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How to Enable Bluetooth in Windows 10

Most PCs nowadays come equipped with the Bluetooth functionality to help you connect to your Bluetooth devices, such as your external Bluetooth speakers. If you have Bluetooth on your PC but you don’t know how to use it, this guide will show how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 PCs.

At the end of the guide, you will have learned how to enable Bluetooth on Windows 10 and how to how to use Bluetooth on Windows 10. We are sure you would love to learn these things and let’s get on to them:

Part 1: Steps to Enable and Use Bluetooth on Windows 10

Before you can enable the functionality on your Windows 10 computer, you will need to learn how to find Bluetooth on Windows 10. Since there’s no shortcut on your desktop, you might be puzzled as to where to go to find it. Fortunately, it’s located in a simple panel and the following shows where exactly it is:

The above should enable the Bluetooth functionality on your Windows 10 computer. Now that Bluetooth is enabled, you can pair your other devices with your PC. Scan for Bluetooth devices on your other device and your PC should show up.

Part 2: Windows 10 Bluetooth Won’t Turn on, How to Fix?

While the procedure shown above is supposed to go without any issues, sometimes it creates issues and does not actually turn on Bluetooth on users’ PCs. If that’s the case with you, you will need to investigate and fix the issue on your computer.

There are two possible ways you can try on the software side on your computer to fix the Bluetooth issue. The issue will most likely not persist after you have followed the below steps.

1. Disable Bluetooth device driver

One of the ways you can interact with Bluetooth is to disable its drivers. Once that’s done, enable the drivers again and it will get the Bluetooth to work again on your computer. The following steps show how you can go about doing that on your PC.

If there was an issue with the Bluetooth device drivers, the above should have resolved it for you. It first disabled the drivers on your PC in case they were not fully loaded and were causing the issue. Then, it enabled them again making sure they fully launch and are able to interact with the physical Bluetooth hardware on your PC.

2. Update Bluetooth device driver

If you have bought your Windows 10 PC a long time ago and haven’t installed any updates, it is likely Bluetooth is playing up because of outdated drivers installed on your computer. In this case, the first thing you will need to do is update the drivers for Bluetooth on your PC. If you know the website for drivers, you can get those from there and install them on your PC.

If you are not sure how to go about doing that, the below section should help you learn how to update Bluetooth device drivers using Device Manager.

Follow the on-screen instructions and you should be able to update the Bluetooth device drivers on your Windows 10 PC. In most cases, it will download the drivers from your Bluetooth manufacturer’s website so you have the most reliable and compatible drivers for your device.

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The above guide should teach you how to get Bluetooth on Windows 10 working again if it was not working before. It also shows simple steps to enable Bluetooth and use it on your PC. Lastly, it shows how to troubleshoot Bluetooth issues and another common issue - forgetting user account passwords.

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