How to Turn Bluetooth on Windows 10 (with video)

Wondering how to turn Bluetooth on in Windows 10? If yes, then this article is for you. Bluetooth on Windows 10 allows you to share files with other people. However, turning it on is not that simple. Most people reach out saying they can’t turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 computers. What you need to know is that Bluetooth on computers can be both a function of software and hardware. Some computers come with switches that need to be turned on to allow you to use Bluetooth.

Windows 10 how to turn on Bluetooth

To turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10, you need to do the following;

  1. Go to “Settings” on your Windows 10 computer
  2. Click on “Devices.”
  3. Toggle the “Bluetooth,” button to “On.”

That’s it! Switching on Bluetooth on a computer is that simple. Note that the same method is how to turn Bluetooth on in Windows 7. It’s also how turn on Bluetooth in Windows 8. All that you need to do is search for Bluetooth on your computer and then turn it on.

Windows 10 can’t turn on Bluetooth

I have already mentioned that some people have problems trying to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows 8. The issue mostly has to do with the fact that some computers come with hardware switches that can also be used to toggle Bluetooth on and off.

As an example, I have an HP G62 laptop. It comes with a WiFi and Bluetooth key on the keyboard. When I press on this button, I can’t turn Bluetooth on on my Windows 10 computer using the toggle in Settings. The switch is also supposed to switch off WiFi, but Windows 10 appears to ignore this functionality. So, it now only works for turning off Bluetooth.

So, what happens is that when I press on the button, the option to toggle Bluetooth on and off disappears from my computer. I need to turn it on in order to get the Bluetooth on and off button in “Bluetooth and other devices.”

What to do if Bluetooth won’t turn on Windows 10

If you are failing to turn on Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer, the first thing that you need to do is to make sure that your computer does not come with a button or switch that is used to turn wireless connectivity on and off. It’s usually a button that has the WiFi symbol on your keyboard. Some computers even have a switch that you slide on and off.

If this button is there, you need to push or press it into the “On” position. Once you have done that, you will then find that you will be able to turn on Bluetooth on your computer. That’s all that you need to do. If your computer has this button, you probably don’t even need to go into “Settings” to toggle Bluetooth on and off. You can do it using the wireless connectivity button.

Cannot Turn on Bluetooth Windows 10 no toggle

This is the same thing that we have just been talking about above. You may find that there is not toggle switch in “Bluetooth & other devices,” meaning you will be unable to switch Bluetooth on in Windows. Should this happen, they you most likely can’t turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10. If you are unable to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10, you need to find the hardware switch on your computer to switch Bluetooth on and off. That’s what you do if the Bluetooth turn on button is missing in Windows 10.

Video: How to turn on Bluetooth Windows 10

The following video shows how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10;

Are you having Bluetooth problems on an Android Device? Follow the provided steps to resolve them.

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