Bluetooth, the wireless technology, allows the transmission of data from one digital device to another. You can share text files, images, videos, songs, and other multimedia files with friends without connecting the devices via USB or other connectors. Bluetooth technology uses wavelength for transmitting data and works within a short distance.
The wireless waves switch frequencies constantly and thus do not travel very far. A majority of BlueTooth devices have a maximum connectivity range of around 30 feet. The devices that you connect via BlueTooth are safe against hacking attempts. The reason is that the connected devices change frequency every nanosecond, and therefore it’s difficult to track data.
Connecting With BlueTooth Technology
Almost every advanced digital device integrates a BlueTooth radio that connects to another device wirelessly using wavelengths. Some older PCs or other devices that don’t have radios embedded within can be BlueTooth-enabled by using an external BlueTooth dongle.
The process by which two BlueTooth devices connect is termed Pairing. It is vital to turn on BlueTooth on both devices to enable them to broadcast their presence and availability to each other.
The user then needs to select the BlueTooth device by tapping on its name in the list of available devices. You will need to enter the code to be able to connect to the right device. If your Bluetooth not working monterey properly, or you are experiencing issues on other systems as well and find difficulties connecting to other devices, you need to fix it using a few simple steps. We will discuss several workaround methods in the later section of this article.
How Secure Is BlueTooth Technology?
BlueTooth is a relatively secure technology to share data across devices when used carefully with precautions. Since BlueTooth connections are encrypted, the possibility of losing connection or accidentally connecting to nearby devices is thin.
It integrates a device-level security feature named ‘trusting’ that instructs the BlueTooth device to restrict connection to a specific device only. The security feature restricts your device from performing certain activities while they are connected via BlueTooth.
Similar to other wireless technologies, the BlueTooth technology also entails several risks. A lot of hacking attempts are devised by hackers to gain access to data in transit. “Bluebugging” and “Bluesnarfing” are some of these malicious attacks designed especially for BlueTooth devices.
How to Change the Name of BlueTooth Device
By default, the name of your Bluetooth device is the name of your device that includes the brand name along with the model name. When you have too many devices connected to your iPhone, laptop, or tablet, it’s difficult to keep track of them all. You can give your BlueTooth device a unique name that is easy to remember.
If your BlueTooth device is not connecting to other devices, there are a few resolutions that you can try to fix the issue. As mentioned earlier in this article, let’s discuss the possible fixes to the Bluetooth problem. The workaround methods are sometimes based on the macOS version running on your Mac.
Turn BlueTooth Off
Restarting the device can fix the problem, and you may be able to connect to the BlueTooth. To turn off the BlueTooth, click on the BlueTooth icon available in the menu bar at the top of the screen. In the BlueTooth window, turn BlueTooth On and then turn it off.
Restart the device, turn BlueTooth on, and then try to pair it with another device.
Disconnect All USB Devices
If you have tried turning your BlueTooth on and off, but it doesn’t seem to help, disconnect all the connected USB devices from the computer. To disconnect all USB devices, go to System Preferences, click BlueTooth, and click on the X button available with all the connected devices.
Now restart your computer and make sure no more than 3 devices are connected at one time. Though your computer supports 7 BlueTooth connections, it can create connectivity and painting issues.
Reset BlueTooth Module
Reconfiguring the BlueTooth module can fix BlueTooth connectivity problems. Press Shift + Option and tap on the BlueTooth icon available in the menu bar. Click on Debug option and then select Remove all devices.
Again, click on Debug and select Reset the Bluetooth module. Now, restart your computer and try to repair the BlueTooth devices on your Mac.
In case you are not able to connect the BlueTooth devices after performing all the above troubleshooting steps, you can reset the SMC and NVRAM on your Mac computer. Sometimes, changing the file format helps to share images over BlueTooth, so if you are finding difficulty in sharing JPG files, try to convert all JPGs to PNGs first.