2016 rMB bluetooth not working

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Eggtastic, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    I posted this in the general macOS thread, but I am posting it here just incase it is more a version of sierra.

    I recently got the 2016 rMB and while I love this machine, the bluetooth isn't working properly.

    It connects to my JBL speaker for maybe 10 seconds and then cuts out. I restarted my computer, deleted the JBL speaker from the bluetooth list and re-added it. Still doing the same thing.

    Now, maybe this is the issue: I used migration assistant to from my 11" 2011 MBA. I wonder if the older bluetooth settings impacted the new bluetooth module (or whatever you call it) in my new 2016 rMB.

    If not, is there any type of reset I can do?
  2. macnoob305 macrumors newbie


    Jul 21, 2014
    If you haven't done this already, I would trash your bluetooth preferences.

    Go to /Library/Preferences (not ~/Library), delete "com.apple.bluetooth.plist", empty the trash and shut down. Leave it off for a minute or two, then reboot. Then go back to Bluetooth Preferences and re-add the device.

    This has worked for me in the past.

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