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How To: Mac Reset Bluetooth Preferences for Bluetooth Issues

How To: Mac Reset Bluetooth Preferences for Bluetooth Issues

Is Bluetooth on your Mac acting up recently? Are you loosing connection with a Bluetooth speaker randomly? Are you still able to pair Bluetooth devices to your Mac? You can try to reset your Mac Bluetooth settings which is found in a secret debug menu. Follow the steps below.

 

Note: Resetting the Bluetooth on Mac will not wipe your paired devices.

 

1. Ensure your Bluetooth Icon is showing in your menu bar. Go to System Preferences -> Bluetooth and ensure Show Bluetooth in menu bar is checked.

Mac show bluetooth menu bar

 

2. In your Menu Bar, Shift + Option click your Bluetooth icon. It will reveal several new options pictured below.

Mac show bluetooth debug menu

 

3. Choose Debug -> Reset the Bluetooth module.

Mac reset bluetooth

 

4. You will receive a prompt asking you to continue, click ok.

Test your Bluetooth connections again. 

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019