Fix Bluetooth problems in Windows (2024)

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If you run into problems trying to connect to a Bluetooth device, here are some troubleshooting steps to try.

Note:For general info about how to connect a Bluetooth device to your PC, seePair a Bluetooth device in Windows.

Before you start

Check these things before you start troubleshooting Bluetooth on your device:

Check your product information

If you’re setting up a new device and Bluetooth is missing, check the product specifications to make sure it has Bluetooth capabilities. Some devices don’t have Bluetooth.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on

If you're using a laptop with a physical Bluetooth switch on the body, make sure it’s switched on.

In Windows 11, there are two ways to check if Bluetooth is turned on. Here’s how:

  • Check in quick settings:Select the Network, Sound, or Battery icons () on the right side of the taskbar, look for the Bluetooth quick setting, then selectBluetooth to turn it on. You’ll see “Not connected” if your Windows 11 device isn’t connectedto any Bluetooth accessories.

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  • Check in Settings:Select Start >Settings >Bluetooth & devices . Make sureBluetooth is turned on.

Notes:

  • When you turn Bluetooth on in Settings, the following message appears immediately:

  • "Discoverable as <computer_name>"

Check your Bluetooth device

Make sure your Bluetooth device is turned on, is charged or has fresh batteries, and is in range of your PC. Then, try the following:

  • Turn off your Bluetooth device, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on.

  • Make sure your Bluetooth device is in range. If your Bluetooth device is unresponsive or sluggish, check to make sure it’s not too close to any other USB device that’s plugged into a USB 3.0 port. Unshielded USB devices can sometimes interfere with Bluetooth connections.

Change theBluetooth devices discovery setting

If you don't see your Bluetooth device displayed in the list of devices, you may need to set your Bluetooth devices discovery setting to Advanced.

  1. SelectStart >Settings >Bluetooth & devices > Devices.

  2. Under Device settings > Bluetooth devices discovery, choose one of the following from the drop-down list:

    • Default—displays common Bluetooth devices

    • Advanced—displaysall types of Bluetooth devices

  3. If you still don't see your Bluetooth device displayed after choosing the Advanced setting, try the solutions listed below.

Check your PC

On the PC you want to pair to:

  • Make sure airplane mode is off:Select the Network, Sound, or Battery icons () on the right side of the taskbar, then make sure theAirplane mode quick setting is turned off.

  • TurnBluetooth on and off:SelectStart >Settings >Bluetooth & devices . Turn offBluetooth , wait a few seconds, then turn it back on.

  • Remove the Bluetooth device, then add it again:SelectStart >Settings >Bluetooth & devices > Devices . InDevices, select More options for the Bluetooth device you’re having problems connecting to, and then selectRemove device> Yes. To learn more about pairing your Bluetooth device again, seePaira Bluetooth device.

When Bluetooth doesn't workor the Bluetooth icon is missing

Try these steps if your Bluetooth isn't working. Here are some other common problems:

  • The Bluetooth icon is missing, or Bluetooth can't be turned on or off.

  • Bluetooth doesn't work after aWindows update is installed.

  • Bluetooth doesn't work after you upgradeto Windows 11 from Windows 10.

  • Bluetooth doesn't appear in Device Manager, and there are no unknown devices listed.

To get started, select a heading to see more info.

SelectStart >Settings >System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters . Next to Bluetooth , selectRunand follow the instructions.

Open Troubleshoot settings

If you recently upgraded to Windows 11 or installed Windows 11 updates,the current driver may have been designed for an earlier version of Windows. To automatically check for driver updates:

  1. Select Search on the taskbar, typefordevice manager, and then selectDevice Managerfrom the list of results.

  2. In Device Manager, selectBluetooth, and then select the Bluetooth adapter name, which may include the word “radio.”

  3. Press and hold (or right-click) the Bluetooth adapter, and then selectUpdate driver>Search automatically for updated driver software. Follow the steps, then selectClose.

  4. After installing the updated driver, select Start >Power>Restartif you're prompted to restart, and then check whether that fixes the connection issue.

If Windows can’t find a new Bluetooth driver, visit the PC manufacturer’s website and download the latest Bluetooth driver from there.

Important:An outdated or incompatible driver is one of the most common causes of Bluetooth connection problems.

To manually install the Bluetooth driver:

Go to your PC manufacturer's website and download the latest driver. Then do one of the following:

  • If you downloaded an executable (.exe) file, just double-click the file to run it and install the drivers. That should be all you need to do.

  • If you downloaded individual files, and at least one file has an .inf file name extension and another has a .sys extension, do the following:

    1. Select Search on the taskbar, typedevice manager, and then selectDevice Managerfrom the list of results.

    2. In Device Manager, selectBluetooth> the Bluetooth adapter name. (If it’s not listed there, check inOther devices.)

    3. Press and hold (or right-click) the network adapter, and then selectUpdate driver>Browse my computer for drivers.

    4. SelectBrowse, select the location where the driver files are stored, and then selectOK.

    5. SelectNext, and follow the steps to install the driver. When the installation is finished, selectClose.

    6. After you've updated the driver, select Start >Power >Restart if you're prompted to restart, and check whether that fixes the connection issue.

If you don't see the Bluetooth icon, but Bluetooth does appear in Device Manager, try to uninstallthe Bluetooth adapter, and then trigger an automatic reinstall. Here's how:

  1. Select Search on the taskbar, enterdevice manager, then selectDevice Managerfrom the results.

  2. In Device Manager, selectBluetooth.Press and hold (or right-click)the Bluetooth adapter name (which may include the word “radio”), and selectUninstall device > Uninstall.

  3. SelectStart , then selectPower >Shut down .

  4. After your device shuts down, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. Windows will try to reinstall the driver.

  5. If Windows doesn't reinstall the driver automatically, open Device Manager and selectAction>Scan for hardware changes.

Note:You may need to contact your PC or other hardware manufacturer to get the latest drivers for your Bluetooth adapter.

If these steps don't fixyour Bluetooth problem, use Windows Feedback Hub to file a bug. This helps Microsoft determine the root cause of the problem.

Include details about what you were doing or specific steps you were taking when the problem occurred. For example, if you started having Bluetooth problems after updating Windows or changing Windows versions, include this info.

Open Feedback Hub

Note:If your school or workplace manages your device and you don't see the Bluetooth icon, it may bedisabled by your organization. Check with your IT support person.

Troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories

If you can turn on Bluetooth but having problems pairing or using a Bluetooth accessory, try the following steps to try to fix common problems with Bluetooth accessories.

You should also check your Bluetooth device manufacturer's website—especially if you haveother Bluetooth devices thatare working. The device manufacturer will probably have more detailed, product-specific information and troubleshooting steps.

To get started, select a heading to see more info.

  • If you’re prompted to enter a PIN to use your device, but you don’t know the PIN:

    • Check the device’s documentation for a pin, or look for one on the device itself.

    • Try0000or1234.

  • If you’re prompted to enter a PIN, but you don’t see a place to enter one on your PC’s screen, type0000on your Bluetooth keyboard and press Enter.

  • Try to remove the device, then pair it again. Your device might be paired, but not connected—Bluetooth keyboards, mice, and pens connect onlywhen necessary.
    To remove a Bluetooth device, select Start > Settings >Bluetooth & devices > Devices . InDevices, select More options for the Bluetooth device that’s paired but not working, then selectRemove device> Yes. After that, pair the device again. For more info on pairing devices, seePairaBluetooth device.

If you’re having problems connecting a Bluetooth audio device or hearing sound:

  • Make sure the audio device is within range of your PC.

  • Make sure the audio is playing through the Bluetooth device. SelectStart >Settings >System >Sound . Select Choose where to play sound then select the Bluetooth device.

  • If your Bluetooth device displays asPairedin Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Devices , but you can’t hear audio, make sure it’s connected. InDevices, select More options next to the device, and then selectConnect.

  • Try to remove the Bluetooth device, then pair it again. To remove a Bluetooth device, select Start > Settings >Bluetooth & devices > Devices . InDevices, select More options for the Bluetooth device that’s paired but not working, then selectRemove device> Yes. After that, pair the device again. For more info on pairing devices, seePairaBluetooth device.

If your device is connected, but the audio quality is poor:

  • Make sure the audio is playing through the Bluetooth device. SelectStart >Settings >System >Sound . InChoose where to play sound,select the Bluetooth audio device.

  • Pause other things that might be using Bluetooth, such as file-sharing over Bluetooth. For moreinfo, seeFix sound or audio problems in Windows.

  • Verify that stereo is selected for the Bluetooth device to ensure the best quality audio. To do this:

    1. On the right side of the taskbar, clickVolume , and then select Manage audio devices to choose aplayback device.

    2. Select the Bluetooth device, and make sure theStereooption is selected. (The lower-audio quality option isHands-Free.)

    3. If stereo is not available as an option,remove thedevice inSettings >Bluetooth & devices > Devices ,and then add the device again. Then, check theVolume panel again to make sure that stereo is selected.

File sharing

If you’re having problems sharing files over Bluetooth:

  • Try using nearby sharing. Learn more about nearby sharing

  • Make sure Bluetooth is turned on for both the sending and receiving device. For more info, see Send files over Bluetooth.

Note:Nearby sharing is available on Windows 10 (version 1803 and later) and on Windows 11.

Phones

The PIN should appear on your phone screen or computer screen. Confirm that you’re seeing the correct PIN on both devices.

Motion controllers

For help troubleshooting problems with Bluetooth-connected motion controllers, see Controllers in Windows Mixed Reality.

Fitness trackers

For help troubleshooting problems with Bluetooth-connected fitness trackers, see your device manufacturer’s instructions.

If you've tried the steps in this article or don't see a solution to the problem, use Windows Feedback Hub to file a bug. This helps Microsoft determine the root cause of the problem.

Include specific details about what you were doingwhen the problem occurred. For example, if you started having Bluetooth problems after updating Windows or changing Windows versions, include this info.

Open Feedback Hub

If you run into problems trying to connect to a Bluetooth device, here are some troubleshooting steps to try.

Note:For general info about how to connect a Bluetooth device to your PC, seePaira Bluetooth device in Windows.

Before you start

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Check these things before you start troubleshooting Bluetooth on your device:

Check your product information

If you’re setting up a new device and Bluetooth is missing, check the product specifications to make sure it has Bluetooth capabilities. Some devices don’t have Bluetooth.

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on

If you're using a laptop with a physical Bluetooth switch on the body, make sure it’s switched on.

In Windows 10, there are two ways to check if Bluetooth is turned on. Here’s how:

  • Check in the taskbar. Select action center (or ). If you don’t see Bluetooth, select Expand to reveal Bluetooth, then select Bluetoothto turn it on. You’ll see “Not connected” if your Windows 10 device isn’t paired to any Bluetooth accessories.

  • Check in Settings. Select Select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices . Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.

Notes:

  • When you turn Bluetooth on in Settings, the following message appears immediately:

  • "Now discoverable as <computer_name>"

Check your Bluetooth device

Make sure your device is turned on, is charged or has fresh batteries, and is in range of the PC you want to connect to. Then, try the following:

  • Turn off your Bluetooth device, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on.

  • Make sure your Bluetooth device is in range. If your Bluetooth device is unresponsive or sluggish, check to make sure it’s not too close to any other USB device that’s plugged into a USB 3.0 port. Unshielded USB devices can sometimes interfere with Bluetooth connections.

Check your PC

On the PC you want to pair to:

  • Make sure airplane mode is off: Select Start, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Airplane mode. Make sure Airplane modeis turned off.

  • TurnBluetooth on and off: Select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Turn off Bluetooth, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on.

  • Remove the Bluetooth device, then add it again: Select Start ,then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.. In Bluetooth, select the device you’re having problems connecting to, and then select Remove device > Yes. To learn more about pairing your Bluetooth device again, see Pair a Bluetooth device.

When Bluetooth doesn't work or the Bluetooth icon is missing

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Try these steps if your Bluetooth isn't working. Here are some other common problems:

  • The Bluetooth icon is missing or Bluetooth can't be turned on or off.

  • Bluetooth doesn't work after aWindows 10 update is installed.

  • Bluetooth doesn't work after you upgradeto Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

  • Bluetooth doesn't appear in Device Manager, and there are no unknown devices listed.

To get started, select a heading to see more info.

Select Start, then select Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. InFind and fix other problems, select Bluetooth, and then select Run the troubleshooter and follow the instructions.

Open Troubleshoot settings

If you recently upgraded to Windows 10 or installed Windows 10 updates,the current driver may have been designed for an earlier version of Windows. To automatically check for driver updates:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, search forDevice Manager, and then select Device Manager from the list of results.

  2. In Device Manager, select Bluetooth, and then select the Bluetooth adapter name, which may include the word “radio.”

  3. Press and hold (or right-click) the Bluetooth adapter, and then select Update driver > Search automatically for updated driver software. Follow the steps, then select Close.

  4. After installing the updated driver, select the Start button, select Power > Restart if you're prompted to restart, and then check whether that fixes the connection issue.

If Windows can’t find a new Bluetooth driver, visit the PC manufacturer’s website and download the latest Bluetooth driver from there.

Important:An outdated or incompatible driver is one of the most common causes of Bluetooth connection problems.

To manually install the Bluetooth driver:

Go to your PC manufacturer's website and download the latest driver. Then do one of the following:

  • If you downloaded an executable (.exe) file, just double-click the file to run it and install the drivers. That should be all you need to do.

  • If you downloaded individual files, and at least one file has an .inf file name extension and another has a .sys extension, do the following:

    1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Device Manager, and then select Device Manager from the list of results.

    2. In Device Manager, select Bluetooth > the Bluetooth adapter name. (If it’s not listed there, check in Other devices.)

    3. Press and hold (or right-click) the network adapter, and then select Update driver > Browse my computer for driver software.

    4. Select Browse, select the location where the driver files are stored, and then select OK.

    5. Select Next, and follow the steps to install the driver. When the installation is finished, select Close.

    6. After you've updated the driver, select the Start button, select Power > Restart if you're prompted to restart, and check whether that fixes the connection issue.

If you don't see the Bluetooth icon, but Bluetooth does appear in Device Manager, try to uninstallthe Bluetooth adapter and trigger an automatic reinstall. Here's how:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, enterdevice manager, then select Device Manager from the results.

  2. In Device Manager, selectBluetooth.Press and hold (or right-click)the Bluetooth adapter name (which may include the word “radio”), and selectUninstall device.

  3. Select Start , then select Power > Shut down.

  4. After your device shuts down, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. Windows will try to reinstall the driver.

  5. If Windows doesn't reinstall the driver automatically, open Device Manager and selectAction>Scan for hardware changes.

Note:You may need to contact your PC or other hardware manufacturer to obtain the latest drivers for your Bluetooth adapter.

If these methods don't fixyour Bluetooth problem, use Windows Feedback Hub to file a bug. This helps Microsoft determine the root cause of this issue.

Include details about what you were doing or specific steps you were taking when the bug occurred. For example, if you started having Bluetooth problems after updating Windows or changing Windows versions, include this information.

Open Feedback Hub

Note:If your school or workplace manages your device and you don't see the Bluetooth icon, it may bedisabled by your organization. Check with your system administrator.

Troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories

If you can turn on Bluetooth but are having problems pairing or using a Bluetooth accessory, usethe following methods for troubleshooting common problems with Bluetooth accessories.

You should also check your device manufacturer's website, especially if you haveother Bluetooth devices thatare working. The device manufacturer will probably have more detailed, product-specific information and troubleshooting steps.

To get started, select a heading to see more info.

  • If you’re prompted to enter a PIN to use your device, but you don’t know the PIN:

    • Check the device’s documentation for a pin, or look for one on the device itself.

    • Try 0000 or 1234.

  • If you’re prompted to enter a PIN, but you don’t see a place to enter one on your PC’s screen, type 0000 on your Bluetooth keyboard and press Enter.

  • Try to remove the device, then pair it again. Your device might be paired, but not connected—Bluetooth keyboards, mice, and pens connect onlywhen necessary.
    To remove a Bluetooth device, select Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.Select the Bluetooth device that’s paired but not working, then select Remove device > Yes. After that, pair the device again. For more info on pairing devices, see Pair aBluetooth device.

If you’re having problems connecting a Bluetooth audio device or hearing sound:

  • Make sure the audio device is within range of your PC.

  • Make sure the audio is playing through the Bluetooth device. Select Start , then select Settings > System > Sound. InChoose your output device, select the Bluetooth device.

  • If your device displays as Pairedbut you can’t hear audio, make sure it’s connected. Select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. InBluetooth, select the device, and then select Connect.

  • Try unpairing, then re-pairing, the device. To unpair a device, select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Select the Bluetooth device that’s paired but not working, then select Remove device > Yes. After that, pair the device again. For more info on pairing devices, see Pair aBluetooth device.

If your device is connected, but the audio quality is poor:

  • Make sure the audio is playing through the Bluetooth device. Select Start , then select Settings > System > Sound. InChoose your output device, select the Bluetooth audio device.

  • Pause other things that might be using Bluetooth, such as file-sharing over Bluetooth. For moreinfo, seeFix sound or audio problems in Windows.

  • Verify that stereo is selected for the Bluetooth device in order to ensure the best quality audio. To do this:

    1. On the right side of the taskbar, click Volume and then select the chevron icon to choose aplayback device.

    2. Select the Bluetooth device, and make sure the Stereo option is selected. (The lower-audio quality option is Hands-Free.)
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    3. If stereo is not available as an option,remove thedevice in Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devicesand then re-add the device. Then, check the Volume panel again to make sure that stereo is selected.

If your Bluetooth volume controls no longer work after you install a Windows update, follow these steps.

Warning:Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. For added protection,back up the registrybefore attempting to modify it.

  1. Make sure you've installed the latest updates from Windows Update.(Asolution for this issue was included in theOctober 24, 2018—KB4462933 (OS Build 17134.376) updatefor Windows 10 version 1803.)

    To check for updates, select Start,and then go toSettings>Update & security>Windows Update>Check for updates.

  2. Manually disable the Absolute Volume featureby making a change in the registry. To do this, selectStart andtypecmd.Right-clickCommand Promptin the Search results and selectRun as administrator.

  3. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command:

    reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Bluetooth\Audio\AVRCP\CT /v DisableAbsoluteVolume /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    Youmay need to restart Windows for the registry change to take effect.

    Notes:

    • To re-enable the Absolute Volume feature, type the following command in the Command Prompt window:

    • reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Bluetooth\Audio\AVRCP\CT /v DisableAbsoluteVolume /t REG_DWORD /d 0/f

File sharing

If you’re having problems sharing files over Bluetooth:

  • Try using nearby sharing. Learn more about nearby sharing

  • Make sure Bluetooth is turned on for both the sending and receiving device. For more info, see Share files over Bluetooth.

Note:Nearby sharing is only available on Windows 10, version 1803 and later.

Phones

The PIN should appear on your phone screen or computer screen. Confirm that you’re seeing the correct PIN on both devices.

Motion controllers

For help troubleshooting problems with Bluetooth-connected motion controllers, see Controllers in Windows Mixed Reality.

Fitness trackers

For help troubleshooting problems with Bluetooth-connected fitness trackers, see your device manufacturer’s instructions.

If you've tried the steps in this article or don't see a solution to the problem, use Windows Feedback Hub to file a bug. This helps Microsoft determine the root cause of this issue.

Include specific details about what you were doingwhen the bug occurred. For example, if you started having Bluetooth problems after updating Windows or changing Windows versions, include this information.

Open Feedback Hub

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Fix Bluetooth problems in Windows (2024)

FAQs

Fix Bluetooth problems in Windows? ›

Check your PC

How do I fix Bluetooth on Windows? ›

If Bluetooth is turned on and the driver is up to date but your device still doesn't work, try removing the device and re-pairing it. Here's how: Go to Start , enter Devices, select Bluetooth and other devices settings > select the device > Remove device > Yes. Try pairing again.

How do I fix Bluetooth interference in Windows 10? ›

Remove any wireless interference
  1. Be sure that the device is on and discoverable.
  2. Check for and turn off Bluetooth on any other devices that are not being used.
  3. Move the computer and device closer together, usually within 10 m (33 ft).
  4. Be sure that there are no objects between your computer and device.

How do I fix my Bluetooth problem? ›

Fix Bluetooth problems on Android
  1. Step 1: Check Bluetooth basics. Turn Bluetooth off and then on again. Learn how to turn Bluetooth on and off. Confirm that your devices are paired and connected. ...
  2. Step 2: Troubleshoot by problem type. Can't pair with car. Step 1: Clear devices from your phone's memory.

What is wrong with my PC Bluetooth? ›

Check your Bluetooth device

Make sure your Bluetooth device is turned on, is charged or has fresh batteries, and is in range of your PC. Then, try the following: Turn off your Bluetooth device, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on. Make sure your Bluetooth device is in range.

Why does my Bluetooth keep cutting out windows? ›

Anything that causes radio interference, even things like microwave ovens, can cause Bluetooth audio to drop out. Make sure there aren't any sources of interference in the area. Disable audio enhancements. Windows 11 is capable of enhancing audio in a few ways, which can sometimes cause problems with Bluetooth audio.

How to clear Bluetooth cache? ›

Go to the Settings on your Android device and select Apps. Click ⋮ to display your system apps. Select Bluetooth from the list of apps, then select Storage. Tap Clear Cache and exit your Settings.

Why is my Bluetooth not picking up devices? ›

If your Bluetooth devices won't connect, it's likely because the devices are out of range, or aren't in pairing mode. If you're having persistent Bluetooth connection problems, try resetting your devices, or having your phone or tablet "forget" the connection. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Why is my Bluetooth glitching? ›

Several factors can interfere with the Bluetooth signal, including Wi-Fi networks, microwave ovens, walls, other Bluetooth devices, fluorescent lighting, and even cross-body interference. These external factors can weaken or disrupt the signal, causing the audio to cut out or skip.

How to improve Bluetooth connection on PC? ›

Move the computer and device closer together, usually within 10 m (33 ft). Be sure that there are no objects between your computer and device. Objects such as TVs, microwaves, cordless phones, or other wireless devices can weaken Bluetooth signals. Try to pair the device.

How do I fix Bluetooth crash on Windows 10? ›

Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter

Type and search [Troubleshoot settings] in the Windows search bar①, then click [Open]②. Select [Additional troubleshooters]③. Select [Bluetooth]④, then click [Run the troubleshooter]⑤. Follow the on-screen prompts to detect and resolve problems.

How do I reboot my Bluetooth? ›

General Android OS-level Bluetooth settings:
  1. Tap on Settings on your Android device.
  2. Look for Bluetooth or the Bluetooth symbol in your settings and tap it.
  3. There should be an option to enable. Please tap or swipe on it so that is in the On position. To restart Bluetooth, toggle Off then On.

How do you restart Bluetooth services on Windows 10? ›

Restart Bluetooth Services

If the driver is up-to-date, then the next step is to restart the Bluetooth services. This can be done by opening the Services window and locating the Bluetooth Support service. Right-click on the service and select Restart. This will restart the Bluetooth service and fix any issues.

Why is my PC not finding Bluetooth devices? ›

If your Bluetooth does not seem to discover your devices, then it is likely that the problem has something to do with your drivers. To fix this issue, we recommend reinstalling your Bluetooth drivers. This fix can also work for other Bluetooth issues, such as the “Bluetooth not working on PC” problem.

Why does Windows Bluetooth never work? ›

Other times, connectivity problems occur because the computer needs an operating system, software, or device driver update. Other common causes of Windows 10 Bluetooth errors include a broken device, the incorrect settings were enabled or disabled in Windows 10, and the Bluetooth device is turned off.

Why did my Bluetooth suddenly stop working Windows 10? ›

Usually, an outdated or corrupted Bluetooth driver can be the main culprit behind Windows 10 Bluetooth not working. Thus, you can try to update the driver or reinstall the driver that should be downloaded from the vendor's website.

Why is my Bluetooth not pairing? ›

If your Bluetooth devices won't connect, it's likely because the devices are out of range, or aren't in pairing mode. If you're having persistent Bluetooth connection problems, try resetting your devices, or having your phone or tablet "forget" the connection. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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