Bluetooth is a wireless technology designed to transfer data over very short distances, and on Windows 10, you can connect a variety of wireless devices like mice, keyboards, and headsets.
If Bluetooth is not enabled on your computer, the Settings or Action Center app makes it easy to turn on the unit and connect multiple peripheral devices.
Inthis guide, you’ll learn easy steps to turn on your Bluetooth adapter on yourWindows 10device.
Method 1: Turn on Bluetooth from Action Center in Windows 10
The fastest method is to use theAction Center in Windows 10. To open it, click or tap its icon in the bottom right corner of the taskbar or press Windows + A on your keyboard. In the quick task list, press the Bluetooth button .
If you see only four buttons in the quick task list, expand it and then you will also see Bluetooth. If this button is missing, it means you don’t have a Bluetooth chip on your Windows 10 computer or device. In this case, you need to buy a USB Bluetooth adapter likethis.
After enabling Bluetooth, you will see its button enabled, as shown in the screenshot below. You can also see the Bluetooth icon showing up in the notification area of your taskbar.
Bluetooth is now enabled on your Windows 10 computer or device and you can use it to connect all types of Bluetooth devices and accessories.
Method 2: Turn on Bluetooth using Settings
To enable Bluetooth on Windows 10, use the following steps:
1 – Open Settings .
2 – Click Devices .
3 – Click Bluetooth & other devices .
4 – Turn on the Bluetooth switch.
Once you’ve completed the steps, Bluetooth will start and remain enabled on your device.
How to turn off Bluetooth in Windows 10
To disable Bluetooth in Windows 10, follow the same steps you took when activating it and do the opposite of what you did to enable it.