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What are the minimum system requirements for AirBuddy?

AirBuddy requires macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later and a Mac with Bluetooth Low Energy support. Support for some headsets is limited or unavailable depending on the operating system version, check out this article to learn more.

An update to AirBuddy later this year will move the requirement to macOS 11 (Big Sur) or later. However, version 2.5 will continue to be available for users running macOS Mojave (10.14) or Catalina (10.15), and that version will continue to receive security and bug fix updates.

For information about the macOS Ventura beta, check out this support article.

How to check if your Mac supports Bluetooth Low Energy

NOTE: all Macs with an Apple Silicon chip (M1, M1 Pro or M1 Max) and most Macs manufactured on or after 2013 have Bluetooth Low Energy.

macOS Monterey

  • Click the Apple logo menu
  • Select “About This Mac”
  • Click on the “System Report” button
  • In the “Hardware” section of the sidebar, select “Bluetooth”
  • Check the “Supported services” line. If the list of services contains “GATT”, then your Mac has Bluetooth Low Energy and will work with AirBuddy. If that information is not there, then your Mac does not have Bluetooth Low Energy and most features of AirBuddy won't work on your Mac, especially the ones related to AirPods.

macOS Big Sur or earlier

  • Click the Apple logo menu
  • Select “About This Mac”
  • Click on the “System Report” button
  • In the “Hardware” section of the sidebar, select “Bluetooth”
  • Check the “Bluetooth Low Energy Supported” line. If that line says Yes, then your Mac has Bluetooth Low Energy and will work with AirBuddy. If that line says “No”, then your Mac does not have Bluetooth Low Energy and most features of AirBuddy won't work on your Mac, especially the ones related to AirPods.

What if I purchased AirBuddy and then realized that my Mac is not supported?

No worries, see how can I get a refund for AirBuddy.