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 can I make a Macbook Pro to recognise a connected mouse as a mouse?

Apologies for the vague title. Please tell me if I've done something wrong with this post so I can rectify it. I have a Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse that works fine with my computer, apart from one ...
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Bluetooth Magic Trackpad settings doesn't take effect

I am running MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X (10.11.2 (15C50)) and Apple Magic Trackpad (v1). When I am setting up my Bluetooth Magic Trackpad some of the features doesn't take effect and ...
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Bluetooth audio choppy/skips on El Capitan

I'm using the music receiver bluetooth TP-Link HA100 and when doing streaming from Spotify or iTunes the audio has clicks in and out and skips like a scratched CD. Simply unusable. I'm on MacBookPro ...
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Bluetooth connection, JBL Flip3 to MacPro

I've read all the advise posted to connecting JBL Flip speaker to MacPro. I'm not sure if this covers the new JBL Flip3. Holding down the power button does not provide a alternating blue red light. ...
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iPod Nano (7th gen) Bluetooth connection keeps dropping

When I use my iPod Nano (7th generation) with SwageU Bluetooth headphones, the connection keeps dropping with a double beep. Both devices are charged. I haven't had a problem using these headphones ...
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Looking for an external monitor for my late 2008 aluminium macbook

I have the above laptop and thinking of getting a new, larger monitor to go with it. I have already reviewed other threads here and elsewhere, but there are a few things I am not clear about... The ...
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Time Capsule Wifi blocks bluetooth tethering

My mom lives in a remote place and recently lost her "broadband" internet connection. She has a Time Capsule (3+ years old) and several Macs of various ages. We can use bluetooth for tethering to the ...
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Drifting mouse cursor

I have a Mac Book Retrina Pro. My mouse seems to drift to the right of screen all by itself. It doesn't matter if I am using the track pad, a bluetooth mouse or a USB external mouse (or no mouse at ...
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fn key + top row of function keys unresponsive

I have one of the new Apple Magic Keyboards. Magically, none of the function keys on the top of the keyboard, nor the fn key on the lower-left of the keyboard are responding when it's paired with my ...
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Connecting/pairing with Bluetooth LE devices

Does anyone know how to connect/pair with Bluetooth LE sensors/devices? Is a 3rd party app mandatory for the task? I can't pick up any advertising devices from Bluetooth Preferences. The app ...
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Bootcamp Windows 10 issues: no bluetooth, keys dont work properly and suspect third drive at boot

I installed Windows 10 onto a boot camp partition over the weekend, but have had some issues since. I'm using a mid-2015 mac book pro (512gb version with AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2GB graphics card). When ...
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Connected Bluetooth Device Not Recognized as Audio Device

Short Version: The device in question is connected according to itself and the Bluetooth Preferences, but does not show up as an output option in Sound Preferences. Long Version: I recently ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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Do users' Location Services for facebook have to be turned on in order for facebook's Bluetooth Beacon (iBeacon) technology to work?

Based off facebook's information here: https://www.facebook.com/business/a/facebook-bluetooth-beacons and seeing that I've never personally used them, I'm starting to think that in order for facebook'...
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How to pair Bluetooth device with MacBook Pro after forgetting it?

I accidently told my MacBook Pro to forget a Bluetooth device. I have no idea how to bring it back. How do I bring it back?
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using Microsoft Arc Mouse surface edition on MacBook Air 2015

I have an ARC mouse (surface edition) which i'd like to pair with my macbook air. I'm running el capitan (os X 10.11.1). from system preferences/mouse I can't even see the mouse. Is there anything ...
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Do >iOS8 devices randomize Bluetooth-MAC address

iOS8 has brought the randomization of the WiFi MAC-address. My question is if the Bluetooth MAC-address is also randomized in the same manner on iDevices?
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Can a Mac act as Bluetooth receiver for sound?

This is my setup to play music: Mac with iTunes 2 Airport Express' connected to two pair of active B&O speakers I also have a turntable/record player that I want to use wirelessly with this ...
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New Magic Trackpad Anomalies? Pairs fine, Trackpad Preferences can't find it

New Magic Trackpad Anomalies? Bizarre problem here with my new Magic Trackpad with Force Touch. The trackpad pairs via Bluetooth no problem, and shows up as actively connected in the Bluetooth ...
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Set bluetooth device to pair ONLY manually

In our home we have one Bose SoundLink Mini device with two paired phones (one iPhone 6S Plus, and one Android device). The only way I can prevent mine from pairing is by turning off Bluetooth, which ...
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iOS 8.1.2, how to make Music app stop using Bluetooth?

I have an iPad Mini Retina running iOS 8.1.2. I also have a MagicBox II bluetooth speaker. I want to use the speaker via bluetooth with my phone, but I also sometimes use it via its AUX jack with a ...
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Which devices and iOS versions do support iAP2?

Is there any information available about; which devices and which versions of iOS do support iAP2? (iPod Accessory Protocol 2 - 7th Chapter) Is this information available on the phone? Can you ...
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How to disable bluetooth energy saving mode on OSX?

I have some bluetooth 3.0 devices that will take a while to reconnect once they turn off after a period of inactivity. In a Windows OS, there is an option that allows us to turn off bluetooth energy ...
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How can I use Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 with late 2011 MBP?

I have a MBP 17" (late 2011) and would like to use the new Magic input devices (Keyboard, Mouse 2, and Trackpad 2) with it which seem to rely on Bluetooth 4. How can I connect them to my MBP?
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Pair magic keyboard with iPad

I cannot pair my new Magic keyboard with my iPad. It shows up in the Bluetooth devices list as "Bluetooth Keyboard", but when I click to connect it I get the message: Connection Unsuccessful Make ...
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Check the battery level of connected bluetooth headphones from the command line

I am trying to check the battery level of my wireless headphones from the command line. I came across a few discussions, and it seems all I need to do is enter the following: ioreg -c 'deviceName' |...
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How to check the battery level of devices connected via Bluetooth in OS X

I have a set of Bluetooth headphones that I use with my iPhone and Macbook (OS X Yosemite). On my iPhone, a little battery meter pops up next to the Bluetooth logo each time I'm connect the ...
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Using bluetooth headphones with three devices

I am planning on buying bluetooth headphones that I would use alternatively with my iPad, iphone and macbook pro. I saw the bose headphones allow to have 2 devices connected at the same time and that ...
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Bluetooth Speakers for Apple TV (4th Generation) Volume Control

I'm in the market for speakers for the Apple TV 4th Generation. I'd like to be able to control the volume level of the speakers via the Siri Remote. If this works via IR or Bluetooth, either option is ...
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Can I use a PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with a 4th gen AppleTV?

Does anyone have experience pairing and using an official Sony PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with the 4th gen Apple TV?
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Bluetooth connection instability with Magic Mouse on El Capitan

I'm using a ~3 year old Apple Magic Mouse (1st generation, removable AA batteries, part number: MB829LL/A), and it has started to give me brief disconnection warnings, but always automatically ...
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Why is “Devices” under bluetooth greyed out?

I only see an option that allows me to select d8-30-62-42-10-25. Why is that? How can I connect to my other bluetooth devices?
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Bootcamp Windows 10: Bluetooth works, but mouse not found

I'm having some weird issues with getting my bluetooth mouse to work on a Bootcamp Windows 10 installation. I've verified that bluetooth per se is working by connecting other bluetooth devices (my ...
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Macbook Pro (Early 2015) bluetooth issues after waking from sleep

Just got a new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), but there are several problems with bluetooth. Most of them occur when waking from sleep: Sometimes the bluetooth icon shows "Not available"....
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Workaround for wrong HID usage descriptor sent by Bluetooth Gamepad?

I am investigating an incompatibility of some Bluetooth Gamepads with OSX: I have a Bluetooth Gamepad (NES30 Pro). The problem is that if I connect it over bluetooth, it does not work properly under ...
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How to properly remove old Bluetooth devices listed in the Bluetooth menu?

I hit the Option button as directed before opening Bluetooth Preferences to delete old devices but only the one I'm currently using comes up, not the three other old ones listed under the Bluetooth ...
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Is there a way to force the iPhone to use its own microphone when connected to a Bluetooth speaker?

I connect my phone to a Bluetooth speaker to play music. When engage Siri or try to use dictation, the phone wants to use the microphone on the Bluetooth device, which is either too crappy or too far ...
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Connecting Wiimote to Dolphin Emulator

I having tremendous amount of trouble connecting my Wiimote with the dolphin emulator on Mac. I am using the latest version of dolphin. I have both the Wiimote and the Wiimote plus. The Mac bluetooth ...
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Macbook and iPhone not discoverable on bluetooth or airdrop

I am unable to use the AirDrop feature between my iPhone6s (iOS 9) and my 2014 MBP running OSX 10.11.1 (Mavericks). The jPhone won't show up in the MBP's AirDrop window (accessed from Finder>Go>...
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Severe Bluetooth Connectivity Issues - OS X Yosemite+El Crappytian

Ever since Yosemite, Bluetooth connectivity on my very modern MBP w/Retina has been absolute garbage. My workspace includes the Apple wireless keyboard + Magic Trackpad, and I usually am also using ...
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Can I connect Apple magic (bluetooth) keyboard & mouse to a docking station for use with multiple macbooks?

I have a monitor on my desk at home. On that desk I have a magic mouse and keyboard but we all know those work only via bluetooth. Both my girlfriend and I use the monitor and would like to use the ...
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Output sound settings and preferences not saved

So, I have a JBL Flip 2 speakers that I connect to my MacBook Pro by bluetooth. The connection is ok. No problem with the bluetooth. But the problem which annoying me is : Mac doesn't remember my ...
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App to locate and connect to bluetooth projector to play downloaded or web videos

We have an Apple desktop machine (I guess they're not called "PCs" in the Apple world); not sure which model it is; hopefully that won't matter too much. I can find out if necessary (I'm not "in the ...
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magic trackpad protocol modes

I use Linux and I bought an Apple Magic Trackpad ~1m ago. I have few bluetooth Apple HID devices (mouse, keyboard) many years and they works without problem in Linux ... except the new trackpad. On ...
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Can I have audio from my PC output to Bluetooth while my video outputs to AirPlay?

As it stands, my Apple TV is hooked up directly via HDMI to my television. I have 2 amazing speakers that I use bluetooth to connect to and play from when I'm NOT using AirPlay. When I switch to ...
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Command line tool for interacting with Bluetooth Low Energy devices, similar to gatttool

I've just found out that some Python code I've got working on Linux also needs to work on OSX. For reliability reasons, on Linux I've been using a cludgy but effective approach to reading and writing ...
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When i connect Watch to Bluetooth, WiFi stops working

i have very weird problem. If i connect my Android Wear watch to my iPhone 6 Plus, WiFi stops working. Its connected but not working. And after i disconect Watch, it works like allways. I tried to do ...
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Support for classic Bluetooth on iPad and iPhone

I am currently working on a project that requires data transfer between some sensors attached to a module to an iPad/iPhone device. At first I thought BLE would fit my needs but it can't provide the ...
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Why does my MacBook only connect to bluetooth headset when it's just been turned on?

I run 10.10.4 on an Macbook Pro 9,2. When my bluetooth headphones are on and I try to connect with them, nothing happens. I then need to turn off the headphones and turn them on again, at which point ...
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Using a wireless mouse with an iPad

I need to use my iPad mini as a computer for a while. I am planning to use an Apple TV to AirPlay mirror my iPad's display to an existing HD monitor through HDMI, but I need a good input method. I am ...