How to turn on Bluetooth on Mac
Try a wired mouse or keyboard instead
If you have access to a wired mouse and/or keyboard, plug those in and see ifthe problem solves.
On a Mac that has the Apple T2 chip
1. Choose Apple menu > Shut Down 2. After your Mac shuts down, press and hold its power button for 10 seconds 3. Release the power button, then wait a few seconds 4. Press the power button again to turn on your Mac
4. Try Another Pair of Headphones.
Different headphones have different configurations.So if you do have the original Apple’s EarPods (and we mean the originals, notthe fakes) then go ahead and give that a go.Whichever brand of headphones you were using before your iPhone got stuck, itcould be possible it may not have been entirely compatible with your iPhone.This is because there are certain types and brands of headphones out therethat may not sync perfectly with your iPhone because of its different setup.We are not saying that you should break your bank and invest in a pair ofhigh-end headphones. In fact, I still use my Apple EarPods that came in thebox and what I did was I asked my friend for her pair of headphones.You can try asking your friends or your siblings as long as it is not someknockoffs.
7. Test Using a Bluetooth Speaker.
You see, if the iPhone is stuck on headphones mode because you used your plug-in headphones or earphones then you can easily undo it by reconnecting theiPhone to a Bluetooth speaker or a pair of Bluetooth headphones.In fact, this is the very method that managed to fix the issue personally forme. It also has proven to have worked for a lot of our readers, so it iscertainly worth trying. 🙂When you connect your iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker or a pair of Bluetoothheadphones, your iPhone will recognize the Bluetooth device and will also knowwhen you disconnect it; since you’re not unplugging it manually which cansometimes be confusing to your iPhone.This is a pretty neat trick that you can do and all you’ll need is either aBluetooth speaker or a pair of Bluetooth headphones that you have lyingaround.Once you have that, all you have to do is connect your iPhone to yourBluetooth speaker or the Bluetooth headphones, give it a good 5 minutes or soand then disconnect it back to see it has fixed your iPhone.
● Your iPhone/Android is Not Compatible With Your Wireless Earbuds
As you may already know, Bluetooth is backward compatible. This means that anolder pair of Bluetooth headphones that have Bluetooth 2.1, for instance, willconnect to a newer phone that supports Bluetooth 4.2 or 5.However, if you have a smartphone that has an older version of Bluetooth thanyour earbuds, you won’t be able to pair them. For instance, the iPhone 4 onlysupports up to Bluetooth 2.1, hence, it won’t pair with headphones or earbudsthat support a Bluetooth version higher than 2.1.Therefore, make sure your phone has a higher version of Bluetooth than yourwireless Bluetooth earbuds.
● Your Bluetooth Earbuds are Already Connected to Another Device
Nowadays, many earbuds can connect to more than one device at a time. However,others can only pair with one device at a time. If you own such a pair, checkif there are other smartphones or devices nearby that are already connected toyour earbuds. Disconnect it from the device and try pairing with yoursmartphone now.Or, you can go out of the range of such devices, so it automaticallydisconnects and try pairing it with your smartphone.
Why is my Iphone not recognizing my wireless Bluetooth earbuds?
For iPhone users, below are some reasons you have connectivity issues betweenyour iPhone and wireless Bluetooth earbuds, with their solutions.
Why is my Android Smartphone not recognizing my wireless Bluetooth
earbuds?Below, we’ve listed down some Android-specific issues and fixes forconnectivity problems between your phone and wireless earbuds.
Fix 1: Make Sure You Have Turned on Your Wireless Keyboard
For some wireless keyboard models, there is a power switch on them. So, makesure that you have turned on your wireless keyboard.Note: The power switch is always at the bottom of your keyboard.
How to turn on Bluetooth on Mac?
Most Macs come with the built-in Bluetooth capability, so all you need to dois make sure it’s turned on: 1. Go to System Preferences in the Apple menu 2. Click on Bluetooth 3. Select Turn Bluetooth OnWhile you’re at it, tick the box beside the “Show Bluetooth in menu bar”option at the bottom of the screen. The menu-bar Bluetooth icon will serve asa shortcut to indicate if the Bluetooth is on, if any devices are connected,or even if particular device’s battery is low.
Connecting Bluetooth devices to Mac
Now that you know how to connect to Bluetooth on Mac, your computer is readyto get in touch with other devices. The process of establishing a connectionbetween a specific device and your Mac is called pairing. Pairing makes otherdevices recognizable by your Mac and allows for easy automatic connections tobe made.The good news is that Bluetooth devices that came with your Mac are alreadypre-paired and should connect automatically when turned on. In case you’vebought an Apple Bluetooth device separately, here’s how to pair it with yourMac: 1. Connect the device to you Mac using a cable (if available) 2. Turn the device on 3. Go to System Preferences ➙ Bluetooth ➙ Turn Bluetooth On 4. After the device pairs with your Mac, it will appear in the list of available devices ➙ click Connect 5. When the device is charged, unplug it for wireless useWhen connecting non-Apple Bluetooth devices, the key is to enable pairing ordiscoverable mode on the device in question. The exact way to do this willvary, so check the instructions from the manufacturer first. As a rule,devices only stay in discoverable mode for a few minutes — to save thebattery. So hurry up!
How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Mac?
In most ways, Bluetooth headphones are no different than other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Start by making sure your Bluetooth headphones are chargedand in discoverable mode. After that you’re just a few clicks away from havingthem connected to your Mac: 1. Go to System Preferences 2. Click on Bluetooth ➙ Turn Bluetooth On 3. On the right you’ll see a list of devices. When your headphones show up ➙ click ConnectThe same steps can be followed if you wonder how to connect Mac to Bluetoothspeaker.