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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How to fix bluetooth problem?

I'd like to connect my bluetooth headphones to my computer. Unfortunately, my macbook pro thinks that my headphones are connected. When I go to the bluetooth menu, my headphones appear connected even ...
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Apple magic keyboard weird behavior

I connected Apple's magic keyboard to an iPhone 7 and started to experiment if I can take it with me on a journey. I soon realized that it does not have any special characters to my language. I ...
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Lost bluetooth connection with mouse

I have a big problem with bluetooth on my Mac Book Pro. I bought my first MacBook about month ago. For the first week everything was ok, but then my mouse began to lose connection with the computer. ...
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Can my iPad, wired mic and wireless speaker all work together simultaneously?

I have an iPad. I have a wired microphone with a lightning plug. I have wireless bluetooth speakers. Can I play a song on the iPad, sing through the mic and have the sound of the music and my voice ...
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AirDrop over Access Point BLE/WiFi Mesh

Would it be possible to set up a BLE mesh so that IPhones and Macs could pair to the mesh, initiate AirDrop, and use the access points as wifi repeaters (or just run the data through the existing ...
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Does macOS 10.15 Catalina no longer support aptX?

On version 10.15 Beta (19A558d) I can't seem to get aptX to work anymore and was wondering if anyone else has aptX working still? Could this possibly have been removed? Hardware: Late 2018 MacBook ...
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There is a bluetooth audio delay on my Mid 2014 Mac on Mojave [duplicate]

Whenever I connect my bluetooth earbuds to my Mac, there is a noticeable audio lag when watching videos. How do I solve this. I use my earbuds with my Android phone and they work perfectly.
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Bluetooth keyboard only works on terminal after upgrade to High Sierra

I upgraded my mac mini 2011 to High Sierra recently. after log in, I noticed that my bluetooth keyboard does not response when I type something. But when I type in terminal, it works normally. What ...
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Connect select bluetooth speakers when bluetooth headphones are connected

My morning routine is to have a call using bluetooth headphones on my MacBook Pro, then after the call I connect the bluetooth speakers and want to play music, but when I select the speakers, it ...
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Bluetooth radio shuts itself down on wake from sleep

This is actually an issue I've had for a long while now, I've seen it to some extent or other on several Macs I've owned over the years, but on the 2014 Mac Mini it's really bad. The problem is ...
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How to connect a bluetooth speaker to MacOS and KEEP using the internal speakers

Is there anyway to connect any bluetooth audio device (using the bluetooth toolbar icon) and make MacOS NOT change the output to it once connected? When I connect any external bluetooth speaker the ...
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Bluetooth headset always receiving audio, even when none is playing

I have a Bluetooth headset (MPOW-059) that I use to listen to audio on my Macbook Pro. In the past few months, I've noticed something odd - it always seems to be receiving an audio signal from the ...
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Why Does My Apple Watch Lose Connection to My iPhone When Using a VPN

I am using an Always On VPN on my iPhone 6s that I setup using Algo. The VPN is hosted on Digital Ocean. I add the VPN by installing a configuration profile on a supervised device. Whenever I install ...
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What is the purpose of padlock when Bluetooth Preferences is opened from the debug menu?

When Bluetooth Preferences is opened while holding Shift+Option (bluetooth debug menu) a Padlock appears to the right of the "Turn Bluetooth Off/On" button. Anyone know what this is for?
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How to solve “BLE Error: Authentication is insufficient”?

Thanks in advance for all your help. Upon scanning for services and characteristics, we find two characteristics for which we would like to receive notifications. On turning on notifications, we are ...
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How to make Bluetooth headphones appear in Sound Output

I have a new pair of Cowin bluetooth headphones that work just fine with my iPhone but when I connect to my Macbook running Catalina Beta they don't appear as an option to choose for Sound output/...
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Locating AirPods using “Find My iPhone”

I saw this advertisement online: How does this work, technically? From my understanding, AirPods are only Bluetooth compatible. If I lost my AirPods, would I need to be within Bluetooth range to be ...
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How to turn off connections when MacBook lid is closed

I have a friend who wants his connections (WiFi, Bluetooth, ext...) to turn off when his lid is closed. He doesn't want to change a lot of settings (sleep mode, turning it off manually ...). Is ...
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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What Kernel extensions should be deleted to disable bluetooth?

A client needs to completely disable bluetooth. The most basic level (aside from physically disconnecting the antennas or removing the airport card) seems to be disabling the kernel extensions. I ...
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AppleScript to connect Magic Mouse on iMac

I'd like to write an AppleScript that will connect my Magic Mouse 2. Basically, in words, I'd like a script that will show up in "Services" that opens system preferences, goes to Bluetooth, finds the ...
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How do I fix bluetooth audio to amp after upgrade to Mojave

After upgrading to Mojave, my bluetooth amp now plays at a slower tempo and at a lower pitch with some audio glitches. How can I fix this? Bluetooth amp: GraceDigital GDI-BTAR513 Reason for ...
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macOS Mojave Bluetooth connection issue

I have a problem with the Mac Mini 2018 and its bluetooth. The problem is that I cannot see my mac via bluetooth with other devices. Magic KeyBoard only works by wire. Bluetooth turns on and off, but ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work after macOS Mojave update

I'm new here. Will someone help me to fix this? I updated my Mac to macOS Mojave and now it cannot connect with Bluetooth devices. Why is this happening and how can I fix this? it's a MacBook Pro and ...
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Disable Bluetooth or disconnect Bluetooth connections when lid is closed

A case in point: I have Bluetooth headphones connected to my MacBook Pro, I close the lid and want to connect headphones to my iPhone. I can't do that because the MBP ↔ headphones connection is still ...
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AirPods won't switch to MacBook

My AirPods (1st gen) won't switch over to my MacBook Air (early 2015 running the latest Mojave) from my iPhone 8. When I click 'connect' the indicator just spins and nothing happens. Restarting ...
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App and hardware to use phone as a one way ‘walkie talkie’

I am looking for an app and a battery power device so I can use my phone as a audio transmitter to the device. The device will be plugged into some noise cancelling headphones for my child. My child ...
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How to switch apps on iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard

For some reason my Logitech K380 keyboard won't let me switch between apps using Cmd+Tab. Is this a fault with my keyboard? Also how would I select menu options on screen with the keyboard? Thanks ...
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How to copy text from iOS to MacOS with Bluetooth only (no WiFi network at all)?

I'd like to be able to copy text from iOS to MacOS with Bluetooth only (no WiFi) — or, worst case, by plugging the phone into the Mac. I often find myself generating text on my phone (in various ...
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Access to ioreg using Python?

Is there a way to access the values ioreg utility accesses via Python? What i'm looking is to add monitoring of the battery status of my Magic Mouse. I know I can get it by using ioreg -c ...
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Why does Bluetooth disconnect when I plug XR into car charger?

I use Amazon Alexa Auto, which needs Bluetooth to connect to my car. It works beautifully, except that as soon as I plug in the iPhone charging cable, the Bluetooth disconnects (and therefore the ...
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Multiple Apple devices/One Bluetooth speaker

I have my iPhone synced to a Bose bluetooth speaker. I would like to sync my MacBook Pro to the same speaker. When I open "Bluetooth" on the Mac, there are no options to add another device, and I'm ...
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Magic Mouse 2 stops responding after a while

I just got a Magic Mouse 2 (the Space Gray version) and I've been having some really frustrating issues with it. The sequence of events is the following: The mouse will connect just fine, it's ...
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Modifier keys… don't show the “Select keyboard” option

I'm using keyboard KeyCool 84 with Bluetooth version 4.0. When I use a cable to connect with my Mac (running macOS Mojave 10.14.5), I can use the modifier key function with an option to Select ...
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Beach ball in Bluetooth in System Preference when trying to connect to Anne Pro 2 keyboard

I have trouble connecting to my Anne Pro 2 keyboard recently after the latest firmware update (see screenshot) I have tried to deregister the device and register it again. When I tried to connect to ...
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Airpods use on macOS resets double tap action

I use my apple airpods with lots of different platforms. On windows, iOS & Android everything is fine. On macOS everything works too but it resets the double tap action to next track on both L/R (...
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Can you change MacBook Bluetooth ID so two os can be seen as different hardware?

Is there a way to change the OSX Bluetooth ID that is used by external Bluetooth devices during automatic paring? I run 2 or more OSX installations on separate MacBook partitions. Devices do not ...
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macOS 10.14: switch Bluetooth on/off based on location

I use the same laptop in 2 locations. In one location I use bluetooth to operate the mouse and keyboard, whereas in the other I don't use bluetooth at all. Apart from the seemingly defunct ...
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Can't connect bluetooth headset to mac mini

I just bought sony ch500 wireless bluetooth headset and I can't pair it with my mac mini. I was able to pair it with my android phone though. What could be the problem? The bluetooth menu doesn't show ...
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iPhone 10 Max Won’t Connect To Bluetooth

Why won’t my settings app (iOS 12.3.1) on my iPhone Xs Max search/find my old Bluetooth device(s)? I opened my settings>Bluetooth to search but even though it shows its searching, it won’t locate my ...
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Is there a way to configure iTunes on a Mac to wake up another Mac to access its music collection?

macOS pleasantly has a few on-demand wake-up-from-sleep features, most notably that a wireless keyboard or mouse/trackpad will wake up a Mac attached through Bluetooth. The music scenario is less ...
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Disable Bluetooth “roaming” on Macbook Pro

So, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) are often bluetooth "roaming" and connecting to devices (like my headphones) despite being on battery power with closed lid. I would very much like to disable this ...
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How to connect an MI bluetooth mouse to a MacBook Pro? [closed]

How can I connect an MI Bluetooth mouse a to mac book pro ?
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Issue with iPhone for playing music in the car

For the past 2 days, I haven't been able to play music from my iPhone in my car with bluetooth, nor with a USB connection. If I connect the iPhone with bluetooth, the phone-calls work well. I have ...
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Remove all paired Bluetooth devices from iPhone in one go

I'd like to remove a long list of old devices I paired to an iPhone without having to remove them one by one (I've got like 30 devices saved). I tried resetting Network settings followed by Reset All ...
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Airpods connect but no music

I have an issue...My AirPods don’t have any connection Issue when Bluetooth is turned on. But when Bluetooth is turnt off...my iPhone has more difficulty in recognizing the AirPods when I open the ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard on Mac Mini

I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard on my Mac Mini runing 10.13.6 OS. I am getting a popup whenever the keyboard connects/disconnects, this is very anoying. The popup only occurs for the keyboard ...
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I can't get messages from my iPhone to my car's audio system - does iPhone support MAP?

I recently purchased a new car (a Toyota if that matters), and on the weekend I discovered that I should be able to receive SMS and MMS messages via the car’s audio/navigation unit. I spent about ...
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iPhone SE running iOS 9.x won't recognize Bluetooth 5.0 devices

I'm trying to connect my iPhone SE to a MacBook Pro that has Bluetooth 5.0, that's supposed to be backwards compatible to Bluetooth 4.2 that the iPhone has. I can see the iPhone in the device list on ...
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MacBook tries to connect to colleague's Apple Watch

My colleague's Apple Watch keeps asking if he wants to accept pairing with my MacBook Pro. I have never had his Apple Watch connected to my MacBook (or tried to do so...), but I did have his iPhone ...