Here is how you can enable Bluetooth with a Keyboard or Mouse in Mac OS X

Normally, if you want to enable Bluetooth on your Mac, you need to use a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard. However, you may be wondering if you can activate Bluetooth on your Mac even when you don’t have a mouse or keyboard handy.
Of course, you can. There are several workarounds that you can use to tackle that situation. In this tutorial, we will show you how to enable Bluetooth even if you do not have a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard.

Here we go:

How to activate Bluetooth on Mac without a Mouse on a Mac

Have you found yourself in a situation where you need to activate Bluetooth in Mac OS X, but you don’t have a Bluetooth mouse in hand? This could be a little bit challenging to turn on Bluetooth, but there are several steps that allow you to make this possible if you have a keyboard handy.

Step 1: First and foremost, you need to connect a USB keyboard to your computer.

Step 2: Next up, all you have to do now is to activate Spotlight on your Mac by hitting Command+ Spacebar. Once you have enabled Spotlight, search for “Bluetooth File Exchange”, and hit the Return key.


Step 3: Launch the Bluetooth File Exchange app on your Mac, and you will notice that your Bluetooth is now turned off. All you need to do is to hit the Return Key to turn on Bluetooth on your Mac


Step 4: Once Bluetooth is enabled, exit the Bluetooth File Exchange app.

How to activate Bluetooth with a keyboard on Mac

If you don’t have a keyboard by your side, and you wish to enable Bluetooth on your Mac, we can help you. In reality, enabling Bluetooth without a keyboard is pretty easy since you can use the cursor to activate the service.


All you have to do is to click on the Bluetooth icon located in the menu bar that runs along the top of the screen. After that, select “Turn Bluetooth on” from the drop-down menu.

If the Bluetooth menu item does not show up, there might be chances that it is now disabled. To enable it, you can go to Apple Menu, select System Preferences > Bluetooth and turn it on.

How to turn on Bluetooth without a Mouse and Keyboard

This may be challenging, but there are some simple steps that allow you to enable the service on your Mac.

Step 1: Before we get started, make sure that your Bluetooth keyboard and Mouse hit at least 80% charged.

Step 2: Next up, all you need to do is to disconnect all physical devices from your Mac.

Step 3: Restart your Mac using the physical hardware button. This step will activate the Bluetooth setup wizard, and your Mac will detect all the Bluetooth devices nearby, and Bluetooth should be automatically enabled.

That’s it! From now on, you can enable Bluetooth on your Mac even without using a Mouse and Keyboard.

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