Hi! Before setting up we are warning you about one thing:

  • YOU WILL LOSE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY IN THE INITIAL SETUP PROCESS AND ALL DEVICES WILL NEED TO BE RE-PAIRED. The re-pairing process only needs to be done once, and they will be remembered.

You will need to set up dongle once, and all settings will be saved for the future.

Option 1. Bluetooth Explorer utility

1. Install the Bluetooth Explorer:

2. Follow the instructions from the video:

Option 2. Commands via Terminal

You can send a special command to the system through the terminal (command line), which will allow the system to use the Hideez Dongle by default for Bluetooth devices. 

In the Terminal window, enter the following command:

sudo nvram bluetoothHostControllerSwitchBehavior=always 

Or download and launch this script:

You'll need to enter password from your Mac account and press enter.

Then restart computer.

The next time you turn on your computer, the system will use the Hideez Dongle.
If Hideez Dongle is plugged in, the system will use it for your Bluetooth devices, and if it is not available, it will reconnect the Bluetooth devices to the system adapter. 

To make your system adapter default again, you must open Terminal and enter a special command to cancel the previous setting:

sudo nvram -d bluetoothHostControllerSwitchBehavior

After restarting the computer, your Mac will use the system Bluetooth adapter (if available).

If you have any questions about these instructions or using Hideez Dongle, please contact our Customer Care team at support@hideez.com. We’ll be happy to help!

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