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 do I know which Bluetooth chipset is being used by the iphone?

How do I know which Bluetooth chipset is being used by the iPhone 11. I would like to know if the Bluetooth chip has changed between iPhone 11 series and iPhone 12 series. I know I can get the ...
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Can you make Bluetooth hardware work out-of-the-box in Boot Camp?

I have a Bluetooth keyboard (the Microsoft Surface Ergonomic) paired to OS X. When I boot into Windows, the only way I've found to get it to work is to manually put it into pairing mode again and pair ...
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Changing my sound Output Device also changes my Play Sound Effects Through setting - should it?

If I set my sound effects to come out "Selected sound output device" via the sound Preference panel while using my bluetooth headphones, everything works as expected - both regular sound (...
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Switching to external bluetooth on mac mini doesn't survive reboot

Due to the way I have to mount my Mac Mini in my workspace, the Bluetooth reception for the Magic Mouse 2 is terrible - with a link quality of 40% and abrupt decreases to near 0. After buying the ...
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Connecting an external camera to iPhone XI, then using it for Skype and Zoom using a smart TV as a screen

My boss asked me this question but I think that's entirely impossible. He wants to replicate his iphone screen on a Samsung Smart TV, then, using his Skype / Zoom / Teams app in the Iphone, call ...
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Macbook Pro 15" 2017 bluetooth reconnects when mouse is connected

I have a Macbook Pro 15" 2017 and it keeps dropping and restoring Bluetooth connection when a mouse is connected to it. It never happens when only the keyboard is connected happens every several ...
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Bluetooth Explorer removed from Xcode Tools in 12.x?

Apple's Additonal Tools for Xcode package includes a great set of tools that are useful even for non-developers. One of these is Bluetooth Explorer, which, among other things, can help enable the ...
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Bluetooth headsets briefly connect to iPhone but then get disconnected

Two BH-M20/BH-M20C headsets are able to briefly connect to my iPhone 6 via Bluetooth. I can see the connection in the Settings | Bluetooth | My Devices. However they both get disconnected within 10 ...
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Quickly swap Apple Magic Keyboard between computers? [duplicate]

I have a Logitech MX 80 wireless mouse that allows me to swap between my two computers quickly by just changing the source on the bottom. I am wondering if the Apple Magic Keyboard has a similar ...
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Automatic connection to PowerBeats 3 does not register it as a sound device

I'm using PowerBeats 3 with macbook pro 2017 running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. There is no hardware issues with the macbook as it passed Apple Hardware Test. When I open PowerBeats 3, it ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect as soon as I try to use its microphone

Recently, both my Bose QC35 II and AirPods stopped working on my mac. As soon as I open anything that uses the mic, whatever window that is freezes and then the headphone/airpods disconnect. Even if ...
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System volume range is not what it used to be

Once in a while, my volume slider gets corrupted. Sometimes I fiddle with things and it fixes, other times I just deal until I come back to a rebooted computer and it's fixed. When I adjust my system ...
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Hassle pairing third-party Bluetooth-device with macOS

I've got a pair of third-party cordless headphones, which I have to re-connect each time I use them. Therefore I go to "System-Preferences", then "Bluetooth". Finally I click on ...
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Bluetooth lagging on Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019

I have a Magic Mouse connected to my new Macbook Pro 2019. The mouse is horribly lagging. I have another bluetooth device, a pair of Sony headphones, that is working horribly too. Analysis: Both ...
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Magic keyboard: Cmd + {Z, X, C, V} not working

I have a weird issue with my Magic Keyboard. All of the keys work, but not combinations of keys with the Left Command from the bottom row, so copy-paste, cut, undo etc, i.e. CMD - Z, X, C, V.. I ...
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Can I connect a Magic Trackpad to a USB bluetooth dongle instead of my MacBook?

I know the Magic Trackpad is pretty hard to use with two different MacBook and there is that unpair/pair manipulation to do. But I would like to know if I could not do a pretty workaround. I have one ...
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Can Watch Series 6 be used as a BLE peripheral?

Is with Series 6 finally possible to use Watch as a Bluetooth LE peripheral? Edit: clarification: this is about being able to make the Watch available as peripheral programmatically, in apps / with ...
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Disable Active Noise Cancelling on Powerbeats3

From my experience, it seems like Powerbeats3 uses some kind of Active Noise Cancelling, but I can't find it documented. How can I disable it if that's the case? It's paired to my 2017 MacBook Pro ...
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Bluetooth Connectivity Issue

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (early 2015) currently running on latest version of macOS (10.15.6). My AirPods connect to the Mac for a few seconds and then gets disconnected. To pair the AirPods I had ...
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Magic Mouse2 keep loosing connection which keyboard and Magic Trackpad work fine

I have a Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad and Apple keyboard. From time to time, mainly when I have higher CPU usage, my mouse drops it's connection. I have my trackpad next to it and it is still working ...
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How does a generic bluetooth mouse / keyboard work with macos without installing any driver?

Some generic brand bluetooth keyboard / mouse work fine on macos. Does macos have a built-in common driver api (for mouse and keyboard) that all these device use or is it some specification in the ...
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Bluetooth headset microphone very low when connected to specific macbook

I've got two macbooks, one late 2013 model and another newer one that I use for work. I've got a pair of B&W PX7 headphones which I use on my work macbook and phone without any issues. However, ...
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Can I use an external camera on iPhone, to replace front/back camera?

Can I use an external camera on iPhone, I mean to replace front/back camera so that I can keep using the same apps not having to use a different app for the external camera. I have seen some wifi ...
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How to add bluetooth menu to login window?

I have a bluetooth mac keyboard which I'm trying to use between two macs. I also have two dedicated mice for each machine. How can I connect (takeover) the keyboard from the login window, in order to ...
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Mac bluetooth not connecting when opening from sleep

This issue popped up a month or two ago, but it's recently gotten much worse to the point where I am unsure of how to fix it and waiting is no longer an option. I have a 15-inch mid-2015 Macbook Pro, ...
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Audio issue on 2nd device when connected to Macbook via Bluetooth headphones

I have been using a JBL Tune 750 bluetooth headphones for the past couple of months and haven't managed to find a solution to this problem While connected to a MacBook Pro via Bluetooth, the multi-...
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Airpods not appearing in Bluetooth (Yet again!)

I've opened Bluetooth. Opened the Airpod lid pressed the Airpod button Nothing. Why? This is very frustrating. I'm in a situation where I need them for a meeting, and Apple technology fails yet again....
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Best way to switch magic keyboard and trackpad between work/personal Macs?

I just got a new work laptop. I would like to seamlessly switch my bluetooth devices (headphones, magic keyboard, touchpad) between work / personal Macs without complex repairing. Has anyone solved ...
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Apple AirPods pair and connect but no sound

Background I was on a call at work today and was switching back and forth from my iPhone 10 to my laptop. After switching from laptop to iPhone my 2nd Generation AirPods stopped playing sound. They ...
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Music app keeps starting when I press “play” on bluetooth headphones (Catalina)

This answer helped me disable the dreaded Music app from responding to "Play" button on the keyboard, but it stills jumps up each time I press "play" on the Bluetooth headphones (...
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Music app launches with bluetooth earbud connection in Catalina

This has been asked before in the days of iTunes, but I'm still having trouble and the one Catalina-centric comment on that thread didn't work for me. I never want to use apple's music app, yet I ...
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Bluetooth tracking built into iOS?

While there is a joint venture to produce an API by Google and Apple which allows truly anonymous contact tracing, is there an API for more generic device tracing, similar to how Tile and other ...
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Physical keyboard layout menu not showing when keyboard connected to iPhone / iPad (iOS 13/14)

I am trying to use my Bluetooth keyboard (Mx Keys) with iPhone and iPad. I can pair them successfully, but they behave as if they were in a different keyboard layout than I expect (I use Polish ...
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How do I determine the version of Bluetooth my iPhone supports?

How do I determine what version of Bluetooth my iPhone supports (4.2, 5, etc.)? Is it determined by my hardware (such as iPhone SE)? Or is it all in the OS version (such as mine that's iOS 13.5.1)? ...
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Why different Bluetooth headsets pair in different ways on iPhone?

I used to pair my Bluetooth headset to my iPhone in the "standard" way using the Settings app. The pairing goes like the following: Open Settings → Bluetooth, and turn on the headset: Wait ...
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Potential bluetooth connection malware

I tried to disconnect and remove this device called '57-14-cf-5d-3c-62', and it doesn't work. I'm not really sure why, but I'm wondering if this is potential malware. If so, what is the best way to ...
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macOS Catalina - Airpods no sound after being out of BT range

Hopefully someone can help. Since I use Catalina 10.15 on my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2017) I have quit annoying problems with using my Airpods. Whenever I connect them to my macbook and walk out of ...
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Bluetooth Speakers are waking up my MacBook

I have the Microlab H20 stereo speakers for my MacBook Air and it is connected via Bluetooth. I noticed that when speakers are connected it’s making Mac to wake up from sleep. This is causing the ...
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How to remove bluetooth device by clicking “x” when there is no “x”?

I'm following instructions on what to before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac and when attempting step 6 (Unpair bluetooth devices), I attempt to 'move the pointer over device that you want ...
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My phone gives me charge load for my bluetooth headset why wont my mac? [duplicate]

My phone gives me charge load for my Bluetooth headset why won't my mac ? I couldn't find an app for that specific need. I've only seen this Q&A on apple.com on this very topic: Any pointers ? (my ...
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View MAC addresses of local bluetooth devices I have never connected to

I want to view the MAC address of a Bluetooth device I haven't paired. Like a WiFI scanner can put the wireless radio in listen / scan mode (which on ethernet is sometimes called promiscuous mode), I’...
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iOS how to read bluetoothd service logs in the console?

I’m debugging a Bluetooth app on an iPhone. When I connect it via cable to a Mac, I see that Apple logs output from “bluetoothd” service in between my app’s output. The logs contain central/ ...
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How is it possible for developers to exclude Bluetooth devices from appearing within Settings.app?

When setting up certain Bluetooth devices from an iOS device, I've noticed that these devices may not appear from within the "Bluetooth" menu of Settings.app but are visible when setting up ...
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iPhone works fine with car bluetooth for Playing Music but not working for Phone Calls

After upgrading to iOS 13.5, I am facing issue while connecting Bluetooth of my car. I am able to connect Bluetooth of car for music and phone calls but after 2-3 minutes Bluetooth for phone gets ...
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Log into Mac Mini with unpaired Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Can I pair a new Bluetooth keyboard or mouse when I try to log into Catalina, when no other input device is available? Here is my situation: I have a MacMini with Catalina installed. It works ...
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bluetoothd 100%cpu cant turn off bluetooth

my bluetoothd is hitting 100% CPU,on mbp 2013, I have no devices. when I click turn bluetooth off nothing happens, all of the options in option click and shift option click dont change anything, reset ...
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Bluetooth audio plays slower after upgrade to Catalina

I have an early 2015 Macbook Air that I connect to a Panasonic SC-PMX92 audio system via bluetooth. I recently upgraded the OS from Yosemite to Catalina and since the upgrade the audio playback on the ...
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space key,page down and end not working [duplicate]

I have a Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard and the space key,page down and end doesn't work. I think I pressed alt options .All the other keys are working beside these 3 keys.Can someone please help me
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Mac pausing bluetooth headset used by another device

I try to use my bluetooth headset (Jabra Elite Active 75t) with both my Macbook (MacOS 10.15.5 19F101) and my Android phone. If I pause all the sounds on Mac and try to play any music on the phone, ...
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Unable to disable Bluetooth

How can I disable Bluetooth on my MacBook Air? The option to disable it is greyed out in System Preferences and is non-existent from the Bluetooth menubar. I'm currently using the latest MacOS ...

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