Friday, November 27, 2020

M1 Mac Bluetooth Issues

Tim Hardwick:

A number of M1 Mac owners are reporting problems with Bluetooth connectivity on the new machines, ranging from intermittent disconnects of wireless peripherals to completely non-functional Bluetooth connections.


M1 owners have taken to the MacRumors forums and Reddit to discuss the glitches, and Mac mini owners appear to be worst affected, with the problems compounded by the fact that many rely on wireless peripherals to interact with their Mac in order to free up available ports.


Update (2021-01-12): Tim Hardwick:

Until recently, there was no consensus on whether the issues were due to a software problem or something more deep-seated, since Apple has not commented on the issues. However, The 8-Bit notes that The Atlantic writer Ian Bogost, who has personally run into Bluetooth problems, tweeted on Sunday that Apple told him “a fix is in progress and forthcoming just about anytime.”

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It's definitely a Big Sur issue, and possibly also an M1 issue. Two days after upgrading iMac Pro to Big Sur my MX Master 2s and 3 mice both cut out after a few seconds, where before they worked perfectly. Lots of people reporting Intel macs having the same experience post-upgrade.

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