How to Connect and Control Bluetooth Devices on Mac?

You can connect different devices via Bluetooth on Mac and the number of such wireless devices is growing every year. Because of this, it can be difficult to connect, manage and delete connections on Mac. In this instruction, you will learn how to connect Bluetooth to MacBook/Mac Mini/iMac and manage the wireless connection.

How to Connect Devices to Mac via Bluetooth?

Sooner or later you’ll need to connect a wireless device to your iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. It could be wireless headphones, an audio system, a mouse, a controller, or something else. However, with a lot of connecting Bluetooth to Mac, problems can occur. For example, some connections may be automatically dropped or deleted. This makes it difficult to use your wireless devices in a stable manner.

How to Connect Devices to Mac via Bluetooth

First, make sure you have properly connected your devices to your Mac via Bluetooth.

  1. Open System Preferences and go to the Bluetooth menu.
  2. Make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your MacBook.
  3. Check the list of available wireless devices to connect (you will see them on the right once you turn on Bluetooth).

Select the device you want to connect from the list. Click the connect button to make the connection. Then you’ll be able to use the wireless device on your Mac.

Disable Bluetooth Devices on Mac

You can connect multiple wireless devices simultaneously via Bluetooth setup assistant on Mac. A stable connection is guaranteed for 4-5 devices. It can be a mouse, wireless headphones, external keyboard, or trackpad.

How to Disable Bluetooth Devices on Mac?

You can disconnect any Bluetooth device from your computer using the Bluetooth Setup Assistant. Open the wireless connection management menu and select the device you want to disconnect. Right-click on the active connection and select “Remove”. The device will disappear from the connection list. You will need to turn off and then turn on the Bluetooth on your Mac again to make the device available for a new connection.

Bluetooth Connection on Mac

In the Bluetooth Setup Assistant, you can manage your connections:

  • Rename devices.
  • Delete connections.
  • Connect found wireless devices.

You can also control the Bluetooth settings on your Mac through a special Advanced menu. Click this button in the Bluetooth Setup Assistant, as shown in the screenshot. In this menu, you can activate various functions and features. Among them, you can automatically turn on Bluetooth when you start your computer and more.

manage Bluetooth connections on your Mac

Common Problems with Bluetooth Connection on Mac

Users often have problems connecting wireless devices on the Mac:

  • Devices don’t connect.
  • Devices do not appear in Bluetooth Setup Assistant.
  • Devices don’t work properly (for example, the sound on Air Pods is interrupted).

If this happens, you should try restarting Bluetooth or remove and then add the device again. If you are unable to detect a device, try turning it off and on again. Perhaps the problem lies in the device itself.


You can manage Bluetooth connections on your Mac through the system settings. It’s important to keep in mind, that if you connect a large number of devices, you may experience crashes. Do not connect more than 1-3 devices at a time to ensure that each device is stable. Are you having connection problems? Check the Bluetooth connection or try disconnecting and reconnecting the device in the system settings.

Now you know how to connect, disconnect and manage Bluetooth devices on your Mac!

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