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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
719 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
306 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
265 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Bluetooth manager tries to pair, fails, THEN asks for pairing key. How to speed up?

I'm testing a large number of BT serial modules by pairing to my Macbook running 10.9. I have to enter the same pairing code for each device. The Bluetooth manager finds the device and wastes a few ...
0
votes
4answers
41k views

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.
0
votes
1answer
772 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
288 views

Is there a way to play music through bluetooth from iPod nano 7th Gen onto the iPad Air's speakers?

My iPod nano (7th gen) is great, although there is no built-in speaker. Is there some way (an app on the iPad maybe?) to play music from my iPod nano (7th Gen) onto the iPad's speakers using ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
306 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
108 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
176 views

Two Bluetooth devices + MacBook Pro + 2.4gHz WiFi = no network throughput; why?

My wife has two MacBook Pros. One is old; the other is new as of a week or two ago. We have a combination of three Bluetooth devices: two keyboards (one Apple; one Logitech) and a magic mouse. We ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1 and Oticon streamer

My wife has a iPhone 4 updated to i OS 7.1 and is hooked up by Bluetooth to her hearing aids. She can hear the phone ring through the streamer and receive calls. She can not get the alerts for ...
1
vote
2answers
349 views

Can a bluetooth device open an app?

Can a bluetooth device, like a panic button, launch an app when pressed and have the app call a pre-programmed number or does the app have to be running for it to be accessed by the device?
0
votes
1answer
673 views

Modify Bluetooth plist DeviceCache and retain changes?

I was following this page: Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth? to modify the bluetooth plist settings on my Mac to allow a Chinese PS3 controller to work with my Mac. ...
0
votes
2answers
129 views

Better way of using the iPhone with a Bluetooth speaker

I got a Bluetooth wireless speaker and it is great in many ways. I can listen to podcasts and music without wires to get in the way. I have one small first-world problem. If i want to type up a ...
2
votes
0answers
764 views

How can I install a working bluetooth library for Python?

I need to access Bluetooth from Python. I have tried installing lightblue via easy_install. It installs properly, but when I try to import it it fails. User@Mac:codes$ python Python 2.7.5 (default, ...
1
vote
0answers
282 views

My iPad's bluetooth tethering doesn't work

I'm trying bluetooth tethering from Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Pairing is successfully done and there are rings on iPad's status bar. However, functions using Internet connection don't work, with an error ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Connect DualShock 3 (PS3 controller) and MacBook Pro 13" late 2013 on Mavericks 10.9.2

The steps I have taken to connect my dualshock 3 controller with my MBP are shown here: http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html The controller doesn't ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Unable to connect to car via Bluetooth?

I recently got a 5th generation iPod touch. I was trying to connect to a car over Bluetooth, but it won't even show up on my iPod (and yes the car's Bluetooth was on). My iPod is on iOS 7.0.4. Any ...
3
votes
1answer
216 views

Can I use a Macbook (or an iMac) as a Bluetooth Player?

We all know that iPhone, iPod, and iPad cannot act as bluetooth players since they only have the hardware to act as a Bluetooth server. My question is if Macbook and iMac are similar. If not, I like ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Using CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) dongle with mid-2011 iMac

I recently purchased a CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy aka BLE) dongle and I'm using it on a mid-2011 iMac that doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0 support. Just plugging it in doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Bluetooth keyboard always wants to pair

I have a MacBook Air in my office that prompts to pair to a BlueTooth keyboard every 5-10 seconds. I turned BlueTooth off/on. Made sure it is not discoverable. Restarted. Run updates. Reset PRAM. ...
1
vote
1answer
316 views

Why BlueTooth is activated after updating the iOS?

I noticed something while updating the iOS. After finishing the updating, I always find that BlueTooth is on and activated. Any idea why Apple is doing that?
0
votes
1answer
830 views

Disable Bluetooth permanently

How do you permanently disable Bluetooth on OS X Mavericks? It seems that simply shutting it off in preferences doesn't disable it.
1
vote
1answer
6k views

Sending and receiving text messages (SMS) over iPhone 5 with Bluetooth from Win7

I have tried to connect my iPhone via bluetooth to my Windows 7 PC. After following some suggestions online, I updated the Broadcomm drivers from here: ...
1
vote
0answers
206 views

BMW link app not working on iPhone 5 after restoring my phone

I have a iPhone 5 and I downloaded the BMW link app which was paired up with my BMW S ONE. For some reason after I reset my phone it no longer pairs up with my car as if I have failed to switch ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

Make calls on iPhone from clicking links on Mac

After reading an email on my Mac which contained the phone number of someone I needed to speak to, I realised that I ought to just be able to click on the phone number and have it start a call from my ...
0
votes
2answers
351 views

Disconnect BT device on iOS 7

How can I disconnect one single Bluetooth device from iOS? Background: I usually use my BT headphones with my iPhone, but sometimes I'd like to use the headphones with my computer. I have BT turned ...
4
votes
1answer
14k views

Can I import photos from iPhone to Mac without a cable?

Often I don't have a cable to connect my iPhone to the Mac. Can I use Bluetooth or Wifi to import photos and movies from iPhone to iPhoto?
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How to toggle Target Display Mode on iMac using a non-mac wired keyboard?

I have a new Late 2013 rMBP and a Mid 2011 iMac. I want to use the iMac in Target Display Mode so I can operate it as a second monitor for the laptop. I have two questions: I can easily turn on TDM ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

How can I determine why keyboard response is intermittently very slow with large display?

I'm using a Seiki 4k display model SE39UY04 connected via HDMI with a Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 MacBook Pro at 3840x2160 @ 30 Hz running Mavericks. I've noticed that with the laptop closed and only ...
8
votes
2answers
8k views

Workaround for Mavericks Bluetooth/Wi-Fi interference?

I have this problem: I normally have Bluetooth enabled so I can make use of my speaker system and Magic Trackpad on my mid-2012 11" MacBook Air (2.0 GHz i7, 8GB). However, when it's enabled, Wi-Fi ...
3
votes
0answers
994 views

Why is my mouse lagging so much it's impossible to use?

I've a little logitech mouse, and suddenly, with no reasons, it started to lag heavily, and now it's impossibile to use. I've a MBP mid 2012 13'', and never had problems, but now it is unusable. The ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

Bluetooth Magic Mouse disconnects

I have an iMac, now running Mountain Lion; about six months ago I started finding that the mouse would lose connectivity whenever I banged it, even lightly, on the mouse pad; I also got a couple of ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I use two wireless keyboards with my iMac?

We were hoping that our iMac would accept two wireless Bluetooth keyboards of the exact same model to be used at the same time. (Lego 2 player, in case you're wondering) However, I can't seem to pair ...
0
votes
0answers
189 views

Bluetooth keyboard is losing connectivity

Can anyone advise me how to make my pairing with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard permanent? Thing is that after shutting down or reboot it is lost and I must re-pair again. At the same time Magic Pad is ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (BoseSounLink Wireless Mobile speaker) remembered on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. Now I don't have it anymore and I want to link it with another audio device and ...
3
votes
4answers
8k views

Bluetooth peripherals randomly disconnecting under Mavericks

I've scoured the internet to try to find a solution to this bizarre problem (similar problems here and here and here), but have unfortunately failed so far. I'm running OS X 10.9.1 on an early-2013 ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

tmux key bindings disable when using wireless bluetooth keyboard

Can't figure out how to keep tmux key bindings enabled when using bluetooth keyboard.
1
vote
0answers
652 views

MacBook Pro won't use usb bluetooth dongle

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and I'm trying to connect to a bluetooth device that requires bluetooth 4.0. To achieve this, I got a IOGear dongle. I have the same problem as that described in ...
2
votes
0answers
684 views

Bluetooth audio streaming from Android to Mac

Is there any way I can Stream Audio from my Android device via Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro? I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and Android 4.4.2. The AUX-Port on my Android device has stopped working. Is there ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Apple Magic Mouse is discoverable, but not pairing

Just got Apple Magic Mouse from eBay. I cannot figure how to pair it with my Mac Mini: it's discovering fine, but when I click on Pair button, my Mac is thinking for a little while and says: "Couldn't ...
1
vote
0answers
351 views

Stream music from iPhone to another phone over Bluetooth

Can you send music data from your iPhone to Android with Bluetooth? I've got an Android Phone plug on my stereo and I want to use my iPhone to play music on it. Is it possible?
1
vote
3answers
8k views

Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...