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Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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.

  • Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not sure how else to say it nor how u know I know how to pair a BT device already but u r partly right cuz I have paired my BT headset to my iPhone. However there r no similar indications of a BT device when I try to pair it to the Air. So can someone tell me how to pair this or any other BT headset to an Air?

  • 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.

  • Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have read the articles on pairing BUT my BlueTooth Setup Assistant DOES NOT show my BT headset.  How am I to pair if it doesn't show up on the list?   I've paired devices before.  LousyFool, either you know how to do this or you don't.  So far, you aren't helping.

  • 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.

  • Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Let's start over. 

     

    I can't pair my Marque 2 (Plantronics) BlueTooth headset to my MacBook Air (10.8.2).  I've tried going to the pull-down bluetooth menu at the top near the wifi symbol.  I open the browse device and the "set up bluetooth device" menus but it never finds my Marque 2 device.  Isn't that how I am supposed to pair it or do I totally misunderstand?  That is basically how I paired my Marque 2 to my iPhone 4 (6.0.1) except I went to the iPhone BT settings to "discover" the headset.  So, what am I doing wrong?

     

    Can someone offer step-by-step instructions please?

  • 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.

  • Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    TXflyboy2001, last week I somehow paired my BT headset.  Not sure what I did.  I know that is not helpful but originally it was not "discoverable" so once I got it discoverable, it was no problem.  Are you able to make it "discoverable"?  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.

  • 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...

  • Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    LousyFool, I see there are options for "This solved my question" and "This helped me".  I wish there were an option for "This was not helpful" and when selected, removed points from the contributor.  You have not been helpful during the course of this whole thread.  (If you weren't such a jerk, I would be more respectul.)

     

    I stated already that I paired my BT headset to my computer and had previously paired it to my iPhone.  Therefore, Marque 2 manual is unnecessary as was your "contribution".

     

    Also, the Marque 2 manual that you reference and my own experience contridicts your conclusion that only one device can be paired AND that the device must be dead to pair it with another device.  How else is my BT headset paired with BOTH my MacBook Air & my iPhone?  That may be true with some devices (e.g., Sanetech wireless speaker), but not this device.  In the case of my wireless speakers, it only allows pairing with EITHER my iPhone or my MacBookAir.  Be careful about absolutes.  My assumption is not wrong.

     

    My issue is long since solved.  Do you have anything of value to contribute to TXflyboy2001?

  • 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.

  • Michael12000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    TXflyboy2001, you are welcome.  Sorry I couldn't help you more.

     

    For whom do you fly?  I'm with United. 

  • TXflyboy2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

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