How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

/ Shayne Sherman

If you own a laptop more often than not is that it comes with built in Bluetooth capability. However it may be turned off by default to save battery when you are using your laptop.

Bluetooth has been around for years now, this technology offered convenience like wireless file transfer and wireless connection of devices.

Today Bluetooth connection is often used for connecting wireless headset or speakers. To guide you on how you can enable Bluetooth on your laptop see the different methods below.

Method 1: Turn on Bluetooth on Windows Settings

The most convenient way to turn on Bluetooth on your laptop is via Windows Setting. This is also a good way for you to know if your device has a built in Bluetooth device.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key and Click on settings

Settings

Step 2: On Windows Settings, Click on Devices

Devices

Step 3: On the side menu look for Bluetooth (If you can’t find Bluetooth on the menu this means your laptop does not have a built in Bluetooth device)

Step 4: Click on the toggle and make sure that it is switched on

Bluetooth switched on

Step 5: Scan for the wireless device you wish to connect

Method 2: Turn on Bluetooth via Action Center

Another way for you to turn on Bluetooth on your laptop is via the action center which is a lot easier because you can find it on your desktop.

Follow the steps below to turn on your Bluetooth via Action Center.

Step 1: Click on the dialog box on the lower right portion of your taskbar

Step 2: Find the Bluetooth icon and click on it to turn on

Turn on bluetooth

*this is what the icon should look when it is turned on*

Step 3: Scan for the wireless device you wish to connect on your laptop

How to connect a Bluetooth device to your laptop

Step 1: Press on Windows Key and go to settings

Settings

Step 2: On Windows Settings, Click on Devices

Step 3: On the side menu select Bluetooth

Step 4: Select the device you wish to connect

Device you wish to connect

Step 5: Click on Pair

Step 6: A window will appear that ask if the passcode match the device you are trying to pair

Step 7: Click yes and wait for the device to connect

Yes button