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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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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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Why do my bluetooth earbuds keep putting my volume on mute?

I have a iPhone 7- doesn’t need updates , it’s up to date- I use Bluetooth earbuds and every time I use them they put my volume on mute . What can I do to fix it ?
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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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Wireless Headset Quality [migrated]

I have a set of bluetooth earbuds and I have been using them with my MacBook running High Sierra. I use them for Slack calls and the quality basically sounds like I'm talking on my phone. I ...
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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 ...
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How to enable modifier keys mapping for bluetooth 4.0 keyboards?

In macOS 10.13.6, when I use a bluetooth 4.0 keyboards the modifier keys mapping seems to be missing (keyboard not showing up). After I switch the keyboard to bluetooth 3.0 mode it shows up. Does it ...
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Do Bluetooth headphones compensate for the audio delay by slowing down the video?

I've always wondered why the delay was so small (I'd say unnoticeable) when I'm using the Airpods, as opposed to other BT earphones. I've also noticed that when I open, say, a YouTube video, the ...
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AppleTV 4k send separate stereo channels to two bluetooth speakers?

I have an AppleTV 4K which works very well over bluetooth with a Beolit 15 speaker but only in mono. I have two and they can be coupled to play stereo but with frequent dropouts. How can I tell my ...
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Why doesn't the disabling of the Caps Lock key have any effect?

On Mac OSX High Sierra v10.13.5 (17F7) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), using an external bluetooth connected Mac keyboard in the System Preferences, under Keyboard, there is Modifier ...
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How can I use one set of bluetooth devices for two Macbooks? [duplicate]

Here is a problem I have been having for a while, and I can't imagine I am the only one. I suspect there is a fairly simple solution that I have just not yet thought of: I have two MacBooks that I ...
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How do I sync my iPhone 8’s contacts to my 2014 Honda Accord?

I have an iPhone 8 connected to my 2014 Accord via HandsFreeLink (this is different than CarPlay). However, it won’t sync my phone book to my vehicle. I get the error “Unable to import phonebook”. How ...
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Mouse lagging on iMac

I'm using iMac 21,5. Since my magic mouse broke, the new one wasn't working properly, it had insane lags, I bought another wireless gaming mouse and it works better but still have lag issues. I was ...
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Does the AirPod Case, or headphones when in the case, emit a bluetooth ID?

I'm concerned about privacy and don't want my airpods (or the case) to emit the bluetooth ID while I'm shopping in malls that use iBeacon technology. How can I be sure that the airpods (when stored ...
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Unpairing a Bluetooth device when there is no “i”

I got a Tickr X heart rate monitor. It uses BTLE to interoperate with iPhone and Apple Watch. On the first day I got it, I paired it with my iPhone. Then I decided to keep it paired with my Apple ...
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Multiple bluetooth devices connected to an iPhone?

I like to run with my The House of Marley Positive Vibration 2 Wireless Headphones, I've been thinking about getting Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor. My question is - will these two devices both work at ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard RFV keys only work when caps lock is on

My Apple Wireless Keyboard RFV keys do not wok. Previously, I thought it is the keys are broken. But when I accidentally tuned on "caps lock" key, all o them work now. So I am confused now. Is it a ...
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Using a MacBook as a Bluetooth speaker for a Windows PC

I was wondering if it would be possible to use the Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro as a Bluetooth speaker for another computer? The MacBook could act as a Bluetooth speaker that plays the other computer’...
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Spotlight search to Bluetooth settings hindered by “Bluetooth file exchange”

My issue is as small as they get, but I like optimising my workflow. So I go to my Bluetooth settings multiple times a day; to switch headphones or when some other wireless peripheral acts up. I do ...
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AirPods no longer connect to my Mac

I have a Mid-2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro running 10.13.5 which I have been using my AirPods with successfully since I got them over a year ago. For some reason, today, when I try to connect them, ...
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Apple magic keyboard not working on Windows 10 PC

I have bought the new Apple Magic keyboard for my pc. I tried following lots of links on how to make it work on my PC but none of which really work. For example, I open windows Bluetooth device and ...
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Why does my Apple Watch repeatedly say, “Trust This Computer?”

I have a first generation Apple Watch and an iPhone 7Plus. For the most part everything works fine. However, I get the following notice on my Apple watch every few weeks: Trust This Computer? Your ...
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AirPods battery level with `ioreg`

I can query the battery level of my bluetooth devices with ioreg with ioreg -r -l -n devicename | grep '"BatteryPercent"\ =' with the following devices Keyboards: IOAppleBluetoothHIDDriver, ...
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How can my apple watch receive notifications if bluetooth is disabled on my iphone?

I have an iPhone SE and an Apple Watch series 2. Just a minute ago my watch got a Skype notification, yet Bluetooth was disabled on my phone. I thought that the watch had to be connected to the ...
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Bluetooth playback interrupted by airplay

I've searched relentlessly for a solution but to no avail. The issues is that I bought some expensive Bose Quiet 35 Bluetooth headphones to use with my iPhone 4. The iPhone is an older model and I ...
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Find out which app is using Bluetooth device

I noticed that my MacBook is connected to my Kevo bluetooth lock. This lock is supposed to connect with an iOS app, but there is no macOS app that I'm aware of, and I have never told my computer to ...
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macOS can't detect my Feitian MultiPass U2F Device over BLE

I'm enrolled in Google's Advanced Protection program, and it requires me to carry a physical U2F token when signing in through a new device. I've also started using this as my only second-factor ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2017 runs hot while sleeping & closed lit

This problem happens to me every now and then and I still couldn't find a solution yet. Here's the console log for this night (when it happened), when running the command log show | grep 'Wake ...
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Magic Mouse 2 stopped showing up

My Magic Mouse 2 was working perfectly fine at work for a week after opening it, then I went home for the weekend. I got back and it wasn't connecting properly, so I removed the device from the ...
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Looking for an external bluetooth switch to run an applescript [closed]

I'm looking for an external bluetooth button/switch that I can program to do something specific, like open up an app / run a script. Does anything like that exist? Even if it can only do 1 specific ...
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New bluetooth earbuds connect to mac but earbud volume buttons wont work

I recently purchased new bluetooth headphones, which connect successfully, however the volume buttons on the ear buds wont work. Any idea why this is? Is there a setting I can adjust on my mac to make ...
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Can I Pair my Existing Apple Watch (Series 2) with a New iPhone without “resetting” the Watch?

My iPhone died; would not charge or turn on. I took it to Authorised Apple retailer (Not Apple Store) instead of fixing it, they replaced it with a new phone (_after a couple of weeks of waiting ...
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Ring volume stays loud after disconnected bluetooth headphones

Usually I keep my ring volume pretty low. When I connect my bluetooth headphones the ring volume symbol comes up and shows that the volume is quite in the middle. So it has been increased when I ...
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Bluetooth headphone shows up in Output device only after reconnect

I have a set of Sony MDR-1000 Bluetooth headphones. When I power them on, they auto-connecting to my MacBook, but don't show up in the Output devices. I have to manually disconnect them and connect ...