ToothFairy free download for Mac


03 June 2020

Change Bluetooth connections with a single click.


Tooth Fairy 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.
  • Run a shell script when the AirPods are connected or disconnected.

What's new in ToothFairy

Version 2.6.2:
  • The How can I switch back to an iPhone or other Mac? section of the manual now describes how you can make your iPhone automatically switch back to AirPods (or another chosen Bluetooth device) when you open certain apps.
  • Added the How can I rename a Bluetooth device? section of the manual.
  • If macOS forgot that ToothFairy was set as a login item, it will now repair this at launch without your having to click the preferences checkbox.
  • Improved the Improve sound quality by disabling audio input from device and Why isn’t my device connecting? sections of the manual.
  • Adjusted the icons so that if you have a keyboard next to a trackpad, they line up.
  • The offset disconnected AirPods icon no longer looks uncentered.
  • Added Czech and Dutch localizations.
  • Fixed a bug where the Preferences window could be inappropriately shown at launch due to an interaction between macOS state restoration and the login item.
  • Tried to fix a crash due to a macOS bug after adding a new Bluetooth device.

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How would you rate ToothFairy app?

5 Reviews of ToothFairy

01 May 2019
Version: 2.5

Most helpful

An essential piece of software for use with Apple AirPods on a Mac. Joshua J.
02 September 2019
Version: 2.5
never again, destroys every fine working system bluetooth stops working poperly
01 May 2019
Version: 2.5
An essential piece of software for use with Apple AirPods on a Mac. Joshua J.
26 January 2019
Version: 2.4.8
Great application seriously with a stunning design and very simple user interface that allows you to choose which bluetooth device you want to connect with one simple click It connect and support AirPods (or other Bluetooth headphones) or any output device even with hot key .
24 May 2017
Version: 2.2.1
Don't know if it's because of the developer or MacUpdate, but this is NOT free as it was initially advertised under the MacUpdate menubar icon. The dishonesty immediately stops me from buying this or any software product that initially advertises as free. I suppose it's to get one to take notice.
04 March 2017
Version: 1.3
This is a great help, if you want to switch quickly to a Bluetooth headset on the Mac. I use it with BoseComfort 35 headset.