It’s truly annoying when you find your Bluetooth device such as Bluetooth keyboard or headset keeps disconnecting. This sort of problem is common but it’s often not hard to solve. Here’re 5 quick fixes you can try!
You may not try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
- Change the Bluetooth power setting
- Restart the Bluetooth service
- Reinstall the Bluetooth driver
- Update your Bluetooth driver
- Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter
Fix 1 – Change the Bluetooth power setting
Your Bluetooth device may fail to connect correctly at a low-power state. To see if that’s the cause, you can change the Bluetooth power settings as follow:
1) Type device manager in the Windows search box, and click Device Manager.
2) Double-click Bluetooth to see all the devices under this category. Then, right-click your Bluetooth device and click Properties.
3) Select the Power Management tab. Then, uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power, and click OK.
Connect your Bluetooth device again and see if everything goes normal. If it still disconnects, there’s another fix to try.
Fix 2 – Restart the Bluetooth service
Bluetooth needs to work on certain services on your PC. So, if you have trouble connecting your Bluetooth device, you should check whether these services are started and running properly.
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box. Then, type services.msc, and click OK.
2) Right-click Bluetooth support service. If it isn’t running, click Start; if it’s already running, click Restart.
3) After the service restarts, right-click it, and click Properties.
4) Set the Startup type to Automatic, and click OK.
You’ll then be able to connect your Bluetooth device successfully. If not, try the next fix below.
Fix 3 – Reinstall the Bluetooth driver
If there’s something wrong with your Bluetooth driver, the connection will constantly cut out. In this case, you could uninstall your Bluetooth driver and let Windows automatically install the appropriate one for you.
1) Type device manager in the search box, and click Device Manager.
2) Double-click Bluetooth to view all the devices. Then, right-click your Bluetooth device and click Uninstall device.
3) Check Delete the driver software for this device, and click Uninstall.
Restart the machine. Then, re-connect your Bluetooth device to test if it works well with your computer. If not, move on to the next solution.
Fix 4 – Update your Bluetooth driver
If reinstalling the driver doesn’t help, it’s likely that your Bluetooth driver is outdated. To keep your devices running in the tip-top condition, you should update the Bluetooth driver on a regular basis. Since Windows inbuilt Device Manager won’t always offer the latest driver (learn why), you can do this the other ways:
Manual driver update – You can update your Bluetooth driver manually by going to the Bluetooth device manufacturer’s website, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only the driver that is compatible with your Windows version.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your Bluetooth driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your Bluetooth device, and your Windows version, and it will download and install it correctly:
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 driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that you’ve installed the up-to-date driver on your PC, your Bluetooth device should be working perfectly and smoothly. If you still see the same connecting problem, check out the last fix.
Fix 5 – Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter
If you’re on Windows 10, you should make full use of the Windows built-in troubleshooter to solve any device related issues including the Bluetooth disconnection. Here’s how to do it:
1) Type troubleshoot in the Windows search box, and click Troubleshoot settings.
2) Scroll down and click Bluetooth. Then, click Run the troubleshooter.
Wait for the troubleshooting process to complete, and follow the on-screen instructions to repair detected issues. Then, reconnect your Bluetooth device and see how it works.
Hopefully this post has helped you solve the Bluetooth keeps disconnecting issue. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to share your comment below.