Can’t get your Bluetooth dongle working on Windows? For your Bluetooth adapter to function correctly, you need the latest Bluetooth drivers. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to download, install and update drivers for your Bluetooth dongle, easily & quickly.
2 ways to install Bluetooth drivers
Option 1: Install manually – If you’re tech-savvy, you can try to do this manually. You need to search, download and install drivers step by step.
Option 2: Install automatically (Recommended) – Download and update all your drivers automatically. All you need is a few clicks.
Option 1: Install the Bluetooth drivers manually
If you’re familiar with PC hardware, you can try to install the latest Bluetooth drivers manually.
In most cases, when you plug your dongle into a Windows PC with Internet access, Windows 10 will search and install the drivers for your Bluetooth dongle automatically.
But Windows normally won’t give you the latest drivers. Sometimes, Windows can’t even recognize your Bluetooth dongle. In these cases, you need to go to the manufacturer’s website and search for your model. Usually you can find the drivers at the support/download page. (Or use Driver Easy to scan for missing drivers.)
Windows 7 or 8
To install/update drivers manually on Windows 7 or 8, you need to visit the manufacturer’s official website to download the installer. It’ll usually be a zipped file that contains the following:
You need to unzip the installer and click Setup.exe to install the drivers.
Option 2: Install the Bluetooth drivers automatically (Recommended)
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your Bluetooth drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact Bluetooth adapter, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.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. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
Once you’ve installed the latest Bluetooth drivers, restart your PC for changes to take full effect. Then test your Bluetooth devices on your PC.
So these are the ways you can download and update drivers for your Bluetooth Dongle. If you have any questions or ideas, you can reach out to us in the comments below.