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4.1   Adding a Device

First, make sure that your AirPods or other Bluetooth device is paired using the Bluetooth pane in System Settings or System Preferences.

To begin using a Bluetooth device with ToothFairy, click the + button in the Settings window. This will open the Bluetooth selector:

bluetooth connect

Click on the desired device and then click Select. Now your device will appear in the list at the left side of ToothFairy’s settings:


Manually Adding a Device

In rare cases, macOS may incorrectly show the Select button as disabled, but you can add the device to ToothFairy by manually entering its Bluetooth address:

  1. To find the address:
    • On macOS 13, go to System Settings ‣ Control Center and make sure that Bluetooth is set to Show in Menu Bar.
    • On macOS 11 and macOS 12, go to System Preferences ‣ Dock & Menu Bar ‣ Bluetooth and make sure that Show in Menu Bar is checked.
    • On earlier versions of macOS, go to System Preferences ‣ Bluetooth and make sure that Show Bluetooth in menu bar is checked.
  2. Then Option-click the macOS Bluetooth menu at the top of the screen and look for the address under the device. You may want to take a screenshot of the menu so that you can still see the address after closing it.
  3. Option-click the + button in ToothFairy and enter the device’s Bluetooth address.

Devices added in this way may have limited functionality; the device name and battery status may not be available to ToothFairy.

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