How do I connect an external device directly to my virtual machine?

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Connect to the running virtual machine.

Reconnect from Mac to the virtual machine.

  1. In the Mac menu click on Devices > USB & Bluetooth > "device_name". If you reopen the same menu, a tick should be shown next to this device's name if it's connected to guest OS.
  2. Your device is now connected directly to the virtual machine and is no longer visible on Mac.

This type of connection allows you to enable your virtual machine to use all the functionalities of your device.

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