2022 Developer Survey is open! Take survey.

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
23 votes
14 answers
57k views

Bluetooth audio problems on a MacBook

I have a DR-BT50 bluetooth headset (they are headphones) that I want to use with my MacBook unibody. I didn't use to have any problems, but as of recently I am running into gaps/skips in the sound. ...
0 votes
2 answers
197 views

bluetoothd 100% CPU + can't turn off Bluetooth:

My bluetoothd process is hitting 100% CPU on my 2013 MacBook Pro. I have no bluetooth devices. When I click turn bluetooth off nothing happens. All of the options in option-click and shift-option-...
1 vote
1 answer
52 views

Certain Apple Magic Keyboard key chords not working

I have a wireless  Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. The keyboard is mostly working correctly, but a number of key chords involving the left command key do not work. I'm pretty sure this is a ...
15 votes
5 answers
3k views

macOS Monterey: Bluetooth mic issues when Mute/Adjust input volume

Whenever I try to mute my Bluetooth audio input (mic) by either applying a shortcut with the following code set volume input volume 0 or by manually minimizing the sound to 0 on Sound Preferences ->...
1 vote
1 answer
223 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
80 views

How do I display the Bluetooth headphone icon on an iPhone Xs?

I've moved from an iPhone 8 to and XS and have noticed the little headphone icon no longer appears up near the battery icon when I connect to bluetooth headphones. Is there a way to bring this back?
0 votes
1 answer
13 views

How to disassociate the Bluetooth connection for a Magic Trackpad 2 from macOS?

I have a Magic Trackpad 2 that's been having some intermittent slowdown when connected normally. After turning off Bluetooth generally on macOS the Magic Trackpad 2 works great all of the time with no ...
0 votes
2 answers
172 views

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 ...
1 vote
2 answers
20k views

How to disconnect from mysterious Bluetooth that’s siphoning my sound?

I noticed that my iPhone 11 Pro wasn’t making any sounds anymore. So I looked into my Bluetooth setting and saw that it was connected to a strange illegible device. It had no (i) icon next to it, so ...
0 votes
1 answer
47 views

Downgrade AirPods firmware

I have a pair of gen 1 airpods which have stopped working since a certain firmware update. They will not receive any more updates as they are already deprecated. The thing is that they are unusable ...
4 votes
1 answer
626 views

Mouse System Preferences does not recognize USB mouse, even though mouse works

I have attached a Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 to a USB-A port on my 2014 Mac Mini running macOS Catalina 10.15 (plus all supplemental updates current at time of posting). The mouse works, but, when ...
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

Could a buggy Bluetooth device cause MacBook keyboard issues?

Over the past year I've had increasingly buggy behavior with my MacBook keyboard, including non responsive keys and delayed response. The issues seemed to have no particular association with any ...
1 vote
1 answer
54 views

How accurate is Find My Network for a turned off iPhone

I had my iPhone 11 stolen last week. The theft shut it down but I'm still able to localize it from time to time with Find My Network. It seems to be in an underground parking garage. I was wondering ...
1 vote
0 answers
19 views

How can I stop my iPhone (X) randomly connecting to my Bluetooth speakers?

I have some Bluetooth enabled Klipsch speakers connected to my TV via ARC. When the TV is turned on, the speakers automatically come on and play the sound from the TV. However, my iPhone then randomly ...
1 vote
1 answer
443 views

Something keeps randomly setting iPhone volume to 100%

Occasionally when I open the control center on my iPhone I notice that the speaker volume was set to 100%, or I'll be in public and I play a video or something and it blasts at max volume which is ...
22 votes
7 answers
53k views

How to bring up the virtual keyboard on iOS when a Bluetooth keyboard is connected?

I often pick up my iPad and move away from its Bluetooth keyboard without turning the keyboard off. Whenever I need to type some text, I'm reminded that I can't see the virtual iOS keyboard until I ...
0 votes
1 answer
46 views

I cannot maintain Bluetooth connection between old MacBook and new iPhone, because standard has changed so much in 8 years?

I have a 2012 MacBook running Catalina and an iPhone 12. MacBook requesting to connect never works. iPhone making the request works. But, the MB then disconnects after a several seconds or minutes. ...
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

Neither AirDrop nor Handoff options showing up on my Mac

On my MacOS Mojave (v 10.14.6), I simply don't see options for either Handoff or AirDrop. The Bluetooth is definitely on. And AirDrop is typically under Finder Preferences under Sidebar/Favorites, ...
39 votes
5 answers
24k views

Disable Bluetooth or disconnect Bluetooth connections when lid is closed

A case in point: I have Bluetooth headphones connected to my MacBook Pro, I close the lid and want to connect headphones to my iPhone. I can't do that because the MBP ↔ headphones connection is still ...
1 vote
1 answer
43 views

How to swap left/right stereo channels for one sound device in MacOS?

I need to swap left/right audio channels for bluetooth speakers in MacOS (Monterey, M1 iMac). I have tried swapping channels in Audio MIDI setup (as suggested, for example, here), but playing stereo ...
0 votes
0 answers
17 views

Poor (and loud) quality out of good Bluetooth headphones on Monterey

I'm getting horrible audio quality out of some good headphones, and it's too loud even at the lowest possible volume setting. It sounds as if it's clipped, and then the clipped signal has been ...
0 votes
1 answer
15 views

ds4 controller triggers macos actions

i have a ps4/ds4 bluetooth game controller. when it is connected, macos reacts to some of its inputs, like for example a long press on "share" button makes a popup window to appear and ask ...
1 vote
1 answer
29 views

How can I troubleshot bluetooth occasionally restarting on MacBooks?

During the last 4 years I've had 3 different MacBooks (one personal, two from different jobs) that had the same issue: bluetooth randomly dropped all connections. I typically have a bluetooth keyboard,...
0 votes
1 answer
7 views

External keyboard function keys suddenly stopped working

I use a Logitech K850 Bluetooth keyboard with my MBP on MacOS 12.3.1. I had configured my fn keys to be the standard F1, F2, F3 instead of the special feature keys like changing the volume: Suddenly ...
19 votes
5 answers
53k views

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 ...
1 vote
2 answers
208 views

How to find a Bluetooth Mouse

I have lost my Magic Mouse. To be clear, it's somewhere in my home office and it's powered on. I can pair with it via bluetooth. I just can't find the physical object. Does anyone know of a way to ...
0 votes
1 answer
811 views

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/ ...
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
251 views

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?
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
33 votes
10 answers
51k views

How can I pair my Magic Trackpad with multiple Macs?

I have a Magic Trackpad that I'm using with my iMac. Everything works great, but I would also like to use the trackpad with my MacBook. For some reason, it seems that I can only pair the trackpad ...
21 votes
6 answers
226k views

How do I pair apple wireless keyboard with windows 10

My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair ...
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

Why is the magic keyboard still paired after HD erase and reinstalling?

I have erased my macbook HD from the recovery mode (cloverleaf + R at startup) then I have reinstalled mojave from there. I left the mac for the night. Next morning, it was waiting on the country ...
8 votes
2 answers
1k views

Is there a FileVault compatible 3rd party Bluetooth keyboard?

Whole disk encryption on macOS requires HID devices to be able to connect before most of the system has booted up. Logitech support recommends turning off FileVault (!!) or not to use Bluetooth (their ...
23 votes
3 answers
5k views

Why does Chrome need access to Bluetooth?

Shortly after updating to macOS v11 (Big Sur), I see: "Google Chrome.app" would like to use Bluetooth. Once Chrome has access, websites will be able to ask you for access. Why does Chrome ...
0 votes
2 answers
163 views

Random kernel panic. Service found no problems

I have a mac book pro 2014 with MacOs 11.2.3 The kernel panics are driving me crazy and impacting my work seriously. The usual pattern is the mac freezing followed by the question mark folder. It ...
6 votes
3 answers
3k views

Why is the process bluetoothd taking up to 100% of a CPU core

Over the past few months I've noticed the process bluetoothd taking up to 100% of a CPU core. I normally only have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard connected. With just the mouse and keyboard connected ...
19 votes
4 answers
33k views

How to block bluetooth device that spams me with pairing requests?

A bluetooth device that is not mine nor under my control asks my computer to pair, about every minute or so. Interestingly, it's fairly effective as a DOS attack actually. Disabling my BT is not an ...
3 votes
1 answer
579 views

Factory reset Apple bluetooth device in Monterey

Under older versions of macOS, holding Shift+Option while clicking the Bluetooth dropdown menu would yield additional options, including a "Debug" > "Factory reset all connected ...
0 votes
1 answer
680 views

Beats Studio Buds don't connect after iOS 15.3 update

Last night I updated my iPhone 8 to iOS 15.3. This morning I noticed that I had some trouble connecting my Beats Studio Buds to my phone. Expected Behavior Normally, when I open my Beats case and pull ...
1 vote
1 answer
283 views

Unable to set aptX codec on High Sierra

I got new headphones, namely Sony wh-1000xm4. Audio quality is terrible versus if played from a samsung phone. I have downloaded x-code developer tools including Bluetooth explorer. Through Audio ...
0 votes
2 answers
34 views

Airpods Pro (Magsafe case) - Tried all the recommendations. Still showing "Not your Airpods Pro"

I've updated my iPhone to the latest OS. I've cleaned the case with rubbing alcohol inside and out. Also cleaned the airpods themselves. Charged the case and the airpods all the way to 100%. Taken ...
0 votes
1 answer
22 views

Why [Watch]->[Settings]->[Bluetooth] says no connection, but iPhone says there is a Bluetooth connection to the Watch?

I have no problem with 2-way communication between my AppleWatch Series 3 (os v8.5.1) and iPhone 12-mini (iOS v15.4.1). The iPhone Settings shows the Apple Watch as a connected device. However, on the ...
-2 votes
1 answer
57 views

Airpods Pro "when last connected to this Mac" doesn't respect Android

The title pretty much says it all. I've got Airpods Pro that are paired to my work Macbook Pro and my Android phone (Oneplus 7T). I'd like them to connect to whatever device they were most recently ...
5 votes
1 answer
943 views

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....
0 votes
1 answer
32 views

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 ...
0 votes
2 answers
821 views

Catalina 10.15.5 Bluetooth (Keyboard) Connection Not Working

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) Catalina 10.15.5 update (last night when I went to bed) Bluetooth: 7.0.5f6 Firmware Version: v150 c9318 (from About Thus Mac; System Report;Hardware; Bluetooth). ...
1 vote
1 answer
186 views

How can I make my Mac automatically switch to a new speaker when it is connected, and back to my internal speakers after it's disconnected?

For some reason, when I connect my Sony Bluetooth speaker to my Mac, my Mac usually does not automatically set this Bluetooth speaker as my audio output device. Audio continues playing from my ...
0 votes
1 answer
60 views

How to prevent Macbook from bluetooth reconnecting to lost connections?

I have an Macbook Pro mid-2017 and a pair of Bluetooth ear-buds. When I turn bluetooth off and on again on the Macbook, the ear-buds do not reconnect automatically, but when I just put the ear-buds in ...
0 votes
0 answers
30 views

Bluetooth headphones noise irritating beep sound

I have a Bose QC35 model 1 which I quite like and use with two iPhones, an iPad, two MacBooks, Apple TV. Also have home pod around. Problem is that it seems to keep probing different devices all the ...

1
2 3 4 5
28