Bluetooth: How to Delete a Paired Device

This document explains how to delete a Bluetooth device from the list of devices paired with your computer.

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You can delete a paired device in Bluetooth preferences. Follow these steps:

    1. Choose Apple menu -> System Preferences.

    2. Click Bluetooth.

    3. Click Devices.

    4. Select the device you want to delete from the Bluetooth Devices listing.

    5. Click the Delete Pairing button.

    6. Click Delete or "Disconnect and Delete".


To use this device with your computer again, use the Bluetooth Setup Assistant to pair them again.
Note: Some Bluetooth devices (such as keyboards and mice) are designed to be paired and used with one computer at a time. If you pair your keyboard or mouse with another computer, delete the pairing with the original computer first. This will ensure that the device only attempts to operate with the intended computer.

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2012

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