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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Why am I experiencing random bluetooth disconnects?

I have an iPad Air 2 64GB now running iOS 8.3. I've experienced problems where when using Keynote on my iPhone 5S to remote control a keynote presentation on my iPad, the connection will be dropped at ...
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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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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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iMac USB Ports Stopped Working

I have an iMac, and because I program I prefer to use the extended USB keyboard. Just as the batteries to my wireless mouse died, my USB keyboard inexplicably stopped working. I've been using this ...
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Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

I'm using a Magic Mouse with my MacBook Pro and Mountain Lion. The cursor sometimes start to lag. I figured, the reason for this could be the distance between my Mac and the mouse (about 1.5 meters / ...
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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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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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Can a Mac be used as a wireless speaker for an Android device?

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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Bluetooth headset A2dp on iPad not working

This seems like a basic tech support question, but google is failing me.... I just paired a bluetooth headset (single ear) with my iPad. This headset is known for having a very good a2dp profile ...
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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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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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What can you use the iPod 4th generation bluetooth for?

I am wondering what I can use the bluetooth capability in the iPod touch fourth generation for? I tried to pair it to a Motorola headset, but I was not able to pair it. Jailbreaking is not an option ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer without using Photostream?

Sometimes I take a quick photo with my iPhone's camera and I need to get it onto my iMac. I'd love to do this wirelessly (like syncing and everything else). I'm aware that iCloud's Photostream should ...
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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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Send audo 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 ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Apple Wireless Keyboard not connecting automatically on wake

Recently I'm using my MacBook Air mostly in clamshell mode, with an  Wireless Keyboard and an  Magic Trackpad paired. Sometimes, weeks pass by without even opening the lid: connecting it at the ...
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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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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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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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iPad Mini always disconnects Bluetooth wireless keyboard

Following my this question I finally decided to get a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Mini. I bought some cheap (around 40 USD) Chinese crap, but designed specifically for iPad Mini -- i.e. an ...
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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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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?
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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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Is there a fix for the Bluetooth issues in OS X 10.10?

After updating my iMac (late 2013) to OS X 10.10.3, my cursor has begun to move very sluggishly and erratically. In addition, my Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse both randomly drop their ...
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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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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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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 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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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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iPhone 5S weird bluetooth issue

I am facing a weird Bluetooth problem lately with my Plantronics M100 and my iPhone 5S. It worked fine before but after some disassemblies of my phone (after switching broken display and battery) I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Wifi 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 Wifi is turned off. Once ...
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Why do my Macbook Pro's WiFi speeds drop significantly when paired with Bluetooth devices?

NOTE: This question is NOT a duplicate of Bluetooth and Wifi interfering with one another since Yosemite. That answer pertains to 1) The 2.4 GHz band only and 2) Yosemite only. Background: Though ...
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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 the Mac or the Headphones that Have the Weak Signal?

Recently bought just released Bang-Olufsen H8 headphones (wireless, BT 4.0, atpX A2DP). These paired perfectly with iPhone 5 and my MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, however, sound drops out on the MBP with ...
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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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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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Pairing Samsung Gear headphones with an iPhone

Is it possible to pair a Samsung Gear Circle headset with an iPhone? and if not why is it not since it just uses bluetooth?