This article tells you how to Turn on Bluetooth Without Keyboard or Mouse on Mac. This may sound silly, but sometimes you need to turn Bluetooth back on without a mouse, keyboard. For instance, you might have turned off Bluetooth on your Mac by accident.
This will turn off the wireless connections for your mouse and keyboard, making them useless. Or you’re trying to figure out what’s wrong with your Bluetooth connection. One of the most simple ways to figure out what’s wrong with something is to turn it off and on again.
And if you turn off Bluetooth to fix it, your wireless mouse and keyboard will stop working and become disconnected. You won’t be able to see the cursor, and you won’t know how to turn it back on because you can’t control the computer without them. Don’t worry, because there is a way. How to do it:
Steps to Enable Bluetooth on Mac Without a Mouse in Mac
This shows how to turn on Bluetooth on a Mac if you can only connect a keyboard. This happens a lot if your Mac has a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad and Bluetooth is turned off. If Bluetooth is turned off, it can be hard to turn the service back on. As long as you have a keyboard (USB or otherwise), you can turn on Bluetooth with just that keyboard by plugging it in and following these steps:
- Connect a USB keyboard to the Mac (or use the built-in keyboard on a MacBook laptop)
- Hit Command+Spacebar to bring up Spotlight, then type in “Bluetooth File Exchange” and hit the Return key
- This launches the Bluetooth File Exchange app, which will immediately recognize that Bluetooth is turned off, simply hit the “Return” key again to choose the “Turn Bluetooth On” button
- Once Bluetooth is enabled, quit out of Bluetooth File Exchange app
How to Enable Bluetooth Without a Keyboard in Mac OS X
If you don’t have a USB keyboard, it’s easy to turn on Bluetooth because you can just use any USB Mouse or USB trackpad as you normally would.
Pull down the Bluetooth menu item in Mac OS X and choose “Turn Bluetooth On” If the Bluetooth menu item is also disabled, simply go to the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, Bluetooth, and turn the Bluetooth service on from there with the mouse. Once Bluetooth has been enabled with the mouse, you can connect the Bluetooth keyboard as usual, along with any other devices.
How do I manually turn Bluetooth on my Mac?
On your Mac, go to the Apple menu and click System Settings. Then, in the sidebar, click Bluetooth. (You might have to scroll.) Click to turn on or off Bluetooth. If you’re using an external USB Bluetooth adapter, the option might not show up in Bluetooth settings.
How do I force my Bluetooth to turn on?
- Search for the Settings app on your device, then select the app.
- Scroll down to and select Bluetooth or the Bluetooth symbol.
- Toggle Bluetooth to On.
How do I turn on Bluetooth on my Mac without a mouse and keyboard?
- Press CMD+Space and the Spotlight search will open.
- Type Bluetooth File Exchange and hit return to open.
- A document screen will open, hit return again to “send”.
Is there a command to turn on Bluetooth?
Use Windows command prompt in this case: Type cmd into the search box in Windows and hit the key. In the new window that appears, type net start “bthserv” and press to confirm.