How to Enable Bluetooth icon on Mac Menu Bar in macOS Big Sur/Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Yosemite

Last Updated on Nov 19, 2019

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

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Compatible OS X and Devices: MacMini, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Retina and Air. Installed on macOS Mojave, OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and New OS X EI Capitan

Steps for Disable/ Enable Bluetooth icon on the Menu bar On Mac macOS Mojave, Yosemite, Mavericks

  • 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 Bottom of the Window, Choose Show Bluetooth in the menu bar.Enable Bluetooth icon on Menu bar for OS X

Now, you can see a Bluetooth icon at the top menu bar.Enable Bluetooth icon in 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 at yourself by Disable or Enable Bluetooth icon from the menu.

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

Related your queries like, Remove Bluetooth icon from Mac’s menu, the Bluetooth icon doesn’t appear on the menu. By click on Bluetooth icon, you can see the list of all Apple devices, Other Smartphones, Bluetooth enabled devices that are 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 at any time. Many times user face Bluetooth auto disconnected, So before that verify you have up to date OS X version.

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