Probably each of us knows what Bluetooth is. We use this wireless technology for sharing files and data. Besides, it is quite low on battery usage, which is why we often use them with accessories like smartwatches, speakers, headphones, etc.
What if Bluetooth is not available on Mac? The use of Bluetooth technology has long become a usual thing. However, talking about Mac, it is not a secret that Bluetooth on it can act up from time to time. It can cause you a whole bunch of problems. In this post, we will tell you what to do!
How To Troubleshoot Problems?
Most problems arise when you start using Bluetooth-based apps and accessories with your Mac. Ios devices tend to have specific issues with connection. Besides, these troubles can overtake you even if you are using original accessories such as a keyboard or mouse.
The best thing you can do is detect the problems and try to tackle them in one of the following ways.
1- Do it the easiest way
It may sound like a cliché, but many issues indeed can be solved by turning something off and on again.
- Start with Bluetooth – find the relevant icon in your Menu Bar and turn it off. Then turn it back on and see if this solves the issue.
- If not, try to do it another way – restart your MacBook.
- If the problem is not solved, the last thing you can do is turning the Bluetooth devices off and on. Then try to reconnect them with your Mac to see if it works.
2- Remove USB devices
In order to make your Bluetooth devices work, you need to remove the USB devices and re-attach them. Sometimes, this method can solve responsiveness issues.
3- Bluetooth Module reset
For module reset, hold down the Shift and the Option keys, then click on the Bluetooth menu in your Mac’s Menu Bar. Choose Debug and then go to Remove All Devices to disconnect all Bluetooth accessories. Then go to the same menu but now choose Reset the Bluetooth Module option. After the reset, re-connect your Bluetooth devices.
4- Check if any files were corrupted
Sometimes, the issues can be caused by a system error as certain files become corrupted. The only way to solve them is to delete such files so that the system could create the new ones. Here are the steps you should follow:
- Go to Finder > Go > Go to Folder.
- In the clear line, type /Library/Preferences and press Go.
- In the new window, find the file called com.apple.Bluetooth.plist and move it to trash.
- Repeat step one.
- In the line now type ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost into and click Go.
- Now find another file called com.apple.Bluetooth.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfile and move it to the trash as well.
- Restart your Mac.