macOS User Guide
- Work across devices using Continuity
- Use iPhone as a webcam
- Use iPhone with Desk View
- Stream audio and video with AirPlay
- Use one keyboard and mouse to control Mac and iPad
- Hand off between devices
- Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch
- Make and receive phone calls on your Mac
- Sync music, books, and more between devices
- What is Family Sharing?
- Set up Family Sharing
- Add a user or group
- Set up Screen Time for a child
- Share purchases with your family
- Watch and listen together with SharePlay
- Share a Photo Library
- Collaborate on projects
- Find content shared with you
- Find your family and friends
- Play games with your friends
- Resources for your Mac
- Resources for your Apple devices
Turn Bluetooth on or off on Mac
There may be situations when you need to turn Bluetooth off.
Note: If Bluetooth is turned off, features such as Continuity, Instant Hotspot, and Handoff may not work between your Mac and other devices.
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 an external USB Bluetooth adapter, the option may not appear in Bluetooth settings. Try unplugging the adapter to turn off Bluetooth.
You can also turn Bluetooth on or off by clicking the Bluetooth status icon in the menu bar and clicking the switch. If the icon isn’t shown in the menu bar, you can add it using Control Center settings.
Note: You can’t turn off Bluetooth if your Mac has a mobile device management (MDM) profile installed, or if you’re using a Mac desktop computer and you only have a wireless mouse, keyboard, or trackpad connected using Bluetooth.