Fix Your Bluetooth Audio In Yosemite With This Terminal Command

Fix Your Bluetooth Audio In Yosemite With This Terminal Command
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Mac: OS X Yosemite adds a lot of new features to your Mac. The upgrade also added some annoyances, like lousy Bluetooth audio. That’s by design, but you can fix it.

Photo by Karl Baron

The standard setting prevents conflict with other Bluetooth devices. If you’d like better audio though, you can change the settings with this terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -int 40

This command works in other versions of OS X, but the Bluetooth Audio problems seem worse in Yosemite than previous versions. The number 40 is the sound quality setting. Note: a higher number could cause compatibility problems with other Bluetooth devices, so start at 40 and work your way up.

Check out the other commands to fix some of Yosemite’s annoyances below.

Commands to Make Yosemite Suck Less [Avery Z Chipka]