Mojave Bluetooth connectivity issues

ken reece

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Original poster
Oct 2, 2018
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High Ridge, MO
I have been having constant problems with my Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard disconnecting from Bluetooth since upgrading to Mojave. I have tried all the recommended fixes posted online. I have a 2018 MBP 13". Anyone having similar problems and found a fix that actually works?
 

ken reece

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 2, 2018
2
0
High Ridge, MO
I have been having constant problems with my Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard disconnecting from Bluetooth since upgrading to Mojave. I have tried all the recommended fixes posted online. I have a 2018 MBP 13". Anyone having similar problems and found a fix that actually works?
Am I the only one seeing this issue?
 

Lucky736

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Jan 18, 2004
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Having the same issue with the Microsoft Designer Keyboard and Mouse, mostly the keyboard that is misbehaving like this.
 

MIKX

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Dec 16, 2004
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Aussie in Japan
In Mojave I play a very long iTunes song list and then turn the audio volume down to zero - this keeps the Bluetooth connection going.

Apparently if no audio is being used. . the BT connection drops but sometimes ( in Hi Sierra at least ) if I start iTunes after a BT dropped connection .. BT re-connects.

iTunes may object saying " Volume is at zero - just hit the "Don't show this message again".

PS : I use a Bluetooth 4.1 USB dongle. Works great up to 10 metres :)
 
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Lucky736

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Jan 18, 2004
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Evening! It is generally in closed lid mode and attached to an LG 4k USB-C Display.

Only the keyboard and mouse, again mostly the keyboard, have the disconnect issue. It's not just a disconnect either, I actually have to re-pair it. iPhone, when tethering, speaker(s), and other bluetooth devices no issues. Just this.

Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Keyboard, Aluratek Folding Bluetooth Keyboard, and now the Designer Keyboard.

Has me a bit perplexed.
 

MacGizmo

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Apr 27, 2003
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Arizona
I don't have any Bluetooth issues with the mouse, trackpad or keyboard... but the connection between my brand new 15" MBP, brand new Beats Studio 3 headphones and 1-year-old AirPods is garbage.

Both headphones work perfectly with my iPhone and iPad, but when used with the Mac I get constant connection drops while watching movies on Netflix, random hickups while listening to music via iTunes, or a complete lack of ability for the Mac to recognize that I've even turned on the headphones (they just don't connect) without me fiddling with the Bluetooth settings.

I don't recall having any issues in the past, so I guess it could be Mojave
 

caincha

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Jul 15, 2012
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I've got the exact same issue with my trackpad.
Have been running Mavericks for years without an issue and now decided to upgrade to Mojave and the trackpad keeps dropping the connection all the time for no apparent reason… This is sooo frustrating…

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