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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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Mac mini 2018 problem with USB pen drive [duplicate]

When I insert a pen drive in the USB slot of my Mac mini 2018 the Bluetooth mouse and keyboard lose connection. Anyone knows how to solve this? I have Mojave 10.14.2 and both mouse and keyboard are ...
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How can I pair my Apple Magic keyboard to my mac without USB Cable?

AFAIK you have to pair using a usb cable, but my macbook has only USB-C cable and I don't have the adapter with me. Is there a workaround?
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iTunes won't play through Bluetooth when using Radio

So iTunes and my Bluetooth speaker works fine with songs in my library and songs on Apple Music, but if I go to the radio tab and play an Apple Music radio station, it switches to my Macbook's ...
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Cannot connect multiple PS4 controllers through bluetooth

I have two PS4 controllers but I'm unable to connect both by bluetooth on my iMac and Mac Book Pro, both running Mojave. I can pair one of them (say A) and, as soon as I do it, the other one (say B) ...
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bluetooth not available: Mojave 10.14.2

I have a MacBook Pro Retina (2015). Since I have updated to OS Mojave, the Bluetooth has stopped working. I get an error message that "No Bluetooth Hardware Found". I have already tried to do the ...
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Can the mac's bluetooth name be changed without changing the computer/network name/hostname?

I have some bluetooth headphones which read out the name of the devices it connects to. My corporate MacBook Pro has a specific hostname, so when I connect to the headphones I hear a really long, ...
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Magic mouse 2 is not recognized

On my MacBookPro 2017 I was using a wireless keyboard and a magic mouse 2. I didn't used the wireless devices for a week, and now apple's wireless keyboard works well, but the magic mouse is not being ...
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Trying/failing to pair a A1314 keyboard

My question is related - but different - to ... Can't pair apple wireless keyboard I am trying to pair a spare A1314 keyboard - System Preferences / Keyboard / Set up Bluetooth Keyboard finds my ...
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Disable bluetooth auto-connect for specific headphones

I have two different bluetooth headphones paired with my macbook. Let's call them headphone X and Y. Headphone X is my primary headphone. From time to time I use both of them in a multi device ...
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Always output sound effects through Internal Speakers

macOS' sound settings can be modified in the System Preferences → Sound menu. In particular, you can change how Sound Effects and outputted audio is played (e.g., what device the computer should use), ...
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How an I confirm my Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard is encrypted?

I have a MacBook pro Retina 15, Late 2013 running Mojave. I also have an off brand Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard ( GeneralKeys PX-4068-675 ). The keyboard connects fine to the MacBook WITHOUT asking for a ...
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Control Safari via Bluetooth keyboard on iPhone 4

I have an old iPhone 4 with the latest iOS 7.1.2. This Phone is still working and the battery is still good enough - So I thought it could be a good device (cheap and light) to show my simple ...
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Bluetooth audio slower and noisy

The bluetooth playback on my MacBook running Mojave does not work correctly on my media receiver (Onkyo TX-NR626, Bluetooth 2.1). The sound is noisy/crackling and the overall playback speed is slower. ...
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Bluetooth connectivity issues

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2012 version) running on OS X El Capitan with Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, which could not find or pair with my Sony headphones (type MDR-XB70BT) with Bluetooth 5.0 ...
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On Screen (virtual keyboard) does not hide when using Logitech K380 keyboard

It used to be that when I connected a Bluetooth external keyboard to my iPad the virtual keyboard would be hidden. Today I tried to use my new Logitech K380 external Bluetooth keyboard and the virtual ...
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Mouse scroll works only couple seconds after restart

It seems like my mouse scroll works only for a short period of time after restart. I use Bluetooth mouse Logitech MX Master with installed it’s Logitech options. I tried to reinstall the Logitech ...
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connected bluetooth devices don't output audio on macbook air

I have a pair of wireless headphones, and airpods that i can connect to my macbook air via bluetooth. However moments after connecting and attempting to play some audio they disconnect and the audio ...
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Volume too sometimes jumps to 90% when I connect my headphones to my iPhone

So I recently bought an iPhone X and have been having a ton of trouble with my Sony WH-1000XM2 that I had. Sometimes when I connect it and play music I suddenly realize the volume is set to 90% I ...
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Get list of discoverable BT devices with power (RSSI) and MAC address

Is there any way to list all discoverable devices in terminal? Something like this: http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/28/find-scan-wireless-networks-from-the-command-line-in-mac-os-x/ I need to get MAC ...
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How to put Magic Trackpad 2 into Discovery Mode

I have a Magic Trackpad 2. I previously had it paired with my Mac. I then had it set up to work with another computer. I now want to use it with my Mac again and it will not work. I have followed ...
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unable to pair my 2014 Muse headband to my 2015 macbook pro

On macOS 10.13.6, when I select to bluetooth pair my Muse 2014 headband, I see this ... Notice that the device is showing up but the "connect" button does not appear next to it. I am uncertain what ...
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My iPhone won't pair to my August EP650R headphones

I have had my headphones paired to my iPhone but needed to disconnect recently which wouldn't work so I had to 'forget the device'. Now my iPhone won't pair with my headphones at all. Is there a way ...
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MacBook Pro failing to switch from SCO to aptX codec with bluetooth headphones

I have a pair of bluetooth headphones, which I use for making VoIP calls from my laptop (MBP 2014, 10.12.6). I can no longer get them to switch from the SCO codec to the AptX codec simply by ...
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Using Macbook and Windows Desktop with wired mouse and keyboard

My Monitor has 1 spare HDMI port and the desktop it is connected to (through another HDMI) has wired mouse and keyboard attached to it. I am looking for a device or cable that would allow me to plug ...
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I am not able to turn off the bluetooth [duplicate]

When i open bluetooh menu from menu bar I don't have options for turning bluetooth off/on. And in system preferences->bluetooth the button for turning off bluetooth is grayed out. I have already ...
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Bluetooth volume resets to a lower level whenever the iOS Music app advances to the next track

While listening to the system Music app on iOS 12.1, I can use the volume buttons on my Bluetooth headphones (BeatsX) to raise or lower the music volume. However, when the app advances to the next ...
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Disable Bluetooth on Apple keyboards and trackpad

I have a Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected to a MacBook Pro 2014 via USB. If I open up Bluetooth preferences I can still see both of these devices listed. I'd like to completely disable ...
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Cannot change any Bluetooth settings

On my MacBook Pro 2018 I can't change any Bluetooth related settings anymore as long as no external dongle is connected. Examples: If I turn it off, next start it is turned on again. If I remove a ...
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If Only We Could Activate Siri over Bluetooth Mic without Pressing a Button

I ride a motorcycle with a full face helmet and gloves. The gloves do not allow you to press the home button on the iphone despite it being mounted right in front of you on the handlebar. The ...
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MacBook doesn't find any Bluetooth device

After running sudo nvram bluetoothHostControllerSwitchBehavior=always because I wanted macOS to use only external Bluetooth dongles instead of the internal one I cannot find any Bluetooth devices ...
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iMac 2017 - Apple Wireless Keyboard 2 and Magic Mouse 2 Bluetooth random disconnects

After having the first iMac 2017 Retina replaced for display issues, my second one seems to be acting up. I use an apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse 2 via Bluetooth. The problem is, they ...
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How does the AirPodCase identify the nearest device?

When opening the Case, your nearest device opens an info screen with the battery charge of case and AirPods. However, when I have the iPhone and the iPad lying next to each other. still only the ...
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Apple magic trackpad 2 not recognized by mac

I have tried the following: Connected to computer with usb-c to usb-a charging cable. Charged Trackpad overnight while power is on and while power is off. Reset the bluetooth Removed all Bluetooth ...
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Is it normal for bluetooth devices to stop responding when CPU is too busy?

I have MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD, Mojave 10.14.1. my Magic Trackpad 1 and AirPods get slow when CPU is too busy, especially when cpu percentage is above 70%. My USB-wired ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect a few seconds after connecting on macOS

When I pair my bluetooth headphones (Bose QC 35) to my MBP running macOS Mojave, they sometimes disconnect a few seconds later. I try turning them off and on again, turning off bluetooth on my phone (...
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Bootcamp Bluetooth mouse lagging when WiFi is enabled

The problem is very simple but the solution seems not so. I'm trying to work with my bluetooth mouse in bootcamp, but when WiFi is enabled, bluetooth mouse is lagging. I have read those and I applied ...
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AirPods struggle to switch between iPhone and Mac

Typically my AirPods are connected to my iPhone, but often I want to switch them to my Mac and vice-versa. When I Option click the audio menulet, I can select my AirPods and I even see their current ...
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How do I connect my Bose QC35 with my MacBook Pro under iOS?

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018 - OS Version 10.14.1 (18B75)) doesn't connect to my new Bose QC35. On the other hand, it connects without issues to my Pixel 3 XL. I first connected without issues to my ...
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MacBook keeps losing internet, while Wi-Fi is connected (Bluetooth, 5Ghz)

I have a problem which I've faced for about 3 years and it's driving me crazy! My Wi-Fi is connected and has very good signal but after a few minutes (sometimes few hours, hard to say) I have no ...
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What is DESKTOP-9EETPUR?

I was recently looking at devices on my bluetooth network. One device that popped up from the Bluetooth System Preference pane was named DESKTOP-9EETPUR and it had a connect button next to it. I did ...
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Desktop Mac running El Capitan doesn't pair with Bluetooth keyboard

I can’t log in to my desktop Mac because the Bluetooth keyboard won’t pair. I tried new batteries. “No go” Plus going into the system folder don’t work because I can’t even put in my password. The Mac ...
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What baud rate should I set for bluetooth TTY to Xbox controllers?

I'm trying to do screen tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port 9600 on my mac, but I'm not sure about my baud rate. How can I determine this? It's just giving me a "Cannot open line" error. I'm trying to view ...
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Magic keyboard and trackpad via wired connection but internal transmitter is always on and a question

I would like to use Magic keyboard and trackpad via wired connection. But I've checked in the Apple store that those device's bluetooth transmitter is still on even when they are wired into mac. I ...
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Prevent friend's iOS devices from interfering with Bluetooth

I recently created an account for a friend to log into my Mac (macOS 10.14). In that account, they enabled iCloud and other typical options. Since then, that person's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) will ...
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Bluetooth between iPad Mini and Mac Pro keeps dropping

Mac Pro (early 2009) 4,1 -> 5,1 macOS 10.14.1 Mojave (using dosdude1.com/mojave) iPad Mini 2 iOS 12.1 Hello, I am trying to connect my newly bought (but second hand) iPad to my Mac Pro using ...
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Launch AppleScript when bluetooth device is disconnected

Spotify continues playing on my Mac when my bluetooth headphones are disconnected (when they go out of range or lose battery for example). I have an AppleScript to pause Spotify, and I want it to be ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't connect, after turning Bluetooth off it won't turn back on

Fresh install of Boot Camp on macOS Mojave with a Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft website. I'm trying to connect my Bluetooth mouse (which works fine and connects on macOS Mojave) to Windows and it ...
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Connect Yamaha MDBT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter to macOS Mojave

I just bought a Yamaha MDBT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter. I plug it into my keyboard. It powers on, there is a red light showing on the MIDI adapter, and it briefly flashes green at regular ...
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Magic Mouse disconnects macOS Mojave (MacBook Pro 2018)

I bought a new 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I am experiencing Bluetooth issues such as my Magic Mouse disconnecting randomly and lagging. These are the steps I have taken (not in the order as ...
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MacBook Pro unable to communicate with Apple Watch

Apple Watch won't unlock MacBook Pro Up until yesterday, my MacBook Pro worked just fine with my Apple Watch - I walk up, touch the keyboard or trackpad, Mac unlocks and I get to work. No worries! ...