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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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 ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

I bought a Macbook Pro 13' Mid 2012 with the sound damaged just for work (I develop IOS apps) but now I miss the sound in my Mac and I want to fix it. The sound icon in the superior bar does not ...
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Is there any way to change MAC-address of built-in Bluetooth adapter?

I should change MAC-address of a built-in Bluetooth adapter. Is there any way to do it in Yosemite (10.10.4)? Please note - the question is about Bluetooth, not about Wi-Fi. ifconfig doesn't see ...
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When pairing a bluetooth keyboard(-like) device with Yosemite, can the pin number be skipped?

I ordered one of these Vicro Technilogy Ltd. Bluetooth Mini GamePad (PA-BK11) ’s off of Amazon. It shows up as “Bluetooth Gamepad” in the Bluetooth system preferences panel, with a keyboard icon. I ...
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Trackpad only connects when MacBook is open

One day my Apple trackpad stopped connecting to my MacBook Pro when the lid is closed (I use an external monitor). When I open the MacBook, it connects. It used to stay connected all of the time. I've ...
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variable USB3 / bluetooth interference with an MBP

I've got: a hengedock, a late 2013 retina MBP, a USB3 hub, and a USB3 backup disk, and a bluetooth trackpad. Sometimes, it all works great. Sometimes, the pad goes on strike. At worst, it even ...
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Volume Randomly Goes to Maximum with Bluetooth Headset

I have tried using two different bluetooth headsets with my iphone 6 and when using the headset and hitting the "call" button on the iphone, the volume will sometimes go to maximum level. Basically ...
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How to change the keymap of a Bluetooth keyboard of iPad?

I have a Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard. I want to map the caps lock key to ctrl. What should I do?
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Bluetooth keyboard keeps trying to pair but fails to

I have a wireless bluetooth keyboard and a Macbook Pro with OS X Yosemite 10.10.4. Whenever I press the power button, it requests to pair with the macbook, popping up the window with the code for me ...
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How do I send an iMessage on an iPad using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard only? [duplicate]

I found another question on this site, with a similar problem, but doesn't seem to be answered. I'd like to be able to type an iMessage and hit "send" when using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and iPad ...
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Is it possible to VNC or other shared screens soft from PC to Mac via bluetooth

I have a PC and a Macbook. I mostly work on PC, but occasionally I need to switch to a mac on another desk. There is no Wifi around, or other network on PC, but I have bluetooth dongle that I can ...
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Use AirDrop between iPhone and older Macs (need “Don't see who you're looking for?” button on Mac)

I have a new Mac Mini, an old MacBook (which supports AirDrop but has on old Bluetooth module) and an iPhone. When I need to AirDrop between my macs, in Mac Mini's AirDrop panel appear a button "Don'...
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Magic Mouse low battery when not in touch with Mac

Anybody else notice that their Magic Mouse goes dead a lot quicker ... like... within 15 days or so if you use a MacBook and are always leaving your mouse behind? I use great batteries, won't mention ...
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can't open the “Bluetooth” preference pane after resetting NVRAM

Not sure if the two issues are related, but I had to reset my Mac's NVRAM, using this tutorial. I later noticed that my bluetooth keyboard and trackpad don't work anymore, and when I try entering ...
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Yosemite bluetooth audio not working

I have an ARCAM mini-Blink DAC bluetooth receiver connected to my audio amplifier and I would like to stream music from my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.4 to my loudspeakers. I can't. I have this ...
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Can a Mac be used as a wireless speaker for an Android device? [duplicate]

Can I use my MacBook as a wireless speaker with my Android device, so that it acts as the primary speaker for my phone? This is very easy to do in Windows via Bluetooth, so any way to do it on a Mac?
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Will my Bluetooth earbuds work with my Apple Watch even if I don't have my phone with me?

I want to listen to music while I am running but don't want to bring my phone with me. Can I just pair the bluetooth earbuds that I use now with my phone and take my watch running?
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What could cause Mission Control to activate randomly?

It's getting progressively worse over the last couple weeks to the point that I can barely type this question into my browser. I'm running OS X Yosemite with a wireless keyboard and mouse. It seems to ...
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Bluetooth unresponsive on Macbook Retina after sleep (lid close)

Sometimes* when I close the lid on my 13" Retina Macbook to go from work to home, Bluetooth becomes unresponsive. I can access the Bluetooth menu in the menubar and click to connect to devices, but ...
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Play music on multiple iPhones synced through wifi, on several bluetooth speakers

So a mate and I have each our Bluetooth speaker. (Incidentally the same speakers, but this shouldn't matter.) We would like to sync our iPhones to play music on both speakers simultaneously, either ...
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Send key for message when using Bluetooth keyboard

I am using iOS 8 and a Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. I cannot find the key combination to send a message in Messages. For example, Mail has Command + Shift + D, Facebook has Command + Return. Anyone know ...
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Airplay on Bluetooth speaker paired to Mac

I've got a Bluetooth speaker (a JawBone Mini) and I paired it to my Mac. I can set it as output device from System Preferences -> Sound -> Output but I would like to use it as an AirPlay speaker, as I ...
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Bluetooth Menu Shows Garbage

When opening the Bluetooth menu on Macmini6,2 with OS X 10.10.4, it shows a big load of bogus discovered devices. I reset the System's Bluetooth Preferences, but no change. Why is this? What can I do ...
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Unable to pair again bluetooth headset

I used to have a this bluetooth (BT) headset paired and working. Because it had some audio stuttering issues, as a troubleshooting measure I decided to un-pair (remove from list of BT devices in Mac ...
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How do I undo deleting my bluetooth device from my macbook bluetooth device list?

I accidentally deleted my bluetooth speakers from my macbooks devices list. Now it will not show up again. How can I get it to show up again so I can reconnect it?
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Multiple Bluetooth speakers simultaneously

I would like to pair two sticky dude Bluetooth speakers, at one time with my iPhone. With two of them at once it would be like stereo sound. Is there an app or something maybe?
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Can't share internet connection from macbook to iphone

I have my macbook pro (OS X 10.10.4) connected via wifi. Iphone 5s 8.4 is connected via bluetooth to the MCP. But I can't navigate on the internet from my phone. here's the situation: Can ...
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Wi-Fi Interfering with Bluetooth Mouse

I have an issue with my Logitech MX Master when trying to connect to my Macbook Pro (Early 2015 retina base model) via Bluetooth. The mouse has a stable performance only when Wi-Fi is turned off. Once ...
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7th gen iPod radio with a bluetooth headset in motorcycle helmet

I have just bought a 7th generation iPod and I have a bluetooth headset in a motorcycle helmet. Is there any way to listen to the radio through bluetooth given that the headphones are the antenna?
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Can I use an extra bluetooth with macbook pro retina?

I'm using a bluetooth earphone very often. It works really well with iphone and ipad, but it just doesn't work well with macbook pro retina 15". The range and connectivity are pretty bad. I'm ...
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Bluetooth pair with audio device has driver error in bootcamp

I am using a MacBook Air 2014. Recently have installed Windows 7 64 bits using Boot Camp. When I pair the audio device with bluetooth, the device can be detected and pair, but when windows install ...