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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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Desktop Mac running El Capitan doesn't pair with Bluetooth keyboard

I can’t log in to my desktop Mac because the Bluetooth keyboard won’t pair. I tried new batteries. “No go” Plus going into the system folder don’t work because I can’t even put in my password. The Mac ...
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What baud rate should I set when using screen tty for bluetooth?

I'm trying to do screen tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port 9600 on my mac, but I'm not sure about my baud rate. How can I determine this? It's just giving me a "Cannot open line" error. I'm trying to view ...
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Magic keyboard and trackpad via wired connection but internal transmitter is always on and a question

I would like to use Magic keyboard and trackpad via wired connection. But I've checked in the Apple store that those device's bluetooth transmitter is still on even when they are wired into mac. I ...
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Prevent friend's iOS devices from interfering with Bluetooth

I recently created an account for a friend to log into my Mac (macOS 10.14). In that account, they enabled iCloud and other typical options. Since then, that person's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) will ...
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Bluetooth between iPad Mini and Mac Pro keeps dropping

Mac Pro (early 2009) 4,1 -> 5,1 macOS 10.14.1 Mojave (using dosdude1.com/mojave) iPad Mini 2 iOS 12.1 Hello, I am trying to connect my newly bought (but second hand) iPad to my Mac Pro using ...
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Launch AppleScript when bluetooth device is disconnected

Spotify continues playing on my Mac when my bluetooth headphones are disconnected (when they go out of range or lose battery for example). I have an AppleScript to pause Spotify, and I want it to be ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't connect, after turning Bluetooth off it won't turn back on

Fresh install of Boot Camp on macOS Mojave with a Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft website. I'm trying to connect my Bluetooth mouse (which works fine and connects on macOS Mojave) to Windows and it ...
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Connect Yamaha MDBT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter to macOS Mojave

I just bought a Yamaha MDBT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter. I plug it into my keyboard. It powers on, there is a red light showing on the MIDI adapter, and it briefly flashes green at regular ...
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Magic Mouse disconnects macOS Mojave (MacBook Pro 2018)

I bought a new 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I am experiencing Bluetooth issues such as my Magic Mouse disconnecting randomly and lagging. These are the steps I have taken (not in the order as ...
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MacBook Pro unable to communicate with Apple Watch

Apple Watch won't unlock MacBook Pro Up until yesterday, my MacBook Pro worked just fine with my Apple Watch - I walk up, touch the keyboard or trackpad, Mac unlocks and I get to work. No worries! ...
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Connect bluetooth earbuds in Mojave failing

I have the following earbuds model: Panasonic Wireless Bluetooth in-Ear Headphones with Sound Mic Controller & Quick Charge Function Blue (RP-HJE120B-A) Here's my macbook Model Identifier: ...
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Magic Mouse 2 sluggish/lagging when Bluetooth Settings is open

Whenever I open the Bluetooth settings screen on my MacBook Pro (mid-2015 model, i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, though not sure if this matters), the mouse becomes extremely unresponsive. It starts lagging, ...
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How do I fix “Bluetooth: Not available”

I have a 2012 15" MacBook Pro and the Bluetooth is "unavailable". It has been like this for a while actually, probably about a year and a half. Sometimes it randomly becomes available and turns on ...
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How do I use a Mac as a wireless speaker for an iOS device? [duplicate]

I know it’s possible to do this when the device is wired to the Mac (using Quicktime’s record audio), but I haven’t found a way to do it wirelessly.
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Audio In to BT out on iPhone

I want to get audio in (from TV or other audio source) into iPhone and use iPhones capabilities to send this audio over Bluetooth (BT) to a external BT receiver. Any possibilities to get audio in via ...
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Returning defective Beats Solo3: anything to take care of in iCloud?

I will soon get a replacement for my defective Beats Solo3 headphones. I noticed that those headphones were usually automatically connected to other Macs or iDevices using the same iCloud account. ...
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Bluetooth Not Available

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running 10.13.6 and I am now getting "Bluetooth: Not Available" in the menu bar. I also cannot access the "Bluetooth" section within System Preferences....
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Bluetooth keyboard doesn't work on Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and ever since I installed macOS Mojave, my Bluetooth keyboard stopped working properly. I don't have a stock Apple Bluetooth keyboard, I have this one: https://www.gearbest....
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iAP2 over lightning or bluetooth

I developed a remote control for iPod/iPhone in the past. I made use of the serial connections on the 30-pin dock connector and iAP protocol to control music. I would like to port to the lightning ...
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Cannot map between option and command key via bluetooth keyboard?

There are a lot of guides out there on how to remap between the option and command keys, so that other Windows keyboard can have similar layout to a Macbook (like, see https://9to5mac.com/2016/03/17/...
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How can I use my Bluetooth speaker for 2 Apps Spotify + Microphone Apps at same time?

I would like to play the music on my Bluetooth speaker while singing over the music played from another application such as Spotify or YouTube. (Microphone Apps can be downloaded from the Apple store ...
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macOS Bluetooth menu bar show BLE Devices

My Bluetooth menu (the one in the menu bar) do not show the Bluetooth Low Energy devices, from example my Razer mouse, it just shows up if I alt/option + click the icon. Does anyone know how can I ...
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iPad / Virtual keyboard appears when paired with (old) bluetooth keyboard

My (old) full size Logitech Bluetooth keyboard pairs perfectly well with iPad / iPhone. However, half the screen is still filled by the virtual keyboard. Prior iOS's worked just fine, but a couple ...
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macOS Full Bluetooth menu as default

If I Option-Click the Bluetooth icon in macOS it shows extra options and information. What do I need to change to have these options shown with a normal click?
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Trying to get bluetooth to work in guest windows vista in virtual box

I assigned the bluetooth host controller to the guest and vista detected it. I installed the driver that boot camp is providing for my computer and for 32bit windows, which is broadcom 4.0.3.0 from ...
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How to force Siri to use phone's microphone when connected to bluetooth?

It seems I ask the same question after every release of iOS. I want to be able to use phone's own microphone for Siri when connected to Bluetooth in the car. The reasons for that are many, but ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from autoplaying iTunes music on my car’s Bluetooth receiver?

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.0 My vehicle has an aftermarket car audio head unit with Bluetooth connectivity. Whenever I enter my car and start the ignition, my phone will start playing ...
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Toggle Bluetooth using wired keyboard on iMac

Every so often my iMac looses the Bluetooth mouse connection. The only way to resolve this (other than a reboot) is to switch Bluetooth off, wait about 10 seconds then switch it back on. This ...
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Why do I have to re-pair my Apple Magic Wireless Keyboard (A1314) every morning?

I take my laptop home every night. When I come into the office I have to remove the keyboard from the BT devices and re-pair it - otherwise it won't connect. My Apple Magic Trackpad (A1339) connects ...
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Sending multiple audio streams to different places simultaneously

Using only built-in macOS functionality, or possibly a Homebrew package, is there any way I can send audio from one music program (eg. iTunes) to a Bluetooth speaker, whilst simultaneously sending the ...
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Can I stream audio from ps4 to MacBook Pro via bluetooth transmitter?

If no, are there any ways to do that? The thing is, I'm planning to buy 2 homepods, but, except using them as an audio output for iPhone and MacBook Pro, I would like to use it also as an audio output ...
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Using iMac keyboard and mouse with MBP

I got iMac and I got 2 MBP, usually I use my lap. But for each I have to use its own keyboard and trackpad or magic mouse, is there is any way to make them use just one keyboard and mouse e.g use I ...
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Can I set up an iPhone 6 to use Bluetooth or speaker but never the earpiece by default?

My father-in-law has an iPhone 6 running iOS 11.4.1. It's connected via Bluetooth to a home phone system with several handsets throughout his house. He has hearing, mobility, and dexterity issues, so ...
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With Apple Watch 4, can I make phone calls without an iPhone?

I'd like to use Apple Watch Series 4 as a standalone device to make phone calls. On an Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular, can I make a phone call via cellular network without my iPhone, which I'd like to ...
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Command line to find bluetooth device's MAC address [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the MAC address of the Bluetooth device in my Mac? I am using a MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra. I am looking mainly for macOS but the command could also be for another ...
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Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard pairing issues

I recently bought a Microsoft Surface Ergonomic keyboard. It paired with my mid 2011 MacBook Air running High Sierra straight away. However, when I try to pair it with my mid 2011 iMac (also running ...
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Do AirPods have sound delay? [duplicate]

I have gone to an electronics store and have tried on Bose and Beats headphones, both of them have a pretty annoying sound delay which is insanely apparent and anyone who says it’s imperceptible must ...
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 not scrolling - Magic Mouse 1 works! (Windows 10 / PC)

I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an ...
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Blutooth audio choppy during backup

I use a Bluetooth speaker with a 2016 MacBook Pro. Sometimes the sound would become unlistenably choppy unless I moved the speaker as close as 1 m to the computer. Normally I use it from a distance ...
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Mysterious bluetooth device won't go away on my Mac

A mysterious bluetooth device keeps reconnecting despite every effort to remove it. Even efforts at purging ALL bluetooth devices and reconnecting them have failed. Worst of all, whenever it is ...
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Get bluetooth keyboard working identically to built-in keyboard

This is a follow-up question to Are all bluetooth keyboards slow to respond?. I've been given a MacBook Pro (now running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6), and a third-party bluetooth keyboard (J.Burrows). ...
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Are all bluetooth keyboards slow to respond?

I've been given a MacBook Pro (now running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6), and a third-party bluetooth keyboard. I have a number of issues with the keyboard: it's not very sensitive - many keystrokes get ...
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Is it possible to prevent Magic Keyboards from pairing without disabling Bluetooth entirely?

In our office, we have a whole bunch of Magic Keyboards, and for various reasons too complex to go into here we have a habit of moving them around and connecting them to different Macbooks. As soon as ...
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Bluetooth icon keeps randomly disappearing from menu bar in High Sierra

From some unknown reason, the bluetooth icon keeps disappearing from the menu bar at random. I have to open up settings and activate "Show bluetooth in Menu Bar" regularly. Why does this happen and ...
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How does Apple achieve the all aluminium enclosure with RF on the MacBook Pro?

Since 2016, Apple has been able to make these laptops with no visible “window” of plastic or glass for RF signals to travel through. As an electrical engineer, I’m intrigued. If you look at older ...
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Magic Mouse not working intermittently on Bootcamp with Windows 10

For some weird reason when using Windows 10 via Bootcamp on my High Sierra MacBook Pro 13" 2017, my Magic Mouse 2 will stop working randomly. I have tried diagnosing why it works sometimes and not ...
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iPhone won't stop connecting to bluetooth, interferes with mouse

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 ...
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Trouble connecting Magic Mouse 2 to Windows 10 Bootcamp

I'm having big trouble to connect my new Magic Mouse 2 to Windows 10 via Bootcamp on 2017 MacBook Pro, I have tried plenty of stuff to make it work but nothing helps... I already have it setup with ...
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How do I switch using my AirPods between my Mac and my iPhone? [duplicate]

I have AirPods that I often need to switch using between my Mac and my iPhone. I never do this during a conversation, but often I'll have used them on my phone for a phone call, and then need to use ...
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How can I trigger an Applecript or Automator app when a specific bluetooth device comes into range?

I have an Applescript that connects a bluetooth speaker to my Mac and switches “Play sound effects through:” to “Internal Speakers”. I want this script to run every time I turn on my bluetooth ...