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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Why does Chrome need access to Bluetooth?

Shortly after updating to macOS v11 (Big Sur), I see: Why does Chrome need Bluetooth?
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MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Bluetooth Connectivity Issue

My MacBook Pro 2020 (with 2 usb C ports) seems to have a Bluetooth connectivity issue, and I'm curious whether this is something widely acknowledged or it's just me who's having this problem. I'm ...
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How to reinstall Bluetooth drivers on Bootcamp Windows

I accidentally deleted my Bluetooth drivers from Device Manager and there is no Bluetooth option, even if I select the “Show hidden items” option. I tried downloading drivers from Apple, but I still ...
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Can you change MacBook Bluetooth ID so two os can be seen as different hardware?

Is there a way to change the OSX Bluetooth ID that is used by external Bluetooth devices during automatic paring? I run 2 or more OSX installations on separate MacBook partitions. Devices do not ...
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Bluetooth won't turn on my iPhone XR?

Have a very odd bug--I can't turn Bluetooth on or off. This isn't at a device level--when click Bluetooth in Settings, there is just a spinning rule of death next to "Bluetooth." In the Control Center,...
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Bluetooth speakers disconnecting since move to Catalina

I've found my old Bose Mini Sound Link bluetooth speaker keeps dropping the connection to my Mac Mini since I upgraded to Catalina BUT my Apple keyboard and mouse are rock solid so I think it maybe ...
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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 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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After restart/shutdown, MBP does not connect bluetooth kb/mouse (help finding script)

I have a Logitech mouse and keyboard, both connected via bluetooth on my Mbp. The problem is that when I restart or shutdown and start, I cannot log in because the bluetooth does not connect on the ...
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External bluetooth dongle not working with macbook pro 13 inch early 2015

I have macbook pro 13 inch early 2015 it's bluetooth is out of order since long. I got this bluetooth dongle from local market This shows up in my usb tree but i still cannot see it in HCI ...
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Macbook Pro Bluetooth not available after plugging in a dongle

I plugged in a USB Bluetooth dongle into my MacBook Pro 16" late 2019 model and it seems that after unplugging the dongle I am unable to use my Macbook's internal Bluetooth controller. I am not able ...
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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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Pair a bluetooth mouse directly with Macbook Air

I have Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse, which has a dedicated Bluetooth receiver USB dongle. When I plug it in on the left-hand side of the laptop and the mouse is physically on the right-hand side ...
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Re-enabling virtual iPad keyboard with paired Bluetooth keyboard

I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard (A1255) paired to my iPad. Pressing the keyboard's eject button lets me hide or display the virtual keyboard. It makes sense to hide it with the external keyboard ...
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Bluetooth Audio stuttering

I just bought a pair of AKG Y500 bluetooth headphones. They paired up ok to the Mac and first time played perfectly. However, if I switch off the headphones and switch them back on, the audio is ...
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How can I program my iPhone so it opens an app automatically when it connects to CarPlay or my car’s Bluetooth

How can I “program/setup” my iPhone so it opens an app automatically when it connects to CarPlay or my car’s Bluetooth? Does Automator or shortcuts do that? If yes, any recommendations/steps to follow?...
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Magic Trackpad randomly disconnects over bluetooth from MacBook Pro 2018

I know there's already this question with many suggestions but it's marked as resolved and not about MBP. I have a setup with Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected over Bluetooth to MBP. Also an ...
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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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iPadOS 14 keyboard-like Bluetooth device button remapping

I'm annoyed I can’t remap keys on a Mocuto 052 “VR remote"-like device on my iPadOS 14. I intended to use it with Procreate to have a physical access to undo-redo shortcuts and others. I ...
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Setting up / Troubleshooting Continuity-Camera

Symptom: Greyed-out 'continuity-camera' options: Take Photo Scan Documents Context: Catalina 10.15.7: Wired (ethernet) into network iPhone IOS 14.1: Bluetooth indicates connected to Catalina, wifi ...
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AirPods stuck in 8 kHz instead of 16 kHz

I got a pair of 2nd-gen AirPods (A2032) running on firmware 3​A​283. I know they have different behavior when you only listen to music versus when you listen and record something (like you would on ...
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Logitech G613 Bluetooth keyboard stops working after first connection on 2019 Macbook Pro

My G613 Logitech Keyboard connects to my MBP correctly at first. The MacBook ask for a pin code, the keyboard is working and it works without any problems. As soon as I power off the keyboard just ...
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Bluetooth keyboard keys unrecognized by Mac

I bought a new third party keyboard. It looks like my macbook built in one in terms of key order, but the 2 keys in the position of the usual Cmd don't work. I know I can remap keys and put Cmd ...
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Why can't I use my buds as 2-channel now, when I've always used them as 2-channel?

I use Razer wireless earbuds with both my Mac computers and my iPhone, but recently, on my 2020 MBP with macOS Catalina 10.15.7 they just stopped outputting any sound and I can't, for some reason, use ...
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Can non-admin users disable bluetooth in OS X?

I use a bluetooth headset with my MacBook (running Catalina). Recently, my wife (who doesn't have an admin account) was logged in when I turned on my headset (which is also paired with my phone) to ...
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How to list bluetooth devices from command line

I have to list all available bluetooth devices from command line. I tried to google it, but got only results like "how to turn on bluetooth from terminal". Simply: bluetooth scan Thanks for help in ...
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Bluetooth audio streaming from Android to Mac

Is there any way I can Stream Audio from my Android device via Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro? I'm using OS X 10.9.1 and Android 4.4.2. The AUX-Port on my Android device has stopped working. Is there ...
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How to use the iPhone microphone when connected with Bluetooth to a speaker? [duplicate]

I would like to ask you how to use the iPhone microphone when connected to a speaker? The speaker don't have its own microphone and I should disconnect the speaker every time when I have to talk for ...
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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). ...
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Continuity and Handoff Bluetooth Setup

Asus USB-BT400 installed on Catalina + IOS14.1 iPhone: Instructions indicate that LMP version needs to be "0x6." for handoff to work. Not sure why Handoff Supported = No Why does the ...
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iPhone does not ring through speaker with headphones connected

iPhone 11, iOS 14.1. When the Bluetooth headphones are connected, the phone only rings through them, which means if I take the headphones off I can't hear the phone ring. I'm hard of hearing, so I ...
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Is there a known issue with MacBooks and bluetooth occasionally restarting?

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,...
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Cannot select Bluetooth device from Sound Output

On OSX Sierra, I can no longer select a Bluetooth Audio device for sound output. I can see the Bluetooth head set is connected and I can select momentarily under Sound Output (see attached screenshot)....
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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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Cannot rename bluetooth device on my mac

I have MBP 2015. I am running Mac OSX Sierra. I go to my bluetooth preferences and right click and rename a device. The window for rename comes up. I enter the new text and press rename. And ...
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Bluetooth and WiFi interfering with one another since Yosemite

Note: The only thing that changed in my setup is installing Yosemite. Since installing Yosemite, I'm having a somewhat peculiar problem: WiFi works fine, and BT works fine. But WiFi + BT working ...
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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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Bluetooth audio choppy/skips on El Capitan

I'm using the music receiver bluetooth TP-Link HA100 and when doing streaming from Spotify or iTunes the audio has clicks in and out and skips like a scratched CD. Simply unusable. I'm on MacBookPro ...
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Can AirPods be used “seamlessly” between Mac and iOS devices?

Apple AirPods are supposed to work for iOS devices, Apple Watches and Macs. Apple states that the OS requirements are: Requires iCloud account and macOS Sierra, iOS 10, or watchOS 3 (source). I am ...
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Bluetooth Issues after Sleep in OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I seem to be having persistent issues with Bluetooth connectivity, especially after waking up my Macbook Pro from a long sleep. I have a speaker that automatically turns off after a certain period ...
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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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Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting bluetooth headset

Every time I connect my bluetooth headset to my Mac, iTunes decides it's time to launch. Is there a way I can prevent this behavior? I found this thread, but there is no solution: https://...
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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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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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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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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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