Some users, while working for Mac, many are unable to establish a wireless network with other devices via Bluetooth technology. Typically, such problems occur after updating the OS or restarting the computer. Due to this malfunction, Bluetooth accessories cannot be connected, and a corresponding notification appears at the top of the panel, with information that the function is currently unavailable. In this article, we will dwell in more detail on the problem when Mac does not accept files via Bluetooth.
There are various reasons for this situation, some of them are in hardware, in other words, in a wireless module, then this malfunction can only be fixed in an authorized service center. Other, less serious problems lie in the access settings, you can solve them yourself.
Standard Bluetooth setup steps on Mac
First of all, it is worth making sure that the Mac and the other device are in the transmission radius and are paired with each other. To do this, you need to check the status of the device in the Apple menu? System Preferences? Bluetooth Additional information is provided in the "Details" window.
If the device and the Mac were not paired, you need to make sure that they can be detected. In the “Configure Bluetooth device” menu, connect the device to the computer following the on-screen prompts. If the device has already been paired with Mac, delete it, then add it again to create a new pair. Also, check if you have rights to receive the file, you may need to enter a password.
Basic Bluetooth General Settings
If your Mac still refuses to accept any kind of files via Bluetooth, follow the instructions below:
- Open the “System Preferences” menu block.
- Click on the line “Sharing”
- In the left window, a list of services will be presented to you.
- Select “Bluetooth Sharing” and activate it by checking the box.
After these steps, your computer should accept any files sent using Bluetooth technology.
In addition, it is recommended to configure other parameters that can significantly simplify the work with this wireless network in the future. For this, it is necessary to carry out the following steps:
- When receiving files, it is important to choose:
? "Accept and save." The Mac will save all objects sent to you via Bluetooth;
? “Accept and open”, in order to open files immediately after receipt;
? "Ask what to do." in case you want to make a separate decision regarding each object sent to you.
- Define a folder for saving files (the "Downloads" folder is specified by default). To specify a different path, select the folder "Other"
- Allow other devices to view files on your computer by selecting the “Always allow” line. You can also specify in the settings “Ask what to do” or “Never allow”.
For more information about the operation of Bluetooth technology on your Mac, which will help you solve certain problems with setting up a connection, you need to open the “File Sharing via Bluetooth” program, select “Help” and find “Bluetooth Help” in the list that appears.