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Questions tagged [bluetooth]

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 is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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Will Samsung Galaxy Buds work with iPod Nano Gen 7?

From what I can gather, the iPod Nano (7th Gen) requires true Bluetooth connectivity / synchronization for wireless headphones. This means (as per their product page) that AirPods won't actually work ...
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Bluetooth MAC Address Spoofing

I want to spoof the MAC address of the built-in Bluetooth device. ifconfig en0 ether seems to normally be one way to do it, however there is no Bluetooth interface listed by ifconfig on my MacBook ...
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Delay with Bluetooth headphones [duplicate]

With every pair of Bluetooth headphones I've owned I've had a latency of about 50 ms. How do I get rid of or reduce this delay? MacBook Pro with Retina, Mid 2015, macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (but I had the ...
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iOS: can I connect both a bluetooth keyboard and numeric keypad at the same time?

I wonder whether it is possible to have both a bluetooth keyboard (like the Apple magic keyboard) and a numeric pad connected at the same time to iOS? I know that there are keyboards that offer an ...
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My keyboard isn’t working and I can’t log into my laptop

My sister recently spilled water on my MacBook Air's keyboard, and unfortunately I couldn’t save it. Some keys on my keyboard don’t work, like for example the half the numbers and some letters. ...
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Is there a shortcut to connect Bluetooth headphones on iOS?

Every time I want to use my Bluetooth headphones with my iPhone (iOS 12) I have to open Settings, tap Bluetooth, then select the device. Is there a way to connect with less friction?
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Bluetooth Automatically Pairs with “Broadcom Bluetooth Device”

I'm experiencing a very annoying issue (Mojave 10.14.1). When I am staying at a hotel (which I do frequently for work), my computer constantly pairs with devices called "Broadcom Bluetooth Device". ...
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Pair iMac and Android using Bluetooth

I had my uninsured iPhone stolen and have bought a cheap Panasonic Eluga 500 as a makedo until I save up enough for another iPhone. Why can't I pair this phone with my iMac over Bluetooth. I have a ...
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One unforgettable bluetooth device!

Strangely, I can't find any references to anyone else having this problem. This question is close, but that OP is using a work phone with security profiles that prevent any bluetooth settings changes. ...
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How to fix bluetooth sound quality issue after Mojave update?

After updating to Mojave my bluetooth headset sounds terrible and muffled. After testing several bluetooth devices I was able to diagnose it wasn't the hardware. After researching I found: BT Sounds ...
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iPhone to MacBook Communication without Bluetooth

I found that I didn't need to turn on the Bluetooth on iPhone before sharing the wifi password on the same wifi network. The manual is here https://softopia.tech/how-to-share-wifi-password-in-ios-11/ ...
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my magic mouse is sluggish and hangs sometime when I try to move it

I have 2 Magic Mice, Mouses.whatever.. One runs on 2 AA batteries and the other one is rechargeable. I use the 2-AA one when I'm recharging the other. Recently the rechargeable mouse has started ...
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Unknown Apple TV showing up in system audio menu

When opening the volume control / audio menu in the system menu bar I sometimes see "Apple TV" among the possible audio sinks. I don't own an Apple TV nor does one exist on my network so I'm assuming ...
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error “System Events got an error: Can’t get application process \”System Preferences\“.”

When running tell application "System Events" click button "Turn Bluetooth Off" of window 1 of application process "System Preferences" end tell I get the error: error "System Events got an ...
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Disconnecting bluetooth headphones

I have a (new) pair of Aukey EP-B40 bluetooth earbuds. Until recently (today!) they were working just fine. Now, when I try to connect to them, they seem to connect briefly, but: (a) they never ...
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How can I set Bluetooth to disable/be disabled at login? [duplicate]

I’d like to have Bluetooth disabled when I login to my user account after restarting/logging out and then back in. Any solutions? I’m on macOS Sierra with blueutil installed (brew install blueutil)
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Magic Trackpad randomly disconnects over bluetooth from MacBook Pro 2018

I know there's already this question with many suggestions but it's marked as resolved and not about MBP. I have a setup with Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected over Bluetooth to MBP. Also an ...
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Is audio and video slightly out of sync when iPhone is used with a Bluetooth earphone? [duplicate]

Because wireless audio through Bluetooth is usually slightly delayed, so when a Bluetooth earphone is used, is the audio and video slightly out of sync for: YouTube videos Videos in general, such as ...
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Why do my AirPods show up in /dev 156 times?

I was recently observing the different devices listed in /dev, and I noticed the following: crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 19, 3 Jan 4 04:34 cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port crw-rw-rw- 1 root ...
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Typing on my iPhone: how to change input method when typing from an external Bluetooth keyboard

I need to type in two languages on my iPhone but can only do so easily when typing from Apple's "Magic Keyboard". I am looking for potential ways to make typing on an iPhone easier for other Bluetooth ...
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How to edit a Bluetooth LinkKey using defaults command for OSX dual boot?

For context: I have 2 x High Sierra dual boot (Personal\Work). I want to prevent having to re-pair one single device each time I switch between them. I see plenty of material on how to make the ...
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How do I completely turn off Bluetooth in a Magic Keyboard 2?

Back in 2017, I purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 – which is a wired keyboard with Bluetooth – for use with an Apple MacBook Pro (macOS Sierra 10.12.6). However, I have not been able to enjoy the ...
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Why isn't my Bluetooth printer appearing on iPhone but is appearing on Android and PC?

I'm trying to connect a thermal printer to my iPhone but its not showing up in the list of Bluetooth devices. However, it is showing on my PC and Android smartphone. Has the advertising only got ...
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MacOS bluetooth audio drops out whenever the audio stream goes silent

I'm using a Bluetooth speaker in Mojave, and I noticed that every time the video I watch is silent for a second there's an audible click as if the audio stream is being shut off, and when the sound ...
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How to play music on both Hearphone connector and Bluetooth on iPad?

Is there a way to play music through Headphone connector (HI-FI system) and Bluetooth (Wireless speaker in different place) simultaneously ? It seems that I can only choose one or the other, but it ...
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Pair Apple Magic Keyboard with wireless dongle

Is it possible to pair an Apple Wireless Magic Keyboard with a USB receiver? I want this so that if I plug a laptop into my dock, the laptop will automatically connect to the keyboard (Not with ...
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Bluetooth headset connected to Mac and iPhone: Cannot play music/music stops

I am encountering a weird bluetooth issue and even after extensive googling I don’t have so much of a start of an idea what is going on. Here is the situation: I have a Jabra elite 65t headset which ...
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iPod Touch turning itself off over bluetooth

I connect my iPod to a bluetooth speaker....Bose, Google Home Hub, Vizio, etc. After about 1 minute, the iPod turns itself off. I have done a back up, I have done a hard reset....and again, it turns ...
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Bluetooth Assistant keeps popping up!

On my Mac, whenever I turn it on, the Bluetooth Setup Assistant automatically pops up. I always have my Bluetooth on, on my phone. Could that be why? Also, when I turn off the bluetooth on my phone, ...
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What do these Bluetooth icons shown in iOS status bar mean?

I have two Bluetooth speakers from the same brand. They both have a mic and a call answer button as well as media playback control. When I connect to one of them I see the following icon in the ...
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Logitech MX Ergo Scroll wheel doesn't work

Whether or not I have scroll direction "natural" checked or not, when I use my mouse wheel to scroll nothing happens. I can scroll with two fingers on the trackpack but turning of the mouse wheel of ...
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Volume too loud on alert when AirPods connect or disconnect

When my AirPods (1st generation) connect or disconnect from my MacBook, as they are wont to do when not actively playing audio, they make a loud “bong” sound as an audible notice to the user. Even ...
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Use Web browser and Latex using iPad, Monitor, Apple Mouse and keyboard

I own a ASUS monitor (VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort ports), and am about to buy a computer to use it with. I usually use Apple devices, so I am oriented towards getting a Mac mini. However, I suspect that ...
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Dead characters on iMac Mojave, NOT keyboard-related

2002 iMac running Mojave with Apple wireless keyboard Today, a cluster of characters on the right side of the keyboard (7 8 9 u i o j k l m .) quit working, both caps and lowercase. To narrow down ...
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Mac mini 2018 problem with USB pen drive [duplicate]

When I insert a pen drive in the USB slot of my Mac mini 2018 the Bluetooth mouse and keyboard lose connection. Anyone knows how to solve this? I have Mojave 10.14.2 and both mouse and keyboard are ...
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How can I pair my Apple Magic keyboard to my mac without USB Cable?

AFAIK you have to pair using a usb cable, but my macbook has only USB-C cable and I don't have the adapter with me. Is there a workaround?
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iTunes won't play through Bluetooth when using Radio

So iTunes and my Bluetooth speaker works fine with songs in my library and songs on Apple Music, but if I go to the radio tab and play an Apple Music radio station, it switches to my Macbook's ...
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Cannot connect multiple PS4 controllers through bluetooth

I have two PS4 controllers but I'm unable to connect both by bluetooth on my iMac and Mac Book Pro, both running Mojave. I can pair one of them (say A) and, as soon as I do it, the other one (say B) ...
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bluetooth not available: Mojave 10.14.2

I have a MacBook Pro Retina (2015). Since I have updated to OS Mojave, the Bluetooth has stopped working. I get an error message that "No Bluetooth Hardware Found". I have already tried to do the ...
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Can the mac's bluetooth name be changed without changing the computer/network name/hostname?

I have some bluetooth headphones which read out the name of the devices it connects to. My corporate MacBook Pro has a specific hostname, so when I connect to the headphones I hear a really long, ...
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Magic mouse 2 is not recognized

On my MacBookPro 2017 I was using a wireless keyboard and a magic mouse 2. I didn't used the wireless devices for a week, and now apple's wireless keyboard works well, but the magic mouse is not being ...
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Trying/failing to pair a A1314 keyboard

My question is related - but different - to ... Can't pair apple wireless keyboard I am trying to pair a spare A1314 keyboard - System Preferences / Keyboard / Set up Bluetooth Keyboard finds my ...
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Disable bluetooth auto-connect for specific headphones

I have two different bluetooth headphones paired with my macbook. Let's call them headphone X and Y. Headphone X is my primary headphone. From time to time I use both of them in a multi device ...
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Always output sound effects through Internal Speakers

macOS' sound settings can be modified in the System Preferences → Sound menu. In particular, you can change how Sound Effects and outputted audio is played (e.g., what device the computer should use), ...
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How an I confirm my Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard is encrypted?

I have a MacBook pro Retina 15, Late 2013 running Mojave. I also have an off brand Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard ( GeneralKeys PX-4068-675 ). The keyboard connects fine to the MacBook WITHOUT asking for a ...
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Control Safari via Bluetooth keyboard on iPhone 4

I have an old iPhone 4 with the latest iOS 7.1.2. This Phone is still working and the battery is still good enough - So I thought it could be a good device (cheap and light) to show my simple ...
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Bluetooth audio slower and noisy

The bluetooth playback on my MacBook running Mojave does not work correctly on my media receiver (Onkyo TX-NR626, Bluetooth 2.1). The sound is noisy/crackling and the overall playback speed is slower. ...
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On Screen (virtual keyboard) does not hide when using Logitech K380 keyboard

It used to be that when I connected a Bluetooth external keyboard to my iPad the virtual keyboard would be hidden. Today I tried to use my new Logitech K380 external Bluetooth keyboard and the virtual ...
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Mouse scroll works only couple seconds after restart

It seems like my mouse scroll works only for a short period of time after restart. I use Bluetooth mouse Logitech MX Master with installed it’s Logitech options. I tried to reinstall the Logitech ...