How to Use an iMac as a Bluetooth Headset

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How to Use an iMac as a Bluetooth Headset
Use the Bluetooth module in the iMac to connect to other devices. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Pair your iMac with a Bluetooth headset to stream audio directly to the headphone's speakers. The Bluetooth wireless protocol enables you to connect devices from different manufacturers without using a physical cable connection. Your iMac's operating system includes the necessary software utilities to establish a connection with the headset in just a few clicks of the mouse, so you can begin privately enjoying your favourite songs and podcasts.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Bring the headset within a few feet of the iMac to ensure the connection is established.

  2. 2

    Put the Bluetooth headset in "Pairing" or "Discoverable." This usually involves pressing a multi-function button, check with your device's user manual for the specific steps for your individual model.

  3. 3

    Click the "Bluetooth" icon on the iMac's menu bar, and click "Turn Bluetooth ON." Click the "Bluetooth ON" entry, and click "Set Up Bluetooth Device." A list of Bluetooth devices appears.

  4. 4

    Click the "Bluetooth Headset" icon in the window, and click "Next."

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