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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What Kernel extensions should be deleted to disable bluetooth?

A client needs to completely disable bluetooth. The most basic level (aside from physically disconnecting the antennas or removing the airport card) seems to be disabling the kernel extensions. I ...
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AppleScript to connect Magic Mouse on iMac

I'd like to write an AppleScript that will connect my Magic Mouse 2. Basically, in words, I'd like a script that will show up in "Services" that opens system preferences, goes to Bluetooth, finds the ...
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How do I fix bluetooth audio to amp after upgrade to Mojave

After upgrading to Mojave, my bluetooth amp now plays at a slower tempo and at a lower pitch with some audio glitches. How can I fix this? Bluetooth amp: GraceDigital GDI-BTAR513 Reason for ...
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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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Bluetooth doesn't work after macOS Mojave update

I'm new here. Will someone help me to fix this? I updated my Mac to macOS Mojave and now it cannot connect with Bluetooth devices. Why is this happening and how can I fix this? it's a MacBook Pro and ...
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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 ...
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AirPods won't switch to MacBook

My AirPods (1st gen) won't switch over to my MacBook Air (early 2015 running the latest Mojave) from my iPhone 8. When I click 'connect' the indicator just spins and nothing happens. Restarting ...
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App and hardware to use phone as a one way ‘walkie talkie’

I am looking for an app and a battery power device so I can use my phone as a audio transmitter to the device. The device will be plugged into some noise cancelling headphones for my child. My child ...
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How to switch apps on iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard

For some reason my Logitech K380 keyboard won't let me switch between apps using Cmd+Tab. Is this a fault with my keyboard? Also how would I select menu options on screen with the keyboard? Thanks ...
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How to copy text from iOS to MacOS with Bluetooth only (no WiFi network at all)?

I'd like to be able to copy text from iOS to MacOS with Bluetooth only (no WiFi) — or, worst case, by plugging the phone into the Mac. I often find myself generating text on my phone (in various ...
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Access to ioreg using Python?

Is there a way to access the values ioreg utility accesses via Python? What i'm looking is to add monitoring of the battery status of my Magic Mouse. I know I can get it by using ioreg -c ...
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Why does Bluetooth disconnect when I plug XR into car charger?

I use Amazon Alexa Auto, which needs Bluetooth to connect to my car. It works beautifully, except that as soon as I plug in the iPhone charging cable, the Bluetooth disconnects (and therefore the ...
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Multiple Apple devices/One Bluetooth speaker

I have my iPhone synced to a Bose bluetooth speaker. I would like to sync my MacBook Pro to the same speaker. When I open "Bluetooth" on the Mac, there are no options to add another device, and I'm ...
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Magic Mouse 2 stops responding after a while

I just got a Magic Mouse 2 (the Space Gray version) and I've been having some really frustrating issues with it. The sequence of events is the following: The mouse will connect just fine, it's ...
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Modifier keys… don't show the “Select keyboard” option

I'm using keyboard KeyCool 84 with Bluetooth version 4.0. When I use a cable to connect with my Mac (running macOS Mojave 10.14.5), I can use the modifier key function with an option to Select ...
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Beach ball in Bluetooth in System Preference when trying to connect to Anne Pro 2 keyboard

I have trouble connecting to my Anne Pro 2 keyboard recently after the latest firmware update (see screenshot) I have tried to deregister the device and register it again. When I tried to connect to ...
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Airpods use on macOS resets double tap action

I use my apple airpods with lots of different platforms. On windows, iOS & Android everything is fine. On macOS everything works too but it resets the double tap action to next track on both L/R (...
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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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macOS 10.14: switch Bluetooth on/off based on location

I use the same laptop in 2 locations. In one location I use bluetooth to operate the mouse and keyboard, whereas in the other I don't use bluetooth at all. Apart from the seemingly defunct ...
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Can't connect bluetooth headset to mac mini

I just bought sony ch500 wireless bluetooth headset and I can't pair it with my mac mini. I was able to pair it with my android phone though. What could be the problem? The bluetooth menu doesn't show ...