Bluetooth keeps enabling itself.

Donka

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Okay, so after upgrading to Yosemite, my Mac mini turns Bluetooth on by itself even though I have it turned off. This was never an issue with Mavericks, has anyone else seen similar behaviour? It doesn't happen straight away but every time I come back to the mini after disabling Bluetooth, it is running again.

My Mac mini is connected via HDMI to a monitor and I have a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad for when I'm sitting at the mini itself but typically disable Bluetooth as I normally access the mini remotely and may go 2 or 3 days without actually sitting at the mini - this is why I prefer to disable Bluetooth as it helps to preserve the battery life of the keyboard and trackpad.
 

Okay, so after upgrading to Yosemite, my Mac mini turns Bluetooth on by itself even though I have it turned off. This was never an issue with Mavericks, has anyone else seen similar behaviour? It doesn't happen straight away but every time I come back to the mini after disabling Bluetooth, it is running again.

My Mac mini is connected via HDMI to a monitor and I have a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad for when I'm sitting at the mini itself but typically disable Bluetooth as I normally access the mini remotely and may go 2 or 3 days without actually sitting at the mini - this is why I prefer to disable Bluetooth as it helps to preserve the battery life of the keyboard and trackpad.
What version Mini do you have? I have a Late 2009 A1238 Mac Mini and do not have this problem on 10.10.
 

Donka

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What version Mini do you have? I have a Late 2009 A1238 Mac Mini and do not have this problem on 10.10.
Its the late 2012 i7 model. I'm not sure if it is to do with the keyboard and trackpad or some other setting but I didn't change anything other than update from Mavericks to Yosemite and it has been this way ever since.
 

rihia

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it sounds like it has something to do with hands off or the continuity features they have released... maybe if you can disable them it may solve your issue.

even perhaps switch it off on you iPhone if it syncs with the mini
 

Donka

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it sounds like it has something to do with hands off or the continuity features they have released... maybe if you can disable them it may solve your issue.

even perhaps switch it off on you iPhone if it syncs with the mini
I initially thought that as I had the issues with my iPhone and cars handsfree so I disabled Handoff on all my devices including my Macs but the issue remains. I also have a rMBP but I don't use BT on that and to be honest, I don't know if BT enables itself on that or not but I haven't noticed it so doubt it.
 

Idgit

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Okay, so after upgrading to Yosemite, my Mac mini turns Bluetooth on by itself even though I have it turned off. This was never an issue with Mavericks, has anyone else seen similar behaviour? It doesn't happen straight away but every time I come back to the mini after disabling Bluetooth, it is running again.

My Mac mini is connected via HDMI to a monitor and I have a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad for when I'm sitting at the mini itself but typically disable Bluetooth as I normally access the mini remotely and may go 2 or 3 days without actually sitting at the mini - this is why I prefer to disable Bluetooth as it helps to preserve the battery life of the keyboard and trackpad.
Did you ever solve this? I have the exact same problem with my Mac Mini. It's maddening.
 

Donka

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To be honest, I leave BT on all the time on the mini now because both my keyboard and trackpad have a power switch so turn them off when not in use.