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 Bose soundlink mini always connected

I am using a Bose soundlink mini on an 2013 Imac to improve the sound. I would like it to be always on and connected but the connection is lost at some point, when idle or standby i guess. Any ideas?
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Bluetooth Manager not present in Boot Camp (Windows 7)

My laptop is pretty old (late 2008 MBP), and I've been trying to get Bluetooth to work under Boot Camp because I just got some wireless headphones. Thing is, Bluetooth doesn't show up under device ...
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What type of encryption does iOS 8 use for Bluetooth?

I know that iOS 8 encrypts Bluetooth connections: https://www.apple.com/br/privacy/docs/iOS_Security_Guide_Oct_2014.pdf https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht3647 What I don't know is what kind of ...
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Splitting audio between Bluetooth and cable

I have two audio systems at home: a docking station and Soundbook by Bayan Audio. The former allows only for wired connection, the latter supports both the wired and the Bluetooth connections. With my ...
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How to fix iMac keyboard delay?

I just opened my new iMac, and the bluetooth keyboard is terrible. When I press a key, it can take up to 3 - 5 seconds to respond, and sometimes, the keyboard acts as if I've been holding the key ...
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Is Bluetooth and Wifi MAC address always sequential?

This is related to the iPhone and iPad. Every single device I came across has sequential bluetooth and wifi mac addresses. Except for one device and I think it might be jailbroken I am not sure (it ...
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How to sync my contacts in my iPhone 6 to a Mercedes C300 bluetooth handsfree?

I need to transfer my iPhone 6 contacts so I can use them on my Mercedes Benz C300 handsfree device without having to manually dial a phone number on my iPhone while driving. I used to have a ...
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PC as Bluetooth Headset for iPhone

I am trying to set up my computer (running Windows 8.1) as a headset for answering/making calls for my iPhone 4S. I have connected my iPhone through bluetooth, and can listen to music and create ...
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Ipad 2 no longer pairing on bluetooth

By mistake, I asked my ipad to ignore a Bluetooth speaker divice. how can I reverse that instruction?
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Device to extend bluetooth range?

Is there device that will extend the range of Bluetooth? We currently have a Mac Mini setup to control a board room, but we have problems with a magic mouse when it is on the other side of the room ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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Actual stereo sound with bluetooth headset

I have a bluetooth headset (Logitech UE9000), I always found the sound quality on OSX to be less than when connected to my android phone. Further investigation leads me to believe that there is no ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for certain devices (Bluetooth)

I have a Early 2011 Macbook Pro 13" running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). At work, I have a Apple Magic Trackpad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, both which use Bluetooth. When I get to work, my Mac ...
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Is there any hash code to activate voice commands - to use with bluetooth radio? [closed]

I have got Volkswagen RCD510 Bluetooth radio. I'm used to use iPhone voice control (not Siri) with Bluetooth radio in another car. I'm pressing voice button on car steering wheel and iPhone starts to ...
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“Bluetooth Not Available” error on iMac 2011

I got problem with my iMac 2011 edition, it suddenly doesn't recognize my bluetooth. Under system configuration, it doesn't display bluetooth setting. However, it does recognize magic mouse and ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and mouse are choppy

Problem My mouse is choppy as I drag it around the screen. The buttons on my keyboard occasionally get stuck "on", resulting in a bunch of spaces, or periods, or triggering the special character ...
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Bluetooth Issues after Sleep in OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I seem to be having persistent issues with Bluetooth connectivity, especially after waking up my Macbook Pro from a long sleep. I have a speaker that automatically turns off after a certain period ...
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Bluetooth performance worse after Yosemite update

I have a bluetooth trackpad and a pair of bluetooth headphones and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I've been having problems with both. The trackpad fails to re-connect after the laptop wakes up ...
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Are my wireless Microsoft mouse+keyboard supported in OSX?

I have a MS Wireless Laser Mouse/Keyboard 5000 set where both connect to my Windows desktop using a special USB bluetooth receiver. I'm not sure if this is generic USB technology that will work on my ...
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Bluetooth mouse stops working almost everytime I wake my mac from sleep [duplicate]

I use my mac (yosemite 10.10) at work with bluetooth mouse and at home with just the trackpad. Whenever I bring my mac back to work and start it up, >90% of the times it can't find the mouse. Turning ...
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unforget bluetooth device osx 10.9.5

I accidentally told my Mac laptop to forget my bluetooth speaker. Now I can't undo the 'forget device'? Can i reset it so i can reconnect my wireless speaker? I have tried to find a reset button in ...
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How do I prevent my Bluetooth headphones from dropping audio on OS X?

I have a pair of Beats Studio Wireless headphones. They work great most of the time. However, sometimes, they will start to skip and drop in and out (as if I were plugging and unplugging an audio ...
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Magic Mouse can never reconnect on Yosemite

Since upgrading to Yosemite (did a wipe of my HD before installing, so no settings was there from Mavericks) I can only connect my Magic Mouse normally once per boot. Normally you would be able to ...
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Yosemite magic Mouse and a bluetooth disconnection party

I hope some real OSX Nerds read this. Since Yosemite I have the problem taht I can't use the Magic Mouse anymore. It disconnects and reconnects every 5-60 second. I find this in the console logs: ...
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Is there a way to keep bluetooth headphone from going into power-saving mode?

I have a number of bluetooth headphones, and when they are connected to OSX, I notice some annoying phenomena. That phenomena is, when I do not play audio, the bluetooth headphones will quickly go ...
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Unable to turn on bluetooth with Yosemite

I can't for the sake of it turn my bluetooth on in Yosemite. It is greyed out and the menu bar shows bluetooth disabled with a grey wiggle line through it. Anyone have a solution?
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How to remove or reset USB drivers

This is a bit of a strange one. I've been using a Dualshock (DS4), aka a PlayStation 4 controller on my Mac pretty successfully for the passed couple of weeks. Later I had plugged in my gaming mouse ...
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Bluetooth connectivity issues with IOS 8 and Yosemite

Ever since upgrading my iphone 5 and Macbook Pro to the latest versions of iOS 8 and Yosemite, I've not been able to connect bluetooth devices that were working seamlessly before. Resetting PRAM and ...
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Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite

Note: The only thing that changed in my setup is installing Yosemite. Since installing Yosemite, I'm having a somewhat peculiar problem: WiFi works fine, and BT works fine. But WiFi + BT working ...
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Toggle Bluetooth AppleScript not Working in Yosemite

Prior to upgrading to Yosemite, I used Keyboard Maestro to invoke this Applescript with a shortcut: tell application "System Preferences" reveal pane "com.apple.preferences.Bluetooth" end tell ...
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Can I used the command line to disable settings in Yosemite that have made my Mac visible?

Recent changes to my machine as the result of an upgrade to Yosemite (OS X 10.10) have made my machine visible on Bluetooth and Bonjour, where it was not visible before. Is there a command line way ...
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Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid 2014) is visible (in "advertising mode") on Bluetooth (at least to my iPhone). It was not visible prior to Yosemite, and there's ...
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Bluetooth keyboard stopped working after upgrading to Yosemite

I've upgraded to OS X Yosemite and now my wireless bluetooth keyboard is not connecting anymore. I have a bluetooth Belkin 10 keyboard.
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MacBook Pro later 2011 - HandOff and AirDrop not enabled

I've checked my MacBook Pro (later 2011) and my version of bluetooth is 4.3.0f10. I know that HandOff needs at least bluetooth 4.0 to work and BT LE. I have my bluetooth superior to 4.0 but my LE is ...
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Does Yosemite's Continuity use WiFi or Bluetooth to carry Voice?

Regarding the ability for 10.10 to be paired with an iPhone to make phone calls: does the Mac act as a bluetooth headset, -or- is bluetooth just for "pairing", and the voice actually goes over wifi ...
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MacBook Air mid 2011 - Handoff not supported

Is there a failure with OS X Yosemite? I have a MacBook Air mid 2011, with: Bluetooth Version 4.3 Bluetooth Low Energy Supported LMP Version 0x6 Does somebody experience the same behaviour? ...
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How to make continuity and handoff working [iPhone 5S; iOS 8.1][Macbook pro mid 2012]

I could not find proper steps to use both continuity and handoff with voice calls. I managed to do the following till now and I was able to make calls from Macbook but not receive calls that came to ...
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Bluetooth Dongle Connection “Failed to open an RFCOMM serial channel” on MacBook Pro

I tried to setup another computer with a Bluetooth dongle to connect my Macbook Pro (OS X Mavericks). I managed to pair them and ever since then I get these messages every 10-30 seconds and often they ...
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iTunes starts playing when disconnecting Bose Soundlink Mini

i have a Bose Soundlink Mini connected to a Macbook Air. When the Soundlink turns off after a time (because of energy saver mode), iTunes automatically starts playing music. I didn't find any option ...
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Interfacing to Arduino over Bluetooth?

How can I connect an iOS device to an Arduino device over Bluetooth? I have a hardware device I would like to control with my phone. Does it make a difference if the hardware is a commercial product ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and touchpad seem to be interfering

On a Mac Air running the latest OSX I find that the keys that I type are not showing up quickly on the screen sometimes with a multi second delay. It is very intermittent but it happens regularly all ...
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Bluetooth Gone Haywire - Anyone know how to fix it?

Sorry for the image quality of the above pic, but as you can tell from the title of this article, I’m having some bluetooth (BT) issues, and as such, my BT keyboard wasn’t working, so I couldn’t ...
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Is it programmatically possible to communicate with Siri via bluetooth?

We see people talk on bluetooth headsets all the time. In addition bluetooth is used to send notifications to devices like watches. My question is Is it programmatically possible to communicate with ...
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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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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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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 ...