There are hundreds of devices around the world that uses Bluetooth technology till now. Windows 10 devices are also Bluetooth compatible, and one should know how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 to make use of it.
Bluetooth technology has been there from the early 20’s, specifically from 1998 when Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) formally announced it. We are in 2018’s now, and most people use Wi-Fi over the Bluetooth technology.
Remember the times when you exchange pictures or music using the Bluetooth? Now the technology evolved and people are using Wi-Fi more often to do the same task. Apps like ShareIt, Xender etc uses your Wi-Fi hardware to share data between two or more devices without using any Internet data.
But there are devices like Printers, Speakers, Wireless Keyboard & Mouse, Headphones, etc. that can only be used wirelessly with the help of Bluetooth.
There are multiple ways to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 device. We will list all the possible ways here in this article with screenshots for your better understanding.
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Maybe you are here to know how to connect Bluetooth headphones to pc, or perhaps you want to connect your Bluetooth enabled printer with your Windows 10. Whatever the need is, the first thing that you should know is how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10.
So let’s learn to enable Bluetooth on Windows 10.
Ways On How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10
As mentioned earlier Windows 10 Bluetooth can be enabled using different approaches. I will list all the methods here, and you can follow the way that is more convenient to you.
Do not worry if you are not a Tech Savy person. All the steps mentioned are easy to follow.
Enable Bluetooth Through Settings App In Windows 10
Every device has its Settings dashboard to control the device behavior. Windows 10 devices are not that different. From the Settings App, you can easily search for the Bluetooth Settings and turn it on. Here is how…
- Launch Windows 10 Settings App. You will see the Settings Icon just above the Shut Down option in the Start Menu.
- Now in “Find a Setting” bar search for “Bluetooth.” When you see the results dropdown, click “Bluetooth & Other Devices Settings.”
- That’s it, toggle ON Bluetooth button, and it will switch from gray to colored. (In my case its sky blue)
- As you see you can Pair other Bluetooth enabled devices with your Windows 10 device. To know how to do that read our guide Fix Connections To Bluetooth Audio Devices And Wireless Displays In Windows 10.
Turn On Bluetooth Through Action Center In a Single Click
Action Center in Windows 10 have the most used settings pinned to it. Just see the below screenshot, and you will know what I mean.
In just a click you can Enable Bluetooth in Windows 10, this is just like a Bluetooth shortcut key. This is how you find the Action center and do the needful:
- At the down corner right side of your screen, you will see a cube-like box, click it.
- Once Action Center is opened, Click on the Bluetooth to turn it on.
- Do not be confused by that “not connected” text. The Bluetooth on Windows 10 is turned on; you need to connect a Bluetooth enabled device with it.
So these are the two ways on how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10. Now let’s see some basic questions asked by people that are related to Bluetooth.
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Does My Computer Have Bluetooth?
Nice question! Many latest laptops and computers come with Bluetooth hardware embedded in them. But if you are using a very old Windows device like Old Windows PC than there are chances that you do not have Bluetooth hardware in your device.
The other scenario can be that the Bluetooth driver in Windows 10 is missing because of which you are not able to see the Bluetooth button, even if you have Bluetooth hardware in your device. So check that.
And the third scenario is if you have the required hardware and the drivers but Bluetooth not working in Windows 10 or you can’t turn on Bluetooth Windows 10. Then you should update your Bluetooth drivers from the Device Manager to make it work.
For old PC’s that are running Windows 10 but does not have Bluetooth hardware in their system, then don’t worry. You can use PC Bluetooth adapter available online to make your PC Bluetooth friendly. It looks like this:
Over To You
So this is how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 and enjoy your devices wirelessly. Going Wireless is the best thing happened to us. Those bunch of wire cables lying all around our house is now gone.
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