Activate Bluetooth on Windows 10 and Pair Devices

Summary

  • Turn on Bluetooth in Windows 10 by going to Settings, Devices, and Bluetooth & other devices
  • Put the device you want to pair in pairing mode
  • Add the Bluetooth device by going to Settings, Devices, Add Bluetooth or other device, and selecting the device from the list
  • Follow on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process

In this article, I will discuss how to activate Bluetooth on Windows 10 and pair devices.

Turning On Bluetooth in Windows

Windows Bluetooth settings menu

To turn on Bluetooth in Windows 10, first click on the Start menu and select the gear icon for Settings. In the Settings window, click on Devices and then Bluetooth & other devices. Next, locate the Bluetooth toggle switch and toggle it to the “On” position.

Once Bluetooth is turned on, you can pair your device with your computer. Make sure the device you want to pair is discoverable and within range. Click on the “Add Bluetooth or other device” button and select the type of device you want to connect.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process. You may need to enter a passcode or confirm a code on both devices to establish the connection. Once the devices are paired, you can start using your Bluetooth device with your Windows 10 computer.

Pairing with a Bluetooth Device

  • Ensure Bluetooth is Turned On:
    • Go to Settings and select Devices.
    • Click on Bluetooth & other devices and toggle the switch to On.
  • Put Device in Pairing Mode:
    • Refer to the device’s manual to put it in pairing mode.
  • Add Bluetooth Device:
    • Go to Settings and select Devices.
    • Click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
    • Select Bluetooth and choose the device from the list.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.

Activating Bluetooth Through Settings

To activate Bluetooth on Windows 10 and pair devices, you will need to access the Settings menu on your computer. First, click on the Start menu and select Settings. Within the Settings menu, locate and click on Devices.

Next, click on Bluetooth & other devices in the left-hand menu. Toggle the switch to turn on Bluetooth. Your computer will start searching for available devices to pair with.

To pair a device, make sure the device you want to connect is in pairing mode. Once it appears in the list of available devices on your computer, click on it to connect. Follow any additional on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.

Once the device is successfully paired, you can start using it with your Windows 10 computer.

Connecting a Device Easily

A device being paired via Bluetooth

To connect a device easily on Windows 10, first make sure your Bluetooth is turned on. Click on the Start button and go to Settings. From there, select Devices and then Bluetooth & other devices. Toggle the switch to turn on Bluetooth.

Next, put your device in pairing mode. This can usually be done by pressing a button or holding down a specific combination of buttons. Once your device is in pairing mode, it should appear in the list of available devices on your Windows 10 computer.

Click on the device you want to pair and then select Pair. Follow any additional prompts to complete the pairing process. Once the device is paired, you should see a confirmation message on your computer screen.

You can now use your device with your Windows 10 computer via Bluetooth.

F.A.Q.

Why can’t I turn on Bluetooth on my PC?

It seems like you may not be able to turn on Bluetooth on your PC due to a Bluetooth driver error. Make sure to update your drivers and operating system to ensure proper functionality. If the issue persists, try manually updating or reinstalling the Bluetooth driver, or use an automated driver updater tool.

How do I make my computer Bluetooth enabled?

To make your computer Bluetooth enabled, go to Settings and select Bluetooth & devices, then turn on Bluetooth. You can also access the quick setting for Bluetooth by selecting the Network, Sound, or Battery icons next to the time and date on your taskbar.

How do I enable Bluetooth on?

To enable Bluetooth on your device, you can access the Quick Settings menu and tap on the Bluetooth icon. Alternatively, you can navigate to “Settings > Bluetooth” to turn it on.

How do I allow Bluetooth devices to see my computer?

To allow Bluetooth devices to see your computer, you can go to Settings, Devices, then Bluetooth & other devices, and make sure the option “Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC” is checked.