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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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 Mac keyboard as input to another Apple device?

Is it possible to use the built-in keyboard on one Mac, to control the keyboard input of another Apple device, especially another Mac? With this, I do not mean connecting a peripheral bluetooth Apple ...
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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
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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 10....
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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 ...