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tofferr
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Bluetooth Connection Prioritization QC35

My QC35s have been paired with my phone and two Macs.  The headphones do a good job connecting to the phone and one of the Macs.  But, even when the Macs aren't making any sound and the iPhone is playing a podcast I frequently cannot hear the podcast.  The solution is to go into the Bose app and disconnect from the Mac.  I do this so often I'd prefer that it didn't even connect to the Macs and that I could tell it to connect via the app when I need it.

 

Any thoughts on work arounds?

 

Thanks,

 Chris

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Mohsin_S
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Re: Bluetooth Connection Prioritization QC35

Hello Chris, 

 

Thank you for reaching out. I understand what you are saying here. My first thought would be to turn off the Bluetooth on the Mac? But I'm not sure if that will cause you to lose your other accessories. The headset is designed to connect to the previously paired device when in range and is discoverable. Toggling the "Connections" in your app is probably your best approach. I'm curious if anyone else in the community has any thoughts. 

 

Thank you again, and have a great one. 

 

 

Mohsin - Community Support

tofferr
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Re: Bluetooth Connection Prioritization QC35

Mohsin,

 

You are correct, I cannot turn off Mac bluetooth without also loosing other bluetooth devices, like, keyboard and trackpad.

 

My desire to have it only connect to my iPhone is only because it doesn't do a good job picking which bluetooth device to actually be connected to.  My phone will be playing a podcast to the headphonse but the headphones will stay on a silent Mac bluetooth connection.  It only resloves when I dissconnect the headphones via the Bose app.  It is enough to make me consider unpairing the headphones between times when I want to use them with the Mac.

 

Thanks for replying,

 Chris