How To Add Bluetooth Icon To Menu Bar (Ventura, Sonoma)

If the Bluetooth button is not appearing on the top menu bar on Mac M1 Sonoma, Ventura, Big Sur, Catalina, here's how to enable it.

Mac Users can turn or Show up Shortcut Bluetooth or Wi-Fi icon on the top menu bar through system preference settings. Here I display how to show the Bluetooth icon on the menu bar. From there, we can search for a new device, send a file to the selected device directly, and Turn on or Turn off Bluetooth on Mac OS X directly, like wifi. Not complex but quite important because we will forget these Bluetooth settings and Customization after a long time.

Compatible OS X and Devices: Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Retina, and Air. Installed on macOS Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, and earlier.

Steps to Show Bluetooth icon on the Menu bar On Mac [2 Ways]

Steps for macOS Ventura & Up version

Step 1: Go to Apple Logo () – System Settings.

Open Apple Menu Select System Setting On Mac

Step 2: Control Center – Click Bluetooth appears under the control center modules – Now, choose show in the menu bar in the drop-down list next to the Bluetooth.

Bluetooth Show in Menu Bar on Mac

That’s it.

The alternative method is to drag Bluetooth to the Menu Bar from the Control Center.

Drag Bluetooth to Menu Bar on Mac

For macOS Monterey & Earlier macOS Users

  • Step 1: Go to the Apple menu from the top menu bar.
  • Step 2: Then, Click on System Preference.
  • Step 3: Under the System Preference, click on “Bluetooth”.
Bluetooth Option on System Preferences on Mac
Bluetooth Option on System Preferences on Mac
  • Old MacOS: Sharing > Bluetooth Sharing > Open Bluetooth Preference option.

Step 4: At the Bottom of the Window, Choose Show Bluetooth in the menu bar.

Enable Bluetooth icon in menu bar

Now, you can see a Bluetooth icon at the top menu bar.

Note: Apple’s default Bluetooth settings are disabled from the menu bar. But for your easy convenience and Access, you can make changes yourself by Disable or Enable Bluetooth icon from the menu.

Disable the Bluetooth icon from the menu bar, Repeat all the steps, and uncheck “Show Bluetooth in menu bar”.

Method 2: Access Bluetooth from Mac Control Center

Just like iOS, the Latest macOS user can access the control center from the top Mac menu. Under the Network card > Turn on Bluetooth.


Or click the Arrow on Bluetooth icon > to see all Bluetooth devices in the list.

To Mobe Bluetooth Shortcut on the Top Menu Bar,

🔥 Select and Drag the Bluetooth icon from the control center to the Menu bar. That’s it.

Related your queries like, Remove the Bluetooth icon from Mac’s menu, the Bluetooth icon doesn’t appear on the menu. By clicking on the Bluetooth icon, you can see the list of all Apple devices, Other Smartphones, and Bluetooth-enabled devices that you can control or pair directly from there. Not only pair, you can send the file directly from there also.

Note: keep your Bluetooth devices at the nearest distance for strong connectivity, Otherwise, your device loses connectivity anytime. Users often face Bluetooth auto disconnect, So before that, verify you have to date OS X version.

Fix: Bluetooth Not Available Mac.

Can MacBook Air/Pro connect to multiple Bluetooth devices

Unfortunately, no, your Mac doesn’t support Audio sharing, just like iPhone, iPad. For your Information, iPhone and iPad users with the latest iOS can share audio via Two AirPods simultaneously. Supported Bluetooth Headphones are: AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, Powerbeats

In any case, you are facing a problem with the show Bluetooth icon on the Menu bar from your Mac running the latest macOS.

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