IPhone – Can’t remove bluetooth iPhone 3GS from OS X Mountain Lion


I paired my 3GS for network tethering and it worked fine until I closed my MacBook. Now it says that I'm connected to my phone when I am not. Clicking the 'Disconnect from Network' button does nothing. And in the Bluetooth preferences I can't delete the device.

Can anyone tell me how to force the removal of the device?

Best Answer

  • What if you just switch off Bluetooth? You're Mac will disconnect (obviously) and then you'll have removed your iPhone from your Bluetooth preferences.

    If that doesn't work, you can do it the hard way and delete following files from ~\Library\Preferences:

    • com.apple.Bluetooth.plist
    • com.apple.BluetoothFileExchange.plist

    Please be advised you'll delete all your stored Bluetooth devices !!

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