I have a Mid-2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro running 10.13.5 which I have been using my AirPods with successfully since I got them over a year ago.
For some reason, today, when I try to connect them, nothing happens. I've tried rebooting. Un-pairing and re-pairing them. They still work with my iPhone.
I noticed this in the Console when I try to connect:
default 14:21:52.245048 -0600 bluetoothd ***** Temporarily stopping all scans ***** default 14:21:52.331071 -0600 SystemUIServer [openConnection] self=0x6080002e3c00 EXPANSION.authenticationRequired=0 default 14:21:52.331518 -0600 SystemUIServer [openConnection] self=0x6080002e3c00 target=0x60c000279ec0 return=0x00000000 default 14:22:02.659245 -0600 bluetoothd Create connection failed (0x4) for device: 7C-04-D0-A6-1D-CB default 14:22:02.659318 -0600 bluetoothd DaemonHCIEventNotificationHandler_ConnectionComplete - 04 default 14:22:02.661284 -0600 SystemUIServer Failed to connect to the device: 0x4 default 14:22:04.246890 -0600 bluetoothd ***** Starting after temporarily stopping all scans *****
Is there some other place I can look to see what may be causing this?
Having stumbled upon this article, I tried unchecking "Allow Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices" and that seemed to work. Even when I checked it back on the connection seems to be holding. I fail to see what Handoff has to do with Bluetooth but at least it works, for now.