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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cmd + space opening new windows using Magic keyboard

I'm not entirely sure when this issue started, it could have been after upgrading to Mojave, but again, not sure. I have upgraded to Catalina hoping it would fix it, but nope. Whenever I press cmd + ...
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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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How to stop headphone audio codec connection from downgrading to SBC after initial AAC connection in macos Catalina?

When I initially connect my headphones to my computer, the audio codec used is AAC (as found by option+clicking on Bluetooth Menu Bar Item, and hovering over the bluetooth headphones while a song is ...
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Use BlueTooth headset for media only, not calls, on iPhone

I use BlueTooth headsets to listen to music and podcasts. But I'll often put them down and walk in and out of range. If begin a phone call out of range of the headset, but then walk back within ...
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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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Cannot turn Bluetooth off

I cannot turn Bluetooth off on my MacBook Pro. I am running 10.7.4 and the option to turn it off is grayed out, both in the toolbar and in System Preferences. I used Onyx to reset permissions but to ...
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Pair magic keyboard with iPad

I cannot pair my new Magic keyboard with my iPad. It shows up in the Bluetooth devices list as "Bluetooth Keyboard", but when I click to connect it I get the message: Connection Unsuccessful Make ...
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Does macOS 10.15 Catalina no longer support aptX HD?

On version 10.15 Beta (19A558d) I can't seem to get aptX HD to work anymore and was wondering if anyone else has aptX HD working still? Could this possibly have been removed? Hardware: Late 2018 ...
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Send Barcode Scan to URL

I have a Bluetooth barcode scanner connected to my Mac. I'd like to have a scan open a URL, something like: http://​example.com/page/?barcode I was thinking I could somehow direct inputs from the ...
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Bluetooth is not working (maybe reconnecting …)

after update, on my MacBook Pro 15 inch mid 2015, from 10.14.5 to 10.14.6 my bluetooth stoped working. All of my 5 devices were listed in the System preferences -> Bluetooth, but I could only see ...
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Why does my PS4 controller become unreliable with tvOS 13

I am using a PS4 Dualshock controller with an AppleTV running tvOS 13. The controller pairs with the AppleTV via Bluetooth normally except that the light on the back of the PS4 controller is solid ...
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Why doesn't Bluetooth on my iPhone discover any devices?

I have an iPhone 6S. I just updated my iOS but was having this problem earlier. The problem is when I go to "Bluetooth" and verify it is enabled, it is not detecting any other Bluetooth devices. ...
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How to keep bluetooth audio device to connect in high power mode?

With some of the bluetooth 3.0 devices, the device will go into idle mode if there is no audio for a while (a couple of seconds maybe), and when the audio is restored, the device will have a obvious ...
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Permanently Disable Bluetooth on MacMini 2019

I realize this was asked back in 2014 with this question, but hardware and software has changed a lot over the last 5 years. Here's the specifics of my situation: We haven't purchased the device ...
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Magic keyboard not connecting (Neither in FileVault screen nor normal OS)

I have a magic keyboard which came with an iMac (Late 2009). Until recently it worked like a charm but now each time I power on the iMac, the keyboard isn't connecting. Neither in the FileVault ...
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iOS Bluetooth Device connect/disconnect from Settings

If i have already connected bluetooth device from Settings screen and my application is running, Suddenly i go to setting screen and disconnect that bluetooth device but still bluetooth switch is on. ...
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Magic Mouse is frequently losing its connection to MacBook Pro

My Magic Mouse is intermittently losing its connection to my MacBook Pro. First the mouse becomes unresponsive and a few seconds later, a picture of the mouse appears on the screen wit the words "...
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Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Headphones crackling/choppy when connected to Mac?

QC35's are linked to both my iPhone and my Mac but when I connect the headphones to my Mac (without pairing to my iPhone) the sound is choppy (brief & frequent loss in audio). Sometimes pairing ...
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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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Apple magic keyboard weird behavior

I connected Apple's magic keyboard to an iPhone 7 and started to experiment if I can take it with me on a journey. I soon realized that it does not have any special characters to my language. I ...
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Can I change what the button on my Bluetooth headset does?

I have several Bluetooth headsets that have a function button in addition to volume up and volume down buttons. How can I specify – or even determine – what the effects are of pushing that button? ...
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How to fix bluetooth problem?

I'd like to connect my bluetooth headphones to my computer. Unfortunately, my macbook pro thinks that my headphones are connected. When I go to the bluetooth menu, my headphones appear connected even ...
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Lost bluetooth connection with mouse

I have a big problem with bluetooth on my Mac Book Pro. I bought my first MacBook about month ago. For the first week everything was ok, but then my mouse began to lose connection with the computer. ...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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Can my iPad, wired mic and wireless speaker all work together simultaneously?

I have an iPad. I have a wired microphone with a lightning plug. I have wireless bluetooth speakers. Can I play a song on the iPad, sing through the mic and have the sound of the music and my voice ...
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How to use multiple audio outputs (of a mac) simultaneously?

I have en external USB-audio device, which is great (Steinberg/Yamaha). And a bluetooth speaker and an Apple TV. Is it possible to stream audio to ALL this devices simultaneously and synchronously ?
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AirDrop over Access Point BLE/WiFi Mesh

Would it be possible to set up a BLE mesh so that IPhones and Macs could pair to the mesh, initiate AirDrop, and use the access points as wifi repeaters (or just run the data through the existing ...
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Can't pair JBL Flip 3 to MacBook Pro 13" running macOS 10.12.5

My JBL Flip 3 won't connect to my 13" MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra 10.12.5. Here's what I do: I open my Bluetooth preferences on my MBP and power up the Flip 3 into pairing mode (power light ...
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There is a bluetooth audio delay on my Mid 2014 Mac on Mojave [duplicate]

Whenever I connect my bluetooth earbuds to my Mac, there is a noticeable audio lag when watching videos. How do I solve this. I use my earbuds with my Android phone and they work perfectly.
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Bluetooth keyboard only works on terminal after upgrade to High Sierra

I upgraded my mac mini 2011 to High Sierra recently. after log in, I noticed that my bluetooth keyboard does not response when I type something. But when I type in terminal, it works normally. What ...
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How to connect a bluetooth speaker to MacOS and KEEP using the internal speakers

Is there anyway to connect any bluetooth audio device (using the bluetooth toolbar icon) and make MacOS NOT change the output to it once connected? When I connect any external bluetooth speaker the ...
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Connect select bluetooth speakers when bluetooth headphones are connected

My morning routine is to have a call using bluetooth headphones on my MacBook Pro, then after the call I connect the bluetooth speakers and want to play music, but when I select the speakers, it ...
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Why does my Magic Trackpad 2 randomly disconnect and stop clicking?

Hey there fellow users, I purchased an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-Inch, 2017, macOS 10.13.4, 4.2 GHz, 32GB, 3TB Fusion Drive) less than three weeks ago, and had it delivered by Apple here in distant, little ...
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Bluetooth radio shuts itself down on wake from sleep

This is actually an issue I've had for a long while now, I've seen it to some extent or other on several Macs I've owned over the years, but on the 2014 Mac Mini it's really bad. The problem is ...
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What is the purpose of padlock when Bluetooth Preferences is opened from the debug menu?

When Bluetooth Preferences is opened while holding Shift+Option (bluetooth debug menu) a Padlock appears to the right of the "Turn Bluetooth Off/On" button. Anyone know what this is for?
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Why Does My Apple Watch Lose Connection to My iPhone When Using a VPN

I am using an Always On VPN on my iPhone 6s that I setup using Algo. The VPN is hosted on Digital Ocean. I add the VPN by installing a configuration profile on a supervised device. Whenever I install ...
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Bluetooth headset always receiving audio, even when none is playing

I have a Bluetooth headset (MPOW-059) that I use to listen to audio on my Macbook Pro. In the past few months, I've noticed something odd - it always seems to be receiving an audio signal from the ...
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Remove all paired Bluetooth devices from iPhone in one go

I'd like to remove a long list of old devices I paired to an iPhone without having to remove them one by one (I've got like 30 devices saved). I tried resetting Network settings followed by Reset All ...
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Bluetooth headset connected to Mac and iPhone: Cannot play music/music stops

I am encountering a weird bluetooth issue and even after extensive googling I don’t have so much of a start of an idea what is going on. Here is the situation: I have a Jabra elite 65t headset which ...
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How to solve “BLE Error: Authentication is insufficient”?

Thanks in advance for all your help. Upon scanning for services and characteristics, we find two characteristics for which we would like to receive notifications. On turning on notifications, we are ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and touchpad seem to be interfering

On a Mac Air running the latest OSX I find that the keys that I type are not showing up quickly on the screen sometimes with a multi second delay. It is very intermittent but it happens regularly all ...
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How to turn off connections when MacBook lid is closed

I have a friend who wants his connections (WiFi, Bluetooth, ext...) to turn off when his lid is closed. He doesn't want to change a lot of settings (sleep mode, turning it off manually ...). Is ...
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How to make Bluetooth headphones appear in Sound Output

I have a new pair of Cowin bluetooth headphones that work just fine with my iPhone but when I connect to my Macbook running Catalina Beta they don't appear as an option to choose for Sound output/...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

Ever since I purchased the AirPods (1st Generation), they demonstrate extremely poor quality while activating the AirPod mic, whilst they are connected to a Mac. When activating the mic to record ...
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macOS Mojave Bluetooth connection issue

I have a problem with the Mac Mini 2018 and its bluetooth. The problem is that I cannot see my mac via bluetooth with other devices. Magic KeyBoard only works by wire. Bluetooth turns on and off, but ...
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Locating AirPods using “Find My iPhone”

I saw this advertisement online: How does this work, technically? From my understanding, AirPods are only Bluetooth compatible. If I lost my AirPods, would I need to be within Bluetooth range to be ...
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MacOS bluetooth audio drops out whenever the audio stream goes silent

I'm using a Bluetooth speaker in Mojave, and I noticed that every time the video I watch is silent for a second there's an audible click as if the audio stream is being shut off, and when the sound ...
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Can I direct audio from a single app to a particular output?

For example, I would like for iTunes to play thru my iMac's speakers, but iChat's notifications thru my headphones.
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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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 ...