How to Fix when Bluetooth is not available on Mac ? Step by Step

In this article we will cover the steps to take when having issues connecting a bluetooth speaker to your Macbook.

If you have a speaker that is turned on as well as Bluetooth on your Mac. And you still cant see the speaker in list of available devices.


When this issue happens make sure your speaker is not connected to any other device (most probably it’s connected to your phone/ipad that’s why its not showing up as available in your Mac.

In my case, the culprit was my phone.

The phone was automatically connecting to the speaker via Bluetooth, due to which speaker wasn’t available to connect on Mac and hence was’t showing up/discoverable.

The fix was simple, I temporarily turned off the Bluetooth on my phone.

Went to Bluetooth Preferences and gave a quick search for Bluetooth devices and the speaker showed up.

How to open bluetooth preferences in Mac

Then pressed connect. Job well done. Finally, I could play some music.

Hope this helped save you some time.

Also, In case you were just looking to connect a wireless headphone the steps are pretty much the same.

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