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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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 ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't work on FileVault 2 machine until after login

On a machine with FileVault 2 enabled, my Apple Magic Mouse does not work until after I log in. After login, the mouse works and I can tell from IORegistryExplorer that /System /Library/Extensions/...
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Would a bluetooth stylus guarantee that I can rest my hand on iPad?

I'm a student who rely on taking note on iPad. It's so convenient. My current stylus doesn't have bluetooth feature so I have to search for app that has hand resting feature. However, I also want to ...
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Buzzing in bass with multi-output device

I've set up a multi-output device between my Bluetooth speaker and another output device (doesn't actually matter what device). As long as the Bluetooth device (MagicBox II) is one of the chosen ...
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How to fix sync issues in multi-output device?

When I'm listening to music (iTunes) during the day, I'd like to have sound all around me. So I've created a multi-output device out of my main audio interface (Propellerhead Balance) and my portable ...
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OSX Yosemite + Fidelio Bluetooth Headphones + iTunes = intermittent sound output problems

I have a pair of Philips Fidelio M2BT bluetooth headphones that work perfectly with OSX Yosemite... when they finally work. Pairing was no problem, but switching them on requires endless tinkering, ...
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Bluetooth not available - keyboard and touchpad unresponsive

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Yosemite 10.10.5 Hi, I have researched this problem without any luck. My problem is that my bluetooth becomes unavailable, and when this happens the keyboard ...
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Belkin QODE for iPad mini - remap

I just got belkin qode bluetooth keyboard for ipad mini, but it is in french. Layout of the keys is ok, I remember where what letter is, but when I press M it types (in my language - czech) letter "Ů"....
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Is there any way to quick pair my bluetooth headphone?

To disconnect my bluetooth headset is easy and just turn off my bluetooth. But I need to switch 3 pages in 4 steps to pair my bluetooth headset. Unlock my iPhone Click Setting Icon Click Bluetooth ...
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Macbook Air 2012 Windows 7 bootcamp bluetooth headphone or speaker not working

I've been trying to connect Bluetooth headphone or speaker to my MBA 2012 Windows 7 bootcamp with no luck. It connected to the computer all right, but my headphone is not shown in the playback devices....
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Send Wired Keyboard Keystrokes Through Bluetooth

I'm looking for a way send keystrokes from a wired keyboard through bluetooth, preferably with an OS X application. I want to be able to type things on my iPad using this keyboard so I can quickly ...
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Using minicom to read data sent from a Bluetooth 4 module

I'm trying to use minicom to read data sent from a BLE serial module. I'm not sure how to set it up. Should the 'serial device' point to /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem? I keep getting an error saying ...
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Terminal for communicating with Bluetooth 4 serial devices?

Does anyone know if there's a terminal of some sort that could communicate with BLE serial devices? The closest thing I know is blueutil, but I believe it's only designed for Bluetooth 2.x. Thanks
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Share internet connection from iPad to iPhone via bluetooth

I can share my iPad's internet connection using Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro and my Android phone but my iPad and iPhone does not even seem to see each other when I try to pair them. I am abroad at the ...
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How does air-drop detect other air-drop devices?

It is clear from other posts that AirDrop "uses" Bluetooth Low Energy to "find" other AirDrop enabled devices. How does it do this? Specifically, how does an apple device differentiate between just ...
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Kernel Panic Bluetooth

I have been receiving kernel panics a few times in the past few months, but each time I have noticed it is when I am connected to the internet through Bluetooth PAN to my iPhone. Most recently, the ...
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Printer connected to Mac only works if other Mac is turned on

I have an old iMac G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and a Canon PIXMA MG5350 printer. It prints without a problem on the old G5. I think the printer is connected via bluetooth. And now I also have an ...
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Ipad: Wired and Bluetooth headset at the same time

During my last plane flight I tried to connect my Bluetooth earbuds with my iPad and use wired earbuds at the same time. This seems to be impossible as both are different output sources and I was ...
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How to record my voice and output to speaker at the same time?

When giving a speech, I want to record my voice and let people in the room hear clearly through a speaker. I have a macbook air, a bluetooth headset and a bluetooth speaker. Thanks.
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When waking my MacBook Pro up from sleep, it disables the trackpad and keyboard and searches for bluetooth keyboards

MacBook Pro 2012 Running 10.10.4 I have the Bluetooth set to off by default but no matter what, when I wake my laptop up it searches for Bluetooth keyboard, once it doesn't find one it'll give me ...