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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Check the battery level of connected bluetooth headphones from the command line

I am trying to check the battery level of my wireless headphones from the command line. I came across a few discussions, and it seems all I need to do is enter the following: ioreg -c 'deviceName' ...
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Choppy bluetooth audio: How to persist bluetooth bitpool settings on Mavericks?

I am using a Bluetooth 3.0/aptX Audio Device. Pairing the device leads to choppy audio, due to bad default bitpool settings in OSX. The issue has been widely documented, e.g. here on stackexchange. ...
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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 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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Command line tool for interacting with Bluetooth Low Energy devices, similar to gatttool

I've just found out that some Python code I've got working on Linux also needs to work on OSX. For reliability reasons, on Linux I've been using a cludgy but effective approach to reading and writing ...
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How do I shut down Pandora completely?

I have been shutting down Pandora using swipe-to-close to deal with its high battery usage. However, I've recently found that it's still somehow active in the background. I have my phone synced to my ...
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Prevent bluetooth from auto connecting to certain devices

I use a MacBook Pro, 99% of the time with a bluetooth Apple Magic Mouse, so I don't want to turn bluetooth off. I have an Onkyo sound system at home, which everything goes through, and also accepts ...
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My Bluetooth Signal Decreased After Upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite

When I was running Mavericks 10.9.5 on my Mac Mini Server my bluetooth keyboard stayed connected during startup and restarting. My bluetooth keyboard is within a foot of the Mac Mini Server. When ...
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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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External Bluetooth 4.0 dongle on 2009 iMac

I have a late 2009 iMac and I am developing a BLE app for iOS. At this point of time I don't have an iPhone or an iPad either to test the app on, so I have to user the simulator for the same. My ...
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iOS Says “Connection failed and unsupported” when connecting to Mac through Bluetooth

Im trying to connect my iPhone 5s to my Early 2011 MBP through bluetooth. When I try to connect after pairing, it gives me the following error: After searching around on the web, I found people ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN internet sharing?

I'm trying to connect Windows 7 to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN but it doesn't seem to detect the Bluetooth PAN capability of the mac. It only allows transferring of files, and using it as a ...
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How can I remap a play-button keypress from a Bluetooth headset on OS X?

I have an LG Tone (HBS 700) Bluetooth stereo headset, and am using it with OS X Lion. The headset has a play/pause toggle button, but unlike my keyboard's play button, which will toggle play/pause ...
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Enable Internet Sharing over Bluetooth PAN

I'm trying to share my MacBook Pro's internet connection with my iPad over Bluetooth. The MacBook is running Snow Leopard. On the Sharing preference page, I can select Ethernet as the source, but ...
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Control program other than iTunes with bluetooth headphones

I am using bluetooth headphones with OS X Lion. The headphones (like most bluetooth headsets) have built-in play/pause and back/forward controls. Using the play button will always launch iTunes, ...
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Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle detectable by iPhone 4S/5

I bought a CSR Bluetooth 4.0 dongle, when plugged into my computer, initially my iPhone 5 could not detect it, but if I set the dongle to broadcast as Headset mode in the Bluetooth settings, the ...
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Apple magic mouse only works on surfaces that are slightly reflective after 10.8.2 update

My magic mouse suddenly stopped tracking on the mousepad I have been using for a month now. Everything about the mouse works (gestures, clicking, etc) except tracking. Strangely enough, the mouse ...
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How to choose Bluetooth controller in OS X Lion?

My Mac Pro's internal bluetooth is broken. For the past 2 years, I've been getting by just fine with a USB Bluetooth adapter. I had to temporarily remove that adapter recently, and after putting it ...
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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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JBL2 bluetooth speaker increasing MacBook Air's volume

I have a JBL2 connected to my MacBook Air. Whenever I connect the JBL via Bluetooth it increases the (previously low) volume of the Mac to a deafening maximum resulting in a nice blast that even my ...
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Unlock Mac without low energy bluetooth capabilities by iPhone app

I have an old iMac (11,2) that doesn't have Bluetooth Low Energy. Do you know any way I can use my iPhone's Touch ID to unlock it? All the apps I found require Bluetooth LE support.
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Prioritize Wired Earbuds Over Bluetooth?

I have a somewhat humorous but annoying problem. I'll on the phone using the standard wired earbuds, then my wife starts the car in our garage downstairs. Since the phone is paired to the car, the ...
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Connecting/pairing with Bluetooth LE devices

Does anyone know how to connect/pair with Bluetooth LE sensors/devices? Is a 3rd party app mandatory for the task? I can't pick up any advertising devices from Bluetooth Preferences. The app ...
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Two sets of keyboard-mouse for a single Mac

I am wondering, can I have a set of Apple Keyboard + Magic Mouse (both via Bluetooth) at home and one at work and use them automatically on the same Mac? Or is there a restriction in the number of ...
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Can a Mac act as Bluetooth receiver for sound?

This is my setup to play music: Mac with iTunes 2 Airport Express' connected to two pair of active B&O speakers I also have a turntable/record player that I want to use wirelessly with this ...
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Buzzing in bass with multi-output device

I've set up a multi-output device between my Bluetooth speaker and another output device (doesn't actually matter what device). As long as the Bluetooth device (MagicBox II) is one of the chosen ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

I bought a Macbook Pro 13' Mid 2012 with the sound damaged just for work (I develop IOS apps) but now I miss the sound in my Mac and I want to fix it. The sound icon in the superior bar does not ...
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variable USB3 / bluetooth interference with an MBP

I've got: a hengedock, a late 2013 retina MBP, a USB3 hub, and a USB3 backup disk, and a bluetooth trackpad. Sometimes, it all works great. Sometimes, the pad goes on strike. At worst, it even ...
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Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi is turned off. Once ...
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iPhone forgets how to bluetooth, audio app overnight

Overnight, my iPhone forgets how to Bluetooth. It also forgets which audio app I was using. Let's start at 7:30AM when I get in my car, assume everything is working, and go from there. I turn on ...
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Ignore bluetooth volume control in OS X

Is there a way to ignore incoming Bluetooth sound-volume control in OS X? And is there a way to disable outgoing volume control via Bluetooth? Here's my situation: I have a bluetooth speaker that has ...
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Why do bluetooth speakers reconnect to device that is off?

I have several bluetooth speakers, and more than 2 iOS devices. Once a speaker is paired with one iOS device (iPhone, for ex.), the next time I turn on the speaker, it connects (with beep sound) to ...
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Migrate my Bluetooth device pairings to a different Mac

Context: I am in the process of migrating from an old MBP (10.6.8) to a newer MBR (10.9). This is not an in-place upgrade or Time Machine restore; it is a manual migration to new hardware, new OS, new ...
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Tinny bluetooth mic input sound

I'm using the philips SHB7000 bluetooth headphones with my MacBook. They paired fine, but the audio quality over bluetooth was terrible. I remember having this issue on my previous macbook, and ...
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Bluetooth antenna went bad - can I just get a dongle?

I have a late-2010 Mac Mini (maxed out at Mac OS X 10.7.5) with 2 bluetooth devices (keyboard and headphones). I've had intermittent issues with bluetooth connectivity, but this past weekend, the ...
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Yosemite bluetooth headset not saved in devices list

I have paired my Macbook Pro running Yosemite with Bose Soundlink OE bluetooth headset. Once after I restart the mac, I need to re-pair the bluetooth headset. Mac wouldn't save it in the list of the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Frequent Mouse-Down Errors

I'm experiencing frequent mouse-down errors. They say Windowserver: Warning: Program "xxxx" posted a mouse-down, blocking hardware events, but did no further mouse activity with various apps in ...
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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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Tether Mac's Wifi connection to phone over Bluetooth

I'm staying in a rather upmarket hotel, yet for some reason the Wifi is £7 per device per day. I got it for my Macbook, and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to share the connection to my iPod. ...
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iOS: Default Battery Percentage Level for individual services to switch off

We all know iOS switches off services one by one when the battery reaches critical level. But is there any fixed battery level to cut down individual services. For example, Bluetooth will be switched ...
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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 ...