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The Bluetooth preference pane in macOS 10.15

The Battery pane of the System Preferences in macOS was developed by Apple to allow users to manage connections with Bluetooth devices to their Mac.

History[]

Bluetooth was first released as a technology preview in 2002 with support for 3rd-party USB adapters.[1] It was later integrated into Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) and appears when Bluetooth hardware is installed.[2][3] Bluetooth is now a standard feature of all Macs.[4][5]

There was a 3rd-party attempt to create a Bluetooth Control Center for older Macs running Mac OS 9, but work on the driver was not completed and the source code was released in 2005. Another option for PowerPC-based systems is to launch classic Mac OS software in the Classic environment so that Mac OS X handles Bluetooth devices.[6]

References[]

  1. Bluetooth: Wireless gets more personal., Apple Computer. Archived 2002-03-22.
  2. Bluetooth: Wireless gets more personal., Apple Computer. Archived 2003-02-02.
  3. Road to Mac OS X Leopard: System Preferences by Prince McLean, AppleInsider. 2007-10-24.
  4. The untold history of macOS System Preferences by Arun Venkatesan. 2020-09-17.
  5. Bluetooth Capabilities of Macs, EveryMac. Accessed 2021-07-23.
  6. Bluetooth Control Center 1.0.2 by Protools5LEGuy, Mac OS 9 Lives. 2015-08-28.

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Notes: Items in gray indicate panes of System Preferences that were merged or renamed. Items in strikethrough have been replaced or discontinued. Items in italics are only available if the corresponding hardware or software is installed. This list does not include 3rd-party preference panes.
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