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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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 ...
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Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips

On two separate MacBook Pros (one brand new, one several years old) running OSX Yosemite, all bluetooth audio devices are choppy (audio clicks in and out, skips like a scratched CD). I have tried ...
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How to disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth using Apple Configurator?

How do I disable Wi-Fi and bluetooth on my supervised devices using Apple Configurator? I see options for deploying SSID setup uniformly but not the ability to disable. We're attempting to use ...
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Can I use a different language wireless keyboard?

My Macbook pro is Japanese with a Japanese keyboard. I want to get a wireless bluetooth keyboard, but I am currently living in the UK and cannot get a wireless Japanese keyboard here. If I bought a US ...
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Bluetooth keyboard has occasional lag [duplicate]

I bought a third party keyboard to use with my MBA 11in. It is an Anker keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096M8VR2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I am continually ...
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Is it possible to stream music TO an iPod touch via bluetooth?

Say you have the iPod connected to a dock to your home stereo. Is it possible to pair another bluetooth enabled device with it and stream music to the iPod? In effect making the iPod like those ...
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How can I connect multiple wireless headphones to the same Iphone 6 at the same time?

I like to listen to audio files on my Iphone 6 while jogging outdoors. My girlfriend wants to join me (jog with me and have her own headphones listening to the same audio). How can we both pair our ...
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AirDrop lags when used between MacBook and iPad

The MBA can pair with iPad quickly, then it keeps me "waiting". Actually, the file will never be transferred. I need to restart bluetooth of iPad to get it working. The new AirDrop feature is really ...
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Yosemite bluetooth headset not saved in devices list

I have paired my Macbook Pro running Yosemite with Bose Soundlink OE bluetooth headset. Once after I restart the mac, I need to re-pair the bluetooth headset. Mac wouldn't save it in the list of the ...
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External mic with iphone and bluetooth output

I need some way to control an Android mobile phone or iphone 5 to allow me use a external microphone in the headphone 3,5mm socket and output my voice (in real time) to an external bluetooth speaker ...
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Bluetooth Bose soundlink mini always connected

I am using a Bose soundlink mini on an 2013 Imac to improve the sound. I would like it to be always on and connected but the connection is lost at some point, when idle or standby i guess. Any ideas?
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Bluetooth Manager not present in Boot Camp (Windows 7)

My laptop is pretty old (late 2008 MBP), and I've been trying to get Bluetooth to work under Boot Camp because I just got some wireless headphones. Thing is, Bluetooth doesn't show up under device ...
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What type of encryption does iOS 8 use for Bluetooth?

I know that iOS 8 encrypts Bluetooth connections: https://www.apple.com/br/privacy/docs/iOS_Security_Guide_Oct_2014.pdf https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht3647 What I don't know is what kind of ...
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Splitting audio between Bluetooth and cable

I have two audio systems at home: a docking station and Soundbook by Bayan Audio. The former allows only for wired connection, the latter supports both the wired and the Bluetooth connections. With my ...
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How to fix iMac keyboard delay?

I just opened my new iMac, and the bluetooth keyboard is terrible. When I press a key, it can take up to 3 - 5 seconds to respond, and sometimes, the keyboard acts as if I've been holding the key ...
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Is Bluetooth and Wifi MAC address always sequential?

This is related to the iPhone and iPad. Every single device I came across has sequential bluetooth and wifi mac addresses. Except for one device and I think it might be jailbroken I am not sure (it ...
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How to sync my contacts in my iPhone 6 to a Mercedes C300 bluetooth handsfree?

I need to transfer my iPhone 6 contacts so I can use them on my Mercedes Benz C300 handsfree device without having to manually dial a phone number on my iPhone while driving. I used to have a ...
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PC as Bluetooth Headset for iPhone

I am trying to set up my computer (running Windows 8.1) as a headset for answering/making calls for my iPhone 4S. I have connected my iPhone through bluetooth, and can listen to music and create ...
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Ipad 2 no longer pairing on bluetooth

By mistake, I asked my ipad to ignore a Bluetooth speaker divice. how can I reverse that instruction?
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Device to extend bluetooth range?

Is there device that will extend the range of Bluetooth? We currently have a Mac Mini setup to control a board room, but we have problems with a magic mouse when it is on the other side of the room ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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Actual stereo sound with bluetooth headset

I have a bluetooth headset (Logitech UE9000), I always found the sound quality on OSX to be less than when connected to my android phone. Further investigation leads me to believe that there is no ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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Magic mouse takes long time to pair

I've got a Logitech bt keyboard, the k760, which pairs nearly instantly when I turn it on and press a key. The magic mouse seems to take a good 7-10 seconds to be recognized after turning it on. Is ...
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Is there any hash code to activate voice commands - to use with bluetooth radio? [closed]

I have got Volkswagen RCD510 Bluetooth radio. I'm used to use iPhone voice control (not Siri) with Bluetooth radio in another car. I'm pressing voice button on car steering wheel and iPhone starts to ...
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How to determine USB device charge battery level?

I am trying to get battery state of Jawbone UP24 connected to USB. Using this command: system_profiler SPUSBDataType I got this result: MotionX Band: Product ID: 0x0002 Vendor ID: ...
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“Bluetooth Not Available” error on iMac 2011

I got problem with my iMac 2011 edition, it suddenly doesn't recognize my bluetooth. Under system configuration, it doesn't display bluetooth setting. However, it does recognize magic mouse and ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and mouse are choppy

Problem My mouse is choppy as I drag it around the screen. The buttons on my keyboard occasionally get stuck "on", resulting in a bunch of spaces, or periods, or triggering the special character ...
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Video-only HDMI-out

Given: My TV is not connected to good speakers and I really prefer to use my wireless Bluetooth headphones anyway. Then: Is it possible to connect my iPhone/iPad to the TV using HDMI-out for video ...
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Bluetooth Issues after Sleep in OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I seem to be having persistent issues with Bluetooth connectivity, especially after waking up my Macbook Pro from a long sleep. I have a speaker that automatically turns off after a certain period ...
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Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...
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Are my wireless Microsoft mouse+keyboard supported in OSX?

I have a MS Wireless Laser Mouse/Keyboard 5000 set where both connect to my Windows desktop using a special USB bluetooth receiver. I'm not sure if this is generic USB technology that will work on my ...
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Bluetooth mouse stops working almost everytime I wake my mac from sleep [duplicate]

I use my mac (yosemite 10.10) at work with bluetooth mouse and at home with just the trackpad. Whenever I bring my mac back to work and start it up, >90% of the times it can't find the mouse. Turning ...
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unforget bluetooth device osx 10.9.5

I accidentally told my Mac laptop to forget my bluetooth speaker. Now I can't undo the 'forget device'? Can i reset it so i can reconnect my wireless speaker? I have tried to find a reset button in ...
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How do I prevent my Bluetooth headphones from dropping audio on OS X?

I have a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. They work great most of the time. However, sometimes, they will start to skip and drop in and out (as if I were plugging and unplugging an audio ...
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Magic Mouse can never reconnect on Yosemite

Since upgrading to Yosemite (did a wipe of my HD before installing, so no settings was there from Mavericks) I can only connect my Magic Mouse normally once per boot. Normally you would be able to ...
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Yosemite magic Mouse and a bluetooth disconnection party

I hope some real OSX Nerds read this. Since Yosemite I have the problem taht I can't use the Magic Mouse anymore. It disconnects and reconnects every 5-60 second. I find this in the console logs: ...
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Is there a way to keep bluetooth headphone from going into power-saving mode?

I have a number of bluetooth headphones, and when they are connected to OSX, I notice some annoying phenomena. That phenomena is, when I do not play audio, the bluetooth headphones will quickly go ...
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Unable to turn on bluetooth with Yosemite

I can't for the sake of it turn my bluetooth on in Yosemite. It is greyed out and the menu bar shows bluetooth disabled with a grey wiggle line through it. Anyone have a solution?
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How to remove or reset USB drivers

This is a bit of a strange one. I've been using a Dualshock (DS4), aka a PlayStation 4 controller on my Mac pretty successfully for the passed couple of weeks. Later I had plugged in my gaming mouse ...
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Bluetooth connectivity issues with IOS 8 and Yosemite

Ever since upgrading my iphone 5 and Macbook Pro to the latest versions of iOS 8 and Yosemite, I've not been able to connect bluetooth devices that were working seamlessly before. Resetting PRAM and ...
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Is there an ios app that turns the device itself into a Bluetooth bar code scanner?

I have the square register app on an iPad which can work with a Bluetooth bar code scanner. I would like to use a second iPod as the Bluetooth bar code scanner. is there an ios app that can make ...
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How to play songs on iPhone using MacBook speakers? [duplicate]

How can I play songs on my iPhone through my MacBook's speakers? I can do the same on a Windows laptop, but don't know how to go about it on a Mac.
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Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite

Note: The only thing that changed in my setup is installing Yosemite. Since installing Yosemite, I'm having a somewhat peculiar problem: WiFi works fine, and BT works fine. But WiFi + BT working ...
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Toggle Bluetooth AppleScript not Working in Yosemite

Prior to upgrading to Yosemite, I used Keyboard Maestro to invoke this Applescript with a shortcut: tell application "System Preferences" reveal pane "com.apple.preferences.Bluetooth" end tell ...
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Bluetooth and Wifi Dissapeared

I followed this instruction in the forum about handoff. After that my Bluetooth and Wifi are missing. Please help.. This is how i fixed it (according to this wonderful MacRumors Tutorial mentioned by ...
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Why I can't pair my Bluetooth device to 2nd phone

I understand that Bluetooth devices (like the ones you use to answer phone calls) can be paired to more than one device. I have paired mine with one iPhone. Now my other iPhone can't discover this ...
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Can I used the command line to disable settings in Yosemite that have made my Mac visible?

Recent changes to my machine as the result of an upgrade to Yosemite (OS X 10.10) have made my machine visible on Bluetooth and Bonjour, where it was not visible before. Is there a command line way ...
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Is my machine always visible to Bluetooth while Handoff is enabled?

Since installing Yosemite, my machine shows up (at least on my iPhone) as visible to Bluetooth. This is appears to be the result of enabling Handoff. If that's the case, at what point in the Handoff ...
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Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid 2014) is visible (in "advertising mode") on Bluetooth (at least to my iPhone). It was not visible prior to Yosemite, and there's ...