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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Bluetooth Device Shows Up In Menu But Not In Preferences

I have an issue where an old iPhone I no longer own shows up in the Bluetooth menu but not in the bluetooth preferences. Screenshots below. Anyone else experiencing this? How to go about removing the ...
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can I automatically disconnect bluetooth devices on sleep [duplicate]

We use a Belkin SongStream BT to play music on a stereo via BlueTooth. I'd like our various devices to automatically disconnect before they go to sleep. Alternatively, the Belkin device could drop ...
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How to automate hardware scenarios based on connection type on my MacBook? [duplicate]

I would find it to be possible to automate (e.g. with Automator) a given set of scenarios according to my MacBook's connection, but I'm not very knowledgeable on how to approach this. Specifically, I ...
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Airdrop: Bluetooth or WiFi?

How does Airdrop work? I thought it is just bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn Airdrop on, my WiFi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the WiFi off, and ...
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Why are iPhone4 and iPhone5 (iOS 7) not recognizing bluetooth devices?

when I go to Settings -> Bluetooth and turn it on, devices (both iPhone 4 and 5, iOS7) start searching for devices with bluetooth, but never find anything. On the other hand, when I search from ...
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How do I get Pages for iOS 7/8 to use the TAB key on a bluetooth Keyboard to change the indent level?

So Pages for iOS 7/8 has a software TAB key that changes the indent level of an outline. It also has forward and backward indent keys. Great. However, when I press the TAB key on by Apple Wireless ...
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Mac bluetooth speaker/mic not working properly when switching to soft phone

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina running Mavericks, and recently purchased a Logitech UE Ears Mini Boom bluetooth speaker/mic. I use it both for general audio and music, as well as for soft phone. For ...
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Beacons detected on some devices but not on others

Frustration on the top !! I have developed an iPhone app that detects beacons and posts to the social media. I tested in one of my iPod and it's working fine (detecting the beacons). I tried to test ...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboards and Mice

My school has 25 iMacs in a lab for students. They each have a wireless keyboard and mouse. The problem is that the keyboard or mouse will run out of batteries and the kids will just grab another ...
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How can I send/receive files from my iPhone over Bluetooth to my Mac?

Why is it so difficult to Bluetooth these two? They are both Apple products and it seems inconceivable that it won't work. I have tried several solutions posted online and can link but there is no ...
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How to connect bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard on thunderbolt display, if they don't show up?

I used a thunderbolt cable to connect my Macbook and iMac. Pressed cmd+f2 on my iMac and the displays works perfectly. But I cannot use my bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control the Macbook.It ...
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Bluetooth headset: why do I have to either re-pair every time

I'm using a "Energy BT Sport" headset. Pairing is pretty easy. Obviously I'm not always using the headset, I'm frequently switching between headset and speakers depending the circumstance I'm in. ...
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Maverick Bluetooth : Connections from undesirable (unpaired) devices… Where is the Advanced Bluetooth option?

My problem : Recently I started to use a Magic Trackpad for my MacBook Air (Mid 12), and discovered some annoyance : I regularly see some devices connected to my Mac by Bluetooth, the one that I ...
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Frequent Mouse-Down Errors

I'm experiencing frequent mouse-down errors. They say Windowserver: Warning: Program "xxxx" posted a mouse-down, blocking hardware events, but did no further mouse activity with various apps in ...
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I can pair my PlayStaion DualShock 3 Controller, but why are the buttons mixed up?

I was able to follow the steps here to connect my DualShock 3 controller to my MacBook running 10.9.4, however now the direction pad, trigger, and shape buttons are all mismatched when I try using ...
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Apple Magic mouse often loses connection

I have mac mini late 2011, up to date mac OS X and fully charged batteries. It still loses connection about 10 times per hour. It's really annoying I've tried to remove Bluetooth.plist file, but it ...
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Connecting iPhone to HC-05 Bluetooth module

I wanted to know how I can connect my iPhone to HC-05 Bluetooth module. Is there any apps for it or/and How can I create an app for it? Thanks in advance
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Connecting a Samsung Phone via Bluetooth to iMac?

I have OSX 10.9.2 on iMac 21.5 Mid 2011 I've been scouring the forums for pairing bluetooth devices but I can't find any of the options mentioned. If I go to Preferences -> Bluetooth, there isn't an ...
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Wireless keyboard shows connected and paired but cannot use any keys

My Bluetooth mouse, speaker and printer are connected, paired and work properly but both wireless keyboards show connected and paired and no keys work. Also MacBook keys are frozen. Have tried ...
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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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Tether Mac's Wifi connection to phone over Bluetooth

I'm staying in a rather upmarket hotel, yet for some reason the Wifi is £7 per device per day. I got it for my Macbook, and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to share the connection to my iPod. ...
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Is there a way to stop Bluetooth coming back on after an update

When i do an update via the Settings app on the iPhone (because the computer i sync to iTune doesn't connect to the net) after the update is done Bluetooth is turned back on. because Updates can be ...
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Bluetooth not available anymore

I have a Macbook Pro (late 2011) with the latest OS X (10.9.4) and once in a while the Bluetooth subsystem disappears and the system hangs for a few seconds every ~10 minutes. The icon in the menu bar ...
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CoreBLuetooth limitation ios cannot scan all bluetooth devices ? [closed]

When it comes to the implementation about scanning BLuetooth device, I have found that only BLE devices can be scanned by iOS running iOS7.1.1 but all Bluetooth devices can be scanned by Android ...
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Bluetooth timeout on Mac Mini

I was wondering if there is any way to keep bluetooth peripherals active for a set amount of time. For example the connection to a keyboard I have just bought is lost after about 10 seconds of ...
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Using a iPhone 5 as a bluetooth receiver/audio sink

Imagine this: you are in a hotel on a holiday trip and want to see something on TV, but your partner doesn't like it and prefers reading a book. There are a lot of small devices you could plug in the ...
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Inverted scrolling for external mouse

I have an external microsoft mouse for my iMac. When I updated to Mavericks it inverted the mouse scrolling but I can't change it back. The mouse has a specific program that controls preferences ...
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WhatsApp on iOS plays voice notes on Speaker. How can i force it to play them on my BT Headset?

I got an iPhone 5 with iOS 7 paired with a Sony DR-BTN200 headset. Whenever i get a voice note on WhatsApp and i play it back, music pauses on my BT headset but the voice note is played from the ...
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Disable bluetooth keyboard for second mac

I've searched through some sites and couldn't find any solution for my problem, so finally landed here :) I have two mac's in my job - one has bluetooth keyboard, one wired. I want to permanently ...
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iOS: Default Battery Percentage Level for individual services to switch off

We all know iOS switches off services one by one when the battery reaches critical level. But is there any fixed battery level to cut down individual services. For example, Bluetooth will be switched ...
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Using Iphone as bluetooth replacement for mac

I have a late 2011 mac book pro with bluetooth 2.1 which works terribly with my speakers. Is there anyway I can use my Iphone 5s with bluetooth 4.0 as a sort of replacement. Through USB, WIFI or ...
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Change Vendor/Product Id of a USB Dongle

I have a Broadcom USB Bluetooth Adaptor that I am working with, and for my project I need to change the dongle's Vendor ID and Product ID. I have tried editing the IORegistry, but it appears they are ...
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To what degree should the oldness of my phone affect my tethering speed?

I have an iPhone 4s on Verizon that I am using to tether with Bluetooth. TestMy.net indicated a throughput of about 200kbps, which it suggests is 2% of the typical throughput it sees from Verizon. It ...
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Mac Mini mid-2011 with 10.9.3 consistently losing bluetooth connectivity

Several times a day Mac Mini (mid-2011 model) with OS X 10.9.3 losing keyboard and mouse connection. Batteries are fresh, showing level between 73 and 100%. If I'm pressing power button on the ...
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How can I use different magic mouses at home and at work?

I have two magic mouses, one at home and one at work. Both work just fine over bluetooth with my Macbook Pro (10.9.2), which I use at both places. Suppose I'm using my home mouse, and then unplug my ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro Bluetooth

Is there a way to upgrade my MacBook Pro late 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Bluetooth to Bluetooth 4.0 without using a usb extension? As I only have one working USB port.
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Bluetooth lagging when Magic Mouse and a bluetooth speaker connected

I'm having problems with my Bluetooth on my MacBook Pro Retina early 2013 OS X 10.9.3 It is constantly losing connection for a few seconds with my Magic Mouse and my Bluetooth speaker (Bose Soundlink ...
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How to list bluetooth devices from command line

I have to list all available bluetooth devices from command line. I tried to google it, but got only results like "how to turn on bluetooth from terminal". Simply: bluetooth scan Thanks for help in ...
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PC as Bluetooth Airplay receiver

Well, the title pretty much speaks for itself. I would like to stream my Mac's music to my PC over Bluetooth. It appears this isn't supported by default (or at least my devices are reporting it's ...
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Mounting bluetooth as local drive

I know you can easily browse files on a device by using bluetooth, this is not what I wanna do. I want to mount the bluetooth device (an Android phone, for example) just like when I mount a usb drive ...
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How to reset trackpad after pinch to zoom stops working

It seems like whenever I use a device that's not made by Apple (USB mouse, bluetooth speakers) invariably the pinch to zoom and rotate features on the Magic Trackpad will stop working after awhile in ...
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Connect iphone to multiple output devices to play music

How can I output music from a iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker and at the same time output to another sound appliance where the iPhone is jacked into. Like a Bose stereo device.
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Switch wireless keyboard/trackpad while using iMac as external monitor

I have an iMac with a pair of wireless keyboard/trackpad and another Macbook Pro (MBP). I just got a thunderbolt cable and try to use iMac as an external monitor for the MBP. However, one problem is ...
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Automatically connect Bluetooth device to Mac

I have a MacBook Pro (running Mavericks) and a Bluetooth Speaker (JBL Flip). I want the two to connect automatically whenever they are nearby and powered on. Is that possible? Currently I have to ...
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To how many bluetooth receptors can I send sound from my MacBook?

I have two 2.1 surrounds system at home and I would like to pair both with my MacBook via bluetooth to play at the same time. Is that possible? In that case, what should I look for? I did a little ...
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Blued and syslogd Eating CPU and Flooding system.log

My machine occasionally goes into a state where almost 100% cpu is eaten by syslogd and blued. At that time, numerous copies of the following block appear in the console: 4/29/14 10:31:45.000 AM ...
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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in enter link description here I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The status ...
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Bluetooth Headset problems in Windows 8.1

I have a Mid 2012 MBP MD101 and a Sony DR-BTN200 Bluetooth Headset that works wonders on Mavericks and my Xperia S. In Windows 8.1 though, it is only working for a couple minutes each time i connect ...
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Does rebooting an iOS device always unpair connected Bluetooth peripherals?

I am writing an iPad app that connects to wireless Bluetooth printers. We've discovered that when the iPad is rebooted, the printers that were paired and connected when the iPad was on do not ...
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How to remove iOS 7 Grey Line voiceover mode

In order to be able to use a clicker with my iPad, so that I can do proper formal business presentations with Keynote, I am using this Satechi Bluetooth Clicker. ...