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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iPhone 10 Max Won’t Connect To Bluetooth

Why won’t my settings app (iOS 12.3.1) on my iPhone Xs Max search/find my old Bluetooth device(s)? I opened my settings>Bluetooth to search but even though it shows its searching, it won’t locate my ...
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Is there a way to configure iTunes on a Mac to wake up another Mac to access its music collection?

macOS pleasantly has a few on-demand wake-up-from-sleep features, most notably that a wireless keyboard or mouse/trackpad will wake up a Mac attached through Bluetooth. The music scenario is less ...
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Disable Bluetooth “roaming” on Macbook Pro

So, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) are often bluetooth "roaming" and connecting to devices (like my headphones) despite being on battery power with closed lid. I would very much like to disable this ...
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How to connect an MI bluetooth mouse to a MacBook Pro? [closed]

How can I connect an MI Bluetooth mouse a to mac book pro ?
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Issue with iPhone for playing music in the car

For the past 2 days, I haven't been able to play music from my iPhone in my car with bluetooth, nor with a USB connection. If I connect the iPhone with bluetooth, the phone-calls work well. I have ...
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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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Airpods connect but no music

I have an issue...My AirPods don’t have any connection Issue when Bluetooth is turned on. But when Bluetooth is turnt off...my iPhone has more difficulty in recognizing the AirPods when I open the ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard on Mac Mini

I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard on my Mac Mini runing 10.13.6 OS. I am getting a popup whenever the keyboard connects/disconnects, this is very anoying. The popup only occurs for the keyboard ...
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I can't get messages from my iPhone to my car's audio system - does iPhone support MAP?

I recently purchased a new car (a Toyota if that matters), and on the weekend I discovered that I should be able to receive SMS and MMS messages via the car’s audio/navigation unit. I spent about ...
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iPhone SE running iOS 9.x won't recognize Bluetooth 5.0 devices

I'm trying to connect my iPhone SE to a MacBook Pro that has Bluetooth 5.0, that's supposed to be backwards compatible to Bluetooth 4.2 that the iPhone has. I can see the iPhone in the device list on ...
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MacBook tries to connect to colleague's Apple Watch

My colleague's Apple Watch keeps asking if he wants to accept pairing with my MacBook Pro. I have never had his Apple Watch connected to my MacBook (or tried to do so...), but I did have his iPhone ...
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Turn on Bluetooth on an iMac without a keyboard or mouse?

I have a 2015 iMac, that I use with a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad. Today I was changing some settings and accidentally turned off Bluetooth, disconnecting my peripherals. Is there any way to ...
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How to pair a Boxanne Bluetooth speaker

I was given a Boxanne bluetooth speaker as a present and have been trying to pair it with my Mac but have so far been unable to. I just get a message saying: Couldn't connect to the device Is ...
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Can't pair with bluetooth speaker from my Macbook Air

I have a JLB bluetooth speaker that pairs with my (Android) phone without a problem. When I enable Bluetooth on my Macbook Air, the speaker does not appear in the list of devices: The laptop is ...
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Use an Android phone as external mic for MacBook over Bluetooth

I would like to use my Android phone as an external microphone and send the audio signal via Bluetooth to my MacBook. What applications and steps would allow me to do this?
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Problems when sharing internet over wifi and magic mouse/keyboard

When I enable internet sharing over Wi-Fi, all my Bluetooth devices (mouse, keyboard, headset) can not be used any longer, they partly disconnect or just not respond from my input. And my iPhone can ...
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Change the Bluetooth device volume from my iOS device

I paired my iPhone with speakers connected to my laptop running Ubuntu and I am streaming audio via Bluetooth. It works fine, but I cannot change the volume from my iPhone. I am not sure if this is a ...
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How to decide on which bluetooth device I want to recieve incoming call?

Sounds easy, but not so. My workplace is my car and I go in and out all day. So, I connect my iPhone for handsfree communication via the radio AND a bluetooth in-ear-device. When inside and driving I ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard connecting with iPad, but not with MBP

Pretty much what the title says: my Apple Wireless Keyboard connects to an iPad perfectly, but not to my MacBook Pro. I used the usual process of switching the keyboard off, then holding the power ...
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Prevent auto-pairing for headphone (Bluetooth)

I use my headphones to connect to my smartphone a lot, but only rarely to connect to my macbook (Mojave). Is there a way to prevent auto-pairing every time I power-up my bluetooth headphones? I've ...
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iOS Health compatible body scale – without obliged manufacturer account creation?

I'm looking for a smart body scale that connects via Bluetooth to my iOS device, but does not require to create accounts. Just a simple app that shows you the nitty gritty (BMI, fat, water, etc.) when ...
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How do you connect an Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric pad to Windows 10 via Bluetooth?

I recently bought an Apple magic keyboard with numeric pad to use with my computer, after reading threads online that you can connect it via Bluetooth to a Windows PC. When I search to add a new ...
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Plugging in Android/iOS device causes Bluetooth mouse to disconnect and not regain connection until reboot

I'm using a logitech MX Master 2s on my work iMac, my home iMac it works fine without any issues but when I use it at work it always has issues. It connects just fine and will work perfectly until I ...
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Is using the Magic Mouse 2 & original Magic Mouse on the same Mac unsupported in High Sierra?

I recently upgraded my mid 2011 Mac mini to macOS High Sierra. I purchased the Magic Mouse 2 about a year ago, but really loathe the charging port on the bottom (unbelievably stupid design, but I ...
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iTunes on iPhone not working properly

iTunes on my iPhone used to start playlist via bluetooth where it left off. Now it always starts at the beginning of the playlist when it reconnects. How to I get iTunes to work properly again?
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What's the difference between the three wireless antennas in MacBook Pros?

I’d like to know what each of the 3 antennas do. I know one is a shared antenna (Bluetooth and WIFI) and that the other two are WIFI antennas. What’s the difference? Why several WIFI antennas ...
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Can I Pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard with multiple iOS devices (not simultaneously) without ‘forgetting’?

I just want to be able to switch my Apple Wireless Keyboard (latest) between my iPhoneX and iPad Pro without having to forget the last used device. Both iOS devices are running the latest iOS. Not ...
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Is there a quick way to connect bluetooth headphones to Apple TV (4th gen) when the in-app menu doesn't support it?

Most apps allow me to quickly swipe down from the top of my "Siri Remote" and select my bluetooth headphones from the in-app menu but some apps (e.g. YouTube) don't offer that functionality so I have ...
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Why is my MacBook bluetooth no longer connecting to Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones?

Last year I bought a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink headphones, no small purchase. For a year now they have paired will with my MacBook mid-2015. Now they do not, even though the Bluetooth feature on ...
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Will Samsung Galaxy Buds work with iPod Nano Gen 7?

From what I can gather, the iPod Nano (7th Gen) requires true Bluetooth connectivity / synchronization for wireless headphones. This means (as per their product page) that AirPods won't actually work ...
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Bluetooth MAC Address Spoofing

I want to spoof the MAC address of the built-in Bluetooth device. ifconfig en0 ether seems to normally be one way to do it, however there is no Bluetooth interface listed by ifconfig on my MacBook ...
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Delay with Bluetooth headphones [duplicate]

With every pair of Bluetooth headphones I've owned I've had a latency of about 50 ms. How do I get rid of or reduce this delay? MacBook Pro with Retina, Mid 2015, macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (but I had the ...
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iOS: can I connect both a bluetooth keyboard and numeric keypad at the same time?

I wonder whether it is possible to have both a bluetooth keyboard (like the Apple magic keyboard) and a numeric pad connected at the same time to iOS? I know that there are keyboards that offer an ...
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My keyboard isn’t working and I can’t log into my laptop

My sister recently spilled water on my MacBook Air's keyboard, and unfortunately I couldn’t save it. Some keys on my keyboard don’t work, like for example the half the numbers and some letters. ...
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Is there a shortcut to connect Bluetooth headphones on iOS?

Every time I want to use my Bluetooth headphones with my iPhone (iOS 12) I have to open Settings, tap Bluetooth, then select the device. Is there a way to connect with less friction?
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Bluetooth Automatically Pairs with “Broadcom Bluetooth Device”

I'm experiencing a very annoying issue (Mojave 10.14.1). When I am staying at a hotel (which I do frequently for work), my computer constantly pairs with devices called "Broadcom Bluetooth Device". ...
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Pair iMac and Android using Bluetooth

I had my uninsured iPhone stolen and have bought a cheap Panasonic Eluga 500 as a makedo until I save up enough for another iPhone. Why can't I pair this phone with my iMac over Bluetooth. I have a ...
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One unforgettable bluetooth device!

Strangely, I can't find any references to anyone else having this problem. This question is close, but that OP is using a work phone with security profiles that prevent any bluetooth settings changes. ...
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How to fix bluetooth sound quality issue after Mojave update?

After updating to Mojave my bluetooth headset sounds terrible and muffled. After testing several bluetooth devices I was able to diagnose it wasn't the hardware. After researching I found: BT Sounds ...
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my magic mouse is sluggish and hangs sometime when I try to move it

I have 2 Magic Mice, Mouses.whatever.. One runs on 2 AA batteries and the other one is rechargeable. I use the 2-AA one when I'm recharging the other. Recently the rechargeable mouse has started ...
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Unknown Apple TV showing up in system audio menu

When opening the volume control / audio menu in the system menu bar I sometimes see "Apple TV" among the possible audio sinks. I don't own an Apple TV nor does one exist on my network so I'm assuming ...
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error “System Events got an error: Can’t get application process \”System Preferences\“.”

When running tell application "System Events" click button "Turn Bluetooth Off" of window 1 of application process "System Preferences" end tell I get the error: error "System Events got an ...
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Disconnecting bluetooth headphones

I have a (new) pair of Aukey EP-B40 bluetooth earbuds. Until recently (today!) they were working just fine. Now, when I try to connect to them, they seem to connect briefly, but: (a) they never ...
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How can I set Bluetooth to disable/be disabled at login? [duplicate]

I’d like to have Bluetooth disabled when I login to my user account after restarting/logging out and then back in. Any solutions? I’m on macOS Sierra with blueutil installed (brew install blueutil)
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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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Is audio and video slightly out of sync when iPhone is used with a Bluetooth earphone? [duplicate]

Because wireless audio through Bluetooth is usually slightly delayed, so when a Bluetooth earphone is used, is the audio and video slightly out of sync for: YouTube videos Videos in general, such as ...
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Why do my AirPods show up in /dev 156 times?

I was recently observing the different devices listed in /dev, and I noticed the following: crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 19, 3 Jan 4 04:34 cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port crw-rw-rw- 1 root ...
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Typing on my iPhone: how to change input method when typing from an external Bluetooth keyboard

I need to type in two languages on my iPhone but can only do so easily when typing from Apple's "Magic Keyboard". I am looking for potential ways to make typing on an iPhone easier for other Bluetooth ...
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How do I completely turn off Bluetooth in a Magic Keyboard 2?

Back in 2017, I purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 – which is a wired keyboard with Bluetooth – for use with an Apple MacBook Pro (macOS Sierra 10.12.6). However, I have not been able to enjoy the ...
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Why isn't my Bluetooth printer appearing on iPhone but is appearing on Android and PC?

I'm trying to connect a thermal printer to my iPhone but its not showing up in the list of Bluetooth devices. However, it is showing on my PC and Android smartphone. Has the advertising only got ...