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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Revert back from a BT dongle 4.0 to internal bluetooth controller won't work

When the Mac mini 2018 was released, I was experiencing Magic Mouse 2 issues (choppiness, etc), like many others, so I decided to get a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle (IOGear GBU521) and see if the problem ...
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How to disable the “Your trackpad is wirelessly connected to this Mac” notification?

So I have a 2019 Macbook Pro connected to a Caldigit TS3 Plus dock. Connected to that I have a Magic Trackpad 2 via USB cable (to charge it). It is a Bluetooth device. Every time I connected my MBP to ...
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Bluetooth Headphone constantly disconnecting

Recently I bought a new pair of headphones, a JBL Everest Elite 150nc (with noise cancelling). I know it is a little older, but the price was a bargain (like 9 times cheaper that an AirPods Pro) and ...
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Can I pair both a logitec Crayon and a Brydge keyboard with my ipad (6th gen) at the same time?

Given my ability to lose pens, I want to use as cheap a stylus as possible with my ipad. Most of the alternatives use bluetooth, as does the Brydge keyboard. Can I use both at once, or do I have find ...
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AirPods Pro show as connected on iPhone, but don't appear as Speaker

On my iPhone 11, my AirPods Pro show as connected in the Bluetooth settings, but are not available as an option as an external speaker. One of or a combination of the following will eventually work, ...
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How safe is it to use Apple's wireless keyboard?

Apple's Magic Keyboard is a bluetooth device which means that the hacker can potentially intercept the signal and decrypt messages or say get control over the input. Question: Is Magic Keyboard ...
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Using keyboard & trackpad from old macbook as bluetooth peripherals for windows

I recently upgraded from my old Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011 to a windows machine, and since it's too old & damaged to be sold, my idea was to have a little science project. My idea is this: if it's ...
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Why has my connected Bluetooth speaker stopped being recognized in Sound Settings?

My Bluetooth speaker has worked fine with my Macbook Pro 10.15.5 for a month. Just today, it stopped appearing as an output device in Sound Settings and is not outputting audio. However, I can connect ...
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Is it possible to pair iPhones to a specific bluetooth device or connect them to my Wi-Fi network via NFC tags?

With the new capabilities of iOS 13's Shortcuts, I'm aware that events can be automated with NFC tags. However, can events be triggered by programming the tags for iPhones without having previously ...
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Is it possible to pair iPhones to a specific bluetooth device or connect them to my Wifi network via NFC tags? [duplicate]

With the new capabilities of iOS 13's Shortcuts, I'm aware that events can be automated with NFC tags. However, can events be triggered by programming the tags for iPhones without having previously ...
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Why do keyboard functions/bluetooth not work after Win 10 only install?

Recently had Windows 10 installed on my Macbook Pro but the keyboard keys (except the power button, oddly) does not work. Neither does Bluetooth. The drivers all seemed to properly install with ...
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Who needs to join the Apple MFi program?

Company X is developing Bluetooth speakers. We outsource our electronic chips from company Y and I'm working on developing a Bluetooth enabled app. Will the app get disapproved by Apple if the ...
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How to make and receive calls in MBP via bluetooth?

I used to use the HandsFree 2 app. It worked perfectly and it even recorded calls, incredibly useful. But now in Catalina it crashes and it seems is discontinued. What it did, which would be perfect ...
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Bluetooth and wifi stopped working

Yesterday suddenly the bluetooth and wifi stopped working, while iMac was on and on screen saver. I have tried several restarts and tried to follow the bluetooth debug and reset options as well as SMC ...
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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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Does Magic Trackpad 2 work with Mac without Bluetooth?

A simple question for owners of Magic Trackpad - Is it possible to connect it through cable, to a computer that doesn't have Bluetooth? Or does the cable work just for charging, and the communication ...
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Force bluetooth usb adapter Mac Catalina

I'm having trouble forcing my mac to stay connected to my external USB Bluetooth adapter on reboot/restart. I've read quite a few posts and have found this command sudo nvram ...
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Bluetooth Connectivity in MacBookPro Touchbar 2017 (latest Catalina)

Recently I bought a JBL Flip 5 speaker, first thing I did is connect it to my iPhone XR, the speaker was fine and then I connected it to my MacBook Pro 2017 then it starts stuttering, I let it be for ...
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macOS Bluetooth very high retransmission rate

I use my MacBook Pro from 2017 sometimes with bluetooth headphones on my desk with a distance of approximately 40cm between me and the MacBook. The Problem is that sometimes the retransmission rate ...
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MacBook Pro (2018) sound connects & disconnects continuously (macOS Catalina, version 10.15.3)

I have a new MacBook Pro (2018 version) with macOS Catalina. My issue is that it keeps disconnecting the audio output, regardless of device (internal and external). This has been occurring since ...
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Bluetooth/WiFi cannot be turned off in control Center on iOS 13.4.1

I don’t know if this has been talked about in the past, but I’m new to the iPhone, so I’m not sure how this works. When I toggle the WiFi or Bluetooth off on the control Center, it shows a message ...
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Bluetooth mouse doesn’t work after sleep unless disconnected first

I have a Logitech G603 mouse connected to a MacBook Pro 16” via Bluetooth. After connecting the mouse to my iPad Pro (to test out the new cursor support), and then back to the Mac, the mouse has ...
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Sony WH-1000XM3 headset defaults to SBC codec despite forcing aptX codec

I am having a Bluetooth headset that supports AAC and aptX. However, my macOS defaults to SBC codec that causes low-quality audio for music. I know the trick how to force AAC / aptX with Bluetooth ...
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What key does this ⇥ symbol represent in Apple help docs?

Please help figuring out what this ⇥ key modifier refers to, in Apple's instructions in iPhone 6s settings below as shown in Settings app → Accessibility → Keyboards → Full Keyboard Access. E.g., ...
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Mac mini's Bluetooth works with AirPods but not Apple Watch or AirPods Pro

My Mac Mini won't connect to my AirPods Pro and won't use my Apple Watch to unlock, but will connect to my AirPods. Something is up with Bluetooth, but I can't figure out what. What Happened: My ...
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Getting Bluetooth on Windows 10 Virtual Machine (Guest) - VirtualBox / Disabling Bluetooth Daemon

How can I use bluetooth on my Windows 10 guest machine using my built-in macOS Bluetooth chip. When I try adding it as a USB device it come up with Failed to attach USB device Apple Inc. Bluetooth ...
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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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Airpods connect to iPhone perfectly but disconnect from MacBook after a few seconds

Wanted to share as none of the usual troubleshooting tips helped me. Basically, my Airpods worked fine with my iPhone, but when I tried to connect them to my MacBook, they would connect (Bluetooth ...
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Mimic gestures on iOS and macOS by key codes

I want to send BLE key codes to mimic gestures on iOS and OSX such as swipe up and down. Is this possible?
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Possible to use two HCI controllers concurrently?

I have a 2011 iMac with Bluetooth 2.1, and recently purchased a Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle required for my new wireless mouse. The dongle works great - I paired my mouse and keyboard to it without ...
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How to fix bluetooth issues on Catalina 10.15.4?

Before Mojave, bluetooth on my MacBook Pro 11,3 worked great - I could connect to whatever I liked and everything "just worked". After upgrading to Mojave - I couldn't connect to any device from my ...
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Need to replug my Magic Keyboard after each shutdown

Each time I restart my 2018 Mac mini running Mojave after a complete shutdown, I have to connect my Magic Keyboard (to USB) to be able to type my login/password. Once it's done, I can unplug it and ...
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Can't see volume adjustments made with Bluetooth headphones

I am using Beoplay E6 headphones that connect via Bluetooth. When paired with my Macbook Pro I can adjust the volume but I cannot see the pop-up volume bar that appears when you normally use keyboard ...
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MacBook Air recognises PS3 controller as keyboard (10.14)

I got a new controller and I wanted to connect it to my mac. But when I connect it, it either (a): prompts me to type a passcode on the controller, (b): connects as a keyboard, or (c): fails to ...
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Do Apple Airpods Support HSP?

For reference I am trying to connect them as a headset on linux (where HSP is supported by PulseAudio and HFP requires more work). When I connect them, my bluetooth manager reports an entry for HFP, ...
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Play and pause don't work properly with bluetooth headphones (Mac)

I've been having a very annoying problem with my Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless headphones for a couple of years now and I'm wondering if anyone else has had such issues. Say I'm listening to music ...
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Tapping Input Output Tabs In Sound Preferences Changes Sound Volume

I have MPOW Bluetooth headphones. When I connect them to other devices (Windows machine, iPhone, Android devices) they work fine with both output and input except for on my MacBook Pro (15-inch 2019)....
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Is there any way to spoof Bluetooth LE4.0 (low energy standard) on older Mac hardware to enable Apple Compatibility and Handoff?

I have an iPhone and iPad running iOS 13 but my older Mac Mini (2010) and MacBook Air (2009) are no longer compatible with Apple Continuity or Handoff. Everything worked fine in iOS 10 and Yosemite. ...
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Login problem on my Mac

I can’t log in to my Mac because my wireless keyboard isn’t responding. Mouse is working ok. Green light is flashing on keyboard. Tried changing batteries.
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Bluetooth cuts in and out on a 2018 Mac mini

I've been having a lot of Bluetooth issues with my 2018 Mac mini when I purchased it around August 2019. I have a Magic Keyboard 2 and a Magic Trackpad 2, and the bluetooth connection on them cuts ...
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Horipad Ultimate Local Multiplayer on tvOS

I have two HORIPAD Ultimate controllers and would like to set them up for local multiplayer games on tvOS. Both controllers pair to the AppleTV (4k), but they always both join in the same "position". ...
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How to fix choppy Bluetooth audio in Windows 10 Boot Camp with MacBook Pro?

I have the following hardware and software: MacBook Pro 2017 (MacBookPro14,2) Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363 Build 18363) 1Mii B06 Plus Bluetooth Receiver B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i ...
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Switching bluetooth device between two Macbook Pros

I have two different MacBook pros (Catalina and Mojave). Recently, I bought a new bluetooth mice and a keyboard. First time, when I connected keyboard and mice to one of the MacBook Pros, I had to ...
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AirPods Pro aren’t reliable with Mac mini

I have a 2018 Mac mini with fully up to date software. In December I purchased some AirPods Pro headphones and love them...mostly. The main downside is they're very unreliable with my Mac and ...
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Using separate Bluetooth keyboard and mouse simultaneously with my iPad

With the recent announcement of the Magic Keyboard for iPad I've been looking to see what I can improvise during the current COVID-19 supplies crunch. I already have a Bluetooth keyboard that I use ...
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How can I turn off music automatically starting after phone call in iPhone

I use an iPhone 11 with a Sennheiser noise cancelling PXC 550-II Bluetooth headset. Every time I end a phone call, the iPhone starts playing a seemingly random song from my music library. I ...
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Why is the process bluetoothd taking up to 100% of a CPU core

Over the past few months I've noticed the process bluetoothd taking up to 100% of a CPU core. I normally only have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard connected. With just the mouse and keyboard connected ...
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Audio from apple tv to google home out of sync

I have connected my google home mini via Bluetooth to my Apple TV so I can stream the audio to the google home mini. The problem is, that the audio is out of sync (~50ms). I have tried to use the ...
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How to find lost ipod touch that's offline. Bluetooth is still on and can connect to my headphones

My 3 year old niece was playing with my ipod touch and she can't remember where she put it last. It's still in the house somewhere but i can't find it. The wifi is off but the bluetooth is still on ...
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Bluetooth headphones/speakers connect for a second and disconnect immediately

I was having the issue where the bluetooth audio was stuttering. I was trying a variety of solutions but wasn't able to solve it. I tried following this answer Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips ...

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