Fix stuttering Bluetooth audio on your MacBook Pro with Sierra

This tip from OS X daily fixed a problem that has been plaguing me for ages with my MacBook Pro and Bose bluetooth headphones – stuttering audio.

Simple, simple fix … hold down Shift and Option, click the Bluetooth menu, select the “Debug” popout menu and then “Reset the Bluetooth module” option.

It disconnects all Bluetooth devices but they reconnect a second later, and bingo — flawless Bluetooth audio.

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6 Replies to “Fix stuttering Bluetooth audio on your MacBook Pro with Sierra”

  1. i have tried everything, reseting prom eprom, reseting bluetooth, changing bitrate, everything i could find on support…some of it worked but only short term…after an hour stutter came back

    the solution was: go to a store and buy USB bluetooth dongle (i bought the smallest i could find for 8$), plug it in and macbook automaticly shuts down onboard bluetooth and uses the new usb, after that music plays perfectly without any stutters at all!

  2. Same problem here. Seems not te be fixed when just resetting like mentioned above. What USB key did you buy dunster? i like to permanent solve this issue two.

    my setup:
    macbook pro med 2012 (non retina)
    High Sierra version 10.13.3

  3. Same issue. I have tried everything. I notice when I do an SMC reset, it works great for an hour or so, and then it’s back to choppy audio. So annoying.

  4. This does not work. I have no other bluetooth devices connected. My Shure BT buds still stutter. But only on my MBpro.

  5. The reset doesn’t help.
    @Martin – I also have this problem with my Shure BT buds. Don’t experience this with my Jaybird X3s though. Did you happen to solve this somehow? Did High Sierra help maybe?

  6. Sadly, no. My Shure BT buds work perfectly with my iPhone 6s+ but on my 2015 Mac Pro, running High Sierra, the stuttering continues.

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