My iPhone keeps pairing itself to my Mac. I know because every time it happens my mouse lags horribly until I remove it.

Things I've tried:

  • Reset the Bluetooth module
  • Factory reset all connected Apple devices
  • Remove all devices
  • Select device > remove device

When it happens, it is only listed in the Bluetooth menu item; it's not listed in System Preferences > Bluetooth.

Until recently I had an app called Typeeto installed which enabled me to use my Bluetooth keyboard on any other device without unpairing and re-pairing. Basically, it transmits to the Mac, which transmits to the device. I believe this is the root cause and I removed the paired devices from it and deleted it. Still no luck.

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    If you sign out of iCloud on either the computer or on the phone, does that immediately remedy the situation?
    – bmike
    Aug 13, 2018 at 23:55

1 Answer 1


Never mind. Deleting the com.apple.bluetooth files in /Library/Preferences and ~/Library/Preferences seems to have taken care of it.

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