How to clean bluetooth device list

the bluetooth device list is cluttered with unknown and duplicate devices (see screenshot below). Is there a way to remove devices from that list. Rigth-Clicking in unused devices does not yield any reaction and sometimes also hangs the system.

Any help or tips are appreciated.

eos-diagnostic-210617_200645_UTC 0200.txt (2.5 MB)


You can use the command line tool bluetoothctl. Open a Terminal and run it, then use the following commands inside it to remove a device:



remove-device aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff

(replace the device’s address with the actual one)

@egrath thanks, but the removed devices pop up again quickly, so that does not really unclutter the list. I tried to “block” one of it, but it did not really block it.

The list of unused devices is also quite long and I guess these are devices, which are listed in bluetoothctl without info in the device command. For some of them also info address yields not very useful information, or at least I cannot make any sense of the delivered info, e.g.:

[Bluetooth Mouse]# devices 
Device 60:73:0B:C1:CF:92 60-73-0B-C1-CF-92
Device ED:8E:0E:52:B5:F5 Bluetooth Mouse
Device F3:33:7E:18:F3:66 846B2177C32E33A8E9
Device A4:C1:38:71:E6:67 ihoment_H6159_E667
Device 90:97:F3:A3:28:F9 Samsung Galaxy S7
Device 00:13:7B:80:1F:44 HAMA MB150
Device 00:58:50:89:0D:E8 BTA-27
Device A4:C1:38:EC:8A:4C ihoment_H6127_8A4C
Device FE:08:46:81:63:7C HannsPad
Device A4:C1:38:AA:59:F1 ihoment_H6110_59F1
Device F3:33:82:18:E1:9A 846B2177B7BC33A8E9
Device 45:BA:A1:FF:0D:EA 45-BA-A1-FF-0D-EA
Device 4F:6A:85:2B:E8:64 4F-6A-85-2B-E8-64
Device 45:A3:22:13:AE:CF 45-A3-22-13-AE-CF
Device 49:8D:E6:F9:0E:22 49-8D-E6-F9-0E-22
Device 5C:AF:CF:56:56:59 5C-AF-CF-56-56-59
Device 6F:4B:59:44:AC:EE 6F-4B-59-44-AC-EE
[Bluetooth Mouse]# info F3:33:82:18:E1:9A
Device F3:33:82:18:E1:9A (random)
	Name: 846B2177B7BC33A8E9
	Alias: 846B2177B7BC33A8E9
	Paired: no
	Trusted: no
	Blocked: no
	Connected: no
	LegacyPairing: no
	UUID: Unknown                   (0000fe07-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
	ManufacturerData Key: 0x05a7
	ManufacturerData Value:
  05 10 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 1a 00 ca           .............   
	RSSI: -90
	TxPower: 0
[Bluetooth Mouse]# info 60:73:0B:C1:CF:92
Device 60:73:0B:C1:CF:92 (random)
	Alias: 60-73-0B-C1-CF-92
	Paired: no
	Trusted: no
	Blocked: no
	Connected: no
	LegacyPairing: no
	ManufacturerData Key: 0x004c
	ManufacturerData Value:
  10 05 11 18 85 ba 71                             ......q         
	RSSI: -84
	TxPower: 7
[Bluetooth Mouse]#

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