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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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How can I limit iOS Bluetooth connections to one connected device only?

Is there a way to limit Bluetooth to one device only so people cannot create unwanted connections on the iPhone in iOS? Some people just want the Music.app and not Kali Linux connections.
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iPhone 14pro, Siri will not work when on car charger

I connect my iPhone to my car through Bluetooth, not CarPlay, just Bluetooth pairing. I use a MagSafe charging dock, connected to 12V lighter plug, not usb. Siri used to work fine, it suddenly stopped ...
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How to stop iPhone 13 Pro ringer / tone volume from automatically going to 100% when connect to car?

We have 2 iPhone 13 Pros doing the same thing - when we connect to the car via Bluetooth the iPhone ringer/tones volume automatically goes to 100%. When leaving the car it’s left at 100% so that the ...
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Audio input and output not working as soon as microphone is active

I have a very strange issue with Bluetooth headsets / earbuds that started recently. I can connect them fine and as long as only the audio is active, it works fine. But as soon as the microphone is ...
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magic keyboard help: 'e' and spacebar not working

I'm experiencing an issue with my Apple Magic Keyboard where the 'e' key and the spacebar as they don't function when pressed. This problem persists on macOS 14.4.1, despite thorough cleaning of the ...
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macOS changes input to headphones without a mic

I have HAYLOU S35 ANC, which are bluetooth headphones without a microphone. I used it well before, however yesterday I used another mic with my laptop, a professional one, which I connected through a ...
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Manually get focus of Bluetooth audio device

I'm connecting to a Bluetooth audio device (Google buds) 4 devices: 2x MacBook pro (Sonoma) 1x Google Pixel 7 Sony TV Let's say I'm playing some audio on one of MacBooks. Suddenly I get a call on ...
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How can I configure my iOS device to use Internet via Bluetooth tethering as a metered connection?

I use Internet on my iPhone 12 Mini via Bluetooth tethering. How can I configure my iOS device to use that Internet via Bluetooth tethering as a metered connection? Answering comments: What are you ...
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How can I see the current upload and download speed on my iPhone that is caused by sharing Internet to another device via Bluetooth tethering?

I share Internet on my iPhone via Bluetooth tethering to some Android phone. How can I see the current upload and download speed (i.e., monitoring the current use) on my iPhone that is caused by the ...
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I am using a non-apple wireless keyboard that gets keep disconnecting

I am using a non-apple keyboard that gets keep disconnecting however the keyboard is made for mac use only. The keyboards gets is connected initially after logging in through a wired keyboard and ...
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Block Other peoples speakers

My flat mate bought a smart speaker and it pops up on my output settings... I hate that, I never paired with it why is it on my computer as an option? I feel like this violates several levels of ...
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Connecting bluetooth headphones to a MacBook and phone at the same time?

I have Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones which, while being quite old, worked well connected to a Windows laptop and my Android phone at the same time. In Android bluetooth settings, I had Media audio turned ...
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How to setup a MAX Audio output level for BlueTooth Headphones

Long story short, I bought non-Apple branded headphones, the headphones have some code to auto move the volume to about 75% every time I turn them on, rather than the probably ~10% I prefer to have ...
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Is there a way to "clear" Apple podcasts locally on iOS?

I regularly connect my iPhone 11 pro to my car via bluetooth to mostly play audio via Apple podcasts. The screen in my car has a "libraries" pane, and on there is a section for podcasts, and ...
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Does iPhone play music on the HomePod via WiFi or Bluetooth?

I’m wondering if asking the HomePod directly to play a stream produces better sound than the same stream in an app on the iPhone playing through near-field handoff to that HomePod? Bluetooth would be ...
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Control which Bluetooth device get connected to by iPhone

My iPhone has been paired with my earbuds and my car. In the list of devices, my earbuds are above my car. Whenever I turn on my car, however, the audio goes from my earbuds to the car. In order to ...
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Using the "\s" escape sequence in terminal breaks my input

This is one of the stranger problems I've dealt with on MacOS. Configuration info: Macbook Pro - M1 MacOS 13.6.3 (Ventura) Stock Terminal with no customizations Whenever I use grep -E or in standard ...
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Connecting multiple game controllers to Apple silicon and playing Steam games has glitchy input

The last few times I've tried playing multiplayer games on my M1 Mac, it has not worked. Joystick input will trigger a single input, but not held input. Characters will take a single step, then stop. ...
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Is it possible to force sidecar over bluetooth instead of Wi-FI?

There's been a lot of questions and discussions regarding SideCar connectivity. I cannot use USB as it drains my MacBook to charge the iPad (and there's no AlDente for iPad :(). Is it possible to ...
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macOS App That Shows Connected Bluetooth Devices in Menu Bar

Apple changed their bluetooth menu bar icon in recent years so its impossible to tell if any and what devices are actually connected without tapping to open up the menu. This sucks. I'd love to be ...
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Pair AirPods Pro 2 with 2 different Apple devices with 2 different Apple IDs

I've had the same problem with my AirPods 1 but somehow managed it some time. I now got my brand new AirPods 2 (A3048) with Version 6B32 (Case 61.3.0). I factory-reset them and successfully paired ...
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What makes Apple Bluetooth different, if anything?

I needed a Bluetooth keyboard for my Raspberry Pi, and as I use the MacBook Air M2 and the iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard, I know that I love those flat keys with little travel. But the only ones I ...
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Display the bluetooth headset and battery status icons in the iPhone status bar

I would like to show in the iPhone status bar the bluetooth headset and battery status icons. The icons provide an easy visual confirmation that the headset is connected/disconnected, and the visual ...
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macOS Sonoma Bluetooth headphone/speaker sound issue when multiple Bluetooth devices connected

I just upgraded to the macOS Sonoma because I need to update my Xcode. Now I notice that when multiple Bluetooth devices are connected to my Macbook the Bluetooth headphone/speaker sounds weird. The ...
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Custom BLE HID keyboard keypresses is not appeared in macOS

I am developing custom BLE HID keyboard using Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi 400 is playing the role of the peripheral Bluetooth Low Energy HID Device. I managed to make it work on Samsung Galaxy S9 with ...
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Is there a way to refresh/regenerate AirDrop random hash keys present in the Preferences file com.apple.sharingd.plist?

Is there a way to refresh/regenerate AirDrop (are them the same/shared with the Bluetooth service?) random hash keys present in the Preferences file: com.apple.sharingd.plist? /Users/userMe/Library/...
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Run shell script when I use the Voice Assistant button on my headset (MacOS)

Background: I would like to use the Voice Assistant button on my Headset to speak the title of the song that is currently playing. I would like to just have the button trigger terminal command located ...
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Abnormal memory usage of MacOS bluetoothd and configd processes

MacBook Pro M1 Pro 16+512G MacOS Ventura 13.6 As the boot time increases, the memory usage of bluetoothd and configd gradually increases. After a long period of sleep and restart, these two processes ...
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Random crashes of both Bluetooth and wifi

I am using an M1 Pro 16" Macbook and I recently started getting random crashes of the wifi and Bluetooth, where they disconnect at the same time. It goes back to normal after 5 to 6 seconds which ...
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No Fingerprint (=Touch ID) after some time with a paired Bluetooth keyboard / mouse set. How to get the fingerprint feature back without a restart? [duplicate]

After working with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse set for some time, my iPad will often drop the fingerprint feature. That does not stop me from working with it since I can enter the password instead. ...
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How can I pair a new Apple mouse with my Mac?

My Desktop Mac will not connect to my new Apple bluetooth mouse. I have bluetooth enabled on my Mac but I cannot get the mouse to pair. The mouse does not seem to have a pairing button that I can push....
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M2 MacBook Pro cannot scan BLE devices

I have some devices BLE (based on ESP32-S3) that do not appear on the bluetooth scan list of my M2 MacBook Pro but I can see them using a PC. This is my MacBook bluetooth system report: Bluetooth ...
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How to switch connected device in AirPods Pro without disabling bluetooth from the original device

Is there an easier way to switch between paired devices while using AirPods Pro? I have iPhone and MacBook (on phone I am using personal Apple account and on work computer I have work account). Issue ...
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Pairing unsuccesful for iphones

I have an iPhone6 that I am trying to pair with an iPhone12 as part of transferring the apps and settings. Both are on the same wifi network and both are able to see each other on Bluetooth. However I ...
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Airpods 2nd Gen on Mac Mini 2018 Ventura 13.5.1 won't connect, works w/ 3 other Apple devices

I come to you having exhausted every option I can think of to try. The behavior I see is as follows: I can (re)pair the AirPods successfully with the Mac Mini 2018. After, I click their name from the ...
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Keyboard Setup Assistant triggered at every boot with Logitech MX Mechanical Mini

I recently purchased a Logitech MX Mechanical Mini keyboard. The keyboard has an "easy switch" feature so it can be paired with up to 3 devices and toggling between them is handled through a ...
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WiFi and Bluetooth Not Working

I have an iPhone 8. A few months ago the wifi greyed out and the Bluetooth started spinning and not working. After awhile the Bluetooth began to work but not the WiFi. Yesterday I bought a new iwatch. ...
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How to check the battery health of a Magic Mouse 2? [duplicate]

No I do not want to see the 'percent charge' left (which is all that gets returned when trying to google this) In the same way as you can see the 'battery health' for an iPhone, I would like to see ...
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iPhone shows bluetooth device that doesn't exist and can't be removed

My wife's XR running 16.1.1 shows an item in the Bluetooth list that does not exist. It is called "S9a2cc07e548246e9C". I do not believe that is a real ID, and as we are in the forest right ...
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Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (A1843): Bluetooth not working anymore

I have a Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (A1843, version 1.6.0 according to the information in the Bluetooth settings), which I used wirelessly on several Macs without any problems, until from one ...
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Find out which app/service is changing my input volume

I'm having a persistent issue where my system-wide input volume is being changed while I'm talking. This is happening regardless of which app I'm on. When I have the system settings open while I'm ...
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l2ping equivalent on MacOS

Is there a utility like l2ping which can send packets to a known Bluetooth MAC address on MacOS?
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How to find the Bluetooth MAC address of a paired device? [duplicate]

Either iOS or MacOS solution please that works currently with the latest software — haven’t found any working solution online, but I know there must be a way.
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Can't get into Mac Mini because it won't recognize bt keyboard and mouse and I don't have wired ones handy

I got me a new Mac mini. I am running public beta of Sonoma (maybe a big mistake :). It won't recognize my bt keyboard (Logitech K380) and mouse (Logitech M720). From "what I've read" it is ...
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Using Karabiner to modify keyboard keys

I have two bluetooth keyboards that I use with my MacBookPro - Apple's Magic Keyboard with Number Pad and the Rii RK801 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard. The issue that I have is that the Home and End keys ...
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How can I make MacOS always show the Bluetooth icon in the top bar even when it's turned off?

I already have this setting: I like to toggle it on/off frequently, and I'd like to be able to do that from the top menu bar instead of going into System Settings. Updates in response to comments: ...
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How to make Bluetooth MIDI devices automatically connect, in the same way a Bluetooth mouse does

In macOS (or any other OS), if you have a Bluetooth mouse it works right away after booting the computer (after the first pairing when it's new), and if you turn it off and later turn in back on, it ...
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Is there a shortcut to disconnect current bluetooth headphone on iPhone iOS 16.5

I have a pair of bluetooth headphone (non apple). If I leave them in a different room, still turned on, in order to disconnect them I: Swipe down from top right to open menu Long press blue tooth ...
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How do I make it so that my iPhone plays all audio through it's speakers by default?

I recently bought an Amazon smart watch and I really love it. I can make calls and receive notifications through it, so it's always connected to my phone by default. The problem I'm having with it, is ...
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Keyboard disconnects then connects to a different machine

We had a 2013 iMac, then added a 27" 2020 iMac on the desk next to it and have had no issues whatsoever with the keyboard/mouse connections via Bluetooth. About 2 months ago, we added a 3rd (...
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