Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10 (7 Quick solutions to fix)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology protocol that lets you connect devices together such as pair headphones, keyboards, phones, speakers, and more with Windows 10 laptop. Sometimes you might experience, problems when trying to pair your Bluetooth device with Windows 10 system. A number of users report Bluetooth not working after install the latest windows update. There can be multiple reasons why Bluetooth not working on Windows 10, it could be software and hardware issues, multiple Bluetooth devices conflict with each other or incorrect settings were enabled or disabled in Windows 10.

Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10

It can be frustrating when Bluetooth doesn’t work, especially when you urgently have to transfer files or connect your wireless headphones for an important meeting. If you are encountering Windows 10 Bluetooth not working apply the solutions listed below.

Pro Tip: Bluetooth does not work if Airplane Mode is enabled, check and turn off if Accidentally, you might have turned on Airplane Mode on your laptop.

To do this Press the Windows key + A together, Airplane Mode option will appear make sure it’s not enabled.

Make Sure Bluetooth is Enabled

If you are using a laptop with a physical Bluetooth switch, we recommend ensure that Bluetooth Settings is turned on.

Press Win + A keys to open the Action Center, Ensure the Bluetooth tile is highlighted. If it isn’t, click it to enable it.

  1. In addition open settings using Windows key + I
  2. Go to Devices then Bluetooth & other devices.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.

Turn on Bluetooth

Check the Bluetooth Service Status

Whenever you notice Bluetooth paired but not connected or Bluetooth not connecting you must check and make sure the Bluetooth Service Is Running.

  • Press Windows key + R, type services.msc and click ok
    This will open the windows services console, scroll down and locate Bluetooth Support Service to see if it is running. right-click on it and choose restart.
  • If the service not started, double-click this service to open its properties tab, change startup type automatic and click the Start button to run it.

Bluetooth service

Allow Bluetooth Devices to Find Your PC

Make sure your PC is set to find nearby Bluetooth devices.

  • Open Settings using windows key + I
  • Go to Devices then Bluetooth & other devices.
  • Scroll down to Related settings to click More Bluetooth options.
  • Here Under the Options tab, check the Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC option in the Discovery section.

Allow Bluetooth Devices to Find Your PC

Update Bluetooth Drivers

Again outdated or corrupted Bluetooth driver can be the main culprit behind the problem of Bluetooth not working on Windows 10. Try to update the Bluetooth driver or reinstall the driver probably help fix the problem.

  • Press Windows key + X and click Device Manager.
  • Expand Bluetooth, right-click the adapter Click Update driver
  • Click Search automatically for updated driver software and Follow the instructions.
  • Once the driver has updated, restart your system.

Update Bluetooth driver

Reinstall Bluetooth driver

In addition, uninstall the old Bluetooth driver following the steps below then download and install the latest Bluetooth driver from the manufacturer’s website.

  • Press Windows key + X select device manager,
  • Locate and expand your Bluetooth device, right-click and click on Uninstall.
  • Confirm your wish to uninstall the driver Click on Uninstall.
  • Once the drive is uninstalled, restart your computer system.

On the next start, Windows install a new drive automatically, or you can manually install Bluetooth device drivers from your manufacturer’s website.

Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter

Windows 10 has build-in Bluetooth Troubleshooter that automatically detect and fix When your Bluetooth is not detecting devices or

  • Open Settings using windows key + I
  • Go to Updates Security > Troubleshoot.
  • Click on the additional troubleshooter link
  • Then, select Bluetooth and navigate to the option saying—Run the Troubleshooter.
  • Simply follow the on-screen instructions and finish the process.
  • Restart your device, and your work is done.

Bluetooth Troubleshooter

Modify Power Saving Settings

Activating the power-saving setting is a great way to save your laptop’s power, but sometimes your laptop Bluetooth is not working due to the same settings. You might have to change your power-saving settings to connect with Bluetooth.

  • Go to the Device Manager using windows key + X
  • Expand the Bluetooth then double-click on the installed Bluetooth device/driver
  • Once the Properties window appears, go to Power Management and uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.”
  • Now save your changes and retry to connect with Bluetooth.

Modify Power Saving Settings

Tweak Windows Registry

Still, need help? Here a registry tweak probably helps fix Bluetooth not working in Windows 10.

  • Press Windows key + R, type regedit and click ok
  • This will open Windows registry editor, navigate the following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
  • Double click on the CurrentVersion and change the value to 6.2.

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