Friday, July 22, 2022

Apple Re-enables Bluetooth on Every Update

Jeff Johnson:

I believe this issue started with iOS 14 and macOS 11, but in any case it definitely happens now with every iOS 15 and macOS 12 update, including today’s iOS 15.6 and macOS 12.5 updates, on every device I own. (I think Apple stopped re-enabling Bluetooth for Big Sur security updates after Monterey was released.) I finally decided to file a bug with Apple[…]


We reviewed your report and determined the behavior you experienced is currently functioning as intended.


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Macs and iPhones/iPads don't even power down Bluetooth when they're "asleep" or "off" anymore. Apple wants as many nodes active in its BLE Find My network as possible so that all users and devices can be tracked at all times, and Apple's desires explicitly override your preferences.

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