How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 - 100% Easy Guide

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Want to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10? Yesterday, I had to transfer some data to my phone, and I simply could not find how shall I enable Bluetooth on my laptop.

I found the main reason behind Bluetooth is turned off by default is Windows tries to save the battery. As Bluetooth is considered as an idle resource. But I found this simple way to make it work. This guide will help you to turn your Bluetooth ON in your Windows 10.

Enable Bluetooth in Windows Settings

You will need to get stuff configured first before you begin using a Bluetooth device, meaning that you go to Windows Settings (i.e. Settings app on Windows 10 and the Control Panel on Windows 7).

Windows 10 / Windows 8

1. Press Ctrl + X  and Choose System from the context menu. Search for Bluetooth in the top left corner . You will see Bluetooth and other devices. Click on that.

How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

2. Just switch to "On" position in Bluetooth Settings. Once Bluetooth has been enabled, you can click "Add Bluetooth or other devices" and then search for Bluetooth devices will begin with Windows 10.

How to enable Bluetooth on Windows 10
3. If you start the pairing mode of your Bluetooth device, it will appear in the list of accessible devices. Choose it then proceed as directed. The device is shown in the list of linked peripherals after you have linked.

Windows 7

Usually, after installing and configuring a Bluetooth adapter on a Windows 7 system, it will automatically activate and ready to be used. In some PCs, such as a notebook with built-in Bluetooth, there may be a keyboard shortcut that turns Bluetooth on or off, or an icon that will execute the same function may be present in the system tray.

There may also be various PCs and Bluetooth adapters with tools to connect to a Bluetooth device.

  1. Press the Start button and right-click "Devices and Printers" button. 
  2. Select "Add device", pick it, and then click "Next". 
  3. Alternatively, to get started, you can open the Control Panel and access "Hardware and Sound" then "Devices and Printer". Follow the instructions for pairing your device.

Can not find Bluetooth device?

There might be possibility that you have got Bluetooth device installed but the drivers are not installed. We need to install or update the Bluetooth device drivers in order to make if identifiable.

Install or Update Bluetooth Driver

Bluetooth requires the hardware and software that it supports to continue operating. If your computer supports Bluetooth, but it doesn't work, you should first update your Bluetooth driver. You have two options: manually and automatically update your Bluetooth drivers.

We have written a complete guide on finding out missing drivers in your Windows. Check this out.

To update the driver manually, go to the website of your computer manufacturer and search for the latest correct Bluetooth driver. Select the right driver for your Windows variant (32-bit or 64-bit).

However, you can do it automatically on the Driver Easy if you do not have the time, patience or computer skill to update the Bluetooth driver manually. Driver Easy automatically finds, downloads and installs the right Bluetooth driver on your desktop.

Microsoft One Touch Toggle Bluetooth

If you do not want troubleshoot issues related to Bluetooth, you can anytime get this app from Microsoft strore. This has got easy way tot toggle switch for a Bluetooth to turn it on and off. Check this link to read more and download this app:

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