Bluetooth not available, Bluetooth does not work on a Mac

Bluetooth technology opens up many new possibilities, such as wireless keyboards, mice, headphones and much more. In addition to this wireless peripherals, this technology is widely used in new technologies in our daily household.

These are just a few examples of how to use this Bluetooth wireless connection. However, if Bluetooth does not work or has a bad connection it may problems to worry.

In this article, I will focus on troubleshooting Bluetooth issues on a Mac.

Turn off Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on again Mac

The easiest and fastest solution is to turn Bluetooth off and on again. First click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar at the top right of the screen and select Disable Bluetooth.

Wait a few seconds and click on the same Bluetooth icon and select Enable Bluetooth to start the service.

enable and disable bluetooth

You can also try restarting your computer by clicking on the Applelogo in the menu bar at the top left of your screen and then selecting Restart.

Bluetooth peripherals

Sometimes the Bluetooth connection is unstable and responds to Mac activities. Also try to remove all USB peripherals to resolve this issue.

Start by disconnecting all devices connected through the USB port, such as the mouse, keyboard, external hard drives, etc. Turn off Bluetooth and turn off your Mac completely, wait a few minutes.

Restart your computer and turn on your Bluetooth, make sure it resolves your issue, and then connect your devices via USB ports. If this method resolves your issues, you can try connecting one by one and restarting your Mac after each connected device to find out which peripherals are causing the issues.

Delete Bluetooth configuration file

Probably the most common problem if Bluetooth does not work on a Mac is a corrupted Bluetooth configuration file on the Mac. If the above methods your problem with Bluetooth could not resolve, you are trying to delete the Bluetooth configuration file from your Mac.

Open Finder on your Mac, you can find Finder at the bottom left of the menu bar or you can press the space bar at the same time as the CMD button.

In the search field, type Finder. At the top of the menu, go to “Go” and click on “Go to folder”. In the field, type / Library / Preferences a new folder opens. Search for file: com.apple.bluetooth.plist and delete the file by dragging it to the Trash.

delete com.apple.bluetooth.plist

If your Mac asks for the administrator information, enter it and shut down your Mac. Please wait and restart your Mac. Make sure Bluetooth is working on your Mac.

Reset the Bluetooth module of the Mac

Normally, resetting your Mac’s Bluetooth system is the easiest way to solve various problems you encounter when trying to use Bluetooth or other devices connected to your computer through this connection.

To get started, hold down the Shift and Option (⌥) button on your keyboard and click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar at the top right of your screen. Once you have opened the hidden menu, select the Debug option and then “delete all devices” to clear all paired Bluetooth devices.

bluetooth delete all devices mac

Then go to the same hidden menu by holding down the Shift and Optics button and clicking on the Bluetooth menu. Once the reset is complete, the Bluetooth module of your Mac will be refreshed. Try reconnecting all your Bluetooth devices to create a new pair of files and a list of preferences.

Hopefully these tips have helped you solve the Bluetooth problems!