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I found a solution from this comment on reddit: Turn off wifi Reconnect Magic Mouse Turn on wifi again I just noticed that the above doesn't work sometimes and instead you have to reconnect the mouse after turning on wifi again: Turn off wifi Turn on wifi again Reconnect Magic Mouse


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It's an issue with the amount of power/bandwidth supplied to the BluetoothAudioAgent, the daemon in charge of streaming. Apparently most people have had success by entering the following command in terminal.app: defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -int 40 Source: http://lifehacker.com/fix-your-bluetooth-audio-in-...


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In System Preferences > Bluetooth, make sure that Bluetooth is on and the Show Bluetooth in menu bar check box is checked. Then hold down alt or option before clicking the Bluetooth toolbar menu icon. Now, in the device's contextual menu you can remove it.


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I've got this figured out. On OSX, the "RCD" (remote control daemon) is responsible for the naughtiness. It has hard-coded list of actions to do when it detects certain "events" - one of them being connecting to a bluetooth headset. To disable this behaviour (minimal loss of functionality, possibly your apple remote won't work), use the following two ...


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I had the same problem and FINALLY found a workable solution. Run this in your terminal. After this you just need to manually connect to your bluetooth audio system. sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist DontPageAudioDevices 1


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I've had issues reconnecting my bluetooth keyboard & trackpad since upgrading to Yosimite. First try this: Open Terminal & run 2 commands: sudo kextunload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport sudo kextload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport I only had to run above once. If later bluetooth ...


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You can do this in the Audio MIDI Setup built into recent editions of OSX: Open up the Audio MIDI Setup application (located in the applications/utilities folder) On the "audio devices" window that opens up you'll see a list of devices on the left and a little plus icon in the bottom left hand corner. Click the plus icon. Click "Create multi-output device" (...


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Regarding the Magic Mouse you can kick it into discovery mode by holding down the mouse button, switch the mouse on, keep on holding the mouse button until the green light starts blinking!


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I found some workaround that will at least spare you a reboot when problem arrives. It may be found here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/23705326#23705326 Shortly, type in terminal: sudo kextunload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport sudo kextload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport After doing ...


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Blueutil is a neat little command line tool to do this. It's free and comes with the source code. If you have homebrew installed, you can install it via brew install blueutil. Usage: Print bluetooth status blueutil Switch bluetooth on blueutil --power 1 or blueutil -p 1 Switch bluetooth off blueutil --power 0 or blueutil -p 0 Works ...


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Facing exactly the same problem, repairing/rebooting won't work. But after I switched the mic setting back to Internal Microphone the standard audio quality is back. I guess the audio quality is degraded while the mic is active.


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Provided you have done what Vlad said (enable the Bluetooth sharing) and paired the devices (which you seem to have done), I have absolutely no problem to send files via bluetooth using my Nexus-S. I have ICS 4.03 now, but I had 2.3.x (where X is 3, 4, 5 and 6 if I'm not mistaken). Once you have the devices Paired, if the Mac is in range and with BT ...


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Update! - Delete "Bluetooth PAN" from network settings and wifi and bluetooth will instantly work better. Credit: http://ihealthgeek.com/2015/02/yosemite-10-10-2-wifi-and-bluetooth-finally-solved-no-really/ Otherwise, you can try my previous approach that works better, but is still a nuisance. Turn off bluetooth on macbook turn off keyboard/mouse turn ...


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For this you can use the App "Audio MIDI Setup" in /Applications/Utilities. When you open the app, you will see a list of all audio devices in the list to the left. With the "+" button at the bottom you can create a new Aggregate Device or a Multi-Output Device. The devices created there will show up as normal audio devices in the system preferences' "...


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My issue was that my Magic Mouse was discoverable through the Bluetooth Preferences pane, but when I clicked 'Pair', it couldn't connect. After an hour, I found a solution that worked: Turn off the Magic Mouse Open the Bluetooth Preferences Delete your mouse's profile Be sure the Bluetooth Prefs pane is searching (indicated by the spinner) Hold the mouse ...


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OP here – I'd just like to add to the answer below, that I've been in contact with Apple Support. Explanation Apple claims that the poor Mono 8kHz quality which affects recording and indeed simultaneously playback on Mac when the AirPod microphones are activated, is because the SCO codec then gets employed over the entire Mac audio system. This is ...


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AirDrop uses Bluetooth to create a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network between the devices. Each device creates a firewall around the connection and files are sent encrypted, which actually makes it safer than transferring via email. AirDrop will automatically detect nearby supported devices, and the devices only need to be close enough to establish a good Wi-Fi ...


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Yes, you can do it: https://community.bose.com/t5/Headphones-Archive/Share-Audio-from-MacOS-Macbook-Pro-with-two-or-more-Bluetooth/td-p/46007 Here are the steps I took: Connect both headphones via bluetooth. Both should say connected on the Bluetooth setting page. In Finder menu hit Go -> Utilities -> Audio Midi Setup You should see both your headphones ...


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On High Sierra, none of the command line options worked for me. I was able to plug in a wired USB mouse and use the Shift + Option with Debug/Rest solution. I tried the blueutil solution on my High Sierra, and it worked like a charm. I regularly have Bluetooth on my 2015 MBPR with an Apple Magic Mouse hose up, and have to restart. Yeah, I could open the ...


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Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11/b/g/n (WIFI) use almost the same frequency bands: Bluetooth: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz (79 channels) WIFI 2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.11/b/g/n): 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz (11, 13 or 14 channels depending on the country) Usually Bluetooth uses frequency hopping and changes the possible 79 x 1 MHz bands 1600 times a second to avoid disturbances while WIFI ...


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I'm an AirPods user and so far I have not found them to switch seamlessly between my 2016 MacBook Pro and iPhone 7 Plus. The switching is manual: select AirPods on the MacBook Pro, or connect Bluetooth on the iPhone. If a call comes through on the iPhone whilst on a Skype call on the MacBook Pro, you will have to pick up on the phone. The "simultaneous" ...


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Long press the arrow in the keyboard menu bar (or whatever this thing is called) to bring up the keyboard:


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You need to enable Bluetooth Sharing. Go to System Preferences > Bluetooth > Sharing Setup... > check Bluetooth Sharing.


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The thing is, you can fix your mouse with just your fingers. Simply remove the back cover and bend it so that ends curve up on the Apple logo side. Then, replace the cover. This is why buying a new mouse can fix the issue: Over time, the back cover starts to bend so that there is more room between it and the batteries.


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I've had issues reconnecting my bluetooth keyboard & trackpad since upgrading to Yosimite. I run this script via custom Automator Application: Search for (Spotlight search) and run Automator Choose "Application" for new file type Click on "Utilities" from list Double-Click "Run AppleScript" Replace (* Your script goes here *) with: do shell script "...


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I found this on the Apple Discussion boards: ... they are aware of the issues and a temporary workaround is to switch the mic from the AirPods mic to the internal microphone. On the discussion post you referenced, there was 217 other people reporting that they too had this issue. Also from a May 6th Apple Tool Box article: Many of our readers are ...


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With the new update, you may not find the cog wheel, so instead you can go into bluetooth settings and right-click (click with two fingers) the device you wish to rename. It should come up with a context menu. Select Rename, which will open a window where you can rename your mouse to anything you like.


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iOS 7 introduced support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) iBeacons. These are small Bluetooth devices that can be placed to indicate a very specific location and the system respond in some way when they are detected. Enter a shop and an app for the shop showing you the latest offers might be one way for this to be leveraged. This would be different from usual ...


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On El Capitan, it's kind of tricky because it doesn't allow you to unload system services. However, a brute-force method is: sudo pkill blued 'blued' is the OS X bluetooth daemon, and it will automatically restart when terminated (at least when I tested it on my El Capitan machine). Other related daemons are: com.apple.bluetoothReporter, com.apple....


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I just went through this using this no-name adapter on OS X 10.10: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00E38N7QE/ref=pe_386430_30332290_TE_3p_dp_1 The easiest way to use the USB adapter is to reboot. If you hold down the Option key while clicking on the Bluetooth menu icon, the MAC address of the adapter should be different. You can also verify in System Profiler. You'...


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