Fix Bluetooth Problems in Windows 10

How to Fix Bluetooth Problems in Windows 10? Check simple steps to fix all problems. Connecting your Windows 10 PC to different Bluetooth devices lets you do a lot of things on your PC:

  • Use a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard.
  • Share files over Bluetooth with other tablets, laptops, PCs, and phones.
  • Play music over Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
  • Use Speech on your PC.
  • Track your fitness by using a fitness sensor.

See also: Fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in Windows 10

1. Fix Bluetooth toggle is missing in Bluetooth & other devices settings or can’t be turned on

Check Device Manager to make sure you have the latest Bluetooth drivers installed.

  1. On search box on Device Manager, select it then expand Bluetooth in Device Manager.
  2. Press and hold (or right-click) the Bluetooth radio then select Update driver > Search automatically for updated driver software.

Note: If Windows doesn’t find a new driver, look for one on the device manufacturer’s website and follow their instructions. If your Bluetooth device won’t connect after you select Connect in action center, go to Fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in Windows 10.

2. Fix Bluetooth doesn’t appear in Device Manager after upgraded from a previous version of Windows to Windows 10

This Bluetooth error not appear in Device Manager if the existing Bluetooth driver isn’t compatible with Windows 10.

  1. In the search box type Device Manager, select it then expand Other devices in Device Manager.
  2. Select the unknown device, press and hold (or right-click) it, and then select Properties.
  3. Select the Details tab, and then select Hardware Ids from the Property list. Look for the hardware ID for the Bluetooth radio. The hardware ID typically looks like this, where {ID} is a series of numbers and/or letters: USB\VID_{ID}&PID_{ID}.
  4. Press and hold (or right-click) the hardware ID, and then select Copy.
  5. Search on the web for the hardware ID you copied to try finding the name of the Bluetooth radio manufacturer.
  6. Visit the Bluetooth hardware or your PC manufacturer’s website to download a Bluetooth driver that’s compatible with Windows 10.

3. Fix Bluetooth doesn’t appear and there are no unknown devices listed in Device Manager

If you don’t see any unknown devices under Other devices in Device Manager, there might be a problem with a related device.

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  1. In the search box type Device Manager, and select it.
  2. In Device Manager, select View > Show hidden devices.
  3. In Device Manager, select View > Devices by connection.
  4. Find your Bluetooth hardware.Your Bluetooth hardware might be under a related parent device which indicates there’s a problem. (see picture below)
    1. Parent device
    2. Bluetooth device
  5. Troubleshoot and fix the problem, do one or more of the following:
    • Update the driver. To do this, press and hold (or right-click) the parent device, then select Update driver > Search automatically for updated driver software.
    • Uninstall the driver and then restart your PC. To uninstall the device, press and hold (or right-click) the parent device, then select Uninstall device. To restart your PC, select the Start  button > Power  > Restart.Before your PC restarts, you might temporarily lose the connection to other devices. For example, you might temporarily lose the connection to other USB devices.After your PC restarts, Windows will automatically install the default driver.
    • Download an updated driver from the PC manufacturer’s website, and then install it manually. To install a driver you’ve downloaded from the manufacturer’s website, right-click (or press and hold) the parent device, then select Update driver > Browse my computer for driver software and then find the driver you downloaded on your PC.

4. Where PIN for accessory

Check the documentation for the accessory. (Often, the PIN is “0000” or “1234.”) You may also be able to find the PIN on the accessory itself.

5. Fix Bluetooth device paired isn’t working

You can get the status text for Bluetooth devices changed in Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Bluetooth devices will only show as Connected when the device is actually in use (for example, a Bluetooth speaker that’s connected and has music playing over it). When the device isn’t being used, the status text will show as Paired.

Note: If your Bluetooth device isn’t working, you can try removing the device and pairing it again. In Bluetooth settings, select the Bluetooth device that’s paired but not working > Remove device > Yes to verify. After that, pair the device again.

6. Can’t send or receive files over Bluetooth

  • Make sure your PC and other device are paired. First select the Start > Settings > Devices  > Bluetooth & other devices , and make sure the other device shows as Paired in the list of devices.
  • Windows 10 supports the Bluetooth Object Push Profile (OPP), which it uses when sending and receiving files. Make sure the other device supports the OPP profile too. To see if it does, visit the device manufacturer’s website or search the web.
  • To receive a file, you need to be on the Waiting for connection screen in Bluetooth File Transfer on your PC. Here’s how to get to it:
    1. Select the Start > Settings  > Devices  > Bluetooth & other devices  > Send or receive files via Bluetooth.
    2. In Bluetooth File Transfer, select Receive files.
  • When sending and receiving files, make sure both your PC and the other device stay on and don’t go to sleep.

7.Fix audio glitches or low-quality audio when playing music over a Bluetooth speaker

If you hear audio glitches or low-quality audio in general when playing music over a Bluetooth speaker, close Bluetooth settings if it’s open. Your PC will no longer be searching for Bluetooth devices, which can cause problems when it’s streaming music at the same time.

You may also hear issues if you’re using Bluetooth for something else at the same time you’re listening to music over it (for example, you’re sharing files over Bluetooth while listening to music over a Bluetooth speaker).

8. Fix music doesn’t play over Bluetooth speaker

  • Make sure your Bluetooth speaker is turned on.
  • On the far right of the Windows taskbar, press and hold (right-click) Volume then select Playback devices.
  • On the Playback tab, select the Bluetooth speaker, press and hold (or right-click) it then select Connect.
  • Select your Bluetooth speaker then select Set default. Music should play on your Bluetooth speaker now.

9. Fix common Bluetooth problems automatically

If you’re running Windows 10 (Version 1703), use the Bluetooth troubleshooter to try to fix Bluetooth problems.

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & security  > Troubleshoot.Open Troubleshoot settings
  2. Under Find and fix other problems, select Bluetooth > Run the troubleshooter.

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