When I started with my hackintosh I did not have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth support in it. I used Ethernet to connect to my home network and it worked fine, I had no need for Wi-Fi.
Later I wanted to use more “Apple-specific” features, so I started looking for how to make them work with my hackintosh.
Adding Bluetooth support to a hackintosh is quite easy, you just need to buy any of these USB adapters:
All of them are natively supported in macOS, no extra drivers are needed.
GMYLE Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter
I bought the GMYLE Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter, found it on German Amazon.
Thanks to adding Bluetooth support I got:
- Ability to use Bluetooth keyboards, speakers, headphones
- SMS messages showing on macOS
- incoming phone calls showing on macOS
The SMS relying feature was really nice, especially when needing to copy security codes sent by SMS by services that do not support 2FA via TOTP.
Justa s a side note, iMessage worked right from the start, Bluetooth is not needed for it.
Wi-Fi required for some Apple-specific features
The one thing that I was missing was AirDrop. I started taking screenshots regularly on my iPhone during development and testing and there was no easy way to move them to the hackintosh without AirDrop.
To make AirDrop and additional features like Handoff work you need not only Bluetooth but also an internal Wi-Fi card.[Read More]