How to Enable Bluetooth icon on Mac Menu Bar in macOS Monterey/Big Sur

Last Updated on Sep 16, 2021

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 Disable/ Enable 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 from there like wifi. Not 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 Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and New OS X EI Capitan

Steps for Disable/ Enable Bluetooth icon on the Menu bar On Mac [2 Ways]

  • 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
  • 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 Bluetooth icon from the menu bar, Repeat all the steps, and unchecked “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.

    turn-on-bluetooth-from-control-center-on-mac
    turn-on-bluetooth-from-control-center-on-mac

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

    To Mobe Bluetooth Shortcut on 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 Bluetooth icon from Mac’s menu, the Bluetooth icon doesn’t appear on the menu. By click on the 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 users face Bluetooth auto disconnected, So before that verify you have up 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 at once. Supported BLuetooth Headphones are: AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, Powerbeats

    In any case, you are facing a problem with the Turn/ Enable Bluetooth icon on the Menu bar from your Mac running the latest macOS 2021, Stay in touch with us through a comment on the below box.

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