With Windows computers coming with Bluetooth, one can connect to an unlimited variety of devices for different purposes. However, the big question for some remains to be how to turn Bluetooth on and off on the Windows 10 computer. There are two ways in which a Windows 10 user can turn their computer’s Bluetooth on. However, just like in other Bluetooth devices, one has to ensure that their computer is discoverable for connectivity with other gadgets. The following are the two ways in which one can turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10.
How to Enable Bluetooth in Windows 10
Using the Windows Action Centre
Probably, the easiest way to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10, one can toggle Bluetooth on with the help of the Windows Action Centre. The Windows Action Centre refers to the icon similar to a speech bubble on the taskbar of your Windows computer. Click on the Windows Action Centre to access the Bluetooth. Enabling Bluetooth by clicking the Bluetooth icon, turns the tile blue. Notably, you can tell the device your Windows 10 device is connected to from the tile. If Bluetooth is not among the tiles on the Windows Action Centre, you might need to click on the ‘Expand’ option to reveal it or use the second method to turn on Bluetooth.
Using the Setting Menu
Additionally, you can turn on Bluetooth using the Setting Menu. To turn on Bluetooth using the Settings menu, you need to locate the Settings icon on your Windows 10 device. Open the Start menu and click on the Settings icon. To access Bluetooth, click on devices, and locate the Bluetooth toggle. Turning on Bluetooth requires one to slide the Bluetooth toggle into the On position.
With either of the two approaches, one can easily turn on Bluetooth for files sharing or pairing with new devices. However, there are times that the Bluetooth toggle on the Settings menu and Bluetooth icon at the Windows Action Centre may be missing. In such a situation, confirm that your computer supports Bluetooth. The availability of one or more Bluetooth adapters in your Windows 10 computer’s Device Manager is enough proof that your computer supports Bluetooth.
To fix your Bluetooth issues you might need to either,
• Ensure the Bluetooth support service in your computer is running. To do this, hold the Windows logo key and press R to bring the Run box on your screen. Type services.msc and hit the Enter key. Right-click the Bluetooth Support Service and click start to ensure it is running.
• Update the Bluetooth driver on your Windows 10 computer. Updating the Bluetooth driver can be done either manually or automatically.
• Try re-enabling the Bluetooth driver software in the Device Manager of your Windows 10 computer.
Notably, connecting your Windows 10 computer with other devices requires you to also turn on Bluetooth connectivity on the other devices. Therefore, you must learn how to enable the Bluetooth connectivity of the other device since the process might vary depending on the device you need to pair with your computer. However, with the above information, it will be easier to pair your Windows 10 computer with other tech gadgets using Bluetooth.