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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How does Bluetooth improve location accuracy?

I noticed that iOS 7 on my iPad now says this in the Bluetooth pane of the preferences if Bluetooth is turned off: "Location accuracy and nearby services are improved when Bluetooth is turned on." ...
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Ability to control lock screen of iPhone running iOS 7 with bluetooth keyboard?

On my iPhone with iOS 6, I often use the Amazon bluetooth keyboard to use my iPhone, including turning it on (home button on keyboard) and unlocking (escape button instead of swiping to unlock). But ...
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Can an iOS app that records audio also use Bluetooth speakers

Or is this an OS limitation? A developer recently told me that his app couldn't use bluetooth speakers because it also allows use of the microphone. Is this true? And if so, can someone explain the ...
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Bluetooth skip not working

iOS 7 on iPhone 4 Noticed that when I pair with my car's BT, the track skip button on the steering wheel doesn't do anything. Tried un-pairing and re- pairing. Toggled BT. It used to work fine on iOS ...
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What is the command sent by the home button on iPad bluetooth keyboards?

The top-left key on some bluetooth iPad keyboards functions as a home button. What happens when you connect the keyboard to a regular desktop and push the button, ie, what does the computer see? Is ...
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Using Bluetooth speaker and headphone jack simultaneously

I can connect my normal speakers to my headphone jack. I can also connect my Bluetooth speaker and it plays great too, But I can't play them at the same time. I have Wi-Fi speakers around and they ...
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How to connect an iPad to a Macbook's proxy server / app?

It used to be at work, we can set our iPad's Proxy to something like 12.34.5.67, port 8888, and then this iPad will be able to connect to our Macbook Pro machine (which is connected to the company ...
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How can I restore OS X Bluetooth Framework?

I'm using OSX 10.8.4.. I replaced my /System/Library/Frameworks/IOBluetooth.framework folder by another one that I found on internet. I didn't backup my old folder. And now Bluetooth doesn't work. How ...
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How can I share media from phone to computer via bluetooth: video

My home internet connection is limited to 1mbs down which makes it very hard to watch videos on my computer. However my cellular connection is a very respectable 50mbs down, making videos on my phone ...
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How can I stream to Airplay and Bluetooth simultaneously?

I have an iMac with airport express and I also have a logitech bluetooth speaker adapter. Seemingly I cannot play through both at the same time. I have even tried going to the MIDI settings and ...
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Switch off cellular network off/on on iPhone (triggered by Bluetooth car kit)

I have a car (Audi A7 with MMI & Bluetooth Mobile Telephone interface) and an iPhone with dual SIM card (2nd SIM is plugged into the car). I would like when my car is started (and my 2nd SIM ...
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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Throughput

I am developing an application that requires a throughput of 16 kbit/s between the peripheral (a Mutata module) and central (an iPad) using a BLE notification channel. The characteristic sent by the ...
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Bluetooth Mouse disconnects frequently

My Magic mouse disconnects and then reconnects about 10 times/hour. It happens more often when the battery is low than when it is full, but does stop even when new batteries are used. This is very ...
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Share WIFI Internet via Bluetooth PAN

I like to share my macbook wifi internet connection with my phone via bluetooth. Settings|Internet Sharing has an option for bluetooth pan but it is disabled.
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Wireless Keyboard not working with Mac Mini

I have the Apple Wireless Keyboard and a very recent Mac Mini. The keyboard exhibits very strange behaviour: meta keys / shortcuts such as CMD+TAB work, but none of the main letters do. Caps lock ...
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Internet via 4g on macbook + ipad via bluetooth or wifi

I have Internet access thru a 4g usb pen on my macbook air with osx 10.7.5. I am trying to link it to another macbook air + iphone + ipad by bluetooth - without success. How to configure correctly? ...
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Bluetooth headset A2dp on iPad not working

This seems like a basic tech support question, but google is failing me.... I just paired a bluetooth headset (single ear) with my iPad. This headset is known for having a very good a2dp profile ...
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Using two bluetooth headsets for stereo audio in iOS

If I buy two of a certain bluetooth 3.0 single-ear headset with a2dp support, and wear one on each ear, is there any way for iOS to give me stereo audio (right channel goes to one headset via a2dp and ...
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A2DP from Nexus to Mac

Is it possible to use your Mac as an A2DP receiver with your phone as the transmitter? This way, I can get notifications from the phone while at my desk, without having to take out my headphones ...
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How do I service the Apple Wireless Keyboard?

I recently got a little bit of water on my Apple Wireless Keyboard and now when I press a key others are registering at the same time along with it. For example when I press shift, t and/or r is also ...
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Do you have to keep Bluetooth on to scan for Bluetooth Low Energy devices?

When using advertise-only non-connectable Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy / Smart devices like heart rate monitors, do you have to keep / turn Bluetooth switch on in your iPhone / iPad? I believe the ...
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Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

I'm using a Magic Mouse with my MacBook Pro and Mountain Lion. The cursor sometimes start to lag. I figured, the reason for this could be the distance between my Mac and the mouse (about 1.5 meters / ...
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iOS6 and Bluetooth OBDII Adapters

Does anyone know of a OBDII Bluetooth adapter that works with iPhone? I would be developing an application for the iPhone 5 where Bluetooth 4.0 is supported. I have found several adapters, but they do ...
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iPhone: get Internet via Bluetooth

Is it possible to get the internet connection via Bluetooth (PAN) on an iPhone 3gs ? Note: I'm not asking about sharing the iPhone's internet connection via bluetooth to other devices; I want to do ...
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Is it possible to change the name of a bluetooth mouse?

I bring my MacBook Pro back and forth between home and work. I have a Magic Mouse in both places. I guess because they are both the same model, I have to re-pair the mouse with the computer every time ...
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Bluetooth Not Available - Mid 2010 Macbook Pro

I have a 13" mid 2010 Macbook Pro running 10.8.3. For some reason, I started it up the other day and my Bluetooth is now for some reason unavailable. I've had this problem in the past, and if my ...
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Bluetooth keyboard causing wifi to freak out, in turn using all of my CPU and RAM?

I paired my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my Macbook Retina running 10.8.3 today, and noticed that my fan starting running really loudly. Opening Activity Monitor, it showed that a task, ...
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Routing Bluetooth audio in and out of headphone/mic jack on iPhone

I would like to be able to route the audio from a Bluetooth headset out of the headphone/mic jack on an iPhone. That is, to be able to send the mic input from the Bluetooth device out the jack and ...
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Why does iOS autocorrect some words but not others when using a bluetooth keyboard?

I know that official iOS support for bluetooth keyboards is minimal, and that AutoCorrect is theoretically unavailable. (According to Meg St. Claire via the Apple support forums, this is by design). ...
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Bluetooth Remote for Mac (for Plex)

So now that Macs no longer come with infrared I can't use the Apple Remote to control Plex, which is pretty disappointing. Does anyone know of a good Bluetooth remotes that will work with Plex? I've ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a thumbnail of all the photos on an iPhone using Alfred Workflow?

I'd like to have a workflow for Alfred that enables me to get a particular photo from my iPhone directly in my clipboard using bluetooth or USB, is it possible to script ImageCapture to do that? ...
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iPad Mini always disconnects Bluetooth wireless keyboard

Following my this question I finally decided to get a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Mini. I bought some cheap (around 40 USD) Chinese crap, but designed specifically for iPad Mini -- i.e. an ...
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How to block bluetooth device that spams me with pairing requests?

A bluetooth device that is not mine nor under my control asks my computer to pair, about every minute or so. Interestingly, it's fairly effective as a DOS attack actually. Disabling my BT is not an ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2010 bluetooth headset

I have a "KINIVO BTH220" wireless bluetooth headset. I can connect it without any problem with iPhone 4S. However, when I try to connect it with MacbookPro 13" (Mid 2010), it won't show up in the ...
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Mac Mini 2012 - dual band bluetooth?

does anyone know what the radio is in the mac mini late 2012? The only detail I can find is that it is 4.0, but I can't find out if it is dual-band capable.
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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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Stop Automatically Switching to Bluetooth Audio

I have a pair of headphones that I really like. I also spend over 12 hours a day in front of my MacBook. As such, I prefer to use some voice commands using Speakable Items. However, due to the ...
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Using different bluetooth mouses and keyboards on a MacBook

I was wondering if it is possible to get a wireless mouse and keyboard less expensive than Apple's that would still work the way Apple's do - without the need to use extra USB toggles for bluetooth ...
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“A Bluetooth audio error occurred”

I'm getting this popping up on my Mac multiple times a day: I have an Apple keyboard attached via Bluetooth, and nothing else. It doesn't say anything else is connected either, just this alert pops ...
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Send laptop audio to iphone via bluetooth

I have an Iphone 4th Gen, and Philips dock speakers which I use with the phone. The dock doesn't have any aux input, and I would like to use the dock as a speaker for my laptop. I know I can achieve ...
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Transfer contacts between iPhone 4 and old feature phone

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 4 from an old Samsung SGH-G600 and want to transfer contacts. At the shop they offered to do it for me for £15 which I thought was ridiculous so I'm hoping there's a ...
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Unable to tether via bluetooth after iOS 6.1.3 update

After updating my iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1.3 I can no longer tether my Nexus 7 using Bluetooth. The devices pair without any kind of problems, but using the iPhone for internet access just fails silently. ...
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Is it possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad via WiFi and use it instead of the built in one?

It is possible to connect a microphone to an iPhone/iPad using bluetooth, BUT would it be possible to achieve the same kind of connection with a microphone but over a WiFi network? To explain: I have ...
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth headset

Every time I connect my bluetooth headset to my Mac, iTunes decides it times to launch. Is there a way I can prevent this behavior? I found this tread, but there is no solution: ...
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Will OTA (Over-the-Air) updates download when tethered?

I have a wifi-only iPad, and I understood (or, have heard) it will automatically download iOS system updates when connected to wifi. Will iOS automatically download an OTA (Over-the-Air) update when ...
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Interference/Lag with BT Headset

I bought a pair of Logitech HBS700 bluetooth headphones which I've been trying to use with my iPad 3. The problem is, at seemingly random intervals, playback stops and I have to wait for a second ...
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iPad App — Mirror Video over Bluetooth?

I'm looking for a very specific iOS app. A universal app would be preferable, but iPad only would be fine. I'm looking for the ability to control one or more device's video playback from another ...
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How can I remap a play-button keypress from a Bluetooth headset on OS X?

I have an LG Tone (HBS 700) Bluetooth stereo headset, and am using it with OS X Lion. The headset has a play/pause toggle button, but unlike my keyboard's play button, which will toggle play/pause ...
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iPhone default Bluetooth music app

How does my iPhone choose which music app to start when I pair with the Bluetooth unit in my car? I'd like it to automatically start Spotify every time, but sometimes it starts playing from the Music ...
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Why is my iOS not detecting Bluetooth device names?

I am trying to list of bluetooth devices from my app. My Bluetooth is enabled in settings but doesn't detect device names.