How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10

How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10

How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10

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.

These days, most mobile devices come with Bluetooth. If you’ve got a reasonable modern Windows 10 laptop, it’s got Bluetooth. If you have a desktop PC, it might or might not have Bluetooth built, but you can always add it if you want. Assuming you have access to Bluetooth on your system, here’s how to turn it on and get it set up.

How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10
How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10

Steps To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10

Windows Settings

Before you can start using a Bluetooth device, you’ll need to get things configured first. That means taking a trip to Windows settings, which means the Control Panel on Windows 7 and the Settings app on Windows 10.

Step 1: On Windows 10, you’ll want to open the Action Center and click on the “All settings” button. Then, go to Devices and click on Bluetooth on the left hand side.

Step 2: There, just toggle Bluetooth to the “On” position. Once you’ve turned Bluetooth on, you can click “Add Bluetooth or other devices.” Click on “Bluetooth” and Windows 10 will start searching for Bluetooth devices.

Step 3: Assuming you kicked off your Bluetooth device’s its pairing mode, you’ll see it show up in the list of available devices. Select it and then continue as instructed. Once you’ve connected the device, it will show up in the list of connected peripherals.

Enabling Bluetooth In Windows 10

  • In order to connect a device to your computer, you need to make sure Bluetooth is enabled. To do this, open up your Settings app by hitting Win+I and then click the “Devices” category.
  • On the Devices page, select the “Bluetooth & Other Devices” tab on the left. On the right, make sure Bluetooth is switched to “On.”
  • Alternatively, you can turn Bluetooth on and off quickly by opening up the Action Center (hit Win+A or click the Action Center icon on the system tray). Here you can enable Bluetooth from the Quick Actions panel. The placement of the Bluetooth icon may vary from system to system, depending on how you have things configured.

Pairing A Bluetooth Device

  • Now that Bluetooth is turned on, go ahead and turn on the device you want to pair and put it into Pairing Mode or Discovery Mode.
  • On your PC, the device should appear in the list of other devices in the Settings window. Click the device and click the “Pair” button.
  • Depending on the type of device you’re connecting, a confirmation window might pop up on both devices, asking if you want to pair the device. Here I was connecting my phone to my PC and this window came up, preventing just anyone from connecting to your computer. Verify the PIN is the same and then click the “Yes” button.

How To Turn On Bluetooth Windows 8

In Windows 7, you’d turn on or off Bluetooth by entering the Device Manager and hunting around a wall of text for the adapter to disable. Managing Bluetooth in Windows 8 is much more user friendly.

How To Turn On Bluetooth Windows 8
How To Turn On Bluetooth Windows 8

Steps Required:-

  1. Move the mouse to the lower right so that several icons begin to appear
  2. Move the mouse upward to reveal them. This set of icons is called the Charm Bar
  3. Click Settings
  4. Press Change PC Settings
  5. Touch Wireless
  6. Under Wireless Devices, turn Bluetooth on or off

How To Turn Bluetooth On Windows 7

You can connect all kinds of Bluetooth devices to your PC—including keyboards, mice, phones, speakers, and a whole lot more. To do this, your PC will need to have Bluetooth. Some PCs, such as laptops and tablets, have Bluetooth built in. If your PC doesn’t, you can plug a USB Bluetooth adapter into the USB port on your PC to get it. To get started with using Bluetooth, you’ll need to pair your Bluetooth device with your PC.

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable. The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  2. Select the Start button  > Devices and Printers.
  3. Select Add a device > select the device > Next.
  4. Follow any other instructions that might appear. Otherwise, you’re done and connected.
Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.

How To Turn On Bluetooth Windows 8.1

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable. The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  2. Select the Start  button > type Bluetooth > select Bluetooth settings from the list.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth > select the device > Pair.
  4. Follow any instructions if they appear. Otherwise, you’re done and connected.
Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.

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