Manage bluetooth devices from the command line - bluetoothctl

Manage Bluetooth devices from the command-line. More information: Bitbucket.

  • Enter the bluetoothctl shell:


  • List all known devices:

bluetoothctl devices

  • Power the Bluetooth controller on or off:

bluetoothctl power {{on|off}}

  • Pair with a device:

bluetoothctl pair {{mac_address}}

  • Remove a device:

bluetoothctl remove {{mac_address}}

  • Connect to a paired device:

bluetoothctl connect {{mac_address}}

  • Disconnect from a paired device:

bluetoothctl disconnect {{mac_address}}

  • Display help:

bluetoothctl help