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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Wireless Magic Keyboard with windows PC not connected after restarting Windows

After restring windows the connected keyboard does not work on my PC (Dell Laptop). I have installed the bootcamp driver. What could be the cause of this? On my Mac with bootcamp I do not have the ...
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How to load a 2nd copy of OneCast with a new license?

I am trying to use OneCast to control 10 Xboxes, I have successfully got up to 6 that I can control, I can view all 10, but can't control all 10. The issue I am having is that when I load the app ...
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How to show bluetooth headphone battery in macos?

Hovering over the device doesn't show the battery level. When connected to the iPhone, I was able to get the battery level in the widgets screen. How do I know when I have to charge the headphones?
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Mac OS: Bluetooth headphones lose sound but not connection

When I connect a bluetooth headset (I have this with several headsets) it connects fine and sound goes over the headset. But after a certain time (sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes half a minute) the ...
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Using Siri on macOS through bluetooth audio device will break sound balance

It’s a bit complicated but something like this keeps on happening on my MBP: Play music with the Music.app on macOS through any bluetooth audio device that has a microphone (AirPods, speakers, etc) ...
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My external Kensington USB mouse teleports to the bottom left or bottom right of the screen on its own

I have a Kensington usb mouse connected to my usb hub, which is in turn connected to my 2015 MBP. My mac runs in clamshell mode most of the time, and I use Karabiner Elements to block the internal ...
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Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones spontaneously disconnecting only from MacBook

Sorry if this isn't the appropriate forum to ask this question. I have Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones that I've been using seamlessly for years with my iPhone X (iOS 13.1), iPad Pro 10-inch (...
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Turn Bluetooth On & Off via Terminal [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out how to turn Bluetooth On or Off by using the Terminal on macOS Catalina. I used to be able to do it with the following commands: alias bton="sudo defaults write /Library/...
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Can thieves use Bluetooth scanners to detect sleeping MacBooks?

I believe Bluetooth devices can wake MacBooks so I wonder if this is a theft risk. Is it possible for thieves to detect sleeping MacBooks in car trunks by using Bluetooth devices or signals?
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JBL heaphones stop working after pause or a period of no sound input

I have JBL T460BT bluetooth headphones. Lately (not sure since when) I have a problem with the sound. It just stops working basically. If I go to the Bluetooth on my Mac, it still shows it is ...
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Pairing airpods to macbook causes wifi to disconnect

I've been trying to fix my wifi issues lately and nothing works until I figured out that it disconnects whenever I pair my MacBook (late 2018) with my airpods. Pairing with my BlueTooth mouse does not ...
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Pair two Bluetooth 5 headphones on iPhone/iPad?

In iOS 13 it’s now possible to use an “audio sharing” feature with a second set of AirPods. But I think I’ve also heard, vaguely, that it’s possible to connect TWO headphones to an iPhone or iPad via ...
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Mac OS Catalina, uneven battery drain in AirPods

I have noticed something about my AirPods, and I want you to help me understand if this problem is due to AirPods or Mac OS. Initially, my AirPods were charged to 100%. But After a few hours of usage,...
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Mac Bluetooth takes too long to show devices

There is a device waiting to be paired up, but it's been more than 5 minutes minutes and the loading blinker on the top right is still looping. How do I fix this?
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Catalina reopens app windows upon login despite turning it off

I noticed this issue as soon as I updated to macOS 10.15(Catalina). The OS opens every previously opened windows even when the Reopen windows when logging back in is unticked. Another bug I noticed ...
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How can I force the audio to ALWAYS go to my Homepod, unless my bluetooth headphones are turned on?

I have some BlueTooth headphones that I have on most of the time I'm at my desk. However, sometimes I like watching something and throwing the audio to my HomePod. It works for what I need; however, ...
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How do I add the wifi and bluetooth icon to the menubar programatically (from the command line)?

We have a large number of computers to set up and would like to add the wifi and bluetooth icons to the menubar. How can I turn these settings on via a shell script or command line instruction?
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Scooter share app continually has bluetooth activated in background despite having background app refresh disabled

I have an electric scooter share app that requires bluetooth to be enabled to be able to unlock the remote lock on the scooters they are renting. Despite being in the background, with background app ...
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macOS Catalina blueoothd high CPU IOBluetoothBroadcomSchedulerWorkaround issue

I've already spent many hours with this and I wasn't able to come up with a solution. Since 10.14.x (I don't remember exactly, currently on 10.15.2) I am have been having this issue (and console ...
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What bluetooth audio codec does iOS use for Airpods?

I recently bought the ToothFairy App and noticed that it has an option to enforce the AAC codec. The difference in sound quality is remarkable. How can I tell which is being used between iOS and ...
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For making an assistive device, does iOS 13 enable control of a cursor using code?

Curious if it's possible to control a cursor on an iPad, for example to allow someone who can't touch the screen to be able to generate movement commands some other way, and have those commands sent ...
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My Mac Switches Audio Output From Bluetooth Headphones to Internal Speakers

I was watching some youtube videos on my mac (macOS Catalina, MacBook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2012) with my paired Bluetooth headphones. Randomly, about 15 minutes in the audio output just switched to the ...
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Is there a faster way to connect bluetooth midi devices?

Currently every time you want to reconnect a bluetooth midi device you have to open audio midi setup, open show network browser, find and double click on the bluetooth icon, then connect the device. ...
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Missing Angle Bracket Key when using G613

I'm using the Logitech G613 Bluetooth Keyboard with my 2019 MacBook Pro. When I try to use the "<" key on the Bluetooth Keyboard it prints "^" while the key on left left to the "1" key prints "&...
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macOS No Longer Connecting to Wireless Keyboard Wirelessly

I have an Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, and normally it works well wirelessly, and was doing so this morning, but suddenly it's no longer working. The keyboard still works perfectly via ...
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microphone stopped to work after Mac OS reinstalled

I clean reinstalled Mac OS X EI Capitan on Mac Book Pro 2009. After installation I discovered that microphone does not work. There is the internal microphone in Sound Settings (Input), but when I`m ...
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Constant Bluetooth Connection Request Prompts Between Two Macs

I recently got a 16" MacBook Pro. My wife has a 2019 15" MacBook Pro. They're both running 10.15.1 (Software Update says both Macs are "up to date"). Ever since I got the 16" MBP both MBPs are ...
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Why is my Bluetooth still activated when I close my MacBook Pro [duplicate]

When I connect my MAcBook Pro to my Bose QC II everything works fine and dandy. However, when I close the lid on my MacBook, my headphones still manage to connect to my Mac. One solution is of ...
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Is there a way to force AAC on bluetooth headphones?

Macos will connect to my headphones for the first time and use AAC. On further connections, it will switch to SBC and the quality is beyond terrible. The only solution I have found is to 'forget' ...
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Macbook Volume Control Not Changing Volume of Bluetooth Headphones

For some reason, when Bluetooth headphones are connected to my macbook the volume control doesn't have any effect on the headphones volume. They seem to be stuck on full volume and doesn't change when ...
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Choose HCI Host Controller from command line

How can I choose the the Host Controller OSX is using from the command line? I'm looking to duplicate the functionality pictured below (which is from the Xcode Bluetooth Explorer tool). Is there a ...
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After Catalina Update Bluetooth Headphones Turn Off Randomly

I use my Bose bluetooth headphone daily. Never had a problem on my macbook pro or iMac. I updated to Catalina 10.15.1. Now randomly the computer switches from headphones to internal speakers. It ...
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Where to get a copy of Boot Camp's Unattend.xml file?

I have a 27" iMac that originally had a Fusion Drive and I had previously installed Windows 10 on it using the Boot Camp Assistant. I recently upgraded the storage in it and in the process of ...
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Deeper sleep on MacBook so it will stop connecting to bluetooth and draining battery

I have the Sony MX1000 Bluetooth headphones, that can only connect to 1 Bluetooth source. So after work I put my MacBook to sleep, and would like to connect my headphones to my phone. This is not ...
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Sony bluetooth headphones will not connect

System preferences repeatedly freezes every time I try and control bluetooth settings. Same thing occurs when accessing the settings from finder so have to relaunch that as well. Sony WH-CH700N ...
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Glitch noises during playback on Bluetooth Sony HiFi speaker

I have an issue regarding bluetooth connectivity between my Macbook Pro (2017) and my Sony HiFi that I'm almost certain I didn't have a few weeks back, and it may be a Catalina problem. I'm getting ...
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What key command is this keyboard sending

This iPad keyboard has a keyboard button that unhides the on-screen keyboard when the keyboard is connected. What command is this sending? I've tried a keylogger on my laptop, but no joy. Thanks.
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Macbook Pro running Mojave dropping bluetooth devices

I'm having a strange bluetooth problem: my mid 2015 MB Pro connects to my bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard fine. After a few minutes of use, both disconnect (I get the "connection lost" icon for ...
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Bluetooth device connects then disconnects?

I am connecting a Pixel 3A to my Macbook Pro 2018 model. I have tried resetting the SMC, resetting the PRAM, putting both devices in safe mode and re-pairing, deleting .plist files (globally and for ...
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Bluetooth audio devices stop working after a few minutes

Update Dec 3: I keep experiencing this issue whenever there's little memory left. I.e., Bluetooth audio stops behaving correctly whenever Memory Pressure in Activity Monitor is high; the only way to ...
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Cannot pair Cochlear implant hearing device to Apple Watch

I am using a Series 5 Apple watch with the newest iOS, 6.1. I have a Nucleus 7 Cochlear implant sound processor which pairs fine with my iPhone. However, the Apple Watch cannot find my hearing aid. ...
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How do I change a Bluetooth device's name?

I remember that I use to be able to change my keyboard's name in System Preferences > Bluetooth > right-click, Rename, but I now I only see an option to remove the keyboard.
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Quit/open an app whenever audio output is changed on mac

I'm using Boom as an equalizer and a File Audio Boosting on my MBP when using built-in speakers. But when using a home device (with an amplifier connected by jack to the MBP) or a headphone (bluetooth ...
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How to force sound (bluetooth) output to be active on macOS

I have a problem with my bluetooth headphones where the connection goes inactive (within a few seconds) if there is no sound output from my Mac. When I play sound again, it takes a few seconds before ...
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MacOS Bluetooth Appears “Permanently” Not Available? (MacOS 10.15 Catalina)

For some reason after a MacOS "upgrade" to 10.15 Catalina the Bluetooth Appears "Permanently" Not Available? How can I diagnose which “a device” to connect to get Bluetooth to work ? Upgraded to 10....
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What kind of mouse has best performance to use with a Mac?

I recently got a Mac upgrade to a new MacBook Air (10.14.6), which only has two new small USB-C connections. I therefore bought a USB-C to old USB adaptor to be able to connect my harddrives, USB ...
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How to stop an App from interrupting Music?

When I'm squirting iTunes music to my Bluetooth speaker from my iPhone, if I open up an app with video- including an app running just video ads- the app will preempt the music i was listening to, ...
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Catalina: Blutooth headphone disturbing noises

After upgrading to Catalina my Sony WH-CH500 gives high pitch noises. I have tried to remove end reconnect it but didn't work. It does happen alot when playing video. Does anyone have similar problem?
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Fast switching bluetooth Sony headphones between Mac and iPhone, One touch NFC

Sony WH-1000MX3 unlike some other headphones can't connect to two devices at the same time. I like to stay connected to my Macbook pro, but would like to receive a call on my iphone, when I get a ...
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MacBook (12” 2017) – Bluetooth not available

I've an bluetooth issue with a MacBook 12'' (2017): bluetooth is not available anymore. The bluetooth icon in the menu bar is greyed out and strikethrough. I've reset already SMC and PRAM/NVRAM (...