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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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 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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AirDrop between MBP and iPad not working

I have a mid-2012 MacBook pro running Yosemite and an iPad Air 2 with the latest iOS 8. The 2 devices can connect via Bluetooth (at least they claim to be connected), however, neither initially showed ...
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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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OSX 10.11 El Capitan: Disabling accelerated scrolling

I use an external bluetooth mouse by Logitech and while the accelerated scrolling is nice for the trackpad, it is absolutely terrible for the external mouse. How can I deactivate it so that I get ...
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Installing SSD on 2012 MacBook has messed up Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

My MacBook worked fine but was getting slow, so I replaced the HD with a Crucial 1 TB SSD. I usually use it with an external monitor, an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a Magic Mouse. I also have a CPU ...
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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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bt headphones call ended on connect

I recently bought Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 bluetooth headphones and I use them mainly with my imac. After a bit of fiddling I figured out to force aptx via the bluetooth explorer and disable the ...
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aptX Bluetooth Headphones (B&O H8) Drop Sound - Yosemite

The B&O H8s work great some of the time wirelessly (iPhone) and wired, but not with MacBook Pro 15 early 2011 (Airport/Bluetooth card upgraded to BT4.0). However, sometimes, they will start to ...
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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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Minimum volume is too loud when using wireless headphone

I have this problem using an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s with either of two sets of wireless headphones - Plantronics Backbeat Pro and Plantronics Backbeat Sense. The volume over bluetooth is much higher ...
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Bluetooth connection, JBL Flip3 to MacPro

I've read all the advise posted to connecting JBL Flip speaker to MacPro. I'm not sure if this covers the new JBL Flip3. Holding down the power button does not provide a alternating blue red light. ...
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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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Stuttering Bluetooth connection to Trackpad since updating El Capitan to 10.11.4

Every two hours or so of using the Trackpad (the old one), the cursor stutters so much to be unusable. This started right after I updated from 10.11.3 to 10.11.4, and so I'm inclined to suspect that ...
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Use a bluetooth headset JUST as a microphone?

This is hopefully a pretty simple question. Is it possible to configure a bluetooth headset to act as only a microhphone? I am using OSX Mountain Lion. I would assume the process would be something ...
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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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How can I erase Bluetooth devices on my Mac

I had an bluetooth audio device (Bose SoundLink 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 ...
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How do I prevent a MacBook laptop from sleeping when closed with no external keyboard, mouse, or screen?

Context/goal: I have a 2008 MacBook pro (running El Capitan with the latest updates) that I want to use as a media center/server. It will be controlled exclusively via Screen Sharing and remote ...
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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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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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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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Cannot connect to Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/B which I use infrequently, but was using today (on a non-Apple machine). I attempted to connect it to a new device, unsuccessfully, and now I cannot seem to ...
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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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How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
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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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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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How to select the Bluetooth device using command line?

I have two Bluetooth trackpads, one at work and one at home. Is there a way to select one or the other from the command line. My current workflow is going up to the bluetooth menu, hovering over to ...
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I can pair my PlayStation 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 OS X 10.9.4, however now the direction pad, trigger, and shape buttons are all mismatched when I try ...
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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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Can I use a PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with a 4th gen AppleTV?

Does anyone have experience pairing and using an official Sony PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with the 4th gen Apple TV?
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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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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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iOS BLE Low Energy Power/Current consumption issue (in connected state)

Background – A BLE LE device acting as a peripheral is “connected” to an iOS9 app in the background acting in a central role. We have ability to measure the current consumed by the BLE LE device. ...
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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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Send foto/file via Bluetooth in iOS

I am new to apple, got an iPhone SE. The most basic task: Take a foto, send via Bluetooth -> Laptop (non-MAC but OBEX is an industry standardized Bluetooth protocols for this like). Google search ...
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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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iBooks starts to play after calls and when headphones connect

I've got a pair of Beats bluetooth headphones, and every time I (or the other party) hang up a call, iBooks starts to play my most recent audiobook. This also happens right after turning on or ...
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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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Bluetooth MIDI in OS X Mavericks?

I just received a new wireless controller (Livid Minim) that works over Bluetooth MIDI. It works fine with my iOS devices, but won't connect to my Mac at all. I'm using a 2011 iMac running OSX ...
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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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iPhone App That Combines Multiple iPhone Audio Inputs

I'm looking for an iOS app that uses multiple iPhones as audio input devices. Essentially, different audio would play on different iPhones, and then another iOS device would combine all of those ...
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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 ...
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How to use Bluetooth PAN and WiFi simultaneously in OSX

On my Macbook Pro I connect to the Internet via Bluetooth on my iPhone, which does not work when connected to a WiFi network. How do I tell OSX to route WAN traffic over my Bluetooth connection, ...
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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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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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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which ...
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Can I boost the Wi-Fi on my Mac in the Terminal?

I run Yosemite on my Mac. Recently the Bluetooth was skipping and I found an answer on here that said to run this command in Terminal, defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min ...
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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 recognition problems iPod touch 5 and UE Boom 2

My iPod touch 5 won't recognize my UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker, but my iPad mini 4 does. How can I get my iPod to recognize the speaker? The speaker just won't show up in Bluetooth in Settings. iOS ...
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Bluetooth question

I want to connect my iPad 2 to my Win 10 PC via Bluetooth, but it says it is not supported. Is there a way to connect these together?