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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 make two BLE peripherals with one mac?

I have to add support for two peripheral connections to a BLE iOS app. I have done this before with multiple test devices but I would like to do it with fewer devices now. I have a MacBook. Is it ...
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Airpods stopped working, reset unhelpful

Few days ago my right airpod wouldn't work, I placed it in my ear and it didn't connect. I decided to forget the device from the bluetooth list and try resetting it. Afterwards, the whole device is ...
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Disable Apple Music starting when Bluetooth connects

I'm using macOS is 11.6 and have tried all the other ways listed from as far back as 8 years until recently. Most of those methods don't work/options are no longer visible. Looked at deleting it from ...
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Magic Trackpad 2 unresponsive on outer right side

I've been using the Magic Trackpad 2 for about a month now and recently I noticed that there is no response at worst and delayed response at best on the right hand side of the trackpad. The problem is ...
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Easy way to co-opt a bluetooth camera shutter to operate the mute/unmute function on Zoom for iOS?

Not sure exactly where to ask this, but I want to use a bluetooth camera shutter operator like this to mute and unmute while on zoom for iOS. I know it's possible with other bluetooth switches, but I ...
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How do I stop this malware from opening up everytime I wear my Bluetooth headphone? [duplicate]

I have Sony Bluetooth headphone that has wear detection, which automatically pauses any audio/video playing whenever I temporarily take my headphone off and restart playing as soon as I start wearing ...
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AirPods Pro - ear detection inconsistently working

I bought a pair of AirPods Pro and the in-ear detection seems to be inconsistent as there are times where they will show as connected via Bluetooth but will not make the connected chime and not ...
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Automatically change sound output/input to bluetooth speaker/headphones

I have a bluetooth speaker and a couple of bluetooth headphones. I would like macOS to automatically use them for sound output/input when they connect. At the moment I have to go into Sound settings ...
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How can the internal bluetooth device not be found in macOS, yet is working perfectly in bootcamp?

Bluetooth on my MacBook Pro Retina 15" decided to make itself invisible to macOS one day. I've done all the usual, deleted the various associated .plist files, reset NVRAM & SMC, reinstalled ...
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Can't connect bluetooth devices without restarting after laptop has been on for some time

I've had the annoying issue of not being able to pair with bluetooth devices on my laptop unless I restart it. This happens for multiple headsets which all pair without issue on other devices and on ...
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Cannot connect home phone to my iPhone via Bluetooth

I have an AT&T CLP99483 DECT 6.0 Phone/wireless extension/answering machine combo. One feature of it is you can pair your cell phone to it via Bluetooth to use the AT&T phone effectively as a ...
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Airpods pro immediately turn off when disconnected from power supply

I own a pair of airpods pro that have recently been exhibiting a lot of problems. Problem 1: When connected to a power supply, connected to my phone and near my phone, the airpods’ notification banner ...
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Magic Keyboard Failing to Switch Between Mac OS and Windows Bootcamp

I frequently switch between Mac OS and Windows 10 but my Magic Keyboard seems to struggle to connect even though it's paired with both. With Mac OS (when switching from Windows), if I click on it in ...
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Connect to Android Device via Bluetooth Serial Port

I have been using Bluetooth Serial Port (BSP) at /dev/tty.**** successfully in the past in order to communicate between macOS Big Sur (11.3.1, M1 processor) and Android (8.1). However, when I want to ...
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Bluetooth mouse sporadically disconnects (maybe correlated to whenever nearby phone wakes up)

I have a Logitech MX Master 2S mouse that I have been using with a different computer without problem for a while. I had also been using it on this particular Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2016, Big Sur) ...
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How to connect 2nd monitor to iMac 2020 without usb-c?

My iMac 2020 reboots when 2nd monitor is connected via USB-c. I've been through apple support so many times! I gave my iMac to Apple Genius etc. Nobody at Apple is willing to admit that iMac has a ...
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Unidentifiable Bluetooth device on macOS

I have a always reappearing bluetooth device on my iMac (macOS 11.5.2). It just shows as a MAC address and is not connected. This is the System Report output. f3-8f-f4-57-45-c2: Address: F3-8F-F4-...
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bluetooth ear phones are getting disconnected in Mac OS Bir Sur

I am using Mac book air Big Sur OS. I am trying to connect my bluetooth earphones. It gets connected and after 5 mins it gets disconnected. I have to reconnect again. I have tried everything ...
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Magic Mouse disconnects randomly : Mouse does not support fast connect

My magic mouse (Apple Magic Mouse A1296 3VDC) disconnects randomly with my Mac (13-inch, 2020, 11.5 20G71). In the console, I spotted this error : ***** [handleL2CAPChannelOpened] Bailing, Mouse does ...
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Why did my magic mouse stop working all of a sudden?

My magic mouse stopped working. It randomly disconnected and now bluetooth doesn't find it at all, I tried restarting my computer, bluetooth, mouse, etc, and still nothing, the mouse is definitely ...
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View every process that is outputting sound (over bluetooth)

I'm using my Sony WH-1000XM4 Bluetooth headphones paired to my 16" MBP and recently I have been experiencing issues with multi-device pairing. How this is supposed to work: When either of the two ...
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Bluetooth Issues in MacOS Big Sur

I'm on a 13-inch MacBook Pro with MacOS Big Sur (11.1) installed on it. Few months ago, I started having bluetooth connectivity issues, which are as follows: I have online classes, and I use bluetooth ...
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How to share Bluetooth keyboard between two OS

I have an apple Magic Keyboard and PC with Windows and Kubuntu installed simultaneously. After changing OS I need to reconnect keyboard. How can I fix it? I use USB Bluetooth Module.
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MX Master 3 for Mac lagging with dock

my MX Master 3 for Mac works perfectly fine with Macbook Pro 13 M1 when using it alone. But when I plug in a USB-C dock, the mouse starts to lag. The mouse isn't the problem - works fine on older ...
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Wireless headphones keep disconnecting Wifi on MacBook Pro

I have headphones, mouse and a keyboard connected through bluetooth. The problem is that the headphones keep disconnecting me from wifi. I've tried to reboot Mac's bluetooth (Big Sur 11.5.1) and also ...
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Stop media from pausing when bluetooth speaker disconnects

How can I stop YouTube from pausing itself when I turn off the bluetooth speaker to which my macbook is connected?
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Unable to reset Bluetooth cache on macOS

I'm trying to reset all Bluetooth connections, cache and ignored devices on my Mac. I have a MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave 10.14.6 What I tried so far: Deleting Bluetooth files suggested here: ...
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Preventing macOS Big Sur from automatically swtiching to Bluetooth audio device output

I have a bluetooth headset that I use for an Android phone and a MacBook. It has the feature of being able to connect to both at the same time, and switch to whichever one is actively playing. There ...
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All bluetooth devices disconnect repeatedly. Host controller terminated

My primary question is what should I be looking for in logs to help pinpoint the cause of this? Keyboard, mouse, and headphones all disconnect at the same time, possibly when memory utilization is ...
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No sound after headphones are disconnected

I am running on BigSur When my bluetooth headphones disconnect because of running out of battery, the computer does not play any sound anymore. In the settings I see only the "internal" ...
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Prevent iPhone using car audio for calls but allow music

I connected my iPhone to my father's car stereo. I denied it access to my contacts etc. I can now play music on my iPhone though the car stereo. Unfortunately, even if the car stereo is playing other ...
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Turn wifi/bluetooth off permanently in the Control Center - not until tomorrow

I'm new to the iPhone. I wonder how I can turn wifi or bluetooth off permanently in the Control Center. When I press the button, it says that wifi is turned off until tomorrow, whatever that means. ...
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How to raise `LowBatteryNotificationPercentage` and `CriticallyLowBatteryNotificationPercentage` of Bluetooth devices?

I use a Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard, which go for weeks or months at a time without needing a charge, and then they notify my when they're right on the verge of shutting down. After a lot of ...
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media keys stopped working

I have a MX Keys keyboard, connected via bluetooth, and recently, the media keys just don't work anymore. If I use something like BeardedSpice, it does, but I don't get why it doesn't work without it ...
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Activate Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller on MAC

I have an issue with a dongle that can not connected to my mac mini with macOS katalina 10.15.7. There are many similar questions but none of them worked for me, such as: OSx doesn't want to ...
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Mac phantom mouse connection

I'm using a macbook pro from 2013 with a logitech mx master 2S mouse and recently it has been causing me a lot of trouble. Every so often while using my mouse it will disconnect and reconnect to a new ...
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BT headsets with no lag

I have a Logitech H390 headset on my trashcan MP. These are quite nice for general purpose telecommuting and gaming. I find many sets clamp onto your head and are very uncomfortable for long use, the ...
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Logitech MX Master 2s Stops working

I have a MX Master 2S paired to a MacBook Air 8/8 16gb 512SSD on macOS Big Sur 11.4. I came from Windows for the past 20 years. This is my first Mac. I used the Logitech Options software to change the ...
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Does macOS Monterey still honour `bluetoothaudiod.plist`?

TL;DR Do preferences set in ~root/Library/Preferences/bluetoothaudiod.plist still have any effect at all? Historically, we pedants and audiophiles on macOS have been able to tweak bluetoothaudiod....
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Bluetooth incapable of discovering devices on MacBook Pro 2020 Catalina 10.15.7

I have a 2020 MacBook Pro (4 thunderbolt ports) under Catalina 10.15.7 that I bought just 3 months ago. It's in perfect condition, hasn't been dropped or even left my house but just 2 days ago the ...
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Playing audio from two Bluetooth speakers at the same time

Is there a way to use two separate Bluetooth speakers at the same time, without using AirPlay or a separate application? I have two sound bars in my home that use Bluetooth and I would like to use ...
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Is there a policy/config that allows only specific Bluetooth devices on macOS?

From what I read until now, there is a "Modify Bluetooth Settings" policy for iOS. I'm trying to find a way to restrict Bluetooth Settings access, and only allow the user to connect specific ...
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What should I expect from ANC? (mixed feelings w/Beats Studio 3 Wireless)

I’ve recently purchased a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless and am trying to understand how ANC is supposed to work & how much sound it is supposed to block. These headphones do not have a passive ...
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How to use SPP with Big Sur and Later as Opposed to Single Character RFCOMM Packets

Is it currently possible to use the SPP Protocol in OSX Big Sur? I'm currently trying to see if I can receive data from a Veepeak VP11. I can send data to the OBDII connector from my Mac (as the ATZ ...
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Bluetooth headset opens Apple Music and starts playing music

My current setup: macOS 11.4 MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) Jabra Evolve2 65 connected via Bluetooth (not using the included Jabra dongle) What happens: I turn the laptop on then the headset Make a ...
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(older) Apple wireless keyboard connected & working - but not "recognised" by keyboard assistant (Big Sur)

Okay, this might be a weird one. I have an older Apple wireless keyboard (with new AA batteries) connected to my M1 MacBook Air running lates macOS Big Sur. It works. It shows in the bluetooth menu as ...
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Remap Bluetooth audio control buttons in iOS

My car has Skip Back and Skip Forward controls on the steeling wheel, in addition to Volume controls. I use these to control playback in audio apps when connected to iPhone Bluetooth audio. Annoyingly,...
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Mac mini mid 2011 Bluetooth not available

I got Mac Mini mid 2011 with High Sierra. One day, the Bluetooth is suddenly not available. I got this event log in the Bluetooth Explorer: Process: Bluetooth Explorer 6.0.9 Operating System: Version ...
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Network Latency When AirDrop is Active on Another Device

I've been trying to find the root cause of this for days. It started off when I noticed stutters during a WebRTC video session, so I started an internal ping to my main router (note: I use Unifi with ...
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Do Bluetooth connections support lossless audio?

Does any Apple or other Bluetooth device support lossless audio, such as ALAC? This is a generalized question for people asking about their specific piece of hardware over Bluetooth. Its purpose is to ...

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