How to Use Bluetooth Headset with Mac

If you have a bluetooth headset for your mobile phone then you can use the same headset with your Mac computer as well. So to use Bluetooth headset with Mac computer follow the method written below. This guide is created using Mac OS X Snow leopard.

Use Bluetooth headset with Mac


Click on “Mac” icon and select “System Preference”.

System Preferences


Click on “Bluetooth” icon.


Click on “Setup new device” button to find bluetooh devices (make sure bluetooth headset is turned on/discoverable).

set up new bluetooth device Mac


Select the Bluetooth headset name and click on “Continue” button.

Bluetooth devices found


If your Bluetooth headset paired successfully then you will this message as shown below. Click “Quit” button.

Device paired


Select the Bluetooh headset and click on settings icon then select appropriate option as show below.

Use Bluetooth as headset


You will see the Bluetooth is connected now showing green tiny icon.

Bluetooth headset connected


Now play some audio/video and check the Bluetooth headset is working.

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8 comments… add one
Juli October 7, 2010, 10:31 am

I attached my bluetooth headset with Mac with these instructions. You guys have quite a useful repository of informative Mac tips. Keep it up.

William November 30, 2010, 6:05 am

Hello, i find this information very good but i want to know if this works too with the Nokia BH-503. If someone know

thanks 😀

trickYguY November 30, 2010, 10:57 pm

You can use Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth headset with Mac using same method.

nichole January 26, 2011, 8:41 pm

you don’t have to make your computer discoverable unless you’re attempting to transfer files or something. you only have to make your headset discoverable. for the nokia headsets, you just hold the multi-function button for 2 seconds and it will rapidly blink blue — this means it’s discoverable.

having your computer in discoverable mode will just eat into the available bluetooth bandwidth. it’s actually a bad idea unless you’re using it, that’s why it’s off by default.

Dannytjo July 2, 2011, 11:24 pm

hey, my macbook pro can’t vind my Nokia BH-503…
any idea what i am doing wrong…? I am using the same way as seen above

Viswanath February 13, 2012, 7:26 pm

It worked me….thanks a lot…

Dan March 8, 2013, 8:26 pm

Can I use my bluetooth headphones & internal speakers at the same on my imac.

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