Bluetooth to this day is still a connection that is quite often used in Windows 10. Although we can now do wireless data transfer via the cloud or file sharing applications via wifi, Bluetooth is still very useful for connecting equipment such as Bluetooth headsets, mice, etc. keyboards and other devices.
Those of you who are using Windows 10 may encounter a few problems when dealing with Bluetooth, such as a delayed headset sound or even bluetooth which is missing and not working at all in Windows. On this occasion we will discuss the most basic things, namely how to activate Bluetooth in Windows 10, because there are still many who do not know about this.
How To Turn On Bluetooth On Windows 10
- First, make sure the PC or laptop has Bluetooth
If you are using a laptop, can you check the specifications, is there Bluetooth? For those who use assembled PCs, they should also check first, is there Bluetooth on the motherboard? Usually there are mobos that don’t have bluetooth, so we need to add a bluetooth adapter first so that bluetooth in Windows 10 can be activated.
- Enter the Bluetooth settings menu
Then enter the Bluetooth settings by pressing the Windows key + i> Devices.
- Enable Bluetooth in Windows
Turn on Bluetooth by pressing the off button to become the on button.
- Connect the device
Connect the device you want to use, such as a Bluetooth headset, joystick, or other device.You do this by pressing the Add Bluetooth or other device button.
- Send or receive files via Bluetooth
After Bluetooth is activated in Windows 10, we can also send or receive files from the cellphone via Bluetooth. You do this by clicking the bluetooth icon in the tray area> select Send a File to send the file> select Receive a File to receive the file.
Maybe beforehand we will be asked to pair the device with a smartphone. Just follow it, the steps are exactly the same as Bluetooth pairing as usual.
How to quickly connect Bluetooth devices in Windows 10
To connect devices such as smartphones, headsets, Bluetooth mice or keyboards can also be done quickly via the dashboard action center in Windows 10.
The trick is to click the notification center button in the right corner of the task bar, then look at the action center> select Connect. Wait until Windows detects our Bluetooth device, then click once to connect it.
This method is more practical and faster than having to connect via the settings menu.
How to solve problems that often arise when using Bluetooth in Windows 10
We may experience some problems when using Bluetooth in Windows 10 such as being unable to detect new devices, the Bluetooth icon suddenly missing, or not working at all.
To solve this problem, here are some tips you can try:
- Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter. The trick is to type troubleshooter in the Windows search bar, then select Troubleshoot Settings. Click on the Bluetooth section> Run the troubleshooter.
- Update driver Bluetooth. You can do this by going to the Device Manager> Expand in the Bluetooth section> right click on the Bluetooth device> Update driver.
- Restart service Bluetooth.
The method is to press the Windows key + R then type services.msc.After entering services, you will see a lot of services in our Windows and a description of whether it is running or not. Look for a service called Bluetooth Support Service> Restart.
Uninstall any programs that were installed last time, which might conflict with Bluetooth.
- Change the power plan settings.If you use the Power Saver setting, first try changing it to Balanced. This Power Saver setting can cause Bluetooth to stop functioning because Windows will automatically turn off idle and unnecessary services.
- Switch USB port to Bluetooth adapter.
- Reinstall. If all the steps above do not solve the problem, then the last resort is to reinstall. Don’t forget to backup all important data on drive C before reinstalling.