Windows 10 users have been complaining that they are unable to turn off the Bluetooth connection even when they don’t want to use their Bluetooth devices, for instance, when they are in a neighborhood where there are so many Bluetooth devices detected. They cannot see the toggle switch (circled out in the screenshot) in Bluetooth device setting.
The reason why this is happening is that Microsoft seems to have an odd logic. It will recognize laptops with battery on is the mobile devices, thus with the Bluetooth device toggle available and easy to access. But if you are with a desktop, or sometimes, an all-in-one, chances are Windows 10 will not see your computer as a mobile device, thus it will not let you have access to the Bluetooth devices management panel. Luckily, this is not a difficult question to solve, not at all. Follow the options below to fix your problem fast and easily! Option 1: Disable Bluetooth device driver Option 2: Update Bluetooth device driver Option 3: Modify Registry settings Option 1: Disable Bluetooth device driver 1) Open Device Manager by pressing Windows key and R at the same time. Then type in devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
2) In Device Manager, expand category Bluetooth, then right click the Bluetooth device that you want to temporarily disconnect and choose Disable.
If you cannot see all of your Bluetooth devices, please click the View button and then select Show hidden devices.
Please note that the name of your Bluetooth device could be different from mine, which is very natural and normal. If you have multiple Bluetooth devices, you might see other options here. The procedure is the same, just right click them and Disable them. Option 2: Update Bluetooth device driver If the steps above don’t resolve your Bluetooth problem in Windows 10, it may be caused by a device driver. You can automatically update all your device drivers to the latest correct version with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee): 1) Download and install Driver Easy. 2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to the flagged Bluetooth device to automatically download and install the correct version of that driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). Option 3: Modify Registry settings Note: In this option, we will be making some changes to the Registry. Before doing that, it is very important for you to backup the registry first, just in case any unwanted error happens. 1) Type regedit in the search box and then choose regedit Run command from the list of choice.
When prompted for administrator permission, just click Yes to continue.
2) Follow the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActionCenter\Quick Actions\All\SystemSettings_Device_BluetoothQuickAction.
3) On the right pane, locate and right click the file with the name Type and choose Modify. 4) Then change the Value data from 0 to 1. Then hit OK to save and exit.
5) Restart your computer after the change.
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