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How do I pair my MacBook Air to my bluetooth headset?

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Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 1, 2012 3:39 PM

Everything I find is about pairing a bluetooth device to the MacBook Air, not my BT headset to the device ... the MacBook Air.  So, how do I pair my BT headset to my Air?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPhone 4
  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    So, since by now you know how to pair your Mac with a BT device, you want to consult the manual for your headset on how to pair it with something else.

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Well, when you said,

    Everything I find is about pairing a bluetooth device to the MacBook Air


    I assumed that you had read and understood it. If not, here comes help from the guys who must know.

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    I am sorry, but with no detailed explanation from the OP you start at the beginning, with the basics - which is what I've done. Only now you state what the problem is. A couple "helpless" posts onwards you might even say which BT headset you're having.

  • TXflyboy2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem.  Jaybird BT earbuds..  Works awesomely with my iPhone, Macbook Pro won't recognize it.  I'm here looking for answers as well.

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Marque 2 manual, see page 5: I trust you're following this step by step, replacing the word "phone" with "Mac", and particularly following the section "Pair Another Phone (= Mac)" since yours was already paired with something?


    The "discoverable" status of these headsets can usually not be changed and doesn't need to be, but your Mac's status can... eventually must be "discoverable" for the duration of the pairing.

    I think for most BT devices, after it's initially turned on and paired to something, the subsequent times it's turned on it doesn't go into pair mode automatically.  Instead, you have to force it into pair mode.

    Only when you run the battery t-o-t-a-l-l-y dead. Otherwise your assumption is wrong.


    The pairing of headsets with one other BT device lasts until you pair it with another. So, no new pairing required once paired successfully once.


    Caution: If you pair it now with the Mac, and after about 2 hours with e.g. a phone, you will need to "re-pair" it with the Mac again if you want to use it with the Mac...

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    For a while my mouse pointer was resting above a particular link below your post, but then I decided to finally not longer waste my time in or with this thread. Farewell.

  • TXflyboy2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Mike.  That is helpful just for being a different perspective.. Something I hadn't thought of yet.  I'll hit up Jaybird's tech support and see if I can resolve it from their end.  Thanks.

  • TXflyboy2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    U.S. Army..  We fly the unfriendly skies, haha.

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