It is a lot tidier when you don’t have a bunch of cables hanging out of your laptop. No one wants their workstation to appear messy. This is why the use of Bluetooth devices is on the rise. Now it is possible to connect a Bluetooth-enabled mouse, keyboard, headphones, earbuds, etc to your Windows PC. This cannot be accomplished until you know how to properly turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10.
Here are the step-by-step instructions to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10
Before you move ahead with the instructions, make sure your computer supports Bluetooth connectivity. In 2019, almost all laptops are enabled with Bluetooth but things are not the same with desktops. Particularly, the assembled ones.
1) To find the Bluetooth settings, go to Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. You will see a window similar to the image below.
2) Locate a slider with Bluetooth as it’s the label. Since the Bluetooth on your PC is turned off by default, expect this slider to indicate “off”. Turn on the Bluetooth slider and you are good to go.
3) If you don’t see a slider with the label Bluetooth, there must be something wrong with the Bluetooth connectivity of your computer. Don’t worry. It can be fixed easily. I have discussed Bluetooth troubleshooting methods in the next section.
I still can’t connect my Bluetooth-enabled devices to my Windows PC? Where I may be going wrong and what should I do to solve this issue?
Since you are still not able to connect to Bluetooth on your Windows 10 PC, you must check if your PC supports Bluetooth or not. If it does, then you will have to update the drivers.
How to check if my computer supports Bluetooth
To check if your computer supports Bluetooth, you need to go to Device Manager and find a relevant adapter. You can go to the Device Manager in several ways but the easiest is via the command prompt.
Press Windows key + R keys on your keyboard or simply type “run” in the search bar(bottom-left side of the screen). Once a new window opens, type the command “devmgmt.msc” and wait for the Device Manager window to open up.
Here check if you can find Bluetooth adapters. If your PC does support Bluetooth, then you will Bluetooth in the list of adapters. If not, then your PC does not support Bluetooth and you will need to find alternatives solutions to perform the tasks you intended initially to perform with Bluetooth.
How to update Bluetooth drivers on my Windows PC
To update Bluetooth drivers the easy way, go to the Device Manager using the same command “devmgmt.msc” and in the list of adapters, find a Bluetooth adapter with the word Radios in it. You will see an icon similar to the one in the image below.
Hover over this icon and right-click on it. Click on Update driver > Search automatically for updated driver software. Follow along with the instructions and close the window when the installation is finished. Restart your computer and you will now be able to connect your Bluetooth devices with your Windows PC.
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