Tag Archives: bluetooth

How to turn Bluetooth off on Linux

Do you find yourself not using Bluetooth on your Linux PC all that much? Want to turn it off? Follow along with this guide as we show you how to turn off Bluetooth on Linux! Gnome Shell Turning off Bluetooth in Gnome Shell is very quick and easy, thanks to …

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How to fix Bluetooth stopped working on Windows 10

Bluetooth technology has been around for years and it’s gotten pretty good. We’re at the point where users can connect all sorts of peripherals, including speakers and headphones, over Bluetooth, and get great audio quality. An internet connection can be shared with a Windows 10 system over Bluetooth, and game …

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How to add Xbox controller support to RetroPie

The RetroPie operating system is a favorite among Raspberry Pi emulator enthusiasts, for one reason: it is highly customizable. Unlike a lot of other emulation OSes for Raspberry Pi, the user is free to add and install whatever they like to the OS. While being incredibly customizable is a strenth …

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How to use Xbox One controllers over Bluetooth on Linux

Unlike other Bluetooth controllers, the Xbox One controller will not interact with Linux without modifications. The reason? The Bluetooth chip inside of it has a DRM feature enabled, which prevents it from pairing successfully. In this guide, we’ll go over how to disable the DRM feature that makes it impossible …

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How to check for Bluetooth 4.0 on Windows 10

Bluetooth goes through various versions. When the hardware of a Bluetooth chip improves, the software likewise also improves. The software is, of course, subservient to the hardware; it will only take you so far before you need to get a better chip. If you’ve recently bought a new desktop or …

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How to view battery for Bluetooth devices on macOS

macOS lets you view the Bluetooth battery percentage for connected devices. The devices that it supports are very limited. It supports Apple devices mostly i.e., Airpods, trackpads, keyboards, and it supports select Beats headphones but the list is small and unlikely to grow any time soon. For non-Apple devices, you …

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How to disable Bluetooth in Ubuntu

Bluetooth is becoming a fact of daily computer life on Linux, and more and more Bluetooth dongles and PCI cards are finding support in the Linux kernel. However, not everyone likes to have this technology enabled all of the time, as it can contribute to battery drain. Many Linux distributions …

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How to rename a Bluetooth device on macOS

Bluetooth devices have generic names. Generally speaking, the device names will be different from one device manufacturer to another but, Bluetooth devices that are the same make and model will have the exact same name. It’s not practical to give each device its own name. That said, users might need …

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