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I am experiencing Bluetooth connection problems with my Apple computer. What can I do?

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This is usually a symptom of the standard settings on the Apple computer. By default, macOS has a low bitrate for Bluetooth audio, but for a good quality transmission, a value of between 40 and 58 should be used. You can edit and rectify this in two ways:

Terminal (quickest method)

Open up the terminal and type the following command:

defaults write “Apple Bitpool Min (editable)” -integer 45

You may need to precede this command with ‘sudo’ depending on your account settings:

sudo defaults write “Apple Bitpool Min (editable)” -integer 45


1. Click the Bluetooth icon on the menu bar (top right near the clock).
2. Select “Open Bluetooth Explorer…”.
3. Once open, select “Utilities” (top left) and then “Special options”.
4. Increase the minimum bitpool to 40 and the maximum bitpool to 58.
5. Make sure that “Allow role switches for audio connections” is ticked.

Important: After using either method you will need to turn Bluetooth off and on again for the changes to take effect.

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