How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 [Solved]

Windows 10 Bluetooth Missing When You Want to Turn on Bluetooth?

By April Cai in Common Errors Tags: BluetoothWindows 10

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If you want to connect your Bluetooth devices like headphone, mouse to your Windows 10, or you want to transfer the files on your iPhone to your PC via Bluetooth, you should turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 first. 

This article will show you how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 easily. In addition, we will be also showing you the best solutions to fix Windows 10 Bluetooth missing in Setting as many Windows users encounter this problem.

How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10:

You can easily and quickly to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10. Follow these simple steps:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and I (at the same time) to open the Settings window.

2) Click Devices.

3) Click to turn on your Bluetooth. [ The status will show as On.]

If unfortunately, your screen shows as this:

How if you cannot find the On/Off icon of Bluetooth? Don’t be worried. Below are the top solutions to fix Windows 10 Bluetooth missing. Try the following solutions one at a time until Bluetooth is back on your Windows 10.

How if Windows 10 Bluetooth missing?

Before we start, make sure your computer has the Bluetooth supporting hardware. If you’re not sure, you can check on your computer manufacturer’s website.   

Solution 1: Update your Bluetooth driver
Solution 2: Re-enable your Bluetooth driver software in Device Manager
Solution 3: Make sure your Bluetooth Support Service is running

Solution 1: Update your Bluetooth driver

Bluetooth needs the supporting hardware and software to works. When you’re ensuring your computer supports Bluetooth, the second thing you should do is to update your Bluetooth driver software.

There’re two ways you can update your Bluetooth driver: manually and automatically. 

Way 1 — Manually: You can update your drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your devices, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows versions. In this way, you will need to check the update for your devices one by one.

Way 2 — Automatically: If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyDriver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find all the available correct drivers, and it will download and install them correctly:

1) Download and install Driver Easy. Then run it on your Windows.

2) Click Scan Now.  All drivers problems of your computer would be detected in less than 1 min. Your Bluetooth driver is no exception.

3) If you try the Free version, click Update next to your flagged Bluetooth driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver.

Or if you use the Pro version, 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. (You get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee for the Pro version)

4) Restart your computer.

5) On your keyboard, press press the Windows logo key  + I key together to invoke the Settings window. Check to see if the Bluetooth option is there.

Solution 2: Re-enable your Bluetooth driver software in Device Manager

1) Right-click on the Start button to select Device Manager.

2) Right-click on your Bluetooth driver software in the Bluetooth section. Then choose Disable device. Click Yes if prompted by confirming.

3) After it’s done, right-click on the driver again and this time click Enable device.

4) On your keyboard, press press the Windows logo key  + I key together to invoke the Settings window. Check to see if the Bluetooth option is there.

  

Solution 3: Make sure your Bluetooth Support Service is running

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  + R key together to invoke the Run box.

2) Type services.msc and press Enter.

3) Right-click Bluetooth Support Service, then click Start. If the Start option grayed out, then click Restart.

4) Right-click on the service again, and this time click Properties.

5) Set its startup type to Automatic. Then click Apply > OK.

6) On your keyboard, press press the Windows logo key  + I key together to invoke the Settings window. Check to see if the Bluetooth option is there.

  • Aiden Dean

    Legend!!! Thanks so much

  • Another Name

    In the device manage, when I right click on the driver, I see only “update..” and “uninstall…” menu, not “enable/disable…”. Any idea?

  • Wilmer Hedström

    none of these steps works for me 🙁

  • Cull

    Have done all of this, none of it fixed the issue

  • Sam Boyd

    Hi. I do not have Bluetooth on the Device Manager. What do I do?

    • April Cai

      Hi, Sam. If you cannot see Bluetooth on the Device Manager, it’s very likely your Bluetooth driver file is missing. Please go to your computer manufacturer’s website and search for the most recent correct driver for your Bluetooth. Be sure to choose only driver that are compatible with your variant of Windows 10. And also you can try our Driver Easy to find and download the Bluetooth driver automatically.

      • Hichune Stefan

        Hi,I’ve tried driver easy but it didnt download the Bluetooth driver for me,it didn’t shown there.also can you help me how to download the driver manually?

  • Mark Balazo

    Hi! The second solution worked and I just had to enable the device. Thank you so much.

  • root_90

    thanks men. second step worked for me!

  • Anjan Karmakar