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How to pair a Polaroid PoGo with a MacBook

Updated April 17, 2017

The Polaroid PoGo is a compact printer designed to print high resolution colour images from a digital camera or mobile phone using Zink, Polaroid's no-ink technology. The PoGo can also print photographs from any device that has Bluetooth enable, including a MacBook. It is really straightforward to connect the MacBook to the Polaroid Pogo, without the need for any additional software, and you only need to do this once.

Press the power button on the PoGo to turn it on. The Bluetooth connection will start automatically. Power up your MacBook and click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu across the top of the screen. The Bluetooth icon is on the left of the Wi-Fi icon. Select "Turn Bluetooth On." Click the Bluetooth icon again and select "Set Up Bluetooth Device."

Select the Polaroid PoGo in the list of devices, and click "Continue." After the Bluetooth Setup Assistant states "The pairing attempt was unsuccessful" click "Passcode Options" at the bottom of the window.

Select "Use a Specific Passcode" and type "6000" in the box. Click "OK." After the Bluetooth Setup Assistant has confirmed the connection between the MacBook and the PoGo, click "Quit." The two devices are now permanently connected. Whenever you want to print a photo from your MacBook, click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and select "Send File."

Tip

The Polaroid PoGo is not compatible with the iPhone, so if you want to print photographs from your iPhone transfer them to your MacBook.

Warning

Don't expect top quality prints. Like traditional Polaroid images, they are not very sharp and colours are highly saturated. If your image doesn't match the dimensions of the PoGo film, it will automatically be cropped, which will lose the outer edges of the image.

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C. Giles is a writer with an MA (Hons) in English literature and a post-graduate diploma in law. Her work has been published in several publications, both online and offline, including "The Herald," "The Big Issue" and "Daily Record."