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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unable to pair my 2014 Muse headband to my 2015 macbook pro

On macOS 10.13.6, when I select to bluetooth pair my Muse 2014 headband, I see this ... Notice that the device is showing up but the "connect" button does not appear next to it. I am uncertain what ...
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My iPhone won't pair to my August EP650R headphones

I have had my headphones paired to my iPhone but needed to disconnect recently which wouldn't work so I had to 'forget the device'. Now my iPhone won't pair with my headphones at all. Is there a way ...
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Using Macbook and Windows Desktop with wired mouse and keyboard

My Monitor has 1 spare HDMI port and the desktop it is connected to (through another HDMI) has wired mouse and keyboard attached to it. I am looking for a device or cable that would allow me to plug ...
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I am not able to turn off the bluetooth [duplicate]

When i open bluetooh menu from menu bar I don't have options for turning bluetooth off/on. And in system preferences->bluetooth the button for turning off bluetooth is grayed out. I have already ...
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Bluetooth volume resets to a lower level whenever the iOS Music app advances to the next track

While listening to the system Music app on iOS 12.1, I can use the volume buttons on my Bluetooth headphones (BeatsX) to raise or lower the music volume. However, when the app advances to the next ...
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Disable Bluetooth on Apple keyboards and trackpad

I have a Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 connected to a MacBook Pro 2014 via USB. If I open up Bluetooth preferences I can still see both of these devices listed. I'd like to completely disable ...
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Cannot change any Bluetooth settings

On my MacBook Pro 2018 I can't change any Bluetooth related settings anymore as long as no external dongle is connected. Examples: If I turn it off, next start it is turned on again. If I remove a ...
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Can you activate Siri over a bluetooth microphone without pressing a button?

I ride a motorcycle with a full face helmet and gloves. The gloves do not allow you to press the home button on the iphone despite it being mounted right in front of you on the handlebar. The ...
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MacBook doesn't find any Bluetooth device

After running sudo nvram bluetoothHostControllerSwitchBehavior=always because I wanted macOS to use only external Bluetooth dongles instead of the internal one I cannot find any Bluetooth devices ...
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iMac 2017 - Apple Wireless Keyboard 2 and Magic Mouse 2 Bluetooth random disconnects

After having the first iMac 2017 Retina replaced for display issues, my second one seems to be acting up. I use an apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse 2 via Bluetooth. The problem is, they ...
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How does the AirPodCase identify the nearest device?

When opening the Case, your nearest device opens an info screen with the battery charge of case and AirPods. However, when I have the iPhone and the iPad lying next to each other. still only the ...
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Apple magic trackpad 2 not recognized by mac

I have tried the following: Connected to computer with usb-c to usb-a charging cable. Charged Trackpad overnight while power is on and while power is off. Reset the bluetooth Removed all Bluetooth ...
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Is it normal for bluetooth devices to stop responding when CPU is too busy?

I have MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD, Mojave 10.14.1. my Magic Trackpad 1 and AirPods get slow when CPU is too busy, especially when cpu percentage is above 70%. My USB-wired ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect a few seconds after connecting on macOS

When I pair my bluetooth headphones (Bose QC 35) to my MBP running macOS Mojave, they sometimes disconnect a few seconds later. I try turning them off and on again, turning off bluetooth on my phone (...
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Bootcamp Bluetooth mouse lagging when WiFi is enabled

The problem is very simple but the solution seems not so. I'm trying to work with my Bluetooth mouse in Bootcamp, but when WiFi is enabled, the Bluetooth mouse is lagging. I have read these and I ...
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AirPods struggle to switch between iPhone and Mac

Typically my AirPods are connected to my iPhone, but often I want to switch them to my Mac and vice-versa. When I Option click the audio menulet, I can select my AirPods and I even see their current ...
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How do I connect my Bose QC35 with my MacBook Pro under iOS?

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018 - OS Version 10.14.1 (18B75)) doesn't connect to my new Bose QC35. On the other hand, it connects without issues to my Pixel 3 XL. I first connected without issues to my ...
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MacBook keeps losing internet, while Wi-Fi is connected (Bluetooth, 5Ghz)

I have a problem which I've faced for about 3 years and it's driving me crazy! My Wi-Fi is connected and has very good signal but after a few minutes (sometimes few hours, hard to say) I have no ...
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What baud rate should I set for bluetooth TTY to Xbox controllers?

I'm trying to do screen tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port 9600 on my mac, but I'm not sure about my baud rate. How can I determine this? It's just giving me a "Cannot open line" error. I'm trying to view ...
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Magic keyboard and trackpad via wired connection but internal transmitter is always on and a question

I would like to use Magic keyboard and trackpad via wired connection. But I've checked in the Apple store that those device's bluetooth transmitter is still on even when they are wired into mac. I ...
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Prevent friend's iOS devices from interfering with Bluetooth

I recently created an account for a friend to log into my Mac (macOS 10.14). In that account, they enabled iCloud and other typical options. Since then, that person's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) will ...
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Bluetooth between iPad Mini and Mac Pro keeps dropping

Mac Pro (early 2009) 4,1 -> 5,1 macOS 10.14.1 Mojave (using dosdude1.com/mojave) iPad Mini 2 iOS 12.1 Hello, I am trying to connect my newly bought (but second hand) iPad to my Mac Pro using ...
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Launch AppleScript when bluetooth device is disconnected

Spotify continues playing on my Mac when my bluetooth headphones are disconnected (when they go out of range or lose battery for example). I have an AppleScript to pause Spotify, and I want it to be ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't connect, after turning Bluetooth off it won't turn back on

Fresh install of Boot Camp on macOS Mojave with a Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft website. I'm trying to connect my Bluetooth mouse (which works fine and connects on macOS Mojave) to Windows and it ...
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Connect Yamaha MDBT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter to macOS Mojave

I just bought a Yamaha MDBT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter. I plug it into my keyboard. It powers on, there is a red light showing on the MIDI adapter, and it briefly flashes green at regular ...
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Magic Mouse disconnects macOS Mojave (MacBook Pro 2018)

I bought a new 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I am experiencing Bluetooth issues such as my Magic Mouse disconnecting randomly and lagging. These are the steps I have taken (not in the order as ...
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MacBook Pro unable to communicate with Apple Watch

Apple Watch won't unlock MacBook Pro Up until yesterday, my MacBook Pro worked just fine with my Apple Watch - I walk up, touch the keyboard or trackpad, Mac unlocks and I get to work. No worries! ...
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Connect bluetooth earbuds in Mojave failing

I have the following earbuds model: Panasonic Wireless Bluetooth in-Ear Headphones with Sound Mic Controller & Quick Charge Function Blue (RP-HJE120B-A) Here's my macbook Model Identifier: ...
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How do I fix “Bluetooth: Not available” [duplicate]

I have a 2012 15" MacBook Pro and the Bluetooth is "unavailable". It has been like this for a while actually, probably about a year and a half. Sometimes it randomly becomes available and turns on ...
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How do I use a Mac as a wireless speaker for an iOS device? [duplicate]

I know it’s possible to do this when the device is wired to the Mac (using Quicktime’s record audio), but I haven’t found a way to do it wirelessly.
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Audio In to BT out on iPhone

I want to get audio in (from TV or other audio source) into iPhone and use iPhones capabilities to send this audio over Bluetooth (BT) to a external BT receiver. Any possibilities to get audio in via ...
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Bluetooth Not Available

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running 10.13.6 and I am now getting "Bluetooth: Not Available" in the menu bar. I also cannot access the "Bluetooth" section within System Preferences....
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Bluetooth keyboard doesn't work on Mojave

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and ever since I installed macOS Mojave, my Bluetooth keyboard stopped working properly. I don't have a stock Apple Bluetooth keyboard, I have this one: https://www.gearbest....
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How can I use my Bluetooth speaker for 2 Apps Spotify + Microphone Apps at same time?

I would like to play the music on my Bluetooth speaker while singing over the music played from another application such as Spotify or YouTube. (Microphone Apps can be downloaded from the Apple store ...
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macOS Bluetooth menu bar show BLE Devices

My Bluetooth menu (the one in the menu bar) do not show the Bluetooth Low Energy devices, from example my Razer mouse, it just shows up if I alt/option + click the icon. Does anyone know how can I ...
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macOS Full Bluetooth menu as default

If I Option-Click the Bluetooth icon in macOS it shows extra options and information. What do I need to change to have these options shown with a normal click?
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Trying to get bluetooth to work in guest windows vista in virtual box

I assigned the bluetooth host controller to the guest and vista detected it. I installed the driver that boot camp is providing for my computer and for 32bit windows, which is broadcom 4.0.3.0 from ...
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How to force Siri to use phone's microphone when connected to bluetooth?

It seems I ask the same question after every release of iOS. I want to be able to use phone's own microphone for Siri when connected to Bluetooth in the car. The reasons for that are many, but ...
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Toggle Bluetooth using wired keyboard on iMac

Every so often my iMac looses the Bluetooth mouse connection. The only way to resolve this (other than a reboot) is to switch Bluetooth off, wait about 10 seconds then switch it back on. This ...
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Why do I have to re-pair my Apple Magic Wireless Keyboard (A1314) every morning?

I take my laptop home every night. When I come into the office I have to remove the keyboard from the BT devices and re-pair it - otherwise it won't connect. My Apple Magic Trackpad (A1339) connects ...
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Sending multiple audio streams to different places simultaneously

Using only built-in macOS functionality, or possibly a Homebrew package, is there any way I can send audio from one music program (eg. iTunes) to a Bluetooth speaker, whilst simultaneously sending the ...
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Using iMac Bluetooth keyboard and mouse with MBP

I got iMac and I got 2 MBP, usually I use my laptop. But for each I have to use its own keyboard and trackpad or magic mouse, is there is any way to make them use just one keyboard and mouse e.g use I ...
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Can I set up an iPhone 6 to use Bluetooth or speaker but never the earpiece by default?

My father-in-law has an iPhone 6 running iOS 11.4.1. It's connected via Bluetooth to a home phone system with several handsets throughout his house. He has hearing, mobility, and dexterity issues, so ...
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With Apple Watch 4, can I make phone calls without an iPhone?

I'd like to use Apple Watch Series 4 as a standalone device to make phone calls. On an Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular, can I make a phone call via cellular network without my iPhone, which I'd like to ...
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Command line to find bluetooth device's MAC address [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the MAC address of the Bluetooth device in my Mac? I am using a MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra. I am looking mainly for macOS but the command could also be for another ...
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Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard pairing issues

I recently bought a Microsoft Surface Ergonomic keyboard. It paired with my mid 2011 MacBook Air running High Sierra straight away. However, when I try to pair it with my mid 2011 iMac (also running ...
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Do AirPods have sound delay? [duplicate]

I have gone to an electronics store and have tried on Bose and Beats headphones, both of them have a pretty annoying sound delay which is insanely apparent and anyone who says it’s imperceptible must ...
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 not scrolling - Magic Mouse 1 works! (Windows 10 / PC)

I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an ...
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Blutooth audio choppy during backup

I use a Bluetooth speaker with a 2016 MacBook Pro. Sometimes the sound would become unlistenably choppy unless I moved the speaker as close as 1 m to the computer. Normally I use it from a distance ...
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Get bluetooth keyboard working identically to built-in keyboard

This is a follow-up question to Are all bluetooth keyboards slow to respond?. I've been given a MacBook Pro (now running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6), and a third-party bluetooth keyboard (J.Burrows). ...