Automox Worklet: Disabling Bluetooth on macOS

Bluetooth is a short-range, low-power wireless technology commonly integrated into portable computing and communication peripheral devices. Bluetooth is best used in a secure environment where unauthorized users have no physical access to your computer. If Bluetooth is used, it should be secured properly.

Bluetooth is particularly susceptible to a diverse set of security vulnerabilities involving identity detection, location tracking, denial of service, unintended control and access of data and voice channels, and unauthorized device and data access. It is recommended by the Center for Internet Security to disable Bluetooth when connectable, but not in use.

To help you better secure your corporate macOS endpoints, we’ve created an Automox Worklet that allows you to evaluate the Bluetooth status and disable it, if necessary.

Automox Worklet: To check for Bluetooth status and disable on macOS

This Automox Worklet is designed to disable Bluetooth on your corporate macOS endpoints if Bluetooth is enabled and connectable, but no peripheral or device is connected. To deploy this Automox Worklet view the original posting on the Automox Alive community.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Worklet has the ability to disable Bluetooth on multiple devices at once. It is highly advised by Automox to test this Worklet in a controlled environment before deploying it to production devices.

To see this Worklet in action, check out the demo in our October Patch Tuesday webinar. View webinar recording here.

Tips for Creating an Automox Worklet

Before deploying an Automox Worklet to the production environment, we suggest testing this on a few devices to confirm its accuracy. If you have any questions, please contact our support team for technical assistance at

For step-by-step instructions on creating the Worklet, see our user documentation: Create a Worklet.

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