How To Reboot and Fix Bluetooth on Mac OS X El Capitan

7 Responses

  1. Paul Furbacher says:

    Only the SMC reset worked. Prior to that, Bluetooth (hereafter, BT) was always on, and could not be turned off in either the BT menu in the menu bar, or in System Preferences. The option to turn it off was simply not shown. In System Preferences, the BT preference pane stated that BT was ON. (Likewise, the menubar menu showed it ON.) The Shift-Option-click on the BT menu revealed the extra items, but the advice to reset the BT module did nothing.

  2. Jack Sparrow says:

    Wow.. Learning never ends. Thanks 🙂 !!

  3. Jack Sparrow says:

    Worked well for me without need to restart the computer. (Macbook Pro Mid 2012 – El Capitan). Thanks for the cool & nifty tip! ?

  4. Jim Dalton says:

    Worked for me WITH the restart.

  5. stephen says:

    What is the difference between this and just a basic restart. Does the module not restart after ever reboot

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