Tips to fix Bluetooth problems on your Mac

15Apple MacBook family is getting thinner, lighter and more powerful over time. Last year, Apple introduced a long-awaited update to the MacBook Pro with new look, new hardware and Touch Bar. Apple MacBook undoubtedly features high-end techs, making it the most desired laptop on the market.

However, there is exception to everything and that’s no different with Apple Mac. A lot of users have reported that they cannot connect their Mac with Bluetooth devices, preventing them from transferring files between devices.

If you are experiencing the issue, don’t worry because we can help you out. In this post, we will show you how to fix Bluetooth issues on your Mac.

Before proceeding with troubleshooting Mac Bluetooth problems, make sure that you are now running macOS Sierra. If you have already paired your Bluetooth device with your Mac, but you cannot hear anything,  make sure that you select your Bluetooth speaker as your primary output. If the problem still persists, read on.

  1. Turn off/on Bluetooth on your Mac

If you cannot connect your Bluetooth devices with your Mac, the best shot to deal with the issue is to disable Bluetooth on your Mac and turn it back on. To do this, you first need to head to Apple Menu, and click System Preferences or hit the System Preferences icon on the Dock. After that, click Bluetooth and click Turn off. Wait for a few minutes and turn it back on.

If the problem still persists, try killing the Bluetooth process. To do this, you can open Terminal, enter the following command: sudo pkill blued and provide your admin password. Once you are done, re-enable Bluetooth on your Mac.

  1. Re-pair your device

If you have already paired your Bluetooth device with your Mac in the past, try removing it and re-pairing it with your Mac. Here is how you can do this:

Step one: First off, you need to click System Preferences icon in the Dock or select System Preferences from the Apple menu

Step two: Next up, click Bluetooth to proceed

Step three: From here, you will see a list of all of your currently paired Bluetooth devices. Select one you wish to remove then hit the X button and click Remove to complete the task

Once you are done, try pairing your Bluetooth device with your Mac. If this doesn’t work, make sure that you read on.

  1. Reboot your Mac

Restarting your Mac serves as one of the most effective ways to fix problems on Mac. In this case, it may do the trick. Here is how.

Step one: First off, choose Apple menu and then select Restart from the drop-down menu

Step two: Once you are done, your Mac will start rebooting and then display the main login screen. After that, enter your Mac’s username and password to access your machine.

  1. Fix “Bluetooth not available” error on your Mac

Step one: First off, you need to open Go to Finder menu on your Mac (Finder > Go > Go to Finder)

Step two: From here, you simply need to type /Library/Preferences/. After that, search for a file called com.apple.Bluetooth.plist and remove it

Step three: You now need to click on Apple menu and select Shut down

Step four: Restart your Mac and pair your device again.

Also read: Google Assistant for iPhone and its five best tips and tricks

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