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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macOS Catalina - Airpods no sound after being out of BT range

Hopefully someone can help. Since I use Catalina 10.15 on my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2017) I have quit annoying problems with using my Airpods. Whenever I connect them to my macbook and walk out of ...
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Bluetooth Speakers are waking up my MacBook

I have the Microlab H20 stereo speakers for my MacBook Air and it is connected via Bluetooth. I noticed that when speakers are connected it’s making Mac to wake up from sleep. This is causing the ...
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How to remove bluetooth device by clicking “x” when there is no “x”?

I'm following instructions on what to before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac and when attempting step 6 (Unpair bluetooth devices), I attempt to 'move the pointer over device that you want ...
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My phone gives me charge load for my bluetooth headset why wont my mac? [duplicate]

My phone gives me charge load for my Bluetooth headset why won't my mac ? I couldn't find an app for that specific need. I've only seen this Q&A on apple.com on this very topic: Any pointers ? (my ...
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View MAC addresses of local bluetooth devices I have never connected to

I want to view the MAC address of a Bluetooth device I haven't paired. Like a WiFI scanner can put the wireless radio in listen / scan mode (which on ethernet is sometimes called promiscuous mode), I’...
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iOS how to read bluetoothd service logs in the console?

I’m debugging a Bluetooth app on an iPhone. When I connect it via cable to a Mac, I see that Apple logs output from “bluetoothd” service in between my app’s output. The logs contain central/ ...
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How is it possible for developers to exclude Bluetooth devices from appearing within Settings.app?

When setting up certain Bluetooth devices from an iOS device, I've noticed that these devices may not appear from within the "Bluetooth" menu of Settings.app but are visible when setting up ...
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iPhone works fine with car bluetooth for Playing Music but not working for Phone Calls

After upgrading to iOS 13.5, I am facing issue while connecting Bluetooth of my car. I am able to connect Bluetooth of car for music and phone calls but after 2-3 minutes Bluetooth for phone gets ...
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Log into Mac Mini with unpaired Bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Can I pair a new Bluetooth keyboard or mouse when I try to log into Catalina, when no other input device is available? Here is my situation: I have a MacMini with Catalina installed. It works ...
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bluetoothd 100%cpu cant turn off bluetooth

my bluetoothd is hitting 100% CPU,on mbp 2013, I have no devices. when I click turn bluetooth off nothing happens, all of the options in option click and shift option click dont change anything, reset ...
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Bluetooth audio plays slower after upgrade to Catalina

I have an early 2015 Macbook Air that I connect to a Panasonic SC-PMX92 audio system via bluetooth. I recently upgraded the OS from Yosemite to Catalina and since the upgrade the audio playback on the ...
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space key,page down and end not working [duplicate]

I have a Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard and the space key,page down and end doesn't work. I think I pressed alt options .All the other keys are working beside these 3 keys.Can someone please help me
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Mac pausing bluetooth headset used by another device

I try to use my bluetooth headset (Jabra Elite Active 75t) with both my Macbook (MacOS 10.15.5 19F101) and my Android phone. If I pause all the sounds on Mac and try to play any music on the phone, ...
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Unable to disable Bluetooth [closed]

How can I disable Bluetooth on my MacBook Air? The option to disable it is greyed out in System Preferences and is non-existent from the Bluetooth menubar. I'm currently using the latest MacOS ...
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How do I run a script when a particular bluetooth device wakes up?

I use a Microsoft Natural Bluetooth Ergonomic keyboard with my MBP. I remap the Windows & Alt keys on the Windows keyboard to ⌥ and ⌘, respectively, for the keys on both the left & right of ...
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Assistive device for the motor-impaired: how to interface with iPad's Assistive Touch from code

I have an assistive device for people who can't touch a screen, that decodes commands (like move left/right, click) and broadcasts them as UDP packets. On most platforms, say Windows or Android, I ...
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If I was to check if a network service Thunderbridge or Bluetooth was enabled how would I do that it in terminal?

From Terminal, it lists that my MAC has six network services: Bluetooth DUN USB Ethernet Wi-Fi (also known as AirPort) Bluetooth PAN Thunderbolt Bridge and VPN My question is this: I want to ...
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Late 2013 RMBP switches to SCO(very poor quality) codec when using earbuds microphone

It switches back to AAC once I pick the internal microphone as an input. Does this mean that the bluetooth version is too old to handle both audio input and output with the earbuds? If so, can a ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2015) Catalina bluetooth issues

My MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 was working without any problems until I've updated it to 10.15.5 Under Bluetooth section in System Report there was "No information found" message. Tried ...
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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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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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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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