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How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 [Solved]

How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

How to fix it if your Windows 10 Bluetooth won’t turn on? Here’s the real fix of How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10!

To connect your Bluetooth device (headphones, mouse, etc.), or to transfer files from your iPhone to your PC via Bluetooth, you need to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 first if the Bluetooth won’t turn on in Windows 10. 

How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 (and how to fix it if it won’t turn on)

In this guide you’ll learn:

  1. How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 easily
  2. What to do if you can’t turn Bluetooth on in Windows 10

 

How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

Normally you can turn on Bluetooth in Windows 10 in three easy steps:

1. On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key and press the I key to open the Settings window.

2. Click Devices.

windows settings

3. Click the switch (currently set to Off) to turn on Bluetooth. (The status will change to On.)

turn on bluetooth

4. But if you don’t see the switch and your screen looks like the below, there’s a problem with Bluetooth on your computer.

bluetooth button missing

5. Stay calm and don’t worry. There is a way fix Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer and get that switch back for you.

What to do if you can’t turn Bluetooth on in Windows 10

Here are the top three ways to fix Bluetooth issues in Windows 10. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Update the Bluetooth driver on your computer
  2. Re-enable the Bluetooth driver software in Device Manager
  3. Make sure the Bluetooth Support Service is running

If it’s your first time to connect Bluetooth devices with your Windows 10 computer, you might need to check if your computer has Bluetooth.
If you’re sure your computer supports Bluetooth, move on to the solutions.

Here’s how you can check if your computer supports Bluetooth:

1. On your desktop, right-click on the Start button to select Device Manager.

select device manager

2. In Device Manager, check to see if there’s Bluetooth section or if there’s any Bluetooth adapter located in the Network adapters section. The Bluetooth adapter could also be listed under the Other devices section due to some errors.

device manager options

a) If you do find one or more Bluetooth adapters in Device Manager, your Windows 10 computer supports Bluetooth then. Move on to the solutions to continue to solve your problem.

b) If you can’t find any Bluetooth adapter in Device Manager, your Windows 10 computer doesn’t support Bluetooth then. But don’t worry, a Bluetooth receiver can easily solve the problem for you.

 

Fix 1: Update the Bluetooth driver on your computer

Bluetooth needs supporting hardware and software to work. When you’re sure your computer supports Bluetooth, but it’s still not working, the first thing you should do is update your Bluetooth driver.

There’re two ways you can update your Bluetooth driver: manually and automatically. 

To manually update the driver, head to your computer manufacturer’s website and search for the most recent correct Bluetooth driver. Make sure you choose the right driver for your version of Windows (32-bit or 64-bit).

But if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your Bluetooth driver manually, you can do it automatically with a driver updater software called Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically find the correct Bluetooth driver for your computer, download it, and install it correctly. Here’s how:

  1. Download, install and run Driver Easy.
  2. Click Scan Now.  It will detect all of your computer’s driver issues (including your Bluetooth driver) in less than a minute.
  3. If you have the Free version of Driver Easy, click the Update button next to the flagged Bluetooth driver to automatically download the correct driver, then you can manually install it.
  4. But if you have the Pro version you can click Update All to automatically download and install all of the missing or outdated drivers on your computer.

(If you click the Update All button in the Free version you’ll be asked if you want to upgrade to the Pro version.)

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key and press the ‘i’ key to open the Settings window.

check bluetooth options

Do you see the option to switch Bluetooth on now? If you do,  great. You’ve fixed the problem. But if it’s still not there, there’s something else you can try..

 

Fix 2: Re-enable the Bluetooth driver software in Device Manager

1.Right-click on the Start button. and select Device Manager.

disable device

2. Right-click on your Bluetooth device in the Bluetooth section, and choose Disable device. (If you’re asked to confirm, click Yes.)

enable device

3. Right-click on the device again and click Enable device.

4. On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key and press the ‘i’ key to open the Settings window.

If the Bluetooth switch is still not appearing then you can try another fix.

bluetooth option check

Fix 3: Make sure the Bluetooth Support Service is running

1.Hold down the Windows logo key and press the R key to bring up the Run box.

2. Type services.msc and press Enter.

choose the option run

3. Right-click Bluetooth Support Service, then click Start. (If the Start option grayed out, then click Restart.)

services option

4. Right-click on Bluetooth Support Service again, and this time click Properties.

bluetooth support service

5. Set its startup type to Automatic. click Apply and then click OK.

6. Finally, hold down the Windows logo key and press the I key to bring up the Settings window and make sure the Bluetooth option is there.

bluetooth check

Hopefully, this has fixed your Bluetooth problem. Please feel free to comment below with your experiences, and to share this post with friends and colleagues, if they’re having Bluetooth troubles.

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