Many users have experienced random disconnects of Bluetooth accessories on their Apple Silicon M1-equipped Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air devices. The issue affects both third-party and Apple accessories, including the Magic Keyboard.
While some users report that resetting Bluetooth fixes the issue, it doesn’t prove to be a permanent fix.
A tweet from The Atlantic writer Ian Bogost spotted by The 8-Bit, says Apple is aware of the issue and is working on a solution.
Solved my M1 Mac Bluetooth issues by plugging in my keyboard and buying a Logitech mouse with its own Bluetooth dongle.
(Apple tells me a MacOS fix is in progress and forthcoming just about anytime. But jeez.)
— Ian Bogost (@ibogost) January 10, 2021
As mentioned in Bogost’s tweet, some users have resorted to using third-party Bluetooth dongles as a work-around, although reports indicate these users are having only mixed results.