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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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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Macbook Pro Bluetooth not available after plugging in a dongle

I plugged in a USB Bluetooth dongle into my MacBook Pro 16" late 2019 model and it seems that after unplugging the dongle I am unable to use my Macbook's internal Bluetooth controller. I am not able ...
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Bluetooth keyboard suddenly won't pair anymore

I recently switched to an iMac14,2 and wanted to use my Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard with it. Initially the keyboard paired fine and showed up with the correct name. After around two weeks of ...
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How to stop iPhone from listing Apple TVs as audio options during phone calls?

Over the past few months (possibly since installing iOS 13.2 back in October 2019 but I'm not sure) my iPhone has been listing my home Apple TVs as audio options when on phone calls. Normally when ...
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Mac OS Catalina - Bluetooth audio output issues (WF-1000XM3, Bose QuietComfort 35)

I have new Macbook Pro 16' with Mac OS Catalina (obviously I can't downgrade) From time to time, music stops playing inside the headphones (WF-1000XM3). The headphones are still connected, but sound ...
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Upgrading to Bluetooth 4.0 internally iMac 2011 21.5 (A1311)

Has anyone successfully upgraded the OEM internal Bluetooth2.0 to Bluetooth 4.0? I want to do the upgrade to enable AirDrop with my iPad Pro and iPhone X. This site OSXWIFI claims it can be done ...
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Magic Mouse 2 lagging

I have a Magic Mouse 2 which is approx 1 year old. Recently it has started lagging on my 2018 Macbook Pro 15 inch. I can not see anything that is taking a lot of resources and I don't have external ...
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alt_handler_id meaning when performing a remap of keys on Apple Magic Keyboard BT

this question is similar to Changing modifier keys from the command line I wanted to remap Right Command to Right Option since I'm using Apple Magic Keyboard with numeric pad, but on my MacBook Pro ...
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How to disable “Share Wi-Fi password” prompt

Every few minutes I keep getting the following prompt (on all 3 of my devices - my iMac, Macbook and iPhone): MacOS: iOS: Even if I click "Decline" or "Share" it still shows up every few minutes on ...
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What does Using “MX Anywhere 2S” may affect Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity mean in iPadOS?

On iPadOS 13.4, the Bluetooth mouse functionality is substantially improved. I have an Logitech MX anywhere that I purchased to test this, and I notice a warning that it may affect WiFi or Bluetooth. ...
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How do I connect to the Bluetooth icon in preferences or applications

My mouse is working great on Bluetooth, but I have tried without success to get anything else to work. I am trying to connect my FitBit. I tried: Shutting down in Preferences. When off, hold down ...
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How to access my iPhone's Bluetooth log to find last known connection of headphones?

I lost my Beats Powerbeats Pro headphones. The last time I remembered using them was at the grocery store. I called the grocery store and they didn't find any but I really don't think I left them ...
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Airpods 2 state light remains orange

I lost my right airpod so I ordered a replacement to apple. Today they have sent me another right airpod. The problem is the following. I ve been charging them for a while, >20min. So when I try to ...
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Bluetooth audio is choppy / stuttering on Macbook Pro (Mojave) but not iPhone

Audio playing from my Macbook Pro (Late 2016 15" w/ Touch Bar, OS v10.14.6) to my true wireless earbuds (Jabra Elite 75t) is often choppy / stuttering. The problem seems to be with the Macbook because ...
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Bluetooth network is unavailable error on PowerBook G4

I've got 2 PowerPC Macs, one is a 2005 Mac mini G4, the other is a 2002 PowerBook G4 Titanium. Both have Airport and Bluetooth cards installed and they work fine and both are OS X 10.5.8. The Mac ...
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Fix bluetooth windows 10 drivers in MBP

In my macbook pro's bootcamp bluetooth does not work and in an attemp to fix it following the steps: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250233849 which are based on windows using its own bluetooth ...
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Is it possible to use iphone as an usb or bluetooth webcam on imac?

I have found many webcam apps, but all of them send the video signal through wifi, and this is not an option for me, because I need to use the phone hotspot at the same time I need to use it as a ...
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How to disconnect from mysterious Bluetooth that’s siphoning my sound?

I noticed that my iPhone 11 Pro wasn’t making any sounds anymore. So I looked into my Bluetooth setting and saw that it was connected to a strange illegible device. It had no (i) icon next to it, so ...
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Bluetooth headset controller buttons stopped working on macbook pro

Up until today all of the buttons on my Sony headphones worked in controlling my Spotify app. I could play/pause skip tracks etc. After having a meeting on zoom today, all of the buttons except ...
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Tilda becomes ± with bluetooth keyboard Keychron K2 in OSX

I want to type ~/work in iterm2 but somehow it becomes ±/work. I am also unable type the inverted comma ` (the character shares the same key with tilda). It becomes §. I am using a bluetooth ...
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Wi-Fi disconnecting when “under load”

At some point towards the end of last year (2019), Wi-Fi started frequently dropping off and then automatically reconnecting on my MacBook Air 2018. At least two things happened around that time, ...
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Find iPhone using Apple Watch

I’m imagining a scenario in which I lose my iPhone. There's nobody about so I cannot go to Find My on iCloud. But I still have my Apple Watch on my wrist. Can my Apple Watch do one or both of these: ...
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All bluetooth devices disconnect suddenly

Sometimes all bluetooth devices get disconnected. My Apple mouse & keyboard reconnect automatically. My headset needs a manual reconnect. Device: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) OS: macOS ...
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How to prevent laptop to auto-connect to bluetooth speaker?

I have a MacBook Pro with Catalina. The laptop constantly connects with a bluetooth speaker. How can I keep it disconnected by default without removing the pairing to that device or turning off ...
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Using Magic Keyboard + Mouse with 2 MacBook Pros (MacOS Catalina)

I have two MacBook Pros running MacOS Catalina. On my desk, I have an external monitor and a Magic Keyboard & Mouse. I'd like to easily switch the keyboard & mouse between the two laptops when ...
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Logitech MX Keys connects to dock but does not connect to mac

I have a Logitech MX Keys keyboard, a 2018 MBP running Mojave, and an OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock. The keyboard is connected through USB C to the dock. If I had the keyboard working and then unplugged ...
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MacOS disable bluetooth device auto-connect

I have a pair of Sennheiser PXC 550 headphones which are connected to both my Macbook and iPhone. I am trying to fix a very weird bug that manifests with the following steps: Listen to music on my ...
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No sound with Bose QuitComfort 35 ii

I had trouble getting sound in my Bose QC35 ii headphones connected by Bluetooth to my Macbook Pro 2015 running Mojave 10.14.6. After today, I don't get any sound at all. The only way I get them to ...
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What are the two beeps my iPhone makes before bluetooth connection is made in this video?

See the video here: https://youtu.be/RDEszGStvjY I'm using an app called Zello, and triggering a walkie talkie message using a bluetooth button called a Pryme BT-PTT-Z. In the video you can hear ...
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Phone calls on iPhone doesn't ring on Bluetooth headphones

I recently started using Bluetooth headphones. Today I received my first phone call since I started using the Bluetooth headphones, and to my surprise my iPhone rang out loud instead of playing the ...
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2017 27" iMac Keyboard Issue

I'm having an odd problem, I have a 2017 27" iMac, it comes with a bluetooth keyboard in the box. However, I swapped it out for a wired keyboard as I prefer Apple's older wired keyboards over the new ...
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How can I tell what is triggering Bluetooth in use icon on my menubar

I have enabled the Bluetooth menu bar item in System Preferences. Now, whenever a device is trying to talk to my Mac (or vice versa, I suppose) I will see the Bluetooth icon with 3-dots through it. ...
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SoundLink Mini I's Support for aac

I'm using Soundlink Mini I with my macbook pro, running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. I'm unable to get Soundlink Mini from using aac. This is what I have done: Download and open "Bluetooth Explorer" ...
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Audio volume jumps to ~98% with Bluetooth headphones connected

This has been happening for about a month. I’ve been trying to figure out the cause, but can’t figure out steps to make it happen. This is on an iPhone 11 Pro Max 13.3.1 (not sure if it started on ...

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