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 problems

I cannot turn Bluetooth off on my MacBook Pro. I am running 10.7.4 and the option to turn it off is grayed out, both in the toolbar and in System Preferences. I used Onyx to reset permissions but to ...
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MacBook Pro loosing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth - how to provide a record for service

My custom-built early 2013 MBP 15" is struggling to deliver an acceptable wireless functionality. In the only suitable tool that comes to my mind, a simple ping permanently open on the side of my ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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Bluetooth can't find any device

After maintenance, my Macbook Pro Retina can't find any bluetooth device (Magic Mouse / Keyboard / Soundbar / Phone) I read many instructions, reseted SMC and NVRAM, but nothing changes
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What could I benefit from replacing the AirPort Card in my '09 MacBook Pro?

I have a Mid-2009 MacBookPro, I would like to upgrade the AirPort Card so that I can access continuity and instant hotspot features, but other than that what will Bluetooth 4.0 allow me and will the ...
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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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Apple bootcamp windows 10 and apple magic mouse 1 not connecting

A week or so ago I installed windows 10 on my 2015 macbook pro retina with bootcamp. At the start my apple mouse (magic mouse 1) and my keyboard were already paired. Today my mouse wouldn't click for ...
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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth headset

Every time I connect my bluetooth headset to my Mac, iTunes decides it's time to launch. Is there a way I can prevent this behavior? I found this thread, but there is no solution: ...
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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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Bluetooth audio choppy/skips on El Capitan

I'm using the music receiver bluetooth TP-Link HA100 and when doing streaming from Spotify or iTunes the audio has clicks in and out and skips like a scratched CD. Simply unusable. I'm on MacBookPro ...
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How to kill Apple magic trackpad/keyboard connection messages

Whenever I take my laptop away from my desk (to type on the couch), OSX goes crazy letting me know that my Apple keyboard is connected, now disconnected, now connected, now disconnected... The ...
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BT Headphones don't connect to MacBook Pro

My NuForce BE6 Bluetooth headphones easily pair up with my iPhone (6s). But my MacBook Pro Bluetooth device setup doesn't find them. Specs: OSX 10.11.3 Apple Bluetooth-Softwareversion: 4.4.3f4 16616
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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 this discussion at Apple's forum. I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The ...
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External mic with iphone and bluetooth output

I need some way to control an Android mobile phone or iphone 5 to allow me use a external microphone in the headphone 3,5mm socket and output my voice (in real time) to an external bluetooth speaker ...
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I have to reboot mac to restart bluetooth every morning

I'd like some help understanding why I have to restart my Mac every morning when I get to work in order for the bluetooth to start working again. It is a work provided machine, running Yosemite and ...
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Pair bluetooth keyboard when not logged in

I have a brand new Bluetooth keyboard (replacing an old one I spilt coffee on) and I would like to pair it with my iMac. Trouble is, I can't log in to the iMac because the keyboard is not paired. ...
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I want iPhone 5s to always ring..even when head is left active

Is there any way to make the phone ring when the headset is left on? My husband will take the earpiece out of his ear but leave it active. When a call comes in it rings in the earpiece and not through ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I attempted to ask this question at superuser.com but so far I have not received any help. So for the past couple of days I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my ...
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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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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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When setting the MacBook Pro into Hibernate it keeps connecting to my Bluetooth audio adapter

How can I avoid this behaviour? What is going on here? It keeps connecting to my device (http://www.amazon.de/dp/B004ZH0RSY) and makes sounds on my HiFi. I am talking about the connected-beep.
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Which iOS presentation/slideshow app can be controlled by a Trust Wireless bluetooth remote

I want to use my iPhone (4S) with the VGA adapter to display presentations on a beamer (projector) and control the advancement with a Trust Wireless Remote Control for iPad. The remote works well ...
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How to Use BTsync's file sharing by Bluetooth?

I established the bluetooth connection between the devices. However, the speed download/upload still stays low (< 1 MB/s) between the devices while it should be much higher with Bluetooth 4.0 in ...
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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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Why Wi-Fi is turned on even it is removed from Network preferences?

I have Mac with 10.11.2 and some times I have Wi-Fi icon in login screen showing Wi-Fi is turned on, some times there is no icon at all. After logging in I always have the Wi-Fi icon in the menubar ...
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Music on my iPhone 5s is gone!

Went to play tunes while working out the other day. I tapped on the Music app to open my playlists and all that appears is an image of a girl with headphones on. No playlists...no songs...no way to ...
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How can I retrieve photos from an iPhone 4 without using wifi(probably) or cell data?

So I am blinded by anger at this point. I cannot believe this isn't possible in some way. In short: Iphone 4 has a bad battery, photos filling storage, out of date Ios so no wifi, 3g data available is ...
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My Apple Magic Mouse never works on login screen when no one is logged in (first time I turn on my MBP)

as described in the title: My Magic Mouse works perfectly when: At least one person will log in At login screen but only when someone is still logged in (When I'll press Control ⌃ + Shift ⇧ + Eject ...
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iOS: Is it possible to change how the Shift-Key behaves with bluetooth keyboards?

Today I bought a Magic Keyboard from Apple to use it with my MacBook when its fully closed and behaves like a desktop computer. Later I had an idea to try the keyboard out with my iPhone 6 Plus. It ...
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How to rename a bluetooth device in OSX Lion?

Before I upgraded to OSX Lion, I could open up the Bluetooth Preferences, select a device, click on the settings icon, choose 'Rename Device' and rename the Bluetooth device. Now that I've upgraded ...
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Bluetooth speaker, microcuts when using Safari or Chrome

I just bought a Marshall Acton bluetooth speaker and it sounds well, it pairs perfectly with my Mac, an iPhone 6S and an iPhone 5S. The problem appears when it is paired with the Mac (El Capitan ...
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Pair Apple Watch again without erasing

I have accidentally unpaired my Apple Watch on my iPhone. I need to pair my watch with the same iPhone again. (But I think the same problem can probably be faced if one gets a new iPhone with an ...
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Is it possible to change the name of a bluetooth mouse?

I bring my MacBook Pro back and forth between home and work. I have a Magic Mouse in both places. I guess because they are both the same model, I have to re-pair the mouse with the computer every time ...
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Bluetooth connection issues with LG Soundbar and Macbook Pro or iPhone

I picked up an LG soundbar a few months back, largely as it allowed me to stream audio using bluetooth which seemed a great idea for streaming from either my MacBook or my iPhone. Since i've had the ...
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Can an Iphone connect different audio streams to headphone jack and bluetooth at the same time?

Is there a way to route different audio streams to different connections? I want to connect my Iphone 5's headphone jack to my car's audio to listen to music. I would then like to have the phone ...
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Turn off iPad on-screen keyboard using Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop Keyboard

I'm using Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop Keyboard with an iPad. This works great, except I'm not able to turn off the onscreen keyboard. I understand that there is an eject button on the Apple ...
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Apple Watch notifications over WiFi

First days after I've bought my Apple Watch, keeping my iPhone with Bluetooth turned off and WiFi on (so with Apple Watch connected "to the cloud") my Watch was able to receive iPhone's notifications ...
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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 ...
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How to toggle Target Display Mode on iMac using a non-mac wired keyboard? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Universal method to record calls via Bluetooth in OS X 10.6?

I am a freelance journalist who needs to record calls for accuracy and legal reasons -- I inform every person I record that I am doing so, so *PLEASE* do *NOT* post asking about the legality of ...
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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 ...
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How can I have a more stable BlueTooth connection?

I am currently experiencing an issue where some of my bluetooth devices connected to my computer become unstable. Here is a list of what I have connected to my MacBook Pro 2015: Apple Magic ...
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How to connect dualshock3 (PS3) controller when it cannot be found

I want to connect my PS3 controller to my MBP 2015 however my MBP does not seem to detect that it is there, or at least I cannot view it in the menu. Does anyone know how to solve this? If it helps ...
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Connected Bluetooth Device Not Recognized as Audio Device

Short Version: The device in question is connected according to itself and the Bluetooth Preferences, but does not show up as an output option in Sound Preferences. Long Version: I recently ...
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Should a MacBook emit EMF fluctuations when wifi and bluetooth are turned off?

I have a couple of MacBooks. Both have SSD drives. Using a Trifield EMF meter with radio/microwave capability, if I hold the meter near the laptop (where I understand the wifi antenna is located), I ...
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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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Sharing GPS signal to a Wifi-only iPad

I want to share live GPS data from an Android smartphone to my iPad (4th generation wifi-only). I've read about BTstacks and other jailbreak tweaks, but I don't want to jailbreak! I have also read ...
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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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Trackpad 1 pair with windows 10

I'm using windows 10 on my MBP, and my trackpad (Bluetooth) won't work, unless I disable the bluetooth, then it works... So, how can I have both trackpad and bluetooth?
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Send audio from my laptop to my iPhone over Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 4, and Philips dock speakers which I use with the phone. The dock doesn't have any aux input, and I would like to use the dock as a speaker for my laptop. I know I can achieve it ...