of another Mac? With this, I do not mean connecting a peripheral bluetooth Apple Keyboard to a computer. Screen ...
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How to activate Bluetooth Low Energy advertising mode on a MacBook Pro?

I have a quite recent MBPr, at least recent enough to have Bluetooth Low Energy v4.2. I would like to know how to activate BLE advertising mode so my other computer can found my MBPr using the hcitool ...
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User with hearing aids, looking for streaming options. iPhone streams, does macbook pro?

I have kirkland signature 6.0 hearing aids that pair well with my iPhone 6+. I'd really like to watch video on my macbook retina pro (late 2012) and somehow get the sound to stream from the video ...
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Bluetooth keyboard not showing battery level and function key not working

So my bluetooth keyboard function key hasn't been working for a while, the built in one works fine. I bought a new apple keyboard to try and fix the problem but turns out its my laptop. I also noticed ...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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Does the smart cover keyboard on the iPad Pro have any features that a bluetooth keyboard wouldn't?

If you buy either model of the iPad Pro, you have the option of using the smart-cover keyboard. Aside from the fact that the smart keyboard draws its power from the iPad Pro (using special contacts ...
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Prioritize Wired Earbuds Over Bluetooth?

I have a somewhat humorous but annoying problem. I'll on the phone using the standard wired earbuds, then my wife starts the car in our garage downstairs. Since the phone is paired to the car, the ...
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iphone 5c bluetooth pairing with Mac: “the device does not have the necessary services”

As seen in the screenshot the iphone 5c is discovered via bluetooth; but the pairing is not successful due to missing services. The Iphone says My Devices mellyrn Not Connected ...
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Unable to pair two iPhone's via Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 4s and I would like to connect it via Bluetooth with another iPhone5 but it can't be. How can I connect them?
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How do I automatically enable Personal Hotspot when my Bluetooth device is in range? (Similar to Tasker for Android)

I use a spare smartphone with no SIM card as a navigation tool in my car. This works fine with offline maps, but I can't use things like Waze. I also have an iPhone which I carry around with me, which ...
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Minimum volume is too loud when using wireless headphone

I have this problem using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s with either of two sets of wireless headphones - Plantronics Backbeat Pro and Plantronics Backbeat Sense. The volume over bluetooth is much higher ...
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Bluetooth audio delay / lag, reason completely unclear to me

I have a bit of an odd situation, and wanted to ask for ideas. Recently started connecting a JBL Charge 2+ to my MBA 11 inch, mid-2013, via Bluetooth. I noticed that there's clear delay between ...
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

Problems arose today when I connected the 5th bluetooth device to my MacBook Pro. 1 new Apple keyboard 1 new Apple trackpad 1 old Apple keyboard 1 old Apple mouse (most recently connected) 1 Beats ...
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USB-related kernel panic report

I've gotten about two dozen of the crashes reported below in the last week on my Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro running 10.11.3. Yesterday, I took it to the Genius Bar, and the guy ran some diagnostics, ...
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Is it possible to run a DualShock4 on a Mac via a USB cable?

Quick query; in short when running my DualShock4 joypad via Bluetooth on my IMac (OSX10.8) it runs absolutely fine. When I switch the Bluetooth off & stick on the USB Cable to charge it, it will ...
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Enable Function Key Lock when using external keyboard/Disable when using internal keyboard on Mac Book Pro

When I'm developing I almost always have an external Bluetooth keyboard connected to my Mac Book Pro, and prefer the function lock to be active so the F1-F12 keys work without having to press the fn ...
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is it possible to disable ringtone/vibration when nearby bluetooth device

Is it possible to automatically disable ringtone/vibration when nearby a bluetooth device? For example when I'm in the office and my iPhone is nearby my Mac the iPhone should be quiet with no sound an ...
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MBP 15" Mid 2014: Bluetooth and Bootcamp

I have a bluetooth headset/headphones which I use perfectly fine with my iPhone and my Mac running El Capitan (they work perfectly as a headset and headphones there). With Bootcamp (Win10, latest ...
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Cannot pair Playstation 3 controller to iMac

firstly, apologies if this has been asked before, however I have read tons of online guides and had no luck solving this issue. I bought a Playstation 3 controller with the intention of using it to ...
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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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When typing on Bluetooth keyboards, letter sometimes infinitely repeats while not holding it down

For years, I've had no problem with using on a Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard as well as a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000. I'm using a late 2011 MacBook Pro, OSX El Capitan v.10.11.3, ...
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iMac 2015 - recovering from stop

I have an issue with my iMac. Before going to bed I set it to the sleep mode. The following morning it's running but the screen is turned off. If I try to switch it on by mouse or keyboard doesn't ...
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MX Master continuously unpairing itself

I have an issue with my Logitech MX Master mouse continuously fail to reconnect when I get back to my desk. I have to press the connect button on the bottom of the mouse and pair it. This is getting ...
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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