Setting up Remote using Bluetooth

We recommend setting up and using Remote with a Wi-Fi connection, as it's more reliable and faster, but in a situation where Wi-Fi isn't available, it is possible to connect your Remote to your Mac using Bluetooth.

Follow the steps below to pair your devices, then follow Step 2 of the Setting Up Your First Remote guide to set up Alfred Remote itself.


Pairing your devices using Bluetooth

1. On your Mac

  • Go to your Mac's Bluetooth System Preferences (by typing "bluetooth" into Alfred)
  • Turn Bluetooth on and ensure your Mac is Discoverable

Bluetooth Pairing

2. On your iPad or iPhone

  • Tap the Settings icon
  • Tap Bluetooth in the Settings column on the left
  • In the Devices column, choose the Mac with which you'd like to pair your iOS device

3. On your Mac

Click "Yes" when the Pairing Request dialog appears.

4. On your iOS device

Click "Pair" when the dialog appears.

Once the Mac and iOS device are paired, follow Step 2 of the Setting Up Your First Remote guide to set up Alfred Remote itself.

This Bluetooth pairing is the same connection method used by Apple for remotes like its own Logic Remote. More details on the Apple support site.

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