How to Turn Bluetooth on Mac: A Step-by-Step Guide

On your Mac, choose Apple menu >, System Settings, then click Bluetooth in the sidebar . (You may need to scroll down.) Click to turn Bluetooth on or off.

If you’re using a Macbook device and want to enable Bluetooth, you’re in the right place! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn on Bluetooth and also how to get the Bluetooth icon to appear at the top of your menu. It’s a pretty straightforward process, so let’s jump right in.

First, select the Apple icon at the top left corner of your screen. From there, select “System Preferences” and then choose “Bluetooth” on the left side. Make sure to check the box next to “Show in Menu Bar” before closing the window.

Next, select the Bluetooth icon at the top right of the menu bar. It should be on the right side, just left of the battery icon. Click inside the oval to toggle Bluetooth to the “on” position. The oval should turn blue when it’s been enabled.

Once you’ve turned on Bluetooth, you can then connect any Bluetooth devices to your Macbook. If you want to access additional settings, click on “Bluetooth Preferences” underneath the toggle switch. A new window will open, but it won’t let you access settings until you’ve connected a Bluetooth-capable device.

And that’s it! Enabling Bluetooth on your Macbook is a simple and easy process. We hope this tutorial was able to help you out. Stay tuned for more helpful guides and tutorials from us in the future!


Why can I not turn on Bluetooth on my Mac?
Most Macs come with the built-in Bluetooth capability, so all you need to do is make sure it's turned on: Go to System Preferences in the Apple menu. Click on Bluetooth. Select Turn Bluetooth On.
How to turn on Bluetooth on a Mac without a mouse or keyboard?
You can either tap the Apple logo top left to open the System Settings and head into the Bluetooth menu, or you can hit the Control Center icon and then click on the Bluetooth option to enable or to connect devices that haven't connected.
How do I turn my Bluetooth back on?
Select Start >, Settings >, Bluetooth &, devices, then turn Bluetooth on or off.