Lost Bluetooth After 10.10.2 Update

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by jotade11, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. jotade11 macrumors regular

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    The Problem: My rMBP refuses to pair with any of my Bluetooth devices.

    First, allow me to list the steps I have already taken in an effort to fix this problem:
    • Reset PRAM
    • Reset SMC
    • Removed Bluetooth.plist file
    • Browsed through the Bluetooth "Diagnostics Report" available from option-clicking the Bluetooth menu bar icon
    • sudo kextunload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport
      and
      sudo kextload -b com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport
    • Relaunching the "blued" process
    • Numerous reboots
    • One reinstallation over the existing install

    As far as I can tell, the hardware is totally fine. The Bluetooth preference pane works as expected as does the menu item, and the System Profile reports that the Bluetooth card is discoverable. No matter how hard I try, however, I cannot pair either of two Magic Mice, an Apple wireless keyboard, my iPhone, or my headphones with the computer. I confirmed that most of these devices were in pairing mode by checking the Bluetooth pane on my phone, yet my Mac pane remains empty with the usual spinning wheel.

    One notable detail is that I did just receive my computer back from service, however before I tested Bluetooth, I upgraded to 10.10.2, so I can't be sure what broke! Clearly this is a separate problem from the "Bluetooth unavailable" issue that another recent thread details. Is anyone experiencing this issue or have any other measures to try?
     
  2. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    do you have a 15" retina. If so i updated mine (late 2013 model) to 10.10.2 and can connect my beats wireless just perfect. Bluetooth works fine for me.
     
  3. jotade11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, late-2013 15" rMBP. Nothing doing -- trying another re-install.
     
  4. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    have you tried "killing" your mac by holding the power button?

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    you removed a bluetooth file, redownload it?
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    The bluetooth plist he deleted is automatically created (new) when bluetooth is turned back on.
     
  6. rb621 macrumors newbie

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    My Bluetooth settings for Arc Touch mouse no longer work

    I got similar problems after updating to 10.10.2

    Got an Arc touch bluetooth mouse and after upgrading it did not work. So removed it and reconnected and paired it. Works fine.

    Switch laptop off and back on and mouse no longer works. Bluetooth settings say its "not connected". Mouse is blinking red/green indicating its available and trying to connect.

    Was working fine before upgrade. Not impressed.
    Got a £60 bluetooth mouse sitting idle and gone back to a cabled mouse.

    Any ideas?
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It is a bug with Yosemite. Once you turn off and turn on your Mac, (again) Yosemite thinks you have a new device that has never been paired before. As such, you have to keep pairing. I am running into the same issue with my iPhone and another app. As soon as I leave the house and return with my phone or reboot (sometimes), the app tries to reconnect Bluetooth but can't. As soon as I unfair and re-pair, all is fine. I know Apple has been sent a bug report on that app issue. It would be good if you could do the same. Hopefully, Apple can get it fixed.
     

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