Bluetooth Won’t Turn ON On Mac In macOS Monterey ? (Fixed!)

Bluetooth won't turn ON Mac

Bluetooth won’t turn ON Mac


Are you trying to enable Bluetooth on Mac but the antenna won’t turn ON? You click the Bluetooth toggle in the menu bar or System Preferences but the button is unresponsive?

Bluetooth Doesn’t Turn ON On Mac

This issue has been reported by Nadia on our macOS Monterey review page:

“Bluetooth stuck! Won’t turn on after waking up MacBook from sleep! Anyone else experiencing the same?”

We couldn’t fully replicate the issue on our own devices, but have found similar reports on Reddit, including the video embedded below:

How To Fix Bluetooth Won’t Turn ON On Mac

At the time of writing, the only way to fix this issue is by restarting your MacBook. Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner of the screen and go for Restart!

Fact: This troubleshooting option might be only temporarily and the problem can occur again. Apparently, Bluetooth crashes if the MacBook goes into Sleep mode for a longer time (over night)!

Extra Fix Bluetooth Doesn’t Turn ON on Mac

reset the Bluetooth module on Mac
Another troubleshooting tip that you can apply is to hold option (alt) + shift keys on your keyboard and click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar.

This brings up a hidden menu that includes a Reset the Bluetooth module option. Use it and let us know if it fixes the Bluetooth issue!

Fact: Not all Mac models have this option. In same cases it’s available under Debug.

Reset Bluetooth In Terminal

how to reset Bluetooth in Terminal
Open Terminal in Finder or Launchpad and type the following command, followed by the return key to execute:
sudo pkill bluetoothd

Provide your MacBook password to authenticate the execution. Type the password using the keyboard. It won’t show up in Terminal, it will look like you don’t type anything, but the input is registered! Press return key when ready!

Have you managed to fix Bluetooth won’t turn On Mac? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section to share your feedback.

Related: Check out more fixes for other common macOS Monterey problems:
Mouse cursor stuck in macOS 12.0.1
USB hubs not working properly.
Screensaver black screen bug!