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If there are problems with the Bluetooth connection on the Apple Mac, this can have various causes. While Bluetooth is an ideal solution for short-range wireless connections with low battery load, the technology is not always error-free. What you can do about Bluetooth problems on the Mac, iMac and MacBook, I have put together for you in the following. If you know any other solutions, tips and tricks, please leave a comment under this post;)
The trick is probably as old as electronic devices themselves: turn them off once and then turn them on again. This can also help with the Apple Mac's Bluetooth connection. You don't have to restart the computer itself, you can first deactivate the Bluetooth function under macOS and then reactivate it. This is particularly easy via the menu bar at the top of the screen. Simply click on the Bluetooth symbol, then on “Deactivate Bluetooth” and then on the symbol again and on “Activate Bluetooth”.
In the event that the Bluetooth problems on the Mac are reflected in the mouse, keyboard or trackpad from Apple, the manufacturer has a corresponding one Support document released. For some connection problems, it recommends disconnecting all USB devices from the Mac and then restarting the computer. If you cannot establish a wireless connection, remove the mouse, keyboard, external hard drives, USB hubs, headsets, lamps and so on and reboot the computer. This can be a solution for the occurring Bluetooth connection problems.
In the test under macOS and Windows: AUKEY CB-H5 USB hub
For the correct functioning of the wireless connection on the Apple computer, several files are required on the hard drive. In rare cases, these can be damaged by errors in the operating system. This then leads to the fact that you find bluetooth problems on the Mac. In the following guide I will show you how you can find the two possibly damaged files in order to delete them. Don't worry: after a restart, they are automatically recreated - error-free.
If you haven't been able to solve your Bluetooth problems on the Mac with the aforementioned steps, there is another one: Resetting the corresponding component in the computer. Don't worry here either: it's not unnecessarily complicated or anything. Here are the step-by-step instructions for this approach:
As my reader Georg told me in a comment, none of the procedures mentioned here did not help. In his case it was that SMC resetthat led to the goal. Here are the instructions on how to do this:
A reader has just told me (thanks, Walter!) That his Bluetooth problems were related to the WLAN. He switched his WiFi from 2,4 GHz to 5 GHz and the Bluetooth connections were working properly again. Another reader switched from 5 GHz to DLAN (network via the socket) and it was working again for him too.
It is relatively easy to test whether it is due to the WLAN by turning off the router and deactivating the WLAN on the Mac. If everything goes smoothly with the Bluetooth devices, you should continue researching in this direction.
Recommended DLAN modules are, for example TP-Link set of 2 TL-PA8030Pthat creates up to 1300 Mbit / s. Anyone who would like to open another WLAN in the target room via the DLAN can do so AVM Fritz Powerline 1260E / 1220E WLAN Set look, which you can even expand with the mesh points from AVM, if necessary.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.