Fix Connections to Bluetooth Windows 10

Fix Connections to Bluetooth Windows 10

/ Shayne Sherman

Bluetooth gives you the convenience of connecting your devices without a wired connection. However, it isn’t always reliable, file transfers can sometimes be slow and Bluetooth speakers, and headsets often have delays in terms of audio output.

If you are having problems with Bluetooth on Windows 10, follow the guide below to troubleshoot it.

Fix 1: Restart your Bluetooth

The easiest way to fix Bluetooth related problems is by simply restarting the Bluetooth radio on your computer.

Step 1: Press the Windows key + S and Search for “Bluetooth settings.”

search bluetooth settings

Step 2: Open Bluetooth Settings.

Step 3: Turn off the Bluetooth switch, then turn it on again.

enable bluetooth

Step 4: Try connecting your Bluetooth device and see if the connection issue is fixed.

Fix 2: Update your Drivers

Bluetooth radio relies on drivers for it to function correctly. If your Bluetooth drivers are outdated or corrupted, they cannot run smoothly and causes connection problems on your computer.

To update your drivers, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + S and Search for “Device Manager.”

search device manager

Step 2: Open Device Manager.

Step 3: On Device Manager, find Bluetooth and expand it.

Step 4: Right-click on your Bluetooth Device.

**In our case, it’s Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth 4.0**

Step 5: Click on Uninstall.

uninstall bluetooth driver

Step 6: Reboot your computer

Windows will automatically install the latest Bluetooth driver for your device after restarting.

Fix 3: Forget your Device

Step 1: Press the Windows Key + S and Search for “Bluetooth Settings.”

Step 2: Open Bluetooth Settings.

Step 3: On settings, find the device you are having problems with.

Step 4: Click on the Device and Click Remove Device.

remove bluetooth device

Step 5: A prompt will appear asking if you want to remove the device; click Yes.

Step 6: Turn off the Bluetooth on your computer and the device you want to connect.

Step 7: Turn on Bluetooth on both devices.

Step 8: Click on the device you want to connect.

Step 9: Click on Pair.

pair bluetooth device

Step 10: A pop-up window will appear, asking you to compare the passcode. Make sure that the code match on both devices.

Step 11: Click on Yes.

Step 12: Wait for the device to finish pairing and check if the connection problem is fixed.

compair bluetooth pair code

Fix 4: Use Windows Troubleshooter

Windows has a built-in application to assist users in fixing computer issues. To use Windows troubleshooter, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key + S and Search for “Troubleshooting.”

search troubleshoot settings

Step 2: Open troubleshooting.

Step 3: On the Troubleshooting menu, find Hardware and Sound.

Step 4: Under Hardware and Sound, click on Configure a Device.

hardware and sound

Step 5: The Troubleshooting application will open; click on Next.

troubleshoot hardware and devices

Step 6: Wait for the scan to finish.

Step 7: Click on Apply this fix and wait for your computer to restart.

click apply to

Check if the connection issues on your Bluetooth device are fixed.

If you still have problems with your Bluetooth connection after doing the possible fixes in this article, the problem could be hardware related. Go to the nearest service center and ask them to check your computer’s Bluetooth radio.

Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert on all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. Aside from entertaining at his home theater, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie.