Any way to turn off bluetooth when macbook lid is closed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ehfz, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. ehfz macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2013
    I have a touchbar macbook pro and a pair of bluetooth headphones (jaybird x3) that allows me to connect to both my laptop and my phone at the same time. When i close my laptop lid, bluetooth seems to remain on, at least in some capacity. This leads to my headphones intermittently telling me "headphones connected" even though I'm listening to them attached to my phone as I walk through my house. I'm fairly certain that this is me drifting in and out of range of the macbook which is connecting automatically even though it's closed and clearly I'm not trying to use it with the headphones. My only recourse seems to be to turn off bluetooth manually before shutting the laptop lid. My question is: Is there any setting in macOS that would allow me to turn bluetooth off when I close the laptop's lid?
  2. EnderBeta macrumors 6502


    Aug 5, 2016
    I'm not sure. Maybe there is a way to do it with Automater. If it can somehow track the state of the lid as a variable maybe it can then allow you to set the action based on the state of the lid state variable.
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
  4. eric09 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    I have the same problem, also with Jaybirds. Did you manage to solve this?
  5. amfarrell macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2017
    I just now followed the step-by-step instructions on this post: and it worked for me.

    My bluetooth headphones now disconnect when I close my macbook and stay disconnected. I used the same tool to re-connect my headphones when I open my macbook.

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