How to Enable Windows 10 Bluetooth

If you know how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 it will help you to send or receive files on your device even though it’s not the fastest way to receive or transfer files on or from your Windows computer since Windows introduced the link to Windows app.

Windows 10 Bluetooth is a wireless technology to send or receive data from Windows [10] to other devices with the Bluetooth feature. The Bluetooth works within a specific range. Once the meter with which the Bluetooth covers exceeds, the connection will be lost.

The technology data transfer can be used to transfer huge data between Windows 10 and other devices that have Bluetooth including Windows-to-Windows transfer.

The fastest approach to turn on Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer is via the “Action Center.” To do this you simply need to click on the “Show Hidden Icon” upward arrow, click on the “Bluetooth icon”, hit “Send” or “Receive” depending on your choice and select the device you want to connect to from the list of the available Bluetooth devices.

However, if you have a Windows 10 computer and the Bluetooth is still working properly, here in this guide, you will learn how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10.

How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

There are a few ways to take to turn on Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer.

Windows Settings

You can turn on your Windows 10 Bluetooth feature via the settings. Here are the steps to take.

  • Tap on the “Windows 10 Start Menu “
  • Hit the “Settings” cogwheel icon.
  • Click on “Devices” which contains “Bluetooth, printer, mouse, etc.
  • Choose “Bluetooth & other devices.”
  • Locate “Bluetooth” at the top centre and toggle “ON” the feature

Once you have enabled the Bluetooth button it’ll become active to all nearby devices searching for available Bluetooth devices.

Action Centre

The Windows 10 OS allows you to turn On/Off Bluetooth via the action centre. The Windows action centre is the notification centre which replaces the charms in Windows 10. Through this centre, you can find and turn on and turn off Bluetooth on your Windows 10 PC.

  • Click on the Windows 10 “Action Centre” icon that looks like a bubble to the bottom right.

Windows 10 Bluetooth

  • Expand it to reveal all notifications and click on the “Bluetooth” icon

Not Connected

  • The indication will change from “Grey” to “Blue” to indicate that it has turned On.Windows 10 Bluetooth is enabled
  • If the Bluetooth is connected it’ll display the name of the device it connected else it’ll show Not Connected.

Whether you enabled the Bluetooth via the settings or action centre the Bluetooth icon will appear in the taskbar to the bottom right once it’s enabled.

Once it’s enabled you can click on it to send files, receive files or pair with a Bluetooth device you have not connected to.

How to Show Bluetooth icon in the Taskbar

You can configure the Bluetooth to show in the main taskbar rather than hiding in the action centre when it’s active. This will allow you to be able to access it very fast.

  • Click on Windows 10 Home button >> settings
  • Tap on the “Home” button again
  • Click on the “Personalization” tab
  • Hit the Taskbar tab
  • Navigate to the “Notification area”
  • Tap on select which icons appear on the taskbar.
  • Select the “Bluetooth” icon to add it to the list of apps to appear in the main taskbar.

How to Pair Windows 10 Bluetooth to Another Device

Enabling Bluetooth is not enough to send and receive files on your Windows 10. You have to pair your Windows 10 to another device using Bluetooth technology if you want to transfer and receive files with Bluetooth.

However, here is a step-by-step procedure to pair Bluetooth in Windows to another Bluetooth-enabled device (s).

Pairing code

  • Turn on Bluetooth in Windows 10 via settings >> Bluetooth >> Enabled.
  • Double-click on the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar or Go to Bluetooth
  • Tap on “Add a device”
  • Wait for the Bluetooth technology to search for all available devices
  • Hover your mouse pointer to your device and click on it
  • Type the verification “PIN” displayed on your device and click on the pair

Wait for the PIN verification. Once it’s correct your Windows 10 will be paired successfully with the device you selected and you’ll be ready to send and receive files using Bluetooth on your Windows 10.

Bluetooth not Working on Windows 10

If after you have enabled the Bluetooth technology on your Windows 10 and it’s not working here is how to troubleshoot it. Troubleshooting Windows 10 Bluetooth not working might help you restore the technology to a working state.

Before you conclude that the Windows 10 Bluetooth is not working or not connecting with the other Bluetooth device make sure that the other device has a functioning Bluetooth.

This will give you the express that your Windows 10 Bluetooth isn’t working as claimed.

Check the Bluetooth Status Service

Another thing to do is to check the Bluetooth status service again. And since the Bluetooth technology is a service on its own on Windows 10 you can check the status of the service to confirm whether the service is not working.

  • Press “Win + R” to launch the Windows 10 run command
  • Type “services.msc” and press OK
  • Take a close look at all that begins with Bluetooth

Enable Windows 10 Bluetooth

  • Find any service that has been put to stop
  • Click on the Start button if there is any

Update Windows 10 Bluetooth Driver

  • Right-click on the “Windows Start” button at the bottom left.
  • Click on the “Arrow” button beside “Bluetooth.”
  • Right-click on all the “Bluetooth” devices once it opens.
  • Hit “Update Driver.”
  • Tap “Search automatically for drivers” under “How do you want to search for driver.”

With this, the Bluetooth not working on your Windows 10 might be resolved if that’s why it’s not working.

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