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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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System volume range is not what it used to be

Once in a while, my volume slider gets corrupted. Sometimes I fiddle with things and it fixes, other times I just deal until I come back to a rebooted computer and it's fixed. When I adjust my system ...
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Hassle pairing third-party Bluetooth-device with macOS

I've got a pair of third-party cordless headphones, which I have to re-connect each time I use them. Therefore I go to "System-Preferences", then "Bluetooth". Finally I click on ...
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Bluetooth lagging on Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019

I have a Magic Mouse connected to my new Macbook Pro 2019. The mouse is horribly lagging. I have another bluetooth device, a pair of Sony headphones, that is working horribly too. Analysis: Both ...
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Magic keyboard: Cmd + {Z, X, C, V} not working

I have a weird issue with my Magic Keyboard. All of the keys work, but not combinations of keys with the Left Command from the bottom row, so copy-paste, cut, undo etc, i.e. CMD - Z, X, C, V.. I ...
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Can I connect a Magic Trackpad to a USB bluetooth dongle instead of my MacBook?

I know the Magic Trackpad is pretty hard to use with two different MacBook and there is that unpair/pair manipulation to do. But I would like to know if I could not do a pretty workaround. I have one ...
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Can Watch Series 6 be used as a BLE peripheral?

Is with Series 6 finally possible to use Watch as a Bluetooth LE peripheral? Edit: clarification: this is about being able to make the Watch available as peripheral programmatically, in apps / with ...
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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 Connectivity Issue

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (early 2015) currently running on latest version of macOS (10.15.6). My AirPods connect to the Mac for a few seconds and then gets disconnected. To pair the AirPods I had ...
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Magic Mouse2 keep loosing connection which keyboard and Magic Trackpad work fine

I have a Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad and Apple keyboard. From time to time, mainly when I have higher CPU usage, my mouse drops it's connection. I have my trackpad next to it and it is still working ...
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How does a generic bluetooth mouse / keyboard work with macos without installing any driver?

Some generic brand bluetooth keyboard / mouse work fine on macos. Does macos have a built-in common driver api (for mouse and keyboard) that all these device use or is it some specification in the ...
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Bluetooth headset microphone very low when connected to specific macbook

I've got two macbooks, one late 2013 model and another newer one that I use for work. I've got a pair of B&W PX7 headphones which I use on my work macbook and phone without any issues. However, ...
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Can I use an external camera on iPhone, to replace front/back camera?

Can I use an external camera on iPhone, I mean to replace front/back camera so that I can keep using the same apps not having to use a different app for the external camera. I have seen some wifi ...
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How to add bluetooth menu to login window?

I have a bluetooth mac keyboard which I'm trying to use between two macs. I also have two dedicated mice for each machine. How can I connect (takeover) the keyboard from the login window, in order to ...
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Mac bluetooth not connecting when opening from sleep

This issue popped up a month or two ago, but it's recently gotten much worse to the point where I am unsure of how to fix it and waiting is no longer an option. I have a 15-inch mid-2015 Macbook Pro, ...
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Audio issue on 2nd device when connected to Macbook via Bluetooth headphones

I have been using a JBL Tune 750 bluetooth headphones for the past couple of months and haven't managed to find a solution to this problem While connected to a MacBook Pro via Bluetooth, the multi-...
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Airpods not appearing in Bluetooth (Yet again!)

I've opened Bluetooth. Opened the Airpod lid pressed the Airpod button Nothing. Why? This is very frustrating. I'm in a situation where I need them for a meeting, and Apple technology fails yet again....
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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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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 ...
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Music app keeps starting when I press “play” on bluetooth headphones (Catalina)

This answer helped me disable the dreaded Music app from responding to "Play" button on the keyboard, but it stills jumps up each time I press "play" on the Bluetooth headphones (...
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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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