Connect AirPods (or other Bluetooth headphones) to your Mac with a single click or keypress.

AirPods are great, but they don’t work quite as smoothly with Macs as they do iPhones. You can’t tell at a glance whether audio will play from the AirPods or your Mac’s built-in speaker, you have to dig into a Bluetooth submenu to connect, and then you have to go back to the menu to see when the AirPods are ready for use. ToothFairy streamlines this: just click an icon in the menu bar (or press a hotkey) to switch to the AirPods, and the icon always shows whether they’re connected.

- Works with AirPods, as well as any Bluetooth device that you can connect to your Mac: headphones, speakers, headsets, game pad controllers, keyboards, mice, etc. (HomePod is not supported, as it is not a Bluetooth audio device.)

- Click the hollow AirPods icon in the menu bar to switch to AirPods. It fills in to show they are connected and also displays a battery indicator.

- Supports multiple Bluetooth audio devices; you can choose a different icon and hotkey for each.

- Get the best audio quality. macOS will normally use the SCO codec if it thinks you’re going to use the microphone. ToothFairy can ensure that it uses the higher quality AAC codec when you only care about audio output: listening to music or video or playing a game.

- Disconnect a Bluetooth device by clicking the icon (or pressing the hotkey) again, so that you can switch back to your phone. AirPods and Beats devices with an Apple W1 chip do not need to be manually disconnected, and you can set them to “Connection only mode” to avoid accidental disconnections when pressing the hotkey multiple times.

- ToothFairy automatically launches at login, so it’s always there when you need it.

- Optionally hide the Dock icon so it only appears in the menu bar. With the Dock icon hidden, you can right-click (or Control-click) the menu bar icon to access the settings.

- Run a shell script when the AirPods are connected or disconnected.

- Use with your Magic Mouse or Magic Keyboard to make sure the battery level doesn’t get too low, or to quickly reconnect them if they get disconnected.

Note: ToothFairy works with devices that can be connected via the macOS Bluetooth menu. Please make sure the devices you want to connect have been paired to the system correctly before using them with ToothFairy.

What's New

Version 2.4.6

- The shell script text views now use a monospaced font for better readability of punctuation characters.

- The shell script text views now disable automatic quote and dash substitution so that you don’t accidentally get smart punctuation in your scripts.

- Fixed a bug where opening the **Preferences** window didn’t always bring it to the front.

- Fixed a bug where the disconnection script was not run.

- Fixed a bug where there was extra space at the end of the tooltip when hovering over the menu bar icon.

- Fixed a bug where some of the menu bar icons were not centered when the battery indicator was visible.

- Updated the German localization.

If you enjoy using ToothFairy, please take a minute to rate it or leave a review. We’d really appreciate it.

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

31 Ratings
31 Ratings

Simple, Easy… “It just works."


Why Apple didn’t make it this easy to pair your airpods or other bluetooth devices on your mac… we will never know. Thankfully these guys made a great app that “just works.” Like you’d expect anything Apple to do. Super easy to install and even easier to use. Thanks!

Works great with my Sony headphones

Jay T Doggzone

Works great to connect to my Sony headphones. When I'm done using them on my Mac, I just disconnect using ToothFairy and then reconnect on my iPhone. I wish there was a similar app on iOS so I could easily reconnect on my iphone (something that lived in Control Center?).

Connecting is a Snap


So, in terms of quick connection to bluetooth devices and seeing what is connected. This is a great app.

Update: Everything is fixed in the test version I received.

Original: My issue is that for whatever reason, the left configuration panel doesn’t seem to response to clicks, forcing me into keyboard shortcuts to select bluetooth devices.
Once everything is set up, everything works great though.

Developer Response

Thanks for the report and for testing the fix. It is now available in ToothFairy 2.4.6. If you run into any other issues, please feel free to contact


C-Command Software, LLC
6.8 MB
English, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 C-Command Software


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