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Almost all current computers now have Bluetooth functionality. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, you may be faced with Bluetooth issues. In this step by step tutorial, you will learn how to fix your Bluetooth in Windows 10
To follow along with this tutorial, you need to do the following:
You need to check your system information and specifications to determine if your computer has Bluetooth functionality. If your device doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity, this tutorial will not be helpful.
Method #1: Troubleshoot the Bluetooth device
This method is aimed at ensuring that the device you wish to connect to with your Windows computer is working correctly.
Switch off the Bluetooth device then turn it back on after at least 1 minute.
Ensure the Bluetooth device is close by and within range.
Ensure that the Bluetooth device is not near a USB device plugged into a 3.0 USB port. This is because unshielded USB devices may interfere with Bluetooth connectivity.
Method #2: Check your network configurations
This method is intended to check if any misconfigured network settings could be causing Bluetooth issues.
Hit the ‘Windows icon’ on the taskbar and select ‘Settings’ from the list of available apps as shown below:
Under Windows Settings, select ‘Devices’ as illustrated below:
Select ‘Bluetooth & other devices’ on the left panel then ensure that the Bluetooth switch is turned on as shown in the image below:
Go back to settings and hit ‘Network & Internet’ as shown in the image below:
Select ‘Airplane mode’ on the left panel then ensure that the Airplane mode switch is OFF as shown below.
Method #3: Troubleshoot Bluetooth connectivity
Double press ‘Windows Key + I’ to open Windows settings and select ‘Updates & Security’ as shown below:
Hit ‘Troubleshoot’ on the left panel then under ‘Find and fix other problems’, click on ‘Bluetooth’.
Initiate the Bluetooth troubleshooter by hitting the ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button as shown below:
You should let the troubleshooter run to conclusion. If Bluetooth has any error, the problem and recommended fixes will be presented. You should implement the fixes to fix your Bluetooth issues in Windows 10.
Method #4: Check your Bluetooth drivers
If all above methods have not fixed your problem, there is a high chance that the issue is driver related. You should read our guide on ‘How to resolve Bluetooth Drivers’ to help fix your Bluetooth issues.
You now know how to fix Bluetooth not working in Windows 10. Which of the above methods worked best? Share your experience in the comment section below!