How to Fix Bluetooth Problems on a Mac

Although Bluetooth and a fairly reliable technology, some owners of older Macs can still face difficulties. In order to solve the problems with device pairing once and for all, we have three effective methods.

Reset Bluetooth module

Before you start, you will need to close all applications.

  • Shift + Alt and select the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar
  • Select “Debug” -> “Reset Bluetooth module”
  • After that, we will restart the system

Check the work of Bluetooth, everything should work. However, it is worth considering that all devices will need to be configured again.

  1. Run Finder
  2. Press Command + Shift + G
  3. In the window, specify the following path: / Library / Preferences /
  4. Find the Bluetooth settings files. They can be called “com.apple.Bluetooth.plist” or “com.apple.Bluetooth.plist.lockfile”, we delete them
  5. Reboot, reconfigure the pairing with the desired devices

In most cases, the first two methods are sufficient. However, if the problem still exists, then we can try the third method.

Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

  • Turn off our Mac
  • Press the Shift-Control-Option keys simultaneously with the power button for 10 seconds and release
  • Turning on our Mac

SMC is reset, it remains to check for Bluetooth functionality.

Some users can not activate HomePod

Some owners of HomePod have experienced problems with the activation of the speaker. Typically, the problem is characterized by a white screen installation with no identifying characters and the ability to perform an action or a “Setup Failed (-6722)” error.

Analysis of the situation showed that the failure of the installation can be caused by a number of factors. Among them: the outdated version of iOS (HomePod works only with devices based on iOS 11.2.5 and newer), disabled iCloud keychain or two-factor authentication, as well as missing applications “Home” (with which it is configured) or the application “Music”.

If you are faced with the inability to activate HomePod, Apple representatives recommend making sure that you have met the requirements described above. As a rule, noted in Cupertino , their non-compliance is the primary cause of errors.

 
In case you are sure that everything is done correctly, and activation is still not happening, it is possible that the speaker is loading additional components. In some cases, you may need to restart and even completely reset the application “Home”.

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