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Bluetooth audio is choppy / stuttering

For users with the M1 chip (also works with intel Macs): If you're encountering stuttering issues, it's worth checking the number of connected Bluetooth devices. If you have three or more devices ...
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Display the bluetooth headset and battery status icons in the iPhone status bar

Apple doesn't provide a way to modify the system status bar at the time of writing. A helpful workaround I've found useful is to display the battery status on the lock screen or home screen as a ...
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MacBook without battery thinks it has no trackpad (when it has)

I can safely attest to the fact that this is linked to the presence (or absence, as we see above) of a battery. After having my battery replaced, that problem is now gone
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How to type ⌘ on iPad?

I'm looking for a way to type the Command symbol (⌘) on iPad without installing any third-party apps. Make a text replacement. Copy the symbol from here (or from the source you referenced). I’ve ...
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iMac M1 forgets it has a TouchID key

I've also had a Magic Keyboard whose TouchID stopped working. According to this Apple Support document, they suggest turning the keyboard off, using its physical switch, and then turning it back on. ...
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Detailed log dump of bluetooth activity?

A detailed log dump of Bluetooth activity is not readily available in macOS. However, you may be able to gather some useful information by looking at the system logs. To do this, you can use the ...
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Unable to pair Apple wireless keyboard A1314 with macOS Monterey 12.5.1

I have an A1314 that wouldn't show up in the pairing window either. I'm on Ventura, MBP M2. But I also had the same problem getting it to connect to my ipad Pro (4th gen). After some tinkering and ...
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How to list bluetooth devices from command line

blueutil --inquiry [T] This will list all the devices within range. You can optionally specify a time duration in seconds. blueutil lives on GitHub and you can install it through Homebrew (brew ...
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How can I make MacOS always show the Bluetooth icon in the top bar even when it's turned off?

In macOS Ventura and Sonoma you need to drag it to the Menu Bar from Control Center. From the Apple Docs: Drag from Control Center. Arrange icons in Menu Bar.
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Is there a limit to amount of bluetooth devices connected to a MacBook Pro?

I can connect 8 BLE devices (Bluetooth Low Energy), but when connecting an Apple keyboard and mouse, I can only connect 4 BLE devices. Seems like regular Bluetooth (2.0) uses the bandwidth of 2 BLE ...
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Disable Screen Recording prompt from bluetooth game controller (maybe Big Sur only?)

Here's an updated answer for MacOS Ventura. First of all, by default, it's a double press of the "select" button on your joypad that triggers the prompt, which is easily done accidentally. ...
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WiFi and Bluetooth stopped working. After replacing the WiFi cable, the bluetooth started working again but WiFi still not working

how is it possible that the bluetooth starts working again after replacing the WiFi cable ? I even put back the old WiFi cable, and when I did, the bluetooth stopped working again. The cable is ...
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How to make Bluetooth MIDI devices automatically connect, in the same way a Bluetooth mouse does

This will need work as the mice keep trying to reconnect and MIDI devices do not. I had the same question and asked the Roli Support about it, who told me it would be an Apple MacOs issue and they ...
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How can I pair a new Apple mouse with my Mac?

For Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad, the devices can be force-paired by connecting the included lightning cable to the computer and device. Connect the cable and verify the ...
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What makes Apple Bluetooth different, if anything?

Apple implements the same Bluetooth protocol as any other vendor, since Bluetooth is a standard. The trick is, Apple uses Bluetooth to also do some other magic, like not having to re-pair your AirPods ...
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Does iPhone play music on the HomePod via WiFi or Bluetooth?

A quick visit to Wikipedia (HomePod and AirPlay) will show you that AirPlay uses the best available network to talk to other airplay devices. It will even create an ad-hoc network if one is not ...
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How do I make it so that my iPhone plays all audio through it's speakers by default?

There doesn't seem to be a fix within the settings, but there is a workaround. Create a single line Shortcut that sets the audio playback destination to iPhone speakers, so you don't have to manually ...
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Magic Mouse 2 no longer connecting to my M1 Mac Mini

The internal battery in the Magic Mouse 2 has permanently died. I am a big proponent of DIY and reducing e-waste (used to replace the battery in my old iPods years ago) so am going to try and replace ...
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MacBook keeps switching off bluetooth

It was caused by an MDM application (Kandji in this case). It was pre-installed in my work laptop.
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Experimenting with a Siri Remote

If you want to use the Apple Siri Remote third generation (model A2854), you can update your iMac 2013 to macOS Ventura 13.x using OpenCore Legacy Patcher* install the commercial tool BetterTouchTool ...
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How to show a keyboard when an iOS device is connected with a barcode scanner and keyboard gets hidden by scanner

There are three ways to do this: Press and hold the Language Chevron Press the Eject Key Create a barcode that maps to the Eject key Both of these methods require you to select the text field. ...
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iMac M1 forgets it has a TouchID key

In my case, I repaired the problem only by re-pairing (oh, the pun!) Disconnect the Magic Keyboard from USB (if connected) Turn off the keyboard Disconnect and forget the Bluetooth connection Turn on ...
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Wired Keyboard keeps disconnecting in MacBook Pro

I changed the USB Hub and it works fine now. The adapter was not maintaining a good connection. Thanks to @Allan.
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Connect a Magic Keyboard to a Windows 10 PC with a Logitech Unifying Receiver?

Is it possible to connect her keyboard with a Logitech Unifying Receiver to her PC? No. The Unifying Receiver is a proprietary Logitech wireless protocol; it is not Bluetooth which is what the Magic ...
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I've lost ability to hear stereo in my AirPods

Have you checked in System Settings>Accessibility>"Play stereo audio as mono"? It's possible that it was accidentally toggled or the system just went a little wonky.
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Wacom Intuos BT M tablet input lag

There is no fix for this problem - we have to face a sad fact: BT connection is utterly useless on this product, at least a wired connection works fine. I've tested it on the following systems, and ...
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M1 MacBook Pro Drops Wifi Periodically

Had the same wifi dropping issue for a while. Found this thread, turned off Private Relay, and so far the issue has disappeared. Using a MBP 14" M1 chip
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Bluetooth audio is choppy / stuttering

I had the same issue. Tried everything above and nothing helped. What did help a lot was removing unused devices from the "My devices" list.
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Preventing macOS Big Sur from automatically swtiching to Bluetooth audio device output

I have this same problem with my Android (Pixel) phone and my Macbook Air running macOS 14.x. I discovered that Slack was stealing the audio: After closing Slack, the audio continued coming from my ...
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Most keystrokes on my Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard are ignored

Something I've noticed is that if I put either of my phones down on the desk close to the receiver then it starts to drop keystrokes immediately. Sometimes a phone can be between the two with no ...
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