Mike Rogers on a Snowmobile

Speed up bluetooth devices connecting to OSX

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If you use bluetooth mice or keyboards on OSX you may have noticed they take a little while to connect. Here is a neat little trick I found to make them connect faster.

Screenshot of the bluetooth control panel in OSX

When you have paired your device, open your Bluetooth Preferences (Either via Spotlight or via the System Preferences). Select your peripheral, than click on the cog next to the add or remove buttons and select "Add to Favourites". Bluetooth devices should now connect a little faster :)

This was written by Mike Rogers, a freelance Ruby on Rails developer based in London.

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