'Pairing request from Mike' Eh?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dazmatze, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Dazmatze macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey,

    So I was busy on my iMac when a message popped up saying
    'pairing request from Mike' I've never seen it before and I don't know anyone called 'Mike'. I closed the message but I just want to check its nothing to be worried about.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    #2
    I'm guessing your bluetooth was left on, in discoverable mode, so someone nearby tried to pair their device with your mac (by accident?). Nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    #3
    ... except that BT shouldn't be left on, in discoverable mode. The stack has had a few bugs over the years.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #4
    Yeah, I'd disable Discoverable mode to avoid issues in the future (though there's almost certainly nothing wrong right now). If you have the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar, just click on it and deselect the Discoverable option there. Otherwise, use System Preferences -> Bluetooth, and the same option.

    jW
     
  5. Dazmatze thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Ive disabled the 'disoverable' option under bluetooth. Thanks for all the replys.
     
  6. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    #6
    Was it a guy named Mike, or some kind of Bluetooth microphone accessory? :)
     

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